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De Havilland Canada 6 Twin Otter 200 (74)


Date: 09/1973

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this second hand Twin Otter for Publi-Air was registered on February 22 1973 and arrived a bit later at Brussels on March 13. It was immediate operating for Sabena in their full (old) colors with additional small "Common Market Commuter" and "operated by Publi-Air" titles. Here seen parked at Deurne airport as it was used during the summer season of 1973 on the short hop between Antwerp and Brussels as feeder for Sabena's network, temporary upgrading the Britten-Norman's of Publi-Air.

Date: 1973

Location: -

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: timetable of Sabena of November 1973 with till December 31 1973 still a daily Twin Otter (code DTO) service scheduled between Antwerp and Brussels while the other seven were conducted by Islanders.

Date: 05/1973

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: beautifull scenery taken from the control tower with no less then 6 different commercial airframes: in the foreground the Twin Otter, behind a Handley Page Herald of BIA (a regular visitor on the twice daily London Heathrow run on behalf of Sabena & the one daily London Gatwick run on their own behalf), in the hangar a cargo DC-4 of DAT, behind from right to left a Convair 440 of DAT, a DC-6 of DAT (still in Kar-Air markings which was used for spares only), another DC-6 of DAT (still in Troll-Air markings) and in the far back an abandonned DC-3 of DAT used as a bar by a local soccer club. 

Date: 1975

Location: DUS/EDDS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen at Dusseldorf airport where it was deployed on the run from Brussels Airport during 1975.

Date: -

Location: -/EBGB

Photo: Boudewijn Ceulemans

Description: from 1976 onwards the Sabena titles and logo were erased leaving only "operated by Publi-Air" titles but it remained available for some lucrative charters. From 1980 onwards it was laid up for a while and was finally exported to Za´re as" 9Q-CXK" for Scibe on March 10 1981, leaving Brussels eight days later in the basic Sabena livery without titles. 


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