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User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

can we make a list of all international cities that were once served by u.s. airlines that were abandoned, and even where they operated out of?
thanks


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User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

TWA
Cairo, Egypt
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Pan Am,
Nairobi, Kenya

I am sure there are a lot of Middle East and African destinations that were abandoned by TWA and Pan Am.


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6521 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Lagos, Monrovia, Dakar, Karachi, and Dubai were all Pan Am destinations.

How's this for a flight:

PA188, B747, New York(JFK) - Dakar - Monrovia - Lagos - Nairobi.



Steve in New Orleans



User currently offlineCustoms172 From Japan, joined Sep 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

I think NW had a regular flight into Okinawa at one time. Not sure about it though.

User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 796 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

If I remember well, DL had a flight between JFK & LYS.


Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineStewboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Some of Continental's abandoned cities:

Dusseldorf, Germany (from Newark)
Munich, Germany (from Newark)
Santiago, Chile (from Newark)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (from Rio de Janeiro)
Santa Cruz, Bolivia (from Lima)

Santa Cruz was an interesting one. They opened the route under the premise that they would be allowed to carry local traffic between the two cities. Apparently, at the last minute, the Peruvian government did not approve so the 757 was leaving LIM to VVI with like 7 US originating passengers. The route lasted like 2 weeks.

I'm not sure about these cities but I think CO may have also flown the following:

Maracaibo, Venezuela
Barranquilla, Colombia
Cali, Colombia

These would have been before my time so I cannot confirm but I hear that they were on 727 and were continuations of flights from San Jose, Costa Rica and/or Panama City, Panama


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Both, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) where served by several US Airlines in the past and have been stopped 1975 till now.

Now, US carriers could go back to Vietnam again.



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Northwest,

Hamburg
Copenhagen
Oslo
Glasgow
Stockholm
Shannon
Bermuda
Okinawa
Sydney
Rome
Milan


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6578 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Delta

Stockholm
Hamburg
Lyon
Vienna
Copenhagen
Seoul
Hong Kong
Nagoya
Fukuoka
Buenos Aires
Rio De Janeiro
Tel Aviv
Cairo
Dubai
Leon

This is by no means a definitive list...just the ones I could remember off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more European cities that were ex-Pan Am.




User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Another one which came into my mind:

United offline ZRH around 1998
GVA was dropped by most carriers except CO which came back

Didn't Northwest fly into KUL (Malaysia) as well?

A lot of US carriers also flew into THR (Iran) before 1979.



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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2509 times:

Before the ascendancy of Cancun as the dominant airport on the Yucatan peninsula, a number of US carriers (United, Continental, Texas International, Eastern) used Merida as their jumping-off point for Yucatan tourism.

TWA also used to operate to Lajes/Santa Maria in the Azores and Malaga in Spain, back in the 1970s. They also served Cairo, Riyadh, and Dhahran.

Delta flew to Dubai and Cairo for a short time in 2000-2001.

Northwest tried the LAX-Hawaii-Australia route in the early 1990s but couldn't compete with Qantas and United.

Africa is woefully underserved from the United States. Granted, many of the Pan Am routes (to Monrovia, Lagos, Nairobi, Dakar, Accra, etc.) were prestige operations, but today the only real options are to Joburg and Cape Town on South African, as well as a few routes from JFK.


User currently offlineRoyal330 From Austria, joined Nov 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2414 times:

I think PanAm flow for an half year (long, long time ago) to Salzburg!
That was I think in the 60s.
My dad told me that.

And of course Delta to Vienna  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying



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User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2413 times:

Pan Am, JFK-Helsinki (HEL)... They used A310 on this route. Also Delta had Helsinki service too from JFK by Tristars. They dropped it during the early nineties.

FinnWings


User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2319 times:

Customs172,

ur right...NW did operate flts to Okinawa (OKA). It was Guam (GUM) - OKA...they also flew HNL - GUM as well. To my knowledge i believe NW has dropped HNL - KIX or itw ill be dropped soon.

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3009 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2269 times:

I don't know if it was former-Pan Am, but I believe Delta also used to serve Prague in the '90's.


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User currently offlineRickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2235 times:

I remember (a long time ago) when i was a child that in Vienna we had

Pan Am in Vienna with 707
TWA in Vienna with 707
maybe they operated 720?


later then in the 80es Pan Am 727 feeder flights to/from FRA with origins in Bukarest and/or Budapest

then Delta with ex Pan Am A310s to JFK and then later with 763 and sometimes TriStars to ATL, i don´t remember if there was ever a Delta flight with A310 to Atlanta


User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2223 times:

TWA

Naha
Hong Kong
Singapore
Riyadh
Cairo
Tel Aviv
Vienna
Istanbul
Bombay

PAN AM

Hong Kong
Manila
Tokyo
Seoul
Bangkok
Singapore

American Airlines

Dusseldorf
Munich
Milan
Stockholm
Taipei
Osaka
Sydney
Auckland

Continental Airlines

Papeete
Auckland
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbaine

Delta Airlines

Lyons
Cairo
Dubai

United Airlines

Agana
Saipan
Manila
Kuala Lumpur?
Delhi
Auckland
Brisbaine
Santiago
Lima
Bogota
Dusseldorf
Geneva ex. CDG
Zurich
Athens ex. CDG


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