The article implies that this flight in 1947 operated Sydney-Darwin-Singapore-Calcutta-Karachi-Cairo-Tripoli-London. Since then, what are the different routes that Australian airlines (essentially QF) have operated on the kanagaroo service? Obviously today we have:
In the past there have been intermediary stops also in Bahrain and Tehran.
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 6267 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
Typical half assed reporting from the press!
This year is the 60th anniversary of operation of the whole length of the Kangaroo Route by both Qantas and BOAC, but it is in fact the 73rd year of operation of the Kangaroo Route. From 1934 until 1941 QF operated SYD-SIN and IA/BA SIN-UK. 1942 -1945 QF operated PER-CMB, later PER-KHI, with BA operating west from there. In 1946 joint operation via SIN was reestablished and in 1947 both airlines commenced service along the whole route.
We should also remember that KLM started operating AMS-SYD via a connection in Bativa with their subsiduary KNILM in 1934 and operated the service until their pullout in the late 1990s. KLM was the first non Australian airline to operate into Oz, which made their pull out of the Kangaroo Route so sad
Quoting Fly2CHC (Thread starter): Since then, what are the different routes that Australian airlines (essentially QF) have operated on the kanagaroo service?
A shorter question might be what routes haven't they operated! Since 1947 ports of call for QF enroute to the UK have included:
SYD, MEL, BNE, PER & DRW
JKT, DPS, SIN, KUL, BKK, CCU, CMB, DEL, BOM, KHI
BAH, DAM, THR, CAI, IST (I had NOT heard of Tripoli before, treat with caution)
ATH, ROM, VIE, AMS, BEL, PAR & FRA, LON & MAN
There could have been others.
FlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
Quoting Gemuser (Reply 2): (I had NOT heard of Tripoli before, treat with caution)
According to the book "The Longest Hop", published in 1997 for the 50th Anniversary - Tripoli was a stop during the first year or so, of the Qantas service, in November 1948 the stop was moved to Rome.
TruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
I'll try to cover the current ones to lHR (2 or less stops):
Chinese Airlines (MU etc)
SYD/MEL-PEK/PVG etc - LHR
I think their are a few more, with routes like BNE-SIN-LHR you change A/C put I still classify them as Kangaroo routes
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
Interestingly the Wallaby Route is 55 years old and 25 November is the 50th anniversry of SAA's operations on that route - in 1957 they started a fortnightly JNB-MRU-CCK-PER DC-7B service, 5 years after Qantas first operated Constellation flights.
Quoting Gemuser (Reply 2): KLM was the first non Australian airline to operate into Oz, which made their pull out of the Kangaroo Route so sad.
The following threads contain the 1939 timetables for these services.
Long Haul Timetables In August 1939 (by Gemuser Dec 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)
SYD-LHR 26 Stop To Non Stop (by Gemuser Dec 5 2005 in Civil Aviation)