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User currently offlineCL215T From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Can anyone tell me if there are any Caravelle still flying somewhere?




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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5795 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

I believe that the last Caravelle in active pasenger service was with Gabon Express, but my limited investigation suggests that service is no more- the carrier may not be around, either. They used to advertise Caravelle flights to aviation enthusiasts on their website, but the website is gonesville.

See the archived website (with a great photo of the Caravelle) at:


I hope one of our colleagues from Africa may be able to fill us in.

I had the privilege of flying on a Caravelle (ex-Alitalia) in Ecuador, December 24, 1977, Guayaquil to Quito. Fine ride.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1266 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
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Was the Caravelle operated by TAME? I flew on it 2-3 times in 1978-1979.

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User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1123 times:


i posted this earlier. A friend of mine who is currently in Libeville/Gabon checked and advised negative for the Gabon Express Caravelle. TO my knowledge it was the last one in pax service... :-(


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4434 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

The last Colombian Caravelles (in cargo service with L.A. Suramericanas and Aerosucre) have been scrapped last year after a crash of their sibling in January 2001.
In Africa, Waltair of Congo (Kinshasa) still operates one Caravelle. It is able to carry passengers (sort of combi configuration) but passenger tickets or schedules are not known of, I presume its mainly used to carry staff and cargo for mines, businesses or military or so.
The former Gabon Express Caravelle is not seen for a year but reported flying cargo around the Congo and Angola area.
So these two are the only Caravelles which have been flying in the last months.
In Sweden Le Caravelle Club tries to restore an ex SAS/Sweden Air Force Caravelle and offer pleasure flights but I must admit I don't believe it till I see it fly.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Hi Servaas!!! welcome back!

sad news about tis caravelle. I didn't like the news my friend gave me when he searched every inch at LBV airport. So, the dream of flying this bird is now gone forever.

Brgds and best wishes for the seasons

User currently offlineCL215T From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 988 times:

Thank you all for the replies.

Happy new year


yul see, ymx will rule
User currently offlineBeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 945 times:

That is an amazing picture at the link Sccutler gave us. The nose on that plane is incredibly sleek and the triangular widows very unique. Did anyone find out who is flying the former Gabon Express Caravelle?

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