Expex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1014 times:
Hello Bay Area enthusiasts and all that are learned in SFO/OAK history...
I know that in recent years CityBird operated a OAK-BRU route. Can anyone confirm if any other scheduled carrier ran the route as well? I believe I read somewhere that People Express did with 747s in the mid 80s (briefly) and I'm hoping someone can confirm.
As always, when I need the right answer, right away - I turn to the folks that know best!!!
Thanks in advance!!!
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Established02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1006 times:
> Hello Bay Area enthusiasts
Euh... greetings from the shores of the North Sea.
I was fortunate to see PE at BRU during the mid eighties. During some time PE had 6 flights a week to EWR and 1 weekly flight on Wednesday to San Francisco (apparently OAK). All flights were operated with their beautiful B747.
A.net member Alain Mengus just happened to write a nice article about the history of PeoplExpress.
You can find it at http://airtransportbiz.free.fr/Airlines/PEOPLExpress.html
"That same year, however, a new European route to Brussels (BRU) was launched in fall of 1985, with a US$99 introductory fare and US$450 for first class. Another flight to BRU was later launched from Oakland."