|Quoting Dennys (Reply 2):|
Sorry but on Sept 1st 1969 PA launched the NYC TYO service NSTP .
PA launched JFK
service but it stopped at FAI
. In early 1969 the U.S. government awarded several new transpacific routes to a number of carriers. PA received the rights to operate New York - Tokyo via FAI
, competing with NW
which had been operating via ANC
for quite a few years.
That was also when TWA was granted transpacific rights to TPE
and GUM whicih permitted them to start their brief around the world service. After losing a lot of money on those routes TWA made a deal to trade their Pacific routes to Pan Am in the mid-70s in exchange for some of Pan Am's Europe routes. TWA's major problem was their routing via HNLwhich is much further and the lack of traffic rights to Japan which was by far the largest Asian market.