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Remember Wien Air Alaska?  
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3242 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

When I was a kid, I remember Wien Air Alaska flying into PHX in the early '80s. At first, they flew in 727-100s, but later flew in 737-200s. I believe they flew to Salt Lake City, but I'm not real sure. Does anybody know where their hub was, were all they flew, and what brought about their demise? It seems like Wien was an airline that faded into sunset without leaving a legacy.


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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Once flew them - as a small boy. But you´re right - the compagny just faded. As far as I know most of their operations took place in Alaska with a limited network to the State of Washington, Oregon and maybe a few other states in the northern part. Salt Lake seems a bit "too far" away but I can´t tell. Anyway another compagny that just went away.

User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

For the memories, here is a shot of a Wien Air 727 that I shot at PHX back in September of 84.


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Photo © Richard Silagi




User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Found some interesting websites.
http://www.mosquitonet.com/~logmgmt/wien.htm
http://www.airlines2.freeuk.com/1006.htm

Here is a nice shot of a Wien 73S at Terminal 3 at PHX.

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Photo © Brian Peters






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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

My first memory of Wien was in Alaska,and in the mid-60's they were operating several Pilatus Turbo Porters from various locations,serving small remote communities.I believe they also had a few Fokker (or Fairchild?) F-27's,too.
You're right,it just faded away!



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

They may have faded away down south but up here the "Flood of 84" was still pretty big news.

I am so glad that I don' hear anything about James Flood getting back in the airline buisness after that.




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User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Wien's hubs were Seattle and Anchorage. In the early to mid 80's they were at PDX, OAK, PHX, SLC, RNO plus a host of Alaska cities. I think they may have gone to DEN as well.

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3783 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Here's another good website dedicated to the gone but not forgotten airlines of Alaska, including Wien Air Alaska.

http://www.geocities.com/alaskanheritage/index.html

LoneStarMike

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