1987 - January 1 - TWA Trans World Airlines Timetables, Route Maps and History.
TWA Trans World Airlines Timetables, Route Maps and History - January 1, 1987:
This was a dark period for TWA. Carl Icahn took over as the lesser of two evils over Frank Lorenzo. A 727 was hijacked for weeks in the Middle East in 1985. Financially, the airline began to bleed red ink. The route expansion at the time consisted of Copenhagen, Bombay, and Barcelona. Domestically, San Juan was served for the first time and TWA returned to Honolulu. Schedules consolidated at St. Louis as TWA purchased Ozark. The Denver hub was dismantled. On the plus side in 1984, TWA was a trendsetter becoming the first U.S. airline to fly ETOPS 767s across the Atlantic.