Av8trxx
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Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:41 am

With what airlines can one still fly on a Sud Aviation Caravelle?

 Confused
 
EI133
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:44 am

I remember reading in an aviation mag recently that Gabon Express were still flying a Caravelle from Libreville.
 
Joge
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:00 am

Yeah, only a single one, but I doubt if it's still in operation...

-Joge
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EI133
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:07 am

They have a web site www.gabonexpress.com but I cannot access it.EI 133
 
PremiereClasse
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:01 am

I flew in one of them once as a child. GVA to Monastir, Tunisia. The egg shaped windows were odd but cool. This was with CTA, a charter airline based at GVA.
 
Av8trxx
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Airlines That Still Fly The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:14 am

Does anyone know if these airlines are still operating, much less still using Caravelles? Where can one fly on a Caravelle?  Confused
 
lapa_saab340
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:12 pm

I thought there was an airline in Colombia still flying a few. I don't remember the name though.
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:56 pm

I heard theres one in the Mediterranean region flying tourist flights from France.
 
Herbman
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:45 pm

AF have operated with Caravelle.
Check a.net pic's!



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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 7:48 pm

take a lokk at the bottom of this page...

http://www.bird.ch/nilsalegren/caravelle/today/today4.html
 
cricri
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 7:59 pm

AIR GABON is the only carrier left operating the last commercial flight with a Caravelle.
 
wimpycol
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Colombian Caravelle's

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:04 pm

Hi,

Lineas Aereas Suramericanas from Colombia had flown with several Caravelle's. After a tragedy accident on 31 January of this year with
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they had to stop service (like other Colombian airlines with Caravelle's) with their other remaining caravelle's though Colombian aviation regulations. Lineas Aereas Suramericanas flew with Caravelle's on a cargo base.

Last month I was @ BOG (Bogota, Colombia) and it was sad to see a caravelle of Lineas Aereas Suramericanas, all white, resting under the sun. Crying

Saludos
Wimpycol
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
 
lapa_saab340
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:39 pm

Thanks for your post Wimpycol! Lineas Aereas Suramericanas was the one I was referring to. Are they planning to fly them again? Or did they stop using them for good?

Saludos!
LAPA
 
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:26 pm

Gabon Express still have a single Caravelle operating; their other one was destroyed in Kinshasa last year when the ammo dump blew up.

When I was based in Burundi, I looked at the former Presidential Caravelle - it's in pristine condition inside, albeit with around 50 bullet holes.
 
cricri
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Holes In The Fuselage

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:48 pm

No A/C needed anymore then  Wink/being sarcastic
 
embraer145
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:53 pm

Just look in our database at the bottom of the productionlist you will see the current operators if they still operating their Caravelles

Look at www.airlinerlist.com
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UK_Dispatcher
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:54 pm

I'm pretty sure the last european carrier to retire the type was Air Toulouse (now 'Aeris') and the only other carriers were the Colombian and Gabonese carriers you have mentioned.
Does anyone know about the one that someone mentioned flying tourist flights in the Meditteranean region???
 
yow
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:34 am

I'm pretty sure he was referring to Air Toulouse which had a Caravelle flying such charters. I think it was retired in 1998 or 99. I remeber seeing an article about them and their Caravelle in either on old issue or Airways or Airliners.
 
wimpycol
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RE: Colombian Caravelle's

Sat Dec 29, 2001 5:15 am

Hi Lapa_saab340

Go to for a Caravelle's list, and you will see that the last 20 years Colombia certainly was a heaven of Caravelle's!!! Smokin cool

About Lineas Aereas Suramericanas; I think that they will stop service with their Caravelle's. Well they have to, after the accident at the beginning of this year. They’ve stored one of them, all white @ El-Dorado in Bogota. When I left to Europe, it wasn't there anymore so I’m not sure what happened with this Caravelle!

Saludos/regards
Wimpycol
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
 
wimpycol
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Sorry!

Sat Dec 29, 2001 5:53 am

Hi,

Go to http://airlinerlist.com/ for a Caravelle's list, and you will see that in the last 20 years, Colombia certainly was a heaven of Caravelle's!!!

Saludos
Wimpycol
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
 
bkkair
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RE: Airlines Flying The Caravelle?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:07 am

At PPT in the early 90's, I saw a Caravelle take off belching the most unbelievable black smoke behind it. It looked like a cargo plane flying around French Polynesia. I doubt it is still flying.
Also, UA used to fly them back in the '60's.

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