Sunday, September 4, 2011

South African Airways: Johannesburg-Abidjan-Lisbon-Rome-Athens, May 1976

A South African short-jumbo stops in "Ivoorkus" on its way to southern Europe in May 1976. Note that, as with the previous post, a blue map is matched a predominant Afrikaans inscription.

Its somewhat surprising that SAL/SAA would find passengers disembarking at either Lisbon, Rome, or Athens-- perhaps this is why all three were linked together in a single flight plan. This is especially so as the airline has long-since stopped flying to most of its former European destinations, including Paris and Amsterdam. Even if SAA were to return to more European airports, such circuitous constellation of stops will surely never be repeated.

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