1959 – British Overseas Airways Corporation – First Comet IV Regular Service

British Overseas Airways Corporation

First Comet IV Regular Service

On 2nd December, 1959, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) inaugurated the first flight from London to Johannesburg using the Comet IV (London to Salisbury section). The 17.5 hr scheduled flight left London via Rome, Khartoum, Nairobi to Salisbury. Then Salisbury to Johannesburg.

First Flight Covers