Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lufthansa: Frankfurt-Lagos-Accra, May 1976

This first-flight cover from Lufthansa German Airlines emphasizes the aircraft nearly as much as the route: both the envelope's blood-red graphics and the cancellation stamp feature the unmistakeable profile of the DC-10, which made its way from Frankfurt to Accra and onward to Lagos in May 1976. Interestingly, it was only in 2009, when service was normally with an Airbus A340, that Accra and Lagos were delinked in Lufthansa's system, each getting a dedicated daily non-stop flight.

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