He was keen to start low-cost 'Skytrain' services across the pond. Unsurprisingly BOAC and Pan Am were less keen! It was these new routes the 707s were to be used for but Skytrain was delayed for years and only eventually began in 1977. Laker used the 707s on standard Mediterranean charter routes from Gatwick to Palma or Tenerife but was able to also replace Britannia's on a series of affinity group charters (ABCs) across the Atlantic to the USA and Canada. G-AVZZ operated a three month lease to Nigeria Airways in 1970, however she was destined once again to become a regular in the Caribbean - this time in the colours of International Caribbean Airways.
Sometime in 1978 it appears that AVZZ was returned to Laker and regained the standard Laker livery. Caribbean Airways (as it was known by then) gained a pair of leased Laker 707-320s (G-BFBS and BFBZ 'Bridgetown') by September 1978 as replacement.
G-AVZZ became N50JJ, then N500JJ, and was broken up at Paris Le Bourget in July 1983.
The timetable image is taken from the collection of Björn Larsson at the excellent http://www.timetableimages.com
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