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More expansion planned at BCAL. (British Caledonian Airways plans New York, Tokyo service)

New York--British Caledonian Airways, which started scheduled service between Gatwick airport, London, and JFK Int'l here on May 1, is studying plans to increase the frequency to two flights a day from April 1, 1986. The second frequency would leave Gatwick in the early evening, and make a daylight eastbound departure from New York.

The airline also plans to expand eastwards from London, with a non-stop Gatwick-Tokyo service across Siberia, with an extension to Seoul, South Korea, starting as early as summer 1986 if an application due before the British Civil Aviation Authority this fall is successful, and the Soviets agree to overflights. Other future plans, as outlined by Alastair Pugh, Caledonian Aviation Group executive vice chairman, include a new route between Gatwick and Milan, Italy, and the replacement of the airline's BAC 1-11s on a few London-Paris services by the Airbus A310. …

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