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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3010 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2686 times:

It's always fun to see a smaller airline with a large plane. I think of the regional carriers that have/ had at least one or two big planes for their handful of oversees routes.

For example:

In the past:
Air Florida's DC10-s to Europe
Piedmont's 767's to London.
People Express 747 to Europe

And now:
British Midland's A330 to ORD

What else?


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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2679 times:

Anybody remember the four America West 747-200's that went PHX-HNL-Nagoya back in the 90's. Non rev heaven from what I heard, and then the Honolulu to Nagoya route was sold to Northwest for some bucks.

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2677 times:

PEOPLExpress 747s to Gatwick and Brussels
Austrian used to be an all-MD80 airline with two A310s serving the US
Bangladesh Biman
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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2671 times:

If you think bmi British Midland is a small carrier, then our longhaul routes beat them hands down:

UK-Cancun
UK-Acapulco
UK-Caribbean
UK-Florida
UK-Kenya
UK-Thailand

etc....

Virgin Atlantic is smaller than both bmi and ourselves, and they only fly longhaul routes (except for the Athens flight which I'm not sure still runs?)



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2652 times:

Four planes, all Airbus 340


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3010 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2645 times:

Rick:

A little confused here. Which airline are you comparing VS and BD to?




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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2641 times:

Air Tahiti has ATR-42 (or -72) also.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2629 times:
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The VS ATH run has been stopped for a while now.

Heard on the grapevine that more bmi long-haul routes to be announced soon...and that they are not US destinations = high probability of LHR being used. Anyway, one must remember that they will double their long-haul operation from June.

Does BACitiExpress count as a separate airline? If so, they've got 1 767 plying the MAN-JFK route amongst myriad ERJ145s, ATPs, DHC8s, 146s and RJ100s.

David


User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2625 times:

Citybird used to fly from BRU to several long haul destinations. EWR, MCO and MIA among them.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 2617 times:
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zrs70, it's Britannia.

Aren't Air Tahiti and Air Tahiti Nui unrelated?

David


User currently offlineCorsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Air Tahiti and Air Tahiti Nui are two different airlines. The first one only got ATR 42/72 the Polynesian flights and the last one A340 for long-haul flights

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I think you are right David.
Would you consider BMI a smaller carrier? They do LHR-IAD I think.



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7927 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

What about MEA in the 1990s with their medium haul services to Europe (2-5 hours) and the Gulf (2-3 hours) operated with four A310s and some 707s and 720Bs (replaced by a few A320s); plus the 747 from Beirut to Sydney (via Singapore, also Dubai and Darwin sometimes) twice a week?! Not too shabby.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3010 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Just because an airline has one or two long route, it does not necessarily make it a large airline (hence this thread to begin with!)

Sure, Piedmont had a big east coast network. But their flight to LGW was a huge step. But that one flight did not put PI among the ranks of AA.



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User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Edelweiss Air (Switzerland) - they are operating charter flight to the Maledives, to the Caribic and to North America with one A330-200.

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Orient Thai Airlines (Thailand) - flying long haul in Asia/far East with two L-1011 and three B 747-200s.

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Aero Continente (Peru?) - flying domestic services with B727 B737 and F-28. Their only long haul destination is Miami.

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
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How about Air Pacific?

User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Air Namibia also fits well into that category in my opinion,serving both FRA and LHR with a single 744 (well at least until recently....)

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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

I don't know how long of range you would consider this, but Spirit Airlines is doing or is about to do a Fort Lauderdale- Caracas route.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Before acquiring the A330, British Midland flew a handful of 707s in the 1970s and 1980s, including this nonfan beauty:

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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1386 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

What about Santa Barbara Airlines in Venezuela. Their network is enterily domestic but for a flight CCS-MAD.

I could also add Spanair, whose Spanish and European network is oddly complemented by a couple of flights to YYZ, GRU and GIG.


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6177 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2153 times:

Southern Winds of Argentina can fit well in this cat.
Their only long haul routes are MIA and MAD with the 767-300

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Pluna's (Uruguay) only long haul route is MAD with a sole 767-300

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6177 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2140 times:

I thought Spanair's current Intercontinental network was operated by codeshares AC- to YYZ and RG- to GRU and GIG.


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