Worldways Canada

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Worldways Canada
Douglas C-54B CF-KAD Worldways TOR 27.07.75 edited-2.jpg
Douglas DC-4 of Worldways at Toronto Airport in 1975
Commenced operations1973
Ceased operations11 October 1990
Key peopleRoy Moore
Super DC-8-63 at London Gatwick Airport

Worldways Canada was a Canadian charter airline that started in operations in 1973, ceased its operations on 11 October 1990 and went out of business in 1991.[1]

Operations and fleet[edit]

The fleet of aircraft started with Lockheed Electra aircraft and they added the DC4's. The Convair 560 was added to the fleet, replacing the Electra aircraft. The Convair 640's were added and put on charter on the East Coast supporting the oil industry.

When Ontario World Air folded in 1981, Worldways bought 3 of the B707-320 aircraft and entered the international passenger charter markets. In 1983, Worldways sold the B707 to the Austrailian Air Force and bought the 4 x sister ship DC8-63 from CPAir.

In 1985, Worldways added the 2 x L1011-385-1 (later upgraded to -50) aircraft. These were purchased from PSA Airways. These 2 x L1011 aircraft were 2 of the 5 built by Lockheed where the front cargo hold was removed and a lounge complete with air stairs was installed. LTU had the other 3 ships with the forward lounge. Worldways had winter leases with Eastern Airlines and British Caledonia to bring in additional L1011 aircraft for the winter charter season. In 1989, Worldways purchased 3 x B-727-100 from TAP Air Portugal.

The airline was created by Roy T Moore with the assistance of Dennis Lewis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of ceased airlines in our photo album". Commercial Jetliner Photography. Retrieved 2006-10-20.

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