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ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:05 am

Living in the Tidewater area now, I know that we have two airports here, that can handle airliners, and those are ORF and PHF. Now back in the 80's and 90's, a lot of the jobs that CRJs dose today, was done by 727s, DC-9s,737s and BAe 146s, and both these airports get plenty of CRJs. Now I wonder, back in the 80's and 90's, what a/c did some airlines used to fly into ORF and PHF? Also did TWA operate out of ORF?
 
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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:01 am

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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:20 am

Back in the 90's, I ran a charter operation between ACY and both ORF & PHF. We ran initially with Renown CV-580's, then Paradise Island Dash 7 and finished the program in the late 90's with Eagle Canyon F-27's. Flights operated 5 days a week to ORF and one day a week to PHF if memory serves me correctly. It has been awhile.
 
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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:51 am

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):


Also did TWA operate out of ORF?

Yes. To STL on mainline and JFK on TWExpress.
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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:31 am

In my career with a certain large East Coast airline starting in 1986, I flew the 727-200, 737-200/300/400, Fokker F-28-4000 and E-190 into ORF. Also the F-28 into PHF - that was the end of mainline service there back in 1996.

ORF was also a 727/737 crew base for many years for PI, closing around 1988 or 89.

Back in the 60s and 70s you could ride on a National 727 from PHF to ORF. I believe that was NAL's shortest route segment - a few miles less than TPA-SRQ.
 
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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:03 pm

Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 4):
Back in the 60s and 70s you could ride on a National 727 from PHF to ORF. I believe that was NAL's shortest route segment - a few miles less than TPA-SRQ.






I would have paid the fair to ride that flight. Yes it is a waist of money to fly that short of a flight, but it would be worth it.
 
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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 pm

A March 1, 1969 National schedule shows FIVE 727 flights seven days a week from PHF to ORF. No info on fares in the back. They were blocked for 15 minutes. A 1974 timetable shows none.
 
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RE: ORF And PHF In The 80's And 90's?

Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:58 am

For the 80s and 90s... (since that was the OPs ORIGINAL question):

Norfolk in 1981:

http://www.departedflights.com/ORF81intro.html

Newport News in 1981:

http://www.departedflights.com/PHF81intro.html


Norfolk in 1983:

http://www.departedflights.com/ORFintro.html


Norfolk in 1985:

http://www.departedflights.com/ORF85intro.html

Newport News in 1985:

http://www.departedflights.com/PHF85intro.html


Norfolk in 1989:

http://www.departedflights.com/PHF85intro.html

Newport News in 1989:

http://www.departedflights.com/PHF89intro.html


Norfolk in 1991:

http://www.departedflights.com/ORF91intro.html


Norfolk in 1995:

http://www.departedflights.com/ORF95intro.html

I think THOSE links best answer the question as to what air service in Norfolk and Newport News were in the 80s and 90s... which is what the OP asked about.
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