KQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
Philadelphia International Airport currently has Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, and US Airways as the primary long haul carriers, plus Air Jamaica. But in the past other longhaul carriers made this a much more cosmopolitan hub. I think Swissair used to fly 747s to PHL. Does anyone know any other international carriers that have previously served PHL? Or do you think any more will begin services now that the new international terminal has opened and US Airways will be joining the Star Alliance? Maybe even an Asian carrier like ANA? Any thoughts are appreciated . . .
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
TWA flew from PHL to LHR on a nonstop basis for many years with 707s, 747s, 1011s and 767s at different times in their jet history. AA picked up this route when they did the Heathrow deal with TWA, and I think flew it with 767s for a short time.....I am not sure.
Swissair certainly did fly to PHL. For many years, the flight operated PHL-BOS-ZRH and DC10s, 743s, 743Combi and I think MD11s over the years operated it.
USAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 840 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
Swiss was flying into PHL until 97/98.... They used 747-300's and MD11's. Also KLM use to fly 747-400's into PHL back in the early 90's. NW took over the route and flew it with DC10's for a while and then suspended service around 97.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1400 times:
was the Swissair route ZRH-BOS-PHL-ZRH or ZRH-BOS-PHL-BOS-ZRH. I always thought it was the first one. Mexicana did fly here, NWA used to fly DC-10's from AMS up until around '98 when US cancelled the flight.