1950 – Central African Airways – First Direct Airmail

Central African Airways

1950 – First Direct Airmail

On 1st April, 1950, Central African Airways inaugurated non-stop Viking flights between Salisbury – Johannesburg – Salisbury. On the same day they also inaugurated the first direct air route between Johannesburg and Dar-es-Salaam via Salisbury. The new service, called the Coastal Viking, provided for the first time, a fast, same-day air link between the Rhodesias, Nyasaland, Tangankyika and the Union of South Africa.

To compliment these new routes, a new direct airmail service between Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; Blantyre, Nyasaland; and Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika was established.

First Flight Covers

From Blantyre
From Salisbury