AirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5200 times:
I need data on cities/airports which lost B747 services--scheduled, seasonal, technical stops or regular charters.
Kindly post at least the airline, routing, and the date when the last B747 was operated (if not, year 747 service was curtailed should be sufficient); if you have the schedule and timetable that would be best.
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 789 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4773 times:
Deltaffindfw - JAL did operate a 744 to DFW for awhile but then switched over to the MD11 before quitting the service altogether. I think you're right in that the 744 service was around 1999 before the switch.
DFW also used to get a Thai 747 and a Lufthansa 747 back in the 1980's...now we get no pax 747 service but for cargo we have China Airlines, Eva, Singapore, Korean, Atlas, and another one or two.
Rev3oh2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4690 times:
Lufthansa began serving Charlotte, N.C., (CLT) to Frankfurt with 747 service in 1990 but several years later, possibly early to mid-90's (can't be more specific) halted service after US Airways began flying 767 service on same route. To date, no further regularly scheduled 747 service has come to Charlotte, although Lufthansa just last month resumed service to Charlotte from Munich using A343's.
...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Maehara From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4557 times:
Don't have full details, but HRE used to get 747 services from at least BA, Qantas & KL.
Qantas was twice weekly (stop-over on the way to JNB), discontinued in 1998.
Not sure on the frequence & end date of the KLM flights.
BA to HRE was 4-weekly at one stage - currently 3-weekly with a 777.
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4537 times:
Re: Example #3
GA operated the last B747-200Combi from CGK/DPS/BIK/HNL/LAX vv in
November 1995, I believe it was Nov 11th or 12th. The aircraft, 3B-NAS,
ex ZS-SAR, was returned to its lender and then converted into a B747F
for operation by SAA Cargo. The route to LAX was replaced by MD-11's and
the routing was changed to CGK/HNL/LAX/HNL/DPS/CGK. We used to move
a lot of cargo on that Combi!!! It was a shame to see it go. On the day of the
inaugural flight through BIK, I have heard that in excess of 25,000 natives came out of their shacks and huts and lined the runway to watch the giant
plane as it came in. They did not have a Maindeck Loader in BIK, so we could
never load cargo for the maindeck destined there. We did one time have an
engine that had to ride on the maindeck, so they found a Fork lift somewhere
on the island to get it off the plane.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4417 times:
If you want to go back a bit more at DFW, AA had 747SP service to AA), Japan">NRT in the late 80s/early 90s before it got its MD-11s. Braniff also served DFW with 747s, I know they flew the DFW-LON route, but I can't remember if they served LHR or LGW (I think it was LHR).
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4379 times:
EDI had a summer charter to SFB using EAF 742s that only lasted a couple of years and stopped in 2002. Since then no regular jumbos apart from the rugby charters we see for the Scotland V France rugby game every 2 years. This year being a year when they came here.
Juanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4325 times:
Gus, here in BOG we have not lost 747 services, still cargo airlines fly them here; Atlas has 2 daily flights on 747 to BOG and sonn Cargolux will have, also I think that Air France Cargo flies here with 747.
Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4270 times:
Aside from VS, MCO no longer sees any scheduled 747 service. BA switched 744 equip. to 772 some years ago. Saudi Arabian served MCO with a 744, as well as El Al, with a 742. Northwest and KLM also served MCO with a 747 at one time, also. KLM also brought a DC-10 in. Some proof...
KLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4200 times:
My hometown, Bergamo, some 30 miles to the east of Milan, along the highway from Milan to Venice and at the beginning of the Alps, has an airport - Bergamo-Orio al Serio (BGY) - that started as a small 3-flights per day airport back in 1975 and today is the 3rd airport within the Milan greater area and Italy's hub for Ryanair.
Well BGY airport used to receive a weekly visit by an EL AL B747-200 that regularly flew on the Bergamo/Tel Aviv route on a weekly basis.
Once the new Milan-Malpensa airport was opened, this EL AL flight has been rerouted from MXP and BGY lost its unique B747 experience.
By the way, since Bergamo is a small city (population 110.000) the very first day of operation of the EL AL's B747-200, a giant picture of the jumbo jet was portrayed on the from page of the local daily paper L'Eco di Bergamo.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4129 times:
Harare (HRE) not only lost BA, QF and KL, they also lost AF and LH, both used to operate there (going through JNB)... LH later combined HRE with WDH (they even had full traffic rights from HRE to WDH and back), but when the political situation in Zimbabwe got worse - combined with the decline in traffic - they first rerouted the flight from FRA-HRE-WDH-HRE-FRA to FRA-WDH-HRE-WDH-FRA, then they cut HRE out and then left WDH as well.
Smile - it confuses people!
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