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When Did PA Stop Serving Beirut? Routes?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2182 posts, RR: 13
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

Surely some airline historians here on the forum know when Pan Am last served Beirut. Which routes were flown by PA to/from Beirut? I understand that at some point BEY was a stopover of the RTW flight

Thanks

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User currently offlineMLD9S From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Pan Am last served Beirut back in 1983, I believe.

The April 24, 1983 timetable announces new service to Beirut, Brussels, Cincinnati, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Seoul, Taipei and Milan.

The route was operated as Rome-Cairo-Beirut-Rome or vice versa with 737-200 equipment.

The service lasted less than a year as the March 1, 1984 timetable shows no Beirut service.

In earlier days, you are correct about Beirut being part of the Round-the-world service previously.

Looking at the April 29, 1973 timetable:

Flight 1 operated:

Los Angeles-Honolulu
Honolulu-Tokyo
Tokyo-Hong Kong
Hong Kong-Bangkok
Bangkok-Delhi
Delhi-Karachi or Tehran (depending on day of the week)
Karach or Tehran-Beirut (depending on day of the week)
Beirut-Istanbul
Istanbul-Frankfurt
Frankfurt-London
London-New York

Flight 2, of course, operated in the opposite direction.

Unfortunately, there is a large hole in my Pan Am collection from the 1970s. I am not sure when that service ended. However, by the late 70s, Beirut was no longer served.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Quoting MLD9S (Reply 1):
Pan Am last served Beirut back in 1983, I believe.

The April 24, 1983 timetable announces new service to Beirut, Brussels, Cincinnati, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Seoul, Taipei and Milan.

Any service in the early 1980s would have ended by July 1, 1985 when the U.S. government banned the sale of air transportation in the USA to/from Lebanon, and forced MEA to terminate their BEY-CDG-JFK 747 service that had been operating twice a week or so since about 1983. Those restrictions were imposed after the TWA847 hijacking to BEY in which one U.S. passenger was murdered and thrown from the aircraft. The U.S. later prohibited U.S. citizens from travelling to Lebanon with certain limited exceptions (journalists etc.)

Quoting MLD9S (Reply 1):
In earlier days, you are correct about Beirut being part of the Round-the-world service previously.

Pan Am had quite a few flights to BEY at one time. In 1963 they had 22 departures a week from BEY. Their round-the-world flights 1 and 2 stopped there daily in both directions. They also had 4 flights a week that stopped in BEY en route to/from THR.


User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

There is a great reference website but I don't have the link, I hope some Lebanese forum member will post it for you.


I want the European Union flag on airliners.net!
User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Here's the site you're looking for:

http://wassch71.tripod.com/cedarjet1.html


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