... in its July 1st 1990 timetable TWA advertised its extensive European Route network as follows:
"With our network of over 125 cities in the US and 22 in Europe, TWA connects more of the US to more of Europe than any other airline.
Everyday, TWA offers the most flights across the Atlantic. And you can fly nonstop to Europe from any of TWA´s gateway cities: New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, St. Lois, Philadelphia.
In Europe, TWA gives you more options to continue to other points beyond. We´re the only US airline with a hub in Paris offering you convenient connections to TWA´s most popular destinations.
So when you plan your next trip to Europe, choose the airline that gives you more. Today´s TWA. Find out how good we really are."
According to the timetable TWA offered the following Transatlantic and continuing internal European flights:
1234567 TW723 BWI
1234567 TW754 BOS
1234567 TW810 BOS
1234567 TW770 ORD
1234567 TW760 LAX
1-3-5-- TW860 LAX
1--4567 TW834 EWR
1234567 TW814 JFK
1-345-7 TW880 JFK
1234567 TW902 JFK
1234567 TW768 JFK
1234567 TW816 JFK
1234567 TW740 JFK
1234567 TW900 JFK
1234567 TW702 JFK
1234567 TW708 JFK
1234567 TW704 JFK
1234567 TW700 JFK
1234567 TW904 JFK
1234567 TW842 JFK
1234567 TW826 JFK
1234567 TW804 JFK
1234567 TW800 JFK
1234567 TW840 JFK
-23-56- TW848 JFK
---4-67 TW884 JFK
1234567 TW756 PHL
1234567 TW720 STL
1234567 TW818 STL
1234567 TW894 IAD
TWA also offered service between the following city pairs FRA
using other flight numbers than any of the transatlantic flights. TW930, TW822 for instance.
So, can anyone share any information on how Pan Am´s Transatlantic and European network looked like at the time?
I know TWA and Pan Am were always competing on the Transatlantic routes and the number 1 title.
Both carriers still had their LHR
rights during the summer of 1990 but were about to sell them to AA
soon. TWA was still running its Paris hub, while Pan Am used to have a big hub or focus city in Frankfurt. I think they were about equal in LHR
and I would guess they were also about equal across the pond, but if memory serves me right Pan Am was much bigger within Europe, while TWA of course was way bigger within continental US.
Also what was Pan Am´s flight numbering system for its Transatlantic flights? It always seemed to me that Delta adopted the flight numbers when they bought and took over Pan Am´s European rights, is that true?
In July of 1996 around the time when TWA800 occured the airline was still offering the following flights:
Its European network was practically nonexistent and another steep decrease of International Transatlantic flights followed the TWA800 tragedy. FRA
for instance were abandoned in january 1997.
Can anyone think of any other TWA Transatlantic flights between 1990 and 1996? Or any services that were abandoned before the 1990?
Any thoughts, ideas and information highly appreciated.