Friday, February 12, 2010
Air Gambia: Gatwick-Banjul-Freetown, Winter 1973
Bathurst and Banjul did not only see foreign carriers in their time. Here is a document (pulled from the Corona typewriter, perhaps?) showing Air Gambia's winter schedule to Gatwick Airport and onward to Freetown. Must have been marginally popular then, but hardly like the air bridge that exists today of Thomas Cook package tourists who make their winter holiday on Gambia's gorgeous beaches, which make the tiny slice of West Africa a little tourism success story. Air Gambia used a B707, which somewhat shockingly was seen at Gatwick as late as October 1993, but it didn't last.