AirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5967 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.
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
Avatordon From United States of America, joined May 2006, 239 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5875 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.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5849 times:
Here goes some of the routes for CV880:
New York/New Orleans
Chicago/New Orleans (also via Memphis)
Los Angeles/New Orleans
New York/Las Vegas
New York/Los Angeles
New York/San Francisco
Some of the routes of the CV990
Zurich/Dakar/Rio de Janeiro
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5378 times:
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!
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 27 Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5315 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 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.
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, 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.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5315 times:
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!
Lahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5315 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).