Wednesday, April 11, 2012

El Al: The first flight to Addis Ababa, January 1970

Another tri-lingual envelope, this from El Al, which at the beginning of 1970 spread its wings to connect to the two ancient realms of the Holy Land and Abyssinia with a "Queen of Sheba" route from what it refers to as "Jerusalem" but is surely Ben Gurion Airport, normally referred to as Tel Aviv in regular usage, and the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa. The indigo ink mark uses English, Hebrew, and Amharic and announce the launch. Despite the Jewish community in Ethiopia, the route is not served today.

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