South African Airlines flight to Perth: 60 year is a reason to celebrate

South African Airlines flight to Perth: 60 year is a reason to celebrate
South African Airways has commemorated the 60th anniversary of its first flight into Perth, Western Australia, holding an industry event in Perth last night to mark the occasion. According to SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia, Tim Clyde-Smith, the first scheduled flight of the airline from Johannesburg’s Jan Smuts Airport to Perth took place on November 25, 1957. “SAA’s initial services used a 65-seat Douglas DC-7B aircraft with flights operating every fortnight. The flight took more than 21 hours in the air, excluding stops, making it a very long journey indeed,” Tim said. “SA280 (the same co
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