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International Air Bahama Flight Abroad DC-8-55F

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting International Air Bahama DC-8-55F flight from MKJP Norman Manley International Airport located on the Palisadoes tombolo in outer Kingston Harbour in Kingston, Jamaica to MYGF Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, Bahamas.

At the gate


International Air Bahama crew welcoming you abroad!!




Starting engines with background view of Kingston Harbour


Entering into taxiway A on way to short of runway 12


Still taxiing on taxiway A



Early take off clearance is granted by airport controllers as the engines roar with black smokes while entering into runway 12 to start take off run


Airborne on climb to FL350 with background view of land stripe called Norman Manley Highway running from the airport to Harbour View suburb of Kingston


Still climbing getting ready for 180 degree right turn


Making 180 degree right turn to north toward city of Kingston to cross Jamaica




Finished with 180 degree right turn and now heading north to cross Kingston, Jamaica, Cuba, and Caribbean sea to Bahamas


Passing MKJP runway 12 and another land strip where you can see Port Royal main road running across from left to right toward where Port Royal where Morgans Harbour, Port Royal Jetty, and Gloria's restaurant are.


Passing downtown Kingston and its local airport that I cannot find identification on Internet.


Still climbing to FL350


Leaving Jamaica where you can see the plane passing Port Maria area




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Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next exciting flight.






Thank you for posting. These are wonderful shots with great adjectives to follow as usual.

Thank you again.

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FDX777 and Benzhanger,


Thanks for your kind words.





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Interesting bit about history of this airline International Air Bahama that would later become Icelandair!!

International Air Bahama was founded in 1968 for flights from Miami to Bahamas to Europe and back offering lowest airfares to Europe from Miami. International Air Bahama operated 707-300, DC-8-55F, and DC-8-63F. Because this airline featured lowest airfares from Miami to Europe and back, it was killing business by another airline called Loftleidir Icelandic Airline which dominated lowest airfare market between NY and Europe. So the Loftleidir Icelandic Airline decided to buy International Air Bahama in order to maintain grip on lowest price routes between America and Europe. Loftleidir Icelandic Airline would dominate route from NY to Europe and back at lowest price WHILE Loftleider's new subsidary International Air Bahama would dominate route from Miami to Europe via Bahamas and back at lowest price. Those two routes due to fantastic price were in great demand and popular in era 1970s. Then government of Iceland decided to merge those two airlines into one airline under one name and therefore Icelandiar was born out of those 2 airlines!!!! Imagine a Caribbean airline becoming Icelandiar!!!!



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