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Former B747 Operators

Sat Dec 09, 2000 9:01 pm

THE following;

Sri Lankan
Gulf Air
Kuwait Airways
Royal Jordanian
MEA
Olympic
Swissair
Sabena
SAS
TAP
Air Mauritius
Air Afrique
TWA
Delta
Continental
American
Avianca
Aerolineas Argentinas
VARIG
Air Jamaica
Lux Air

and I think joining them in the future will be PIA..
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kaitak
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RE: Former B747 Operators

Sat Dec 09, 2000 9:19 pm

Don't forget Aer Lingus!

By the way, why is PIA likely to give up 747 operations? It has quite a large fleet and given the configuration on the 747-300, it isn't going to find a replacement for those too easily.

Do you know what the likely replacement will be? 777 or A340-5/600?
 
airmale
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RE: Former B747 Operators

Sun Dec 10, 2000 12:04 am

i think in the future a number of airlines will be pulling the 747s out of their fleets, i know Iran air is replacing theirs with the A330-300 delivery of which begins next month, chances are that PIA might opt for the 747-400, but theyre more intertested in the 777 and A330 at the moment, the leased CX 747-300s presently in its fleet are an interim solution due to financial constraints preventing outright purcahse of brand new equipment 
.....up there with the best!
 
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RE: Former B747 Operators

Sun Dec 10, 2000 12:18 am

One more former B747 operator was Air Siam of Thailand which operated a B747-100 in the early 70s. In fact, I would like to obtain information on this airline which ceased operations in mid-70s. I used to spot this plane in my childhood when I lived only just 5 minutes from Kai Tak. My impression is that the plane had a light blue colour scheme with possibly a gold-yellowish logo.
 
United Airline
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RE: Former B747 Operators

Sun Dec 10, 2000 10:48 pm

So IF PIA is going to phase out Cathay's 743s, what will Cathay do about them?
 
OO-AOG
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RE: Former B747 Operators

Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:23 am

I recall a couple you 've forgotten:

PanAm!
PeopleExpress
Metro International
AerLingus
National Airlines
Air National
Seabord World Containerships
FedEX
Flying Tigers
Air Namibia
Highland Express
British Caledonian
UTA
Nigeria Airways
Mandarin
AVIA
Trek Airlines
TajikAir
Air Siam
Braniff
Alliance
World Airlines
Air Zaire
Condor
Minerve
Qatar Airways
Dominicana
Aeroposta
Familly Airlines (painted - never flew)


Flew under their colors but operated by another airline:

Lan Chile (AerLingus)
Air Algerie (World)
Airtours (?)
Air Malawi (SAA)
Eastern Airlines (PanAm)
Sterling (atlas)

Airline that changed their name:

BOAC
CPAir
Wardair

BTW, as far as I know, Aerolineas Argentinas is still a 747 operator.
Falcon....like a limo but with wings
 
kaitak
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RE: Private Pilot

Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:42 am

The Air Siam 747 was actually leased from Aer Lingus and if memory serves me correctly (apart from being a first!), the aircraft operated a BKK-HKG-HNL-West coast (LAX?) service in about 1972-74.
 
OO-AOG
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RE: Private Pilot

Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:56 am

Correct, EIASJ/ASI flew under HS-VGF/VGB for Air Siam.
Falcon....like a limo but with wings
 
conair
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RE: OO-AOG

Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:19 am

Air Namibia currently have a B747-48E Combi reg V5-NMB c/n 28551 which is a combi, and an Asiana order which was ntu
 
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RE: Former B747 Operators

Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:36 am

Y'all forgot America West