• Short Summary

    AN AIR FRANCE BOEING 707 JET AIRLINERS TOOK OFF FROM PARIS THIS MORNING (MONDAY) FOR SHANGHAI TO OPEN THE FIRST DIRECT, REGULARLY-SCHEDULE AIR LINK BETWEEN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND WESTERN EUROPE.

  • Description

    AN AIR FRANCE BOEING 707 JET AIRLINERS TOOK OFF FROM PARIS THIS MORNING (MONDAY) FOR SHANGHAI TO OPEN THE FIRST DIRECT, REGULARLY-SCHEDULE AIR LINK BETWEEN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND WESTERN EUROPE.

    THE PASSENGERS ON THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT INCLUDE TWENTY-FOUR FRENCH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS LED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION IN FRANCE, M. JACQUES BOITREAUD. THE GENERAL MANAGER OF AIR FRANCE, M. JOSEPH ROOS WAS ALSO ON BOARD.

    THE SERVICE WILL OPERATE WEEKLY, AND AIRCRAFT WILL FLY THROUGH ATHENS, CAIRO, KARACHI, AND PHNOM PENH.

    THE AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH THE AIR LINK WAS REACHED IN JUNE AFTER SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, INCLUDING BRITISH, JAPANESE AND SCANDIVANIAN AIRLINE COMPANIES HAD UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO OPEN SERVICES INTO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    THE FLIGHT LEAVES PARIS AT 1100 HOURS LOCAL TIME, AND REACHES SHANGHAI ABOUT 21 1/2 HOURS LATER. THE ECONOMY CLASS RETURN FARE FROM PARIS TO SHANGHAI IS GBP433 STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TH0Q0OJW32PINKP92PSKTJUP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TH0Q0OJW32PINKP92PSKTJUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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