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December 30, 2009

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1972: British Caledonian Network

by JL

The following is British Caledonia’s Network in Summer 1972, taken from Official Airline Guide – Worldwide Edition – Sep 1972.

The unit of the frequency is weekly, round-trip basis. City highlighted in Bold represents the turn-around point of the flight.

B11 BAC 1-11
V10 VC10
707 Boeing 707

BCal operates out of London Gatwick Airport

ROUTE Freq A/C Remark
London – Accra – Lagos 3 707
London – Entebbe – Nairobi 2 V10
London – Kano – Lagos 1 707
London – Lagos 1 707
London – Las Palmas – Freetown – Monrovia 1 V10
London – Lisbon – Las Palmas – Bathurst – Freetown – Accra 1 B11
London – Madrid – Freetown 1 V10
London – Monrovia – Lagos 1 707
London – Tripoli 1 V10
London – Tripoli – Entebbe – Nairobi 1 V10
London – Tunis 1 B11
London – Tunis – Entebbe – Lusaka 1 V10
*
London – Casablanca – Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo 1 V10
London – Lisbon – Casablanca – Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo – Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile 1 V10
London – Lisbon – Freetown – Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile – Buenos Aires – Freetown – Madrid – London 1 V10
*
London – Amsterdam 10 B11
London – Genoa 6 B11
London – Gibraltar 3 B11
London – Ibiza 2 B11
London – Las Palmas 1 V10
London – Malaga 2 B11
London – Palma 2 B11
London – Paris Le Bourget 28 B11
London – Rotterdam 17 B11
London – Tenerife 1 V10
Glasgow – Newcastle – Amsterdam 6 B11
*
London – Belfast 20 B11
London – Edinburgh 36 B11
London – Glasgow 31 B11
London – Jersey 22 B11
Glasgow – Newcastle 6 B11
Glasgow – Southampton 7 B11
1 Comment
  1. James
    Jan 6 2010

    Thanks so much for all of these historic route posts. It’s really fascinating to see what the route networks for all these airlines looked like, and what equipment was flown in those days. I can’t believe how many stops were made between Europe and Asia, Africa or South America.

    Looking forward to seeing more routes from 1972! It would be great to see South African Airways, Sabena, Aeromexico (or was it still called Aeronaves then?), VIASA, Air Algerie and Iran Air in the next batch of posts. You’ve got most of those airlines’ routes already posted for 1974 or 1977/1978, but 1972 was a really unique year as widebodies became more common and routings changed accordingly.

    Thanks again, I’m sure these posts take a lot of hard work.

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