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Flights From LIM To PPT In The 1970's  
User currently offlineDutch From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Does anyone recall AF or UTA (or any other carrier) flying out of Lima to Papeete (or Noumea) in the 70's. I have a nagging recollection that AF may have serviced that route for a while.


Dutch
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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3264 times:



Quoting Dutch (Thread starter):
Does anyone recall AF or UTA (or any other carrier) flying out of Lima to Papeete (or Noumea) in the 70's. I have a nagging recollection that AF may have serviced that route for a while.

In 1978, my sister was visiting LIM from Australia when President Velasco died and there was a change of government, which caused all sorts of riots in the city. I vividly recall my sister taking a last minute flight on AF to Papeete, on her way to SYD, I presume. They flew a 707 on that route.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineDutch From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

Thanks FLY2LIM! It's quite difficult to find info on this.

I'm pretty sure that I remember seeing an add in Nat Geo around that time featuring a 747 photo advertising the route... long time back.

Sort of separate theme...Coming from SCL to PPT (via Easter Island on the old LAN 707 service), during the early 80's we occasionally got UTA DC10 connections from Papeete to Sydney (via Noumea).



Dutch
User currently offlineCorners From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Not sure about the 70's but when I travelled in the South Pacific in the early 80's the only link between South America and PPT was Lan Chile....maybe twice a week on a 707, stopped at Easter Island on the way over. UTA was serving LAX, PPT, NOU, AKL, and SYD as far as I remember. Air France flights terminated in LAX.....this was in 82 and 83

User currently offlineDutch From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

My family were in Chile from 1980. We used the LAN 707 service, SCL-IPC-PPT many times!

We flew various versions of the South Pacific milk run back into Australia:

SCL-IPC-PPT-SYD
SCL-IPC-PPT-AKL-SYD
SCL-IPC-PPT-RAR-AKL-SYD
SCL-IPC-PPT-NOU-SYD

This continued in one form or another (LAN changed out the 707 to 767's in the 80's) until the LAN SCL-AKL direct with A343 commenced.

I occasionally flew with Aerolineas Argentinas / Qantas...

SCL-BUE-RGL-AKL-SYD

The AR 747 would stop in RGL (Rio Gallegos) in Southern Argentina to refuel at 2 or so in the morning... Anyone who has done this will never forget the chilly "sprint" to the terminal.



Dutch
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6810 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

I'll check, but I think you're right about Air France. It was a 707, around 1974.

User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

AF flew ORY (CDG?)-CAY-MAO-LIM-PPT
The LIM-PPT was on a B707
They later dropped MAO



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25106 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3033 times:



Quoting Timz (Reply 5):
I'll check, but I think you're right about Air France. It was a 707, around 1974.

Yes AF operated LIM-PPT with 707s sometime in the 1970s. If memory correct the routing was Paris-Cayenne-Lima-Papeete. There may possibly been another stop somewhere in the Caribbean between CDG and CAY. During that period AF had round-the-world service as they also operated Papeete-Tokyo-Paris.


User currently offlineCanadi>n From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

Here is the schedule from the Air France summer 1974 timetable. I'm looking at it right now:

AF 103 B707 (Days 3, 7)
LIM dep 16:25
PPT arr 21:25
Changes to AF/JL 101 at PPT
PPT dep 23:00
TYO arr 07:30 (Days 5, 2)

AF/JL 100 B707 (Days 2, 5)
TYO dep 20:00
PPT arr 14:05
Changes to AF 102 at PPT
PPT dep 15:40
LIM arr 05:35 (Days 3, 6)


User currently offlineDutch From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Thank you all for your replies!

Million dollar question... Is anyone aware of plans to open up any new routes from South America to Asia/Oceania? Expect that LIM would be a reasonable launch point if this were feasible??

Am new at this, does this change require a new thread?



Dutch
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