European Overseas Airways Company Flight Timetable
The European Overseas
Airways Company currently operates flight to
305 destinations in more than 110 nations world-wide. This is achieved
through the use of five European network hubs (Geneva, London, Paris,
Brussels and Manchester), the new Tel Aviv Middle East hub, the Stockholm
based European Scandinavian Airways franchise and the overseas hubs
of European Overseas America (Rio de Janeiro) and European Overseas
EUROPEAN OVERSEAS AIRWAYS
Network Schedules Offices
TIMTABLES LISTED BY COUNTRY
NETWORK HUB LIST
Geneva - Brussels - Manchester - London Heathrow
Stockholm - Paris - Tel Aviv - Rio de Janeiro
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Geneva Contrin is the spiritual home of EOAC, the airline having made it's headquarters here in 1975. Since then, the airline has grown along with the airport with each successive improvement being met with greater commitment from European Overseas. More recently, improvements to the terminals and the construction of a new freight centre have brought the IATA Headquartes to Geneva an given EAC and EAOC further opportunity for growth.
European Overseas are now dedicated to improving Geneva Cointrin's status as a major intercontinental airport with EAC operating routes throughout Europe and the Mediterannean and EOAC making flights to 36 countries worldwide.
126 aircrafts are currently based at Geneva, more than a third of which are EOAC MD-11 employed on long distance work.
Brussels National is one of the fastest growing European Airports and EAC has matched that expansion year upon year. The EAC presence began in 1971 at which time it acted as no more than a feeder airport for the EOAC operation at London. With the relocation of operations to Europe, however, Brussels importance has grown and since 1989, when major improvements began it has become the central hub for the EAC flights within Europe and the Mediterannean.
EOAC also maintain a small operation, currently flying routes to Benin, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Brussels National is the home base to 60 aircrafts, mostly shorter range EAC aircrafts.
With the return of EOAC to London Heathrow in 2000, EAC sought to establish a more suitable base from which to establish flights to the UK Northern Europe, thus freeing valuable Heathrow slots for EOAC's long distance routes. Perhaps, inevitably Manchester was ultimately selected and the inugural EAC flight took place on May 1st of 2001.
EAC now fly to 16 European destinations from Manchester with a 24 strong fleet comprising of ATR 72, Fokker 100 and A320 aircrafts.
The long haul EOAC division may yet also move some aspects of it's network to Manchester. Already EOAC aircrafts are making daily flights from Manchester to Dubai...
Since the dark days of 1974, when the very future of EOAC looked very uncertain, it had always been the dream of those in control of the airline to return once more to the place where it all started. Years passed and it remained just that, a dream. Any such return would be too impractical, to expensive and too politically difficult.
In 1999, however, the Directors of the EOAC Division made moves which would eventually make the dream a reality. For over a year the negotiations dragged on until October 200 when, after 25 years, an EOAC aircraft once more departed London Heathrow for North America.
Since operations restarted on October 2000, EOAC and EAC have maintained a major part of their overall network from Heathrow. EOAC fly routes to the Americas and the Far East while EAC maintain services to no less than 23 European nations, primarily with A320 and 757 aircrafts.
In all, 120 aircrafts are now based at Heathrow, making it the second largest operational EOAC hub.
As a postscript, despite the glamour and success associated with the return to the UK, the move has not been without it's problems. EOAC now finds itself embroiled in the ongoing disputes with US based airlines regarding Trans-Atlantic flights and Heathrow slots. Furthermore, the expense of the return has ironically done sufficient damage to overall profitability to end the influence of the long haul division with the shareholders.
One of the worst kept secrets at EOAC has been the expansion of the group into Scandinavia. Only the exact nature of the return has been in any doubt. For some time, a deal with Denmark based Duckling Air looked likely but despite the close links it came to nothing. Eventually a way was found and the ESA franchise was launched. Aircrafts were leased out to the new Swedish airline and flights began from Stockholm on Friday 11th May 2001.
In order to meet the expected demand, a very large number of scheduled flights are now made from Stockholm with a fleet of 61 aircrafts consisting of ATR 72, Fokker 100 and MD-90. Furthermore, some MD-11 aircrafts have been leased to ESA in order to fly longer routes. Initially, these aircrafts will retain their original liveries but it is expected that in time they will be reliveried with the ESA identity.
At present ESA make flights to 32 countries in Europe and worldwide.
The EOAC hub at Paris dates back to March 1974 when Roissy-Charles de Gaulle came into service. It was envisaged that Paris, with Brussels and Geneva, would form the basis for a European and worldwide network which could co-exist with the flag carrying and state owned airlines.
While this initially proved to be true and the Paris hub certainly allowed EOAC to maintain a significant place in the European market, recent years have seen activity at Charles de Gaulle drop away. While this is partly because of the success and growth of the Brussels and Geneva hubs, it must also be said that the recent expansions into the UK and Scandinavia have had their price and the Paris operation for 2001 is much reduced.
Despite this, EAC maintain scheduled flights to 17 European and Mediterannean nations while EOAC have retained their flights to the Americas and the Far East. As part of the deal allowing this restructure to go through swiflty, EOAC have withdrawn from French domestic services, these routes now being operated by a French owned airline.
EAC and EOAC maintain a fleet of 33 aircrafts at Paris.
Another recent development has been the shift in operations from Dubai to Tel Aviv. The opportunity to establish a significant set of facilties at Ben Gurion would not be passed up and on Friday 12 May 2001, coinciding with the launch of ESA, EOAC and EAC began a significantly increased set of scheduled services from Israel.
Tel Aviv fulfills two roles for the airline. First, it acts as a connecting airport, where flights from cities other than the main EOAC hubs meet up with outbound flights to the far east (and, of course, the other way around). Secondly it has allowed EAC to operate more local flights that would normally fall to the EOAC sister airline. With EAC operating smaller (and less epensive) aircrafts some of the more marginal routes may now be coverred profitably.
EOAC presently operate aircrafts to 13 worldwide destinations while EAC provide services to 19 countries within Europe and Africa. The combined fleets now number 30 aircrafts, adequately illustrating EOAC commitment to the new hub.
With forthcoming improvements at the airport, it is distincly possible that EOAC will look to for significant expansion at Ben Gurion.
Galaeo International at Rio de Janeiro has been the centre of the EOAC South American network since 1969, making it the oldest of all the hubs in continuous use. The EOAmericas Company has never been large or profitable, due mainly to the high costs associated with operating in the region.
EOAmericas currently operates scheduled flights from Rio de Janeiro to 31 nations in the Americas, Europe and Africa.
EOAmericas current fleet consists of 36 aircrafts including MD-90, MD-11 and 767.
The EOAsia Company moved to Singapore Changi from Hong Kong in 1982, with operations starting on January 1st 1982. Since that time EOAsia has expanded steadily and currently operates flights to no fewer than 42 countries in the Pacific Rim and worldwide.
EOAsia currently operate a fleet of over 70 aircrafts comprised of A320, 747, 757, 767 and MD-11.