• Short Summary

    THE TRIPLE-JET "TRIDENT" AIRLINER - 24 OF WHICH ARE IN PROCESS OF DELIVERY - WILL GO INTO REGULAR SERVICE WITH BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS (BEA) ON APRIL 1ST.

  • Description

    THE TRIPLE-JET "TRIDENT" AIRLINER - 24 OF WHICH ARE IN PROCESS OF DELIVERY - WILL GO INTO REGULAR SERVICE WITH BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS (BEA) ON APRIL 1ST. BUT "AD HOC" SERVICES, CARRYING FARE PAYING PASSENGERS WHO WOULD NORMALLY TRAVEL IN BEA COMET 4B'S, WILL BEGIN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

    THE NEWS WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF BEA, LORD DOUGLAS OF KIRTLESIDE, IN A CEREMONY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT LONDON AIRPORT, AT WHICH LADY DOUGLAS FORMALLY CHRISTENED THE FIRST TRIDENT. SHE POURED A PITCHER OF CHAMPAGNE OVER THE NOSE OF THE GLEAMING 80-SEATER AIRLINER DRAWN UP IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC VIEWING AREA AT THE AIRPORT.

    LORD DOUGLAS SAID THERE HAD BEEN MISGUIDED TALK ABOUT THE TRIDENT DELIVERIES BEING LATE, BUT STRESSED THAT THIS WAS NOT SO. HE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANNOUNCE THAT BEA ARE NEGOTIATING FOR 24 MORE TRIDENTS IN ADDITION TO THOSE ALREADY ON ORDER.

    FIRST EUROPEAN CITIES TO BE SERVED BY THE NEW 10 MILE-A-MINUTE (16 KILOMETRE) TRIDENTS, WILL BE NICE AND ZURICH. THEY WILL BE FOLLOWED DURING THE YEAR BY FRANKFURT, GENEVA, ROME, COPENHAGEN, MILAN, STOCKHOLM AND HELSINKI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4UU6KIWHVD82925K42GLER0WV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UU6KIWHVD82925K42GLER0WV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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