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Convair 880 And 990 Routes  
User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6669 times:

I need data on all CV880 and 990 routes: at least name of airline, type of CV jet, routing and year or decade of service. I appreciate if you can include airline IATA code and post some pictures in this thread. schedules much appreciated.

Example:

Civil Air Transport CV 880 TPE- MNL
Civil Air Transport CV 880 TPE-HKG-BKK
Civil Air Transport CV880 TPE-SEL
Civil Air Transport CV 880 TPE-OKA-OSA-TYO
Civil Air Transport CV 880 TPE-OKA-TYO
Civil Air Transport CV 880 TPE-Tainan (the only domestic jet service by CAT)
---all services in 1966

I desperately need data on Nordair CV990 and Air Ceylon CV 990

Thanks for all your help.

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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2004 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6645 times:

Our VIASA used to operate the CV880 CCS-NYC. Don't know about any other routes. Maybe someone can help.


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User currently offlineAvatordon From United States of America, joined May 2006, 239 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6577 times:

I read, and see in old timetables, that JAL used CV0-880s all the way from TYO to LHR via "Silk Route" over India, Egypt as well as Southeast Asia and domestic Japan flights. These were in 1960s, beleive service was terminated around 1970-1971.

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6551 times:

Hi!

Here goes some of the routes for CV880:

Delta

Houston/New York
New York/New Orleans
New York/Atanta
Dallas/Atlanta
Houston/New Orleans
Chicago/New Orleans (also via Memphis)
Chicago/Atlanta
Houston/St. Louis/Chicago
Philadelpia/Baltimore/New Orleans/Houston
Chicago/Miami
Cincinnati/Miami
Los Angeles/New Orleans

Northeast

Boston/Philadelpia/Miami

TWA

New York/Chicago
New York/Phoenix
New York/Las Vegas
New York/Los Angeles
New York/San Francisco
Pittsburgh/Los Angeles

Viasa

Caracas/Maracaibo
Caracas/Miami
Caracas/New Orleans
Caracas/New York

Alaska Airlines

Seattle/Fairbanks/Anchorage

Some of the routes of the CV990

Swissair

Zurich/Dakar/Rio de Janeiro
Zurich/Cairo/Karachi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Hong-Kong/Tokyo

American Airlines

New York/Chicago
New York/Phoenix

SAS

Copenhagen/Tokyo ( with intermediate stops )

Garuda

Jakarta/Bangkok/Manila/Hong Kong/Tokyo
Jakarta/Bombaim/Cairo/Rome/Amsterdam

Aerolineas Peruanas

Miami/Bogota/Lima/Buenos Aires
Miami/Lima/Rio de Janeiro
Lima/Guayaquil/Mexico City/Los Angeles

Regards


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6540 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 3):
TWA

New York/Chicago
New York/Phoenix
New York/Las Vegas
New York/Los Angeles
New York/San Francisco
Pittsburgh/Los Angeles

TW also used a leased Northeast 880 on DTW/SFO (see Great Airliners #1, By Jon Proctor).


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6486 times:

Spantax used them for many years on charters within Europe.

Do a search on them to find 120+ pics which will give some idea where they used to visit


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6402 times:

I know that Spantax had routes PMI - ARN and ARN - Las Palmas in the 60´s with C990. ARN
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User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6363 times:

TW and DL had a sizable operation of these aircraft at ORD. Do not know the routes or flights.

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7):

Well, take a look at CV990's post.
He did a real good job posting many of those routes already.
Can't miss it, big long post in the middle of the thread.
 Yeah sure

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 5):

My goodness! Look at that girl go! Looks like she's got a diesel under the hood!



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

In 1967, TWA flew CV-880's LAX-CVG-BOS:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19671120-0&lang=en



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

Alaska's Convair . . . AS advertised 4 jets daily to Alaska . . . they of course had but one jet - but iut had four jet engines  wink  crazy 



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User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6191 times:

A few more of the less well known European operators...


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Better known, but in an unusual situation..

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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 6130 times:

Hi!

Here goes a few more flights from less known operators:

LANICA - CV880

Miami/San Pedro Sula/Managua
Managua/San Salvador
Managua/Mexico City

Lebanese International Airways (LIA) - CV990

Beirut/Milan/Paris
Beirut/Zurich
Beirut/Kuwait
Beirut/Doha
Beirut/Bombay
Beirut/Tehran

Regards


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 6127 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 3):
Swissair

Zurich/Dakar/Rio de Janeiro
Zurich/Cairo/Karachi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Hong-Kong/Tokyo

Mit first flight ever was on a Swissair CV 990 "Coronado" in 1972 from Zurich to Athens.


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Hi ZRH!!!

It's good to "see you on my path".....well dear friend, you're absolutely right!!!! I'm sure that SR had other flights than these...and you know? SR also flew regulary to LIS with their CV990 Coronado, I think in 1973 or 1974!!! I still have vivid images of going to LIS airport and see some friends boarding SR691, LIS/GVA/ZRH in a CV990! SR certainly used ( and abused ) of the Coronado in the seventies around Europe amd Middle East!
regards and take care!


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4696 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6017 times:
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Cathay Pacific CX had a fair number of CV880s in its time flying all over their network, it was their first jet, flew it several times in the 70s to MNL and TPE.

User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 14):
SR certainly used ( and abused ) of the Coronado in the seventies around Europe amd Middle East!

You may call it abuse  Wink The thing was actually, that the Coronado was an extremely fast and pilot friendly tool. Basically all my elderly colleagues who had the pleasure to fly it, just fall in love with it and would give about anything to fly it again.

On the passenger side, the downside was it's relatively short range, what resulted still in a relatively long journey on the long range flights. I remember a friend of me who was F/O on the Coronado late sixties/early seventies. As he told, they were overtaking about any plane going down Balkan on the Far East route. But as they had to do a fuel stop in Athens - what the others didn't, using DC-8 and 707's - once they arrived in Karachi with this fast bird, those they were overtaking over the Balkan were just about ready to leave.

Anyhow, do to this range related issues, but also the arrival of the DC-10 and the B747 in the long range fleet and the lack of anything bigger than the DC-9-32 on short haul, brought Swissair to the decision to use the CV990 on flights within Europe and the Middle East. The planes received also another seat arrangement, allowing more passengers in the cabin for those short range flights. This ended that everybody who loved the Coronado on long range for it's comfort and space wasn't very keen about anymore, as it was limited in space, carrying that many people.

So finally with the arrival of the DC-9-51 on the oil crisis mid seventies the CV990 had to leave the SR fleet, a fact most of who had the privilege to work on, regretted very much.

Cheers
Legacy135 Wink


User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 8):
Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7):

Well, take a look at CV990's post.
He did a real good job posting many of those routes already.
Can't miss it, big long post in the middle of the thread.
Yeah sure

Yeah, I saw it. couldn't miss it. But, respectfully, I beleive TW had more flights out of ORD than the one listed to NY. I'm an old man. Back in the day, I saw four or five lined up at the terminal. They weren't ALL going to New York.
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User currently offlineJpyvr From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

In 1972 I flew from JFK to LIS on a Swissair CV990. This flight went on to Switzerland from Portugal, but SR had full traffic rights JFK-LIS.

In the late 60's I also remember flying ORD-BOS on board an AA CV880. At least that's what I recall, I was quite young. Can anyone confirm?


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Hi Jpyvr!

That information you shared is just FANTASTIC!!! I never realized that SR flew all way down south in Europe to get to JFK...and with traffic rights???? That's just outstanding!!!!
Thanks for sharing that....must have been awesome, fly a CV990 transatlantic!
regards


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6017 times:
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I remember flights from leisure cities in Spain as PMI, ALC, AGP, LEI, TFN, LPA,... to Scandinavia, England, Netherlans, Ireland...


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User currently offlineLahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

CX was a CV880 operator in the late 1960s-1970s. CX used this plane from HKG to to routes within Asia and Australia (i.e.Taipei, Tokyo, Sydney, Bangkok, Singapore). Rode in one while I was in kintergarden from Hong Kong (Kai Tak) to Taipei (3-2 seating, excellent food, excellent service).

User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1711 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6009 times:

Diesel1, Nordair was a Canadian airline, based in Montréal.

User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

Just follow all the dark jet trail in the sky.... With the way thoes things smoked the trails should still be visible......


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User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 22):
Nordair was a Canadian airline, based in Montréal.

Doh....thanks



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25 B741 : As I remember reading Nordair used it for summer charters to Europe during Summer 1968. But little is known about the Nordair CV990.
26 Xaphan : One of Delta's night flights I used to work was 999 which flew ORD-IND-SDF-ATL-MIA some other runs out of ORD in lates 60's early 70's were: ORD-IAH O
27 Nomadic : In the mid 1970's I know TWA had 880's on the Columbus-Los Angeles and Chicago - Phoenix routes I also flew Denver/San Francisco on an 880 several tim
28 Coronado : In 1965, late June, I flew a Varig 990 from Rio GIG to Miami, connecting to a Delta 880 to Chicago. REAL Aerovias had ordered 3 Convair 990's but by t
29 DLKAPA : Don't forget Denver Ports of Call, a small Stapleton-based charter that ran CV990's, 707s, and 727s.
30 Oldman55 : Yes I am pretty sure i flew on an 880 form PIT-ORD in late 66, It was the first time I flew so I remember the planes fairly well
31 PanHAM : You may add CV990 HAM/ZRH on SR, been on that myself, ZRH-DUS was also flown in the 70s SR had the 990 in service to African destinations like MLW DKR
32 CV990 : Hi! Well if we want to talk about Spantax, then I saw their CV990 at LGW and also the last time I spotted a Spantax CV990 was in the summer of 1984 fl
33 Isitsafenow : You gotta remember the 880 did not have the range to go coast to coast NonStop.. With TW, they stopped at ORD, STL, MKC PHX and a few other spots in
34 Civilav : VIASA (Venezolana Internacional de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima) had 3 Convair 880-22M (reg. YV-C-VIA, VIB & VIC) in all operating the following rout
35 Zippyjet : As a kid I remember my parents taking me and my little sister to the airport then known as Friendship now BWI to watch the planes. DL had Convair 880
36 WINGSOFMAN72 : For my 2 cents...My only flight on an 880 was MIA-PBI-TPA, which I took back in '69 just to get on an 880. Turns out the plane (N8809) went on to be t
37 Post contains images Zippyjet : I feel your pain! Back in May of 1980 I flew from BWI-MIA-BWI on Eastern (my last Eastern flight   These flight segments were handled bye either
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