• Short Summary

    East African Airways Corporation are the first Government owned airline to commence a service to the United Kingdom which the 'Budget' passenger can afford to use from Africa.

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    This was used en route form London to East Africa, I had hoped to get a story out of the children travelling on the plane to spend Xmas with their parents.
    30 ft


    Canadair aircraft waiting on tarmac at Nairobi airport for passengers to join on first fight of the coach class service from Nairobi to London.
    40 ft


    Porters waiting to assist passengers aboard.
    47 ft


    Cabin staff on gangway of plane.
    52 ft


    Captain Bob Ainsworth (in command) joins the plane.
    56 ft


    Passengers joining the plane.
    85 ft


    Starting engines.
    90 ft


    Aircraft taxiing out to runway.
    95 ft


    Pamphlet issued by E.A.A.C. announcing the commencement of the service.
    100 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: East African Airways Corporation are the first Government owned airline to commence a service to the United Kingdom which the 'Budget' passenger can afford to use from Africa. These four engined 'Canadair' aircraft will be flying between Nairobi and London via Entebbe, Khartoum, Bengazi, once a week, and all depending on the popularity of this service this will be increased in the near future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAN22INF8A3SXIDCPKMJYWOI9A
    Media URN:
    VLVAN22INF8A3SXIDCPKMJYWOI9A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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