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.

Flight Details

  • Date:6 November 1964
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  • Carrier: British United Airways
  • Plane: Vickers VC 10

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