Friday, July 6, 2012

Lufthansa Cargo: Dhahran-Dubai-Hong Kong, 1991

Normally, Timetablist limits its interest to commercial passenger schedules of past and present, but as yesterday's post brought up the topic of Lufthansa's history of hopping within the Gulf region, here is a envelope marking the commencement of a global freight route wrapping around the belt of Asia, from Frankfurt to Hong Kong via Dhahran and Dubai.

The B747F is shown twice, however both illustrations are rather distorted, particularly on the elongated profile on the cartoonish cancellation stamp. The other aligns the ailerons with the outline of an unspecified mosque-and-minarets profile. Note also the petroleum production emblazoned on the Saudi Arabian postage stamp.

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