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Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi everyone and happy holidays.

Can you think of long haul airlines, past or present, that never served any destinations in the US?
Two I can think of are Air Zaire and Air Koryo of North Korea.
Any others as far as you know?
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:56 pm

SW?
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:03 pm

Air Namibia!
 
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:32 pm

DT? Transportes Aéreas de Angola
UU. Air Austral
MK
HM
UL?
RB?
KQ
UM
LAM Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
MD
GN
Cameroon Airlines?
WY
BI
RA
IY
Alyemda
IF? Interflug
LZ? Balkan Airlines
VN!!
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:34 pm

Air Asia X comes to mind.
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:36 pm

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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:37 pm

Air Algerie
Air Zimbabwe
TAAG
Air Mauritius
Air Seychelles
Sri Lankan
Kenya Airways

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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:02 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
DT? Transportes Aéreas de Angola
UU. Air Austral
MK
HM
UL?
RB?
KQ
UM
LAM Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
MD
GN
Cameroon Airlines?
WY
BI
RA
IY
Alyemda
IF? Interflug
LZ? Balkan Airlines
VN!!


I wouldn't call some of those long haul carriers (RA, Alyemda-DY).

IF and LZ did fly to JFK as I recall and so did RB.
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:11 pm

The777Man wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
DT? Transportes Aéreas de Angola
UU. Air Austral
MK
HM
UL?
RB?
KQ
UM
LAM Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
MD
GN
Cameroon Airlines?
WY
BI
RA
IY
Alyemda
IF? Interflug
LZ? Balkan Airlines
VN!!


I wouldn't call some of those long haul carriers (RA, Alyemda-DY).

IF and LZ did fly to JFK as I recall and so did RB.


RA used to fly KTM-LON. How is that not long haul?

Are you sure about IF?
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:24 pm

Thai Airways never flew to the USA.
 
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:26 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Thai Airways never flew to the USA.


Sure they did. Just dropped LAX a few (maybe 6-7) years ago
 
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:28 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Thai Airways never flew to the USA.


wrong TG flew to LAX and JFK !

what comes immediately to my mind is Vietnam Airlines who has never in the past too along with Oman Air, Sri Lankan and Kenya Airways.
 
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:36 pm

IF flew A313s to JFK in the later 1980s.

I wasn't aware RA flew to LON so I guess that would qualify them on the list but they had no suitable aircraft to fly to the US.

You can and TU to the list since they have 332s now and fly to Canada.

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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:41 pm

The777Man wrote:
IF flew A313s to JFK in the later 1980s.

I wasn't aware RA flew to LON so I guess that would qualify them on the list but they had no suitable aircraft to fly to the US.

You can and TU to the list since they have 332s now and fly to Canada.

The777Man


I know it's not 100% accurate, but the IF Wikipedia page shows nothing about US flights.

RA had 757s, so definitely capable of flying LON-US, had they wanted to (traffic rights notwithstanding). Flights to LON were through DXB, so it would have been with 2 stops, but heck, that's what BG did on some of their JFK flights, too.

Btw, RA flew to FRA, too.
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:53 pm

The777Man wrote:
IF flew A313s to JFK in the later 1980s.

I wasn't aware RA flew to LON so I guess that would qualify them on the list but they had no suitable aircraft to fly to the US.

You can and TU to the list since they have 332s now and fly to Canada.

The777Man


1989 IF route map. This was the year they got their 2 A313s

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Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:56 pm

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MalevTU134 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Thai Airways never flew to the USA.


Sure they did. Just dropped LAX a few (maybe 6-7) years ago


Last year, in fact.
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:58 pm

Oh, and how about MIAT Mongolian and Ariana Afghan Airlines ?
 
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:39 pm

behramjee wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Thai Airways never flew to the USA.


wrong TG flew to LAX and JFK !

what comes immediately to my mind is Vietnam Airlines who has never in the past too along with Oman Air, Sri Lankan and Kenya Airways.


In the 80's, TG also flew DFW-SEA-NRT-BKK, maybe 3x weekly.
 
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:00 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
[...]I know it's not 100% accurate, but the IF Wikipedia page shows nothing about US flights.[...]


You did a great job by compiling the above list!

And no, IF (as such) never operated to points in the US. They just wet-leased their A310 to Lufthansa that briefly operated it as flight LH406 SXF-JFK. But not as an Interflug flight!
 
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Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:29 am

Turkmenistan. I have only seen them at NYC area airports as GOVT/VIP. Sweet looking 77L
 
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:38 am

Did ConViasa ever fly to the US?
 
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:24 pm

How about Cubana? I suppose that before the 1961/2 embargo, there was service to the US. But did they have long haul service at the time?
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:53 pm

Indian Airlines
 
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Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:29 pm

Air Greenland?
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Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:59 pm

Luxavia
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Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:38 am

Mahan Air for sure!
 
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Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:17 am

Jet Airways, Shaheen, Garuda Indonesia, Oman Air, Gulf Air
 
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Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:22 am

Jet Airways and Garuda both had flights to the US. Garuda served LAX (at one point with an interesting routing Jakarta-Denpasar-Biak-Honolulu-Los Angeles), Jet Airways had its famous scissor hub at Brussels
 
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:25 am

Also never served the US, despite long haul flights to other destinations :

Air Caraïbes
Cebu Pacific
Dragonair
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Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:50 pm

mozart wrote:
Also never served the US, despite long haul flights to other destinations :

Air Caraïbes
Cebu Pacific
Dragonair
TACV

Cebu Pacific is debatable ...
They do serve MNL-GUM now. (but I guess you probably had the continental U.S. in mind ...)
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Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:22 pm

zrs70 wrote:
Air Greenland?


1. Their longest route, SFJ-CPH is around 4 hours so absolutely not long haul.

2. GL briefly operated SFJ-BWI in 2007, so they've flown to the US.

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Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:58 pm

mozart wrote:
Also never served the US, despite long haul flights to other destinations :

Air Caraïbes
Cebu Pacific
Dragonair
TACV


TACV fly to PVD and used to serve BOS IIRC.
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Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:47 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
DT? Transportes Aéreas de Angola
UU. Air Austral
MK
HM
UL?
RB?
KQ
UM
LAM Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
MD
GN
Cameroon Airlines?
WY
BI
RA
IY
Alyemda
IF? Interflug
LZ? Balkan Airlines
VN!!

I think LZ did serve JFK before.
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Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:49 pm

attyavgeek wrote:
Jet Airways, Shaheen, Garuda Indonesia, Oman Air, Gulf Air

Gulf air used to fly via GVA to JFK I think. It ended after the UAE and Oman took their shares out of Gulf as now they had to compete against 2 new airlines(later 3).
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Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:24 pm

Gulf Air also flew into IAH back in the late '70's to early '80's. I recall seeing their L-1011's parked there. There must have been an intermediate stop, but I don't know where.
 
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Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:34 am

@ IAHWorldflyer: "Gulf Air also flew into IAH back in the late '70's to early '80's. I recall seeing their L-1011's parked there" Could you be thinking of Alia Royal Jordanian? They flew there with 747s then possibly later L-1011s after they got them.
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:15 pm

Aeromoe, It could be that I saw Royal Jordanian Tristars on the tarmac back in the day. I didn't realize they ever even flew to IAH.
Gulf Air, it turns out started service from IAH to BAH with a stop at JFK on October 29th, 1995 using A340-300 equipment 4x a week. Link to press release is below.
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Re: Long haul airlines that have never flown to the United States

Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:52 pm

Fairly sure East African Airways never served the USA

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