Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lufthansa: Frankfurt-Abidjan-Accra, 1978
An envelope from mid-1978, the first flight for a Lufthansa routing from Frankfurt to Accra via Abidjan, on a Boeing 707. Its unclear what the imprint in red is supposed to be, other than an African woman with a head-wrap. The envelope is addressed to the Lufthansa office in Accra and stamped in Cote D'Ivoire. Later, the German carrier would reach Accra via Lagos, a practice that continued through 2009. Lufthansa hasn't served Port Bouet Airport in many years, and recently discontinued service on Condor-adorned jets to Accra itself, in favor of its sister carrier, Privatair.