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TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:57 am

I know over the years TWA flew to BOM, CAI, GUM, HKG, KWI, NBO, OKA, RUH, TLV, TPE. Did they fly to any other destinations in these areas?

Does anyone have more information on when and what a/c flew these routes?

I know JFK-CAI-RUH & JFK-TLV was flown on the 763 right up until 2001.
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:30 am

Bangkok was served in the 70's
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:00 am

TWA had several other routes in the area:

TWA's 1950 annual report shows a route from MAD to Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, Benghazi, Cairo, Basra, Dhahran, and Bombay. Tunis was also served from Rome, and Cairo was served from Rome and Athens. Tel Aviv was also served, via Athens.

The 1954 annual report shows Madrid-Algiers-Tunis-Rome and Rome-Athens-Cairo-Basra-Dhahran-Bombay, with a new extension to Colombo from Bombay. Tripoli and Benghazi were "temporarily suspended".

The 1957 annual report shows a further extension beyond Colombo to Bangkok and Manila. At Manila, passengers could switch to Northwest for a flight across the Pacific.

By 1962, Algiers, Tunis, Basra, Colombo, Bangkok, and Manila had also been suspended. TWA's only routes in the area were Rome-Athens-Tel Aviv and Rome-Athens-Cairo-Dhahran-Bombay.

In 1964, Madrid-Tunis-Tripoli-Cairo was resumed.

In 1965, Bombay-Bangkok was resumed.

In 1966, TWA began service to Hong Kong, Entebbe, Nairobi, and Dar es Salaam. The routes were Athens-Entebbe-Nairobi-Dar es Salaam and Bangkok-Hong Kong. TWA also added Tel Aviv-Bombay; the route had to fly north from Tel Aviv to Turkey, then east over Iran, because many Arab countries did not allow flights to or from Israel to pass through their air space.

In 1969, TWA's route to HKG was extended to Taipei, Okinawa, Guam, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, making TWA a round the world airline. However, (1) TWA did not receive authority to Tokyo, and (2) the transpacific route had to take a more southerly route across the Pacific than Northwest's and Pan Am's great circle routes from the US to Hong Kong, which significantly increased flight time and operating costs. Tripoli-Cairo was suspended in 1969.

In 1971 / 72, Tunis, Tripoli, Dhahran, Colombo, Entebbe and Dar es Salaam were suspended.

In 1974/75, TWA suspended Nairobi, Bombay, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Okinawa, Guam, and Honolulu as part of the TWA / Pan Am route swap.
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:14 am

I remember in 1970 or 1971 2 weekly B-707 services JFK/ORY or CDG/GVA/ATH/NBO/DAR vv. These services lasted for a year only..
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:22 am

They flew to Casablanca and Bahrain as well....late 70s and early 80s. I think Bahrain was from Athens and didn't last long.
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:42 am

Departed Flights has TWA timetables from '72, '77, '81 and '84. The details are there for one willing to do even a little work. The 1981 timetable maxes out at just 21 pages.

http://www.departedflights.com/timetables2.html
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:48 am

TWA also flew to KWI briefly, via CAI, I believe and to BOM as well.
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:54 am

PanAm, Northwest, and TWA were almost known to be world airlines that fly outside of the US on a lot of routes.
 
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 pm

Any pics of TWA jets at Kai Tak? I didn't know they flew to HKG, I only remember seeing Pan Am 747 there.
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Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:28 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
PanAm, Northwest, and TWA were almost known to be world airlines that fly outside of the US on a lot of routes.



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