VirginA340
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TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:09 pm

I know that PAN AM had routes to Delhi out of LHR but did they fly a 747-200 or any other aircraft on the route? With TWA where in India did they fly to and was it out of JFK? Did TWA had a stop at LHR before continuing on to India? I would also like to know on What aircraft did TWA service routes in and out of India to Europe and the US with?
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dia77
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:45 pm

Pan Am used to serve BOM and DEL out of FRA using 747s. TWA served BOM from LHR, but this service was transferred to Singapore Airlines. I don't think SQ still flies this route.
 
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Fri Jul 28, 2000 9:55 pm

Pam Am flew to Bombay from Frankfurt, usually with a 747-100 as well as
to Delhi. For a time, the Delhi flight operated DEL-Karachi-Frankfurt-JFK.
This was flight 73, and it was hijacked back in the 1980's for a few days.

Trans World Airlines flew the route via London Heathrow but I do not think
it was as successful as Pan Am's operations.

Today, Delta flies to Bombay via Frankfurt, with a 767-300 or an MD-11.
United was operating round the world flights, LAX-JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX
and suspended the service in 1998 due to the Asian financial downturn.
The LHR-DEL flights were operating with a 767-300ER. United is resuming
the route in November 2000, this time operating it as LAX-IAD-LHR-DEL-
HKG-LAX.

United had also wanted to fly ORD-DEL nonstop, with a 747-400, but it
thought the route was too long to fly and therefore not feasible.

 
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Sat Jul 29, 2000 12:12 am

Additional info on the Pan Am services.

They did serve BOM and DEL from FRA and HKG when they flew RTW service

Flight numbers to/from India were

1
2
66
67
72
73


 
VirginA340
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Sat Jul 29, 2000 1:40 am

Since PAN AM flew a 747-100 What aircraft did TWA fly to Bombay,India out of LHR? Was it also a 747-100?
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Sat Jul 29, 2000 3:16 am

TWA flew the L1011 JFK-LHR-India for a couple years when the L1011 was brand new. They probably used the 741 aftre that.
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Sat Jul 29, 2000 5:47 am

PanAm initially only served Delhi (and briefly Calcutta) in the 1960s with a 707 as part of their round the world flights. TWA did the same for Bombay with a 707. The PA 707s stopped in LHR on their way to DEL; the TWA 707s stopped in Rome and Paris. In the 1970s, PanAm served Delhi with a 747-200, and then began services to Bombay with 747-200s and 747SPs. The 742s flew Bom/dxb/ist/fra/jfk and the SPs flew to the US via a stop in the MidEast. PA also began services to the West Coast from Bom and DEL via HKG using a 747-200. In the 1980s they consolidated their services to India as terminator services - daily to India (Bom and Del on alternate days) via FRA and DXB and/or KHI, and later just via FRA. When PA went kaput, Delta bought the routes and now serves BOM daily with a 767-300 via Frankfurt. UA flew twice daily 763s into Del via LHR or HKG, but suspended their services last year. THey are starting again this fall using a 744 via LHR.
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RE: TWA And PAN Am India Routes Out Of Europe And USA

Sun Jul 30, 2000 12:18 pm

I thought TWA flew to Mumbai very briefly. Also, it was my understanding that TWA served Bombay from some Middle Eastern city. I am thinking it was Kuwait City maybe. I don't remember the moperating nonstop from London but I could be wrong.

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