As of September 1990 the IGS (Internal German Services) routes were Berlin to:
Flights were also operated from Berlin to:
Out of Frankfurt a complex web of routes served Delhi,
There was also a three day a week flight to New York via Munich in adition to the non stops already mentioned.
There were three flights a day to London Heathrow and somewhere in my mind I think the Frankfurt - Miami flight stopped in Paris. With the exception of that one all the above allowed local carrage.
Pan Am had rights to link flights almost anyway it fancied in Europe, many like London - Paris/ Brussels/ Amsterdam it didn't use but were still valid (as was seen when UA cranked them up again). Although most ex. Heathrow didn't allow local traffic, virtually everywhere else (eg. Paris and Brussels to Geneva) it was allowed.
A couple of errors I noted elsewhere. The IGS routes were sold to Lufthansa in late 1990, as PA waited for the Heathrow deal to go through. Pan Am operated the routes for a few more months until Lufthansa could get the necessary a/c and crews etc together. I think the price was about $150 million (not sure on that) and dear old Tom Plaskett trotted over to say how wonderful the future was for the new more focused Pan Am, cashed up with the proceeds of the sale.
The United LHR deal only included 2x 747-200 and no other a/c, the 727's it used at LHR were origional UA planes. Quite a lot of the staff were made redundant from day one too. Certainly up until recently UA flew the LHR-CDG, BRU, AMS routes.
In answer to the point of the SJN flight, I'm told there was never any Pan Am service from Sjn to Lon but it is possible such a flight may have been operated as a charter, also the 727's were ferried across the atlantic a bit (certainly in pre National days, don't know about after that), because of the alternate peaks in demand (ie. IGS was summer, Carribbean winter) and maybe on one such occassion a charter was operated.n
Small planes are in fact flown across the atlantic (I'm talking Cessnas etc. here) upon delivery, there are a surprisingly large number of small fields along the way (Norther Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Shetlands Islamds etc), this practise has received some television coverage in the UK of late.
I would imagine any airline would find it extremely hard (and in this day of alliances undesirable) to get similar rights today, but on the basis of UA restarting the long dead London - Delhi route and DL doing the same to London - Frankfurt (both since shut) and operating local traffic as PA did, I would have though UA and DL would be able to crank the routes up again, depending on developments in bilateral arrangements.
A question for anynody who knows, Pan Am Express, which was sold to TWA and later onto Trans State, operations at Berlin were not included in the sale to Lufthansa and continued to operate after the sale. Who owns those routes? Were they included in the Delta sale or did PA Express hang onto them and they pass onto TWA and then Trans State? Answers on a postcard to......
Hope that help. Thanks to anybody who knows the answer to my questions!