Saturday, November 14, 2009
Another artifact bearing witness to SAS's once extensive African presence. Its difficult to make out the date, but it seems this Vienna-Nairobi-Johannesburg route was launched on 15 December 1976 (or 78?) with a DC-10. Similar to its Monrovia service via Zurich, SAS seemed to collect its passengers from its various Nordic hubs (Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo) to a more central European airport, in this case Vienna, and from then southward toward Africa. SAS does not presently serve any African destinations.