1964 – First Flight Central Africa to UK
First Flight Central Africa to UK
6 November 1964
With the introduction into service of the Vickers VC10 on 1 October 1964, British United Airways (BUA) became the first private UK carrier to begin sustained jet operations. BUA’s takeover of the South American services of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay on 5 November 1964 marked a major expansion of its long-haul scheduled network. The network was also expanded into Central Africa.
- Date:6 November 1964
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- Carrier: British United Airways
- Plane: Vickers VC 10