Wednesday, January 20, 2010
UTA: The African Routes c.1980
UTA French Airlines was one of aviation's more unique carriers: from its eggplant colored airplanes to its roster of destinations-- if you saw one its widebodies, you knew your were someplace exotic (or maybe just in Paris). Its really a shame UTA didn't survive, its individual spirit has never been matched by any other intercontinental carrier since. One question on the advert: did it really serve Nouadhibou, Mauritania's secondary port and surely one of the most remote cities in the world, and not its capital, Nouakchott? Can't stop admiring the curious carrier; its a shame its reputation didn't survive the 1989 Bombing.