The DC-4 Story Part 2

‘During the 1960s, with increasing demand for freighters, the DC-4 fleet expanded with the purchase of five aircraft’

Ansett-ANA DC-4-1009 VH-INY landing at Mascot December 12 1968. Originally delivered to TAA as VH-TAC John Forrest in 1946, to VH-BPA Resolution with BCPA in 1948, to VH-EBL Qantas Hong Kong Trader in 1949, to Ansett-ANA in 1961. Converted to freighter configuration in 1967, sold overseas in 1970 becoming ZS-IGB Marine Diamond Company. Eric Allen

Entering domestic service

Released from the trans-Pacific flights, ANA introduced DC‑4s onto additional longer-distance services across Australia, Adelaide-Perth on 7 January 1949, Sydney-Hobart on 15 February 1952 and Melbourne-Brisbane on 1 May 1954. In concert with TAA and Qantas DC-4s, new domestic and international routes were pioneered, and new fare structures introduced. 

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