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User currently offlinePakistania From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

THE following;

Sri Lankan
Gulf Air
Kuwait Airways
Royal Jordanian
MEA
Olympic
Swissair
Sabena
SAS
TAP
Air Mauritius
Air Afrique
TWA
Delta
Continental
American
Avianca
Aerolineas Argentinas
VARIG
Air Jamaica
Lux Air

and I think joining them in the future will be PIA..
...Great people to fly with 

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Don't forget Aer Lingus!

By the way, why is PIA likely to give up 747 operations? It has quite a large fleet and given the configuration on the 747-300, it isn't going to find a replacement for those too easily.

Do you know what the likely replacement will be? 777 or A340-5/600?


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 969 times:

i think in the future a number of airlines will be pulling the 747s out of their fleets, i know Iran air is replacing theirs with the A330-300 delivery of which begins next month, chances are that PIA might opt for the 747-400, but theyre more intertested in the 777 and A330 at the moment, the leased CX 747-300s presently in its fleet are an interim solution due to financial constraints preventing outright purcahse of brand new equipment 


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlinePrivate Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 968 times:

One more former B747 operator was Air Siam of Thailand which operated a B747-100 in the early 70s. In fact, I would like to obtain information on this airline which ceased operations in mid-70s. I used to spot this plane in my childhood when I lived only just 5 minutes from Kai Tak. My impression is that the plane had a light blue colour scheme with possibly a gold-yellowish logo.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 940 times:

So IF PIA is going to phase out Cathay's 743s, what will Cathay do about them?

User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 935 times:

I recall a couple you 've forgotten:

PanAm!
PeopleExpress
Metro International
AerLingus
National Airlines
Air National
Seabord World Containerships
FedEX
Flying Tigers
Air Namibia
Highland Express
British Caledonian
UTA
Nigeria Airways
Mandarin
AVIA
Trek Airlines
TajikAir
Air Siam
Braniff
Alliance
World Airlines
Air Zaire
Condor
Minerve
Qatar Airways
Dominicana
Aeroposta
Familly Airlines (painted - never flew)


Flew under their colors but operated by another airline:

Lan Chile (AerLingus)
Air Algerie (World)
Airtours (?)
Air Malawi (SAA)
Eastern Airlines (PanAm)
Sterling (atlas)

Airline that changed their name:

BOAC
CPAir
Wardair

BTW, as far as I know, Aerolineas Argentinas is still a 747 operator.



Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 941 times:

The Air Siam 747 was actually leased from Aer Lingus and if memory serves me correctly (apart from being a first!), the aircraft operated a BKK-HKG-HNL-West coast (LAX?) service in about 1972-74.

User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Correct, EIASJ/ASI flew under HS-VGF/VGB for Air Siam.


Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineConair From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 924 times:

Air Namibia currently have a B747-48E Combi reg V5-NMB c/n 28551 which is a combi, and an Asiana order which was ntu

User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Y'all forgot America West

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