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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 10:18
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Originally Posted by skyman771 View Post
In the 60's British United as they were then known operated the route NCL-AMS-DUS with viscounts. I was told that the reason that the route extended to DUS was to serve the many British army bases that were located in Germany around that time. It was not a daily service possibly 3? weekly and it may have operated through to Glasgow.
Time moved on & with diminishing demand from military the route terminated at AMS & in late 60's Viscounts replaced by BAC 1-11's, which morphed into today's KL AMS route.
You are correct. I did some more research and apparently BUA took over the DUS route from BKS at some point in the 1960s and routed it via AMS instead of RTM. In 1964, it was thrice weekly with a DC3, in 1966 it was daily except saturdays on a Viscount. The flight indeed originated at GLA. It was, however, no longer operated in 1968.

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