Friday, October 30, 2009

LOT Polish, ca. 1960

At the height of the cold war, LOT IL-62 jets stretched from Baghdad to Benghazi to Brussels, with the flagship route to New York via Shannon, London and Amsterdam. The routes seem even more dense to the west than the east, with a surprising number of North African destinations: Tunis, Algiers, Benghazi, and Cairo.

1 comment:

  1. 1960 would have meant IL-18's; the jets came much later in the decade for the Soviet satellite national carriers.