Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Interflug: The African Routes, c. 1970
These two pages from an Interflug route map show its two African Routes: Berlin-Algiers-Bamako-Conakry-Freetown and Cairo-Khartoum-Dar Es Salaam. Also shown is a Near-Eastern extension to Nicosia-Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad. Note the unusual maneuvers shown over the Italian peninsula-- its somewhat difficult to understand just where the aircraft landed on their way across the Mediterranean, but Rome is not shown in red so was apparently only a radar station.