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Trans Atlantic Airlines JFK/BWI-Africa L1011s  
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Hi all,
I recently was sent this link ( http://www.l1011.homestead.com/TransAtlantic-Airlines.html ) about Trans Atlantic Airlines getting a DL L-1011 from VCV for operations. ("Plans include operating six L1011's re-registered to TransAtlantic airlines from JFK to destinations in West Africa. An additional two L1011’s were also acquired for parts planes for a total of eight L1011's.")

I did some search on the online, and found these sites:
http://www.africanevents.com/TransAtlanticAirlines.htm
http://www.africanevents.com/InterviewwithChiefNjoku.htm

These two sites indicate that the airline had ceremonies in mid-2003 and had plans to acquire A330s for their operations, and:

"We have scheduled Two flights (KC 510) to take off thrice weekly (every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) from New York (JFK) and Baltimore respectively. The flights (KC510) will return every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday respectively.

The route will be JFK-Banjul-Lagos, and Baltimore-Dakar-Freetown-Lagos. Soon we will be adding a Houston-Freetown-Lagos route."
( http://www.africanevents.com/InterviewwithChiefNjoku.htm )

As far as I know, no flights happened in 2003 and no A330s were acquired. Does anyone have any more information about Trans Atlantic Airlines?

-Will

[Edited 2005-09-25 17:45:56]


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Come on Soups - where are you when we need you  Smile


One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

I thought Transatlantic airlines was dead. The website (although bare) seems new.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 2):
I thought Transatlantic airlines was dead. The website (although bare) seems new.

Back from the grave..


The NAA gave VK monopoly on LOS-NYC for the next 7 years (including many other routes)
in the article they mention about stratring with a A330 (2003) now with a L1011..
CO applied to LOS and look at the result?
NAA applied to LOS (via ACC)... not sure what the result came too

Because the US gvt rejected VK to fly to the USA, the nigerian gvt is refusing all application for US airlines to fly. this will only hurt the Nigerian aviation industry.

i recall an airline flying from JFK to accra using 747s they flew to BJL,Douala, ABJ.... to name a few... they had problems filling their seats up. they had offers $$999 return and buy one get one free ticket..



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User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

TransAtlantic made a big fanfare in the NY market during the summer/fall of 2003, and then failed to materialize. They actually had offices in downtown Manhattan, a small sales team, and pitched the carrier first using a 747 and then an A-330. I actually believe they did operate a few flights with an Air Luxor A-330.

Quoting Soups (Reply 3):
i recall an airline flying from JFK to accra using 747s they flew to BJL,Douala, ABJ.... to name a few... they had problems filling their seats up. they had offers $$999 return and buy one get one free ticket..

Soups- I believe this was Afrinat? I am not certain they ever started service, either, but the Air Luxor A-330 could have been them, I cannot recall who it operated for.


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

TransAtlantic still has an office in Manhattan.

+1 212 233 9200

According to them, they don't know when they will be flying.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Quoting LatinAviation (Reply 4):

Soups- I believe this was Afrinat? I am not certain they ever started service, either, but the Air Luxor A-330 could have been them, I cannot recall who it operated for.

Thats the one i couldnt remember if it was afrinat or afrijet as it was ages ago



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