Feature of the Month - October 2012

Olympic Airways 1957


(image copyright Bjorn Larsson, www.timetableimages.com)

 

Olympic Airways was born in 1957 when Aristotle Onassis, the Greek ship-owner, bought the assets of the national airline, TAE.

The original aircraft w
as an old DC-4, with DC-6Bs leased from UAT for long range international routes and the balance of the domestic services provided by DC-3 aircraft.

The
following domestic flights and international route from Athens to London, were taken from a 1957 timetable from www.timetableimages.com.

Athens – Rome – Paris – London
DC-6B Route

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

294

0.0

1315

Athens

LGAV

2000

 

586.0

319

586.0

1555

Rome

LIRF

1620

109

595.1

328

595.1

1955

Paris

LFPB

1240

135

186.6

 

186.6

2010

London

EGLL

0940

147

0.0

Athens – Salonica
DC-
4 Route

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

341

0.0

1030

Athens

LGAV

1335

 

161.5

 

161.5

1155

Salonica

LGTS

1220

161

0.0

 Athens – Heraklion – Rhodes
DC-3 Route

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

156

0.0

0645

Athens

LGAV

1320

 

166.0

062

166.0

0815

Heraklion

LGIR

1155

337

134.0

 

134.0

0940

Rhodes

LGRP

1005

243

 0.0

 Athens – Chania
DC-3 Route

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

173

0.0

1445

Athens

LGAV

1735

 

143.9

 

143.9

1555

Chania

LGSA

1620

353

0.0

 Athens – Corfu
DC-3 Route

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

296

0.0

0840

Athens

LGAV

1710

 

213.4

 

213.4

1020

Corfu

LGKR

1540

114

0.0

 Athens – Mytilene
DC-3 Route 

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

058

0.0

1100

Athens

LGAV

1405

 

142.4

 

142.4

1215

Mytilene

LGMT

1240

142

0.0

 Athens – Kalamata
DC-3 Route
 

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

240

0.0

1545

Athens

LGAV

1735

 

107.3

 

107.3

1625

Kalamata

LGKL

1650

058

0.0

 Athens – Alexandroupolis
DC-3 Route
 

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

024

0.0

0930

Athens

LGAV

1315

 

196.9

 

196.9

1115

Alexandroupolis

LGAL

1140

205

0.0

 Athens – Kavala
DC-3 Route
 

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

006

0.0

0850

Athens

LGAV

1215

 

180.0

 

180.0

1025

Kavala

LGKV

1050

186

0.0

 Athens – Volos
DC-3 Route
 

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

328

0.0

0615

Athens

LGAV

0805

 

99.4

 

99.4

0700

Volos

LGVO

0725

147

0.0

 Athens – Agrinion – Jannina
DC-3 Route
 

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Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

286

0.0

0645

Athens

LGAV

1320

 

128.1

336

128.1

0815

Agrinion

GX01

1155

105

69.7

 

69.7

0940

Jannina

LGIO

1005

156

0.0 

 Athens – Larissa – Kozani
DC-3 Route
 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

323

0.0

1600

Athens

LGAV

1945

 

124.3

322

124.3

1720

Larissa

LGLR

1855

142

47.9

 

47.9

1745

Kozani

LGKZ

1810

141

0.0

Flight Simulator Files

There is a paint scheme for the MAAM DC-3 for FS2004 and FSX (dc3hoa.zip) and a paint scheme for the default DC-3 for FS2004 (dc3olmpc.zip) available at www.flightsim.com.

There is a paint scheme for Jens Kristensen’s DC-4 (dc4_oae.zip) available at www.flightsim.com. Although it is said to be for the V1 version, it also fits later versions.

There is also a paint scheme for the CalClassic DC-6B (dc6oal.zip) available at www.flightsim.com.

 

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