Just to add to CV990, the scheduled portion of World began in 1979 using DC-10's. They operated from Oakland, California to Kansas City, Honolulu, BWI, LAX, and Newark as well as from Kansas City to Oakland, BWI, LAX, and Miami, and from BWI to Boston, and Frankfurt with a stop in London. In 1987 they moved their corporate offices to Washington Dulles and scrapped the scheduled routes. They seemed to disappear fro several years after that. I believe mainly because their aircraft sported the schemes of Malaysian and a few cargo carriers. Around 1990, they made a bigger comeback using a new, but plain, paint scheme. They started scheduled service again in 1992 from JFK to Ireland, Tel Aviv, Damascus, and a city on the west coast of Africa whose name escapes me now. this did not last long and the company reverted to charters fro tour companies and cargo work as well as the Hadj flights.