March 30, 2017
Earlier this week we started the first services from Manchester to San Francisco – the Man-Fran. For Throwback Thursday we’re looking back on our first San Francisco celebration in 1994, when our love affair with this wonderful city began.
On arrival into San Francisco a press photocall at Alcatraz not only involved Richard wearing a convict’s outfit, it also saw him flee in a staged escape by means of a parasail and a speedboat.
At the time Richard said, “San Francisco was always on our list of great cities of the world that we wanted to fly to, so it’s a very proud moment for the airline finally to be launching this service”.
We also used the occasion to do a fly past of the city and the famous Golden Gate Bridge with our 747 G-VFAB. Even though it was probably slightly more cloudy than we would have liked! Many thanks to Captain Graham Ellison for sharing this video of the fly past.