CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Summer time in Portugal, hot weather, nice warm sea, nice food..... I remember many years ago ( maybe 30 years already.... ) to be at LIS airport and waiting for those US charter airlines arriving in the morning with planes full of tourists or portuguese emigrants that came to pass their vacations. Charter airlines line CAPITOL, TIA, EVERGREEN, ONA will fly mostly with their long Super Sixty DC-8's, but also some other not that usual like INTERCONTINENTAL AIRWAYS, PERFECT TOURS, SATURN, SEABOARD WORLD, WORLD AIRWAYS, ARROW AIR,.... all I want to say that in those times we anxiously expected the summer to see what airlines would be doing the charters to Portugal. Those times seems that ended, last time I remember seeing one was NORTH AMERICAN and they were flying the 757. Now my point is, are there any US charter airlines that still fly around the world tourists or emigrants? Looks not!
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3279 times:
Ryan International? They have a few airbus a/c and a few 757's. I know they do charter work out of OAK to hawaii as well as North American. There is also Champion they're always in TUL and work with 727's. World Airways is probably the biggest in terms of range as I have seen them throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, etc.
Cloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 639 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
Still compared to Europe, the US Charter operations are a pittance. I guess with low air fares to Mexico, Carribean and Europe by the legacy carriers and LCCs, there is little room for charter operators.