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Routings and Timetables

One of my goals on this site is to collect a database of routings that the VC10 flew. To start with, I've compiled a page with two timetables from BOAC, showing the services for the summers of 1966 and 1968, an Air Malawi route map and a Gulf Air timetable. I'm hoping to add more information in the future, so please get in touch if you have a timetable from a later date, or another operator, to share.

Air Ceylon timetable

This timetable shows that Air Ceylon used a lot of code-sharing (if it was called that in those days) operations, as only the AE118/116 and AE115/117 schedules used Air Ceylon flight numbers. But even these flights were operated using BOAC VC10s with Air Ceylon stickers as the airline did not operate its own VC10s in 1969.

Air Ceylon timetable Summer 1969 - page 1

 

Timetable images courtesy of B. Larsson

Air Malawi Route Map and timetable

This route map shows the routes served by Air Malawi. It is safe to assume that the longer trips were done with their single VC10 7Q-YKH which is also featured on the front of the brochure. The timetable shows the different routes flown in 1978, and the different types in use. The VC10 is shown as 'VCX' in these tables.

Air Malawi timetable 3/78 - page 1
Air Malawi timetable 3/78 - page 2
Air Malawi timetable 3/78 - page 3
Air Malawi timetable 3/78 - page 4
Air Malawi timetable 3/78 - page 5

 

Timetable images courtesy of B. Larsson

 

BOAC 1966 Summer Timetable

This timetable was published for the general public to enable them to plan their trips. It is worth a look for the various VC10 ads at the bottom of some of the pages. The timetable also includes the 707 schedules. When a route was flown with a VC10, the timetable doesn't tell us whether it was a Super or Standard VC10 unfortunately.

Page 1 United Kingdom - U.S.A.
Page 2 U.S.A. - United Kingdom
Page 3 United Kingdom - Canada
Page 4 United Kingdom - U.S.A. - Japan - Hong Kong
Page 5 United Kingdom - (U.S.A.) - Caribbean - South America
Page 6 U.S.A. & Canada - Bermuda - Bahamas - West Indies
Page 7 United Kingdom - Europe - Middle & Far East - Australia - Fiji - U.S.A. - U.K. (Round the world service)
Page 8 Australia - Far & Middle East - Europe - U.K. - U.S.A. - Fiji - Australia (Round the world service)
Page 9 United Kingdom - Europe - Middle East - Far East
Page 10 United Kingdom - Europe - Middle East - Far East (continued)
Page 11 Far East - Middle East - Europe - United Kingdom
Page 12 Far East - Middle East - Europe - United Kingdom (continued)
Page 13 U.K. - Europe - Libya, U.A.R. & Sudan - East, Central & South Africa
Page 14 U.K. - East, Central & South Africa (continued)

BOAC leaflets for services from Amsterdam

These brochures were printed to promote services to the USA from Amsterdam, via London.


'Daily flights by VC10 to Boston - Chicago - Detroit.' Including connecting flights from Amsterdam with a BEA Trident.

'Direct services from London to eight cities in North America.' Including connecting flights with KLM or BEA.

BOAC 1968 Summer Timetable

The timetables below are from the BOAC Operations Navigation Manual. This means that they were for BOAC internal use. Because of this they are split up into two sections covering the Standard and Super VC10 routes. It is interesting to see that the Super and Standard versions were mixed on some routes, there was no area that seemed to be exclusively covered by one version.

Standard VC10:

Page 1 London - Singapore
Page 2 Singapore - London
Page 3 Singapore - London (continued)
Page 4 London - Johannesburg
Page 5 Mauritius/Johannesburg - London
Page 6 London - Mauritius
Page 7 Tripoli - London
Page 8 London - Lagos
Page 9 Lagos - London
Page 10 London - New York
Page 11 New York - London
Page 12 London - Detroit
Page 13 Detroit - London

Super VC10:

Page 1 London - Singapore
Page 2 Singapore - London
Page 3 London - Johannesburg
Page 4 Johannesburg - London
Page 5 London - Kingston/Lima
Page 6 Kingston - London
Page 7 London - Barbados
Page 8 Lima - London
Page 9 Barbados - Manchester
Page 10 London - Bogota
Page 11 Bogota - London
Page 12 London - Chicago
Page 13 Chicago - London

British Airways All Services Timetable no.1, 29 October 1978 - 31 March 1979

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Ghana Airways Timetable

These timetables provide a nice overview of Ghana Airways' VC10 operations: The type was used throughout the week to connect London with Accra, and onwards to its neighbouring contries. By collaborating with Nigeria Airways it was able to provide a once-a-day service along the West African coast, using their Viscount flights. As the Ghana VC10 stopped over in Lagos, Nigeria, on its way to London, Nigeria Airways no doubt also sold seats on the VC10.

Ghana Airways timetable October 1965 - page 1
Ghana Airways timetable October 1965 - page 2
Ghana Airways timetable October 1965 - page 3

 

Ghana Airways timetable April 1968 - page 1

 

Timetable images courtesy of B. Larsson

Gulf Air Timetable 1st April 1975

This Middle-Eastern operator only flew the VC10 for a few years, but they made good use of that time. The timetable below shows the network as it was in April 1975 and includes the 'Golden Falcon' services operated by the VC10s.

East African Airways timetable

This example was issued late in 1966, to go into effect on 1st January 1967. EAA only had two Super VC10s available at that point as the third one wouldn't be delivered until March 1967. They covered this by including several BOAC (BA flight numbers) flights in their schedule.

East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 1
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 2
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 3
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 4
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 5
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 6
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 7
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 8
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 9
East African Airways timetable 1967 - page 10

Timetable images courtesy of B. Larsson

 

Middle East Airlines timetable

MEA issued this timetable at the end of 1968, to become effective at the end of January 1969. With 9G-ABP's demise on 28th December 1968, we can only wonder if they managed to fly this schedule, with a daily VC10 flight between London and Beirut, using only OD-AFA.

Middle East Airlines timetable January 1969 - page 1

 

Timetable images courtesy of B. Larsson

Nigeria Airways timetables

The VC10s on these Nigeria Airways timetables mostly referred to BOAC VC10s that were flown with Nigeria Airways stickers. The exception was G-ARVC that spent a year in full Nigeria Airways livery, during 1966. Another clue is in the BA flight numbers in the schedules.

Nigeria Airways timetable August 1965 - page 1

 

 

Nigeria Airways timetable January 1966 - page 1

 

Timetable images courtesy of B. Larsson

 

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