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What Do You Know About Young Cargo?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4659 times:


I remember that in 1975 I was at LIS airport and I saw a cargo airplane from an airline called YOUNG CARGO, it looked to me that it was a Bristol Britannia, but I know that they also used a CL44. The livery was very, very basic, a red cheatline and "YOUNG CARGO" black titles on the fuselage. Anyone knows a bit more about this airline and their operations? And maybe someone can help me with the registration of this "true gem" with the registration!

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User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1642 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

This was a Belgian airline - pretty sure they used Britannia to commence ops (ex RAF) in the mid-late 70s, CL-44s too.

Then switched to 707s, but then ceased ops by early '79

Have a look in the photo database - some pics there

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User currently offlinePropfreak From Switzerland, joined Mar 2000, 157 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

hi there,
they had 8 Bristol Britannias in their fleet (all ex RAF), but I believe not all of them were active but 2 of them were used as spare parts source only and finally scrapped at STN. Young was operating mostly out of Ostend and Charleroi. The sole CL-44 was ex Cargolux and went to Air Gabon Cargo afterwards. In the end they had 2 707s, both ex Qantas. After they went out of business they were sold to Air Niugini.
I believe most of their flights operated to Africa (maybe a fuelstop when you saw it at LIS) flying cargo to the old Belgium colonies (Congo, Burundi, Rwanda).

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

HI Olav.

Thanks for your information, I didn't knew that had cargo flights to Africa, so it makes quite sense to me a stop at LIS...well has far has I remember Young Cargo was not a regular airline in LIS, also when you say they flew to ex: belgium colonies I also know that Portugal at that time had quite good relations with Zaire, so I also wouldn't be surprised that they passed via LIS to get some aditional cargo too. Anyway very interesting information!
Regards and thanks

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