SpaceshipDC10 wrote:While browing in the pictures database, I've seen this very first Continental DC-10 service to ORY...
...and this one from the following day.
They were used to replace former PE 747s operated on the route. Note that on the first picture it's a DC-10-10. I believe the PE acquisition allowed to get access to European destinations from EWR, but how was it before?
departedflights wrote:The cover of the June 5, 1987 timetable states:
"Now service to London and Paris from New York/Newark, Miami, Houston and Denver."
London-Denver (Effective June 15, 1987)
2:00pm-4:30pm CO 35 X247
11:45am-3:55pm CO 5 Daily
11:15am-3:15pm CO 31 Daily
2:00pm-4:40pm CO 25 Daily
Paris-Newark (Effective July 2, 1987)
11:00am-12:50pm CO 57 Daily
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Alright, to sume it up, before the merger CO only flew IAH-LGW, then they inherited from PE flights from EWR to BRU and LGW, and everything else happened afterwards. Thanks to all.
departedflights wrote:SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Alright, to sume it up, before the merger CO only flew IAH-LGW, then they inherited from PE flights from EWR to BRU and LGW, and everything else happened afterwards. Thanks to all.
Continental did not really inherit the Brussels route, though.
People Express "became" Continental on February 1, 1987 and the Brussels service was not operated after that.
I am not sure if People Express ended the route much before that (they were still operating it in their September 15, 1986 timetable), but it was ended before the merger.
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