Irobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 24397 times:
Beautiful! This news comes as I heard that Global is flying a restored AT L1011 from Montreal to the middle east. Hope this company is going to eventually come up with a new paint scheme. Seeing the Delta colors on a flying Tristar is great and all but a nice new paint job would be even better.
Avianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 24295 times:
If anyone really believes this bird is going to fly anytime soon as a Trans Atlantic Airlines scheduled carrier to Africa, take a look at this press release from ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation), an industry-wide ticketing distribution network:
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4147 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 24295 times:
As per website:
TransAtlantic Airlines, based in New York, is preparing N723 in Victorville for its first flight since landing at Victorville in 2001. Ship 723 is the first former Delta L1011 being reactivated for revenue service across the Atlantic from New York's JFK International Airport. Plans include operating the L1011, re-registered to TransAtlantic airlines, from JFK to destinations in West Africa and within Africa.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26504 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 24158 times:
I would not hold my breath for this one. Check out DOT filings.
Looks like they tried back in 2003 and received authority to serve several point in West Africa using a 3rd party carrier. However their application was withdrawn in 2004 due to "outstanding commercial disputes" involving courts in the US, UK and Sierra Leone.
Nothing else has been filed with the DOT since then, let alone an air carrier certification process to fly their own aircraft.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
"This newly formed airline carrier is the only scheduled direct airline carrier to West Africa from JFK International Airport in New York and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. to Lagos, Nigeria; Banjul, The Gambia; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Dakar, Senegal. According to the Chairman and CEO of Trans Atlantic Airlines, Chief I.J.O. Njoku, a Nigerian national and New York-based entrepreneur with a strong track record in real estate development, "This new airline service will be highly focused on the expansion of U.S.-Africa market requirements and promises to restore the comfort, reliability and affordability of traveling to West Africa as it was meant to be. Passengers to West Africa currently have to connect through Europe with 7-8 hours layover, coupled with higher ticket costs. Trans Atlantic Airlines has shortened the amount of time in half required to fly to West Africa with direct routes and superior services for its customers. Overall, Trans Atlantic Airlines promises no delays, no hassles, no transit visas, and most importantly, no luggage will be left behind."
Trans Atlantic Airlines will operate from New York twice weekly to Lagos via Banjul and once a week to Lagos via Freetown. The JFK International Airport (New York) service will commence on October 30, 2003. Trans Atlantic Airlines will operate once a week from Washington, D.C. to Lagos via Dakar as well as once a week to Lagos via Freetown. The Dulles International Airport (Washington, D.C.) service is scheduled to commence on December 8, 2003. In addition, Trans Atlantic Airlines will be operating from Houston International Airport directly to Port Harcourt in Nigeria via Banjul. This service is expected to commence in December 2003. Chief Njoku has successfully assembled a senior management team for the airline carrier with more than 160 combined years of proven expertise and experience in the airline industry to include SAS, World Airways, Gulf Air, Air India and Kuwait Airways. Trans Atlantic Airlines will operate a state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 wide body aircraft with forty-two reclining flat bed seats and 236 premium economy seats with ample luggage space to truly satisfy the needs of the leisure traveler and the business traveler as well as the ethnic traveler to the above-mentioned West African destinations. Trans Atlantic Airlines is an Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) participant as well as a member airline of the International Airlines Travel Association (IATA). Trans Atlantic Airlines" airline industry code is KC/448 and its schedules and fares are now available in Galileo, Sabre, Worldspan and Amadeus."
I'll let everyone know when they order 6 A380's for their new shuttle service to Harare, Zimbabwe.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 23701 times:
I'm with BatonOp's on this. The TriStar is and always will be my favorite aircraft!!!
A lot of people complain about the decal and livery, but I think its just splendid. I wonder why? I guess my dream of having an L-10 returned to service in Delta colors(somewhat) has come true. Especially even down to the TriStar logo on the number 2 engine inlet. Gotta love that! I say fly them as is. Its just too bad that Trans-Atlantic will be an African carrier only flying to JFK.(sigh)
MKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 23499 times:
As much as I love the L1011, and would love to see them up and running again I have to agree with the skeptics and say that something doesn't smell right here. This new "operator" seems shady as hell, and the fact that they aren't even painting the plane is a red flag.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5406 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 23406 times:
This isn't going to happen. North American is already flying JFK-ACC, JFK-Banjul, BWI-Banjul and JFK-Lagos, with a 763.
Delta is going to come in on JFK-ACC soon, which will probably push NAO off that route. Sadly, they won't be using L1011s, but they will be on the route. Given that kind of competition, these guys are toast.
747hogg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 22567 times:
Anything with "Africa" equates to "Con Game" in the venture capitol world. This is such a sham that it should be on the Dave Chappell show! They blew a whopping $40 bucks on the stick on letters... sure looks like a serious venture to me! Don't even bother to fill in the gaps in the cheat line, just let um' go. I would rather call this thing the Fred Sanford special than the African Queen!
As soon as my Trillion $$$ arrives from the lotto I somehow won in Nigeria, I'll book one of these ghetto fabulus seats in first class!
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4071 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 22215 times:
Quoting Avianca707359B (Reply 11): In addition, Trans Atlantic Airlines will be operating from Houston International Airport directly to Port Harcourt in Nigeria via Banjul. This service is expected to commence in December 2003
I knew this name sounded familiar, I remember when this alleged start-up was posted here in '02'. Indeed, this sounds like another plan to scam money out of investors.
Quoting Avianca707359B (Reply 11): Overall, Trans Atlantic Airlines promises no delays, no hassles, no transit visas, and most importantly, no luggage will be left behind."
What carrier in their right mind would publicly make such a statement?
"Show me the Braniffs"
: One being run by a Nigerian named: Not like this airline will really happen anyway, but what an indignity for a former Delta L1011 to suffer. Being r
: Center line bins were a option, first offered on the -500's then all L-1011's.
: Those were the original ovens that served DL for almost 3 decades in the lower galley. I called the phone number in the website in NYC and it was sti
: OK. I decidied to give this outfit the benefit of the doubt; so from one of the links above: "Trans-Atlantic Airlines - New York Office: 132 Nassau S