LatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2748 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
SCL-AKL-SYD (LA) 3x
I think TAAG Angola flies from Luanda to GIG 1x weekly. TAAG at one time also flew to Havana, and I believe Cubana flew to Angola as well. In the past Varig flew to several African destinations such as Angola, not because there was extensive travel between Africa and Brazil, but for political reasons.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6297 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
Cubana must have had the most exotic routes in the past I remember reading in some 80's Cuban magazine some of Cubana's destinations
I might be wrong but I sort of remember
Did they ever fly to these cities or is my mind playing tricks on me?
Pzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1400 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
I am sure you are right. However, in Lan Chile's web page they indicate it is a codeshare flight.
Amadeus and Travelocity do not list SCL-AKL-SYD as a direct flight, meaning you have to change planes in PPT. It is not Qantas anymore, but AirNZ.
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
Aerolineas Argentinas did a special charter to China two weeks ago. They used a Boeing 747 (LV-OEP) and covered the route Madrid-Almaty-Beijing with mainly Spanish businessmen. I don't know if it was a sort of test flight or just a charter from Spain.
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
By the way, when Varig flew to HKG, the route wasn't GRU-LAX-HKG, it was GRU-GIG-JNB-BKK-HKG with the MD-11 a couple of times per week (I can't remember the exact number but I don't think it was more than 3). What a flight, especially if you originated from GRU!
It's good to see air services between Latin America & Asia increasing steadily. China & Japan are the biggest trade markets for South American companies.
Armcom From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
Your mind is not playing tricks on you, Cubana did fly to Istanbul and Baghdad in the 80's and early 90's, also on their itinerary to Africa were the cities of Sal (SID), Cape Verde, Maputo (MPM), Mozambique, Bissau (OXB), Guinea-Bissau, Luanda (LAD), Angola and others that I can't remember.