Hello Trex8: Philippines is spelled with a single "L" and double "PP". Philippines was named after King Philip (Rey Felipe) of Spain after it was discovered in 1521 by explorer Ferdinand Magellan (Fernando Magallanes). At that time, the islands were called Islas Filipinas (Philippine Islands). Incidentally, there were airlines in the past bearing Filipinas in their fuselage: 1) Filipinas Orient Airways (IATA code: FE
) that flew Caravelle jets, YS
-11 and DC3s and 2) Aero Filipinas that flew charters MNL
using 707-320C-----can anybody tell me IATA code of Aero Filipinas?? Anybody has pictures???
Hello Carpethead: Yes, it was CP
that served TPE
before using 744.
subsidiary Australia Asia Airlines (IATA Code: IM
) served TPE
but this airline was short-lived----can anybody post a pic of Australia Asia Airlines 747SP in this thread?? Thanks!!
Also Lufthansa flew to TPE
incognito using a Condor Flugdienst 747-400 but in full LH