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Britten Norman 2A-6 Islander (236)


Date: 11/1973

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the first (factory fresh) Islander of Publi-Air was delivered on March 20 1971 and painted in the full (old) colors of Sabena with in front additional small "Common Market Commuter" titles and in the middle "operated by Publi-Air" titles. It was used for Sabena between 1971-1975 on their short range intra-European network (like Brussels - Liège - Eindhoven and vice versa), but during the winter seasons of 1972-73 and 1973-74 also on the short hop between Antwerp and Brussels replacing the vulnerable DC-3.

Date: 10/1975

Location: JAD/YPJT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was cancelled to Australia as "VH-CPG" on March 12 1975, here seen half a year later with the Australian carrier Perth Air Charter, still in the (updated) colors of Sabena and it soldiered on like this till at least December 1976.


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