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Lost Airline Liveries – the Sud Aviation Caravelle

by Matt Falcus

The Sud Aviation Caravelle was a pioneering jet airliner developed in France during the 1950s.

Through a long history and numerous different variants, the airliner remained in production until the 1970s, and the last examples remained flying until the early 2000s.

In the new book Sud Aviation Caravelle Timelines, author Matt Falcus looks at the history of this aircraft and many of the airlines that flew it. With classic pictures, it’s a trip down memory lane for those who remember these aircraft screeching across our skies.


Caravelle Memories

Many famous airlines chose the Caravelle for their short- and medium-haul aircraft fleets, particularly in Europe. The aircraft was seen in the classic 1960s and 70s lost liveries of these airlines, and we present a number of them here:

Sterling was a Danish carrier which had a strong association with the Caravelle. They used these aircraft on scheduled services and holiday flights.

Hispania was a Spanish charter airline which used Caravelles to ferry thousands of holidaymakers from Northern Europe to various resorts.

Finnair needs no introduction. They were one of the earliest operators of the Caravelle and retained the aircraft, including later variants into the early 1980s.

Air France was a natural customer for the home-grown Caravelle and used the type extensively on domestic and European services. An example is seen here in the 1960s and 70s livery at Manchester airport.

Syrianair use Caravelles from its bases to serve destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Air Algerie was one of the many African operators of the Caravelle. An example is seen here in an early livery.

German holiday airline Aero Lloyd used Caravelles on its leisure services through the 1970s and 80s before switching to Douglas DC-9s and MD-80s.


Sud Aviation Caravelle Timelines

Get your copy of this new, colour hardback book today and take a trip down memory lane with page after page of pictures of the Caravelle in service.

Learn about the different variants developed to satisfy the needs of different airlines, and take advantage of new developments in jet engine technology. Plus, see some of the Caravelles which still exist today in preservation and other roles.

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