FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1188 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3431 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.
Corners From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3415 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
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25989 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3200 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.