After the winter of 1984/1985 Virgin increased their LGW-MST service into a daily one. Unfortunally that was the end of the BIA BAC1-11 G-AXMU, who hopped over from BIA to Air UK that summer, still as G-AXMU. Virgin leased an Vickers Viscount V806 from British Air Ferries. Various Viscounts were painted in a Virgin livery.
The first one was V806 G-AOYP, named Maastricht Maiden, here taken on the taxiway on her way to runway 22.
Viscount V806 G-AOYG was the second one. Here you see it coming in on an Aprilday in 1988.
In 1989 V806 G-APEY was responsible for the Virgin flights.
And in 1990 we saw this Baltic Viscount G-BAPG with a Virgin tail, performIng the Virgin flights.
1990 was the end of the succesfull Virgin flight to Maastricht. Eventhough the flights had a high capacity, Virgin was forced to stop as they needed the LGW Maastricht slot for their new flights to Tokio.
Virgin also had a lot of charters performing the MST flight. I will post them every now and then in the future.
Pictures and stories from Maastricht Airport in the early years.
1 post • Page 1 of 1
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest