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Airways Magazine - August 2012

 

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FEATURES



LAN-TAM

PHOTO: LAN 

LATAM: new Latin American powerhouse

by Jeff Kriendler

With the fusion of Chile’s LAN Airlines and TAM Linhas Aéreas of Brazil to form the new LATAM Airlines Group, it is no longer mañana for Latin American aviation. According to both LAN and TAM, their ‘marriage’ will create a ‘global champion’ with regional consolidation allowing LATAM to compete on an equal footing with world airline leaders.

 


 

 PHOTO: CHRIS SLOAN

First 747-8 Intercontinental Airline Delivery

by Chris Sloan

You could be forgiven if, as a commercial aviation aficionado, a significant day passed on May 1, 2012, without you even realizing it. On that overcast, chilly Tuesday in Everett, Washington, Boeing held a ceremony for the first 747-8 Intercontinental delivery and fly-away to an airline: Deutsche Lufthansa.

 


 

Trip to Tripoli

PHOTO: ALAN CARTER

Two Trips to Tripoli

by Alan Carter

Flying around the non-holiday destinations of Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia on a Boeing 747-400 for Iraq’s Supreme Hajj and Umrah Commission, I was offered the opportunity to operate a flight to a different destination: Tripoli, in war-torn Libya. ‘Cool,’ I thought; however, my enthusiasm was not mirrored by my family, who were deeply unenthusiastic at this prospect.

 


 

PHOTO: CPH-ARNE V PETERSEN

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen!

by Ramsey Qubein

Copenhagen [København]-Kastrup Airport, Denmark (IATA: CPH), is not the biggest or most diverse connecting point on the European continent, but to its more than 22 million annual visitors it is certainly the most customer-friendly.



 

Jets

PHOTO: MICHAEL ZOELLER

Good Jets Gone Bad

by Michael Zoeller

The story of a handful of once-gleaming Boeing 707s and 720s operated by the likes of Pan Am, TWA, Lufthansa, and United Air Lines, which ended their days flying for less-than-respectable owners to locations where ordinarily no questions would be asked as to the reason for the aircraft’s visit, its payload, maintenance history, or for whom it was flying.



 

Ozark

PHOTO: COURTESY R DEAN DENTON

Ozark Air Lines: Up there with the biggest

by David H Stringer

The fourth and final part of the story of Ozark Air Lines sees the former local service airline go long-haul then struggle with deregulation and finally succumb to a merger with TWA.

 


 

PLUS

The Merger and Acquisition Circus

by Jerry Castellano

 


DEPARTMENTS


 

Both Sides: Big ’Planes, Big Heads

by Clayton Taylor

 

Coach Flyer: Hawaiian Airlines A330

by Jerrold Wu


Debrief

Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.

 

Mailbag

Our global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.


News from the Airways

Colorfully illustrated highlights of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including fleet changes, new airlines, and new paint schemes.

 

Reviews

CAPTAIN

by Thomas Block

 

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