Union Airways 33-34

 

(image copyright Bjorn Larsson www.timetableimages.com)

Union Airways

Union Airways was founded in 1929 and was the first South African commercial airline. It operated as an independent airline for five years before being absorbed by South African Airways.

 

The flights below came from the Summer 33-34 timetable from www.timetableimages.com .

 

The timetable includes the routes of Union Airways, and their links to Imperial Airways and South West Airways services. These have been included for completeness.

 

The Union Airways route from Johannesburg to Cape Town were flown using JU52/3ms. The South West Airways route from Kimberley to Windhoek was flown using Junkers F.13s, and the Imperial Airways route from Salisbury in Rhodesia to Cape Town was flown using Armstrong-Whitworth AW15 Atalantas.

Union Airways Route

Johannesburg Cape Town

 

Heading

Distance

Down Thu/Fri

City Name

ICAO

Up Mon/Tue

Heading

Distance

168

0

0800

Johannesburg

LTAC

1100

-

268.0

243

268.0

1300

Durban

LTAT

0800

342

244.0

266

244.0

1530

East London

 

1330

063

124.6

291

124.6

0800

Port Elizabeth

LTCC

1200

087

348.5

-

348.5

1200

Cape Town

LTCI

0730

116

0

 

South West Airways Route

Kimberley Windhoek

 

Heading

Distance

Down Sat/Sun

City Name

ICAO

Up Tue/Wed

Heading

Distance

295

0

1000

Kimberley

FAKM

1200

-

188.1

321

188.1

1315

Upington

FAUP

0930

117

201.4

012

201.4

1640

Keetmanshoop

FYKT

1850/0600

143

116.5

004

116.5

0600

Mariental

FYML

1705

193

129.9

-

129.9

0800

Windhoek

FYWH

1500

186

0

 

Imperial Airways Route

Salisbury Cape Town

 

Heading

Distance

Down Fri/Sat

City Name

ICAO

Up Wed/Thu

Heading

Distance

238

0

0730

Salisbury

FVHA

1430

-

187.8

182

187.8

1020

Bulawayo

FVBU

1145

291

234.3

222

234.3

1400

Pietersburg

FAPB

0830

 

160.4

248

160.4

1700/0700

Johannesburg

FAGM

1700/0600

285

236.8

229

236.8

1020

Kimberley

FAKM

1430

 

177.0

258

177.0

1320

Victoria West

FAVW

1150

 

276.4

-

276.4

1700

Cape Town

FACT

0730

254

0

 

 

Flight Simulator Files

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