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Cointrin330
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TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Recently watched a 1980's movie set in Paris that features CDG and TWA. As a kid, I had flown TWA a few times from JFK to CDG to points beyond (GVA principally), which got me interested in rebuilding the definitive list of TWA's destinations from CDG in the 1980s when the airport was a mini hub of sorts for the airline.

As I recall it, the destinations over the decade were:

-2 x daily, 741 (JFK)
-1 x daily 762 (BOS) *Became an L1011 route
-1 x daily 741 (ORD)
-1 x daily L1011 (STL)
-1 x daily L1011 (IAD)*
-1 x daily L1011/762 (TLV)*

GVA was operated in the summer at least with an L1011. I also seem to recall a ZRH service for a time, though at different times, TWA also operated JFK-GVA and JFK-ZRH nonstop (and at ZRH, there were connections to TXL, STR, and BUD). I think 727s were also positioned at CDG for GVA/ZRH at times.

TLV seemed to get up to 2 daily, 1 nonstop to JFK and 1-stop service via CDG.

Anyway, if folks have the details and could comment, that would be great.
 
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Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 2:56 pm

They also flew CDG-FCO as evidenced by TWA800.
 
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Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 3:01 pm

Have you tried departedflights dot com?
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Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 3:05 pm

Polot wrote:
They also flew CDG-FCO as evidenced by TWA800.


Correct. TWA 800 was operating JFK-CDG-FCO though FCO was not, to my knowledge, served through CDG for very long. FCO was a significant station for TWA on its own, with up to 2 x daily from JFK in peak season, and I think for a short time (maybe one season, there was a West Coast - Rome service, probably LAX), but I am not 100% sure on that. AZ did have LAX-FCO for years.

TWA also operated to ATH and CAI through FCO. The hijacked TWA 847 was a 727 flying CAI-ATH-FCO when it was diverted to Beirut in June 1985. A TWA 727 was also the target of a bombing while operating a FCO-ATH sector.
 
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Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 3:06 pm

MaverickM11 wrote:
Have you tried departedflights dot com?


Yes, but I am also looking for folks to share their experiences.
 
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Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 3:15 pm

Also, did TWA operate crew and maintenance bases at CDG?
 
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Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Mon May 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Cointrin330 wrote:
d JFK-ZRH nonstop (and at ZRH, there were connections to TXL, STR, and BUD). I think 727s were also positioned at CDG for GVA/ZRH at times.


"A domestic airport in the US? No, ZRH at the good times where Pan Am and TWA used to have a mini-hub feeding their big birds."

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