Sunday 17 November 2019

South African Airways

 CAPE ARGUS - 1939, October 17
South African Airways promised to give you de-luxe air travel between the principal towns of Southern Africa in spacious airliners with the latest comforts and conveniences ….. at a cost by no means disproportionate to the advantages of speedy and comfortable transport.
Always make your arrangements through the SAR Tourist Bureau, the Main Booking Office for SA Airways.

SA Airways record
A new record for the Rand-Cape flight was established today by South African Airways on the inaugural trip of the new direct service. A record distance was flown, 2 024 miles at an average speed of 157 miles an hour; it was the first time two different air liners have flown from the Rand to Cape Town by different routes, one direct over the Karoo and the other via Durban and the coastal route; and both air liners broke the records for the respective routes.

THE STAR Johannesburg - 1935, August 6
The three-motored air liner, JAN VAN RIEBEECK, piloted by Captain L. Inggs, left Germiston at 7.30 a.m. and arrived at Cape Town at 2.30 p.m. in five hours 30 minutes’ flying time. The distance is 820 miles. Stops were made at Kimberley and Beaufort West. Four of the Government’s pilots are with them and all four are pleased with themselves for records were set up. Among the passengers were Mr. JA Lindenberg (manager of South African airways) and Mr. CTS Capel (the engineering superintendent), who are making an official inspection of the route. The plane will leave on its return direct to Johannesburg on Friday. 
The second arrived in Cape Town at 4.45 p.m. It had left Johannesburg at the same time as the other machine, 7.30 a.m., but had covered an additional 320 miles. It traversed 1 180 miles at an average of 158 miles an hour. This machine will make its return journey on Thursday via the coast and Durban to Johannesburg. These services will be run regularly in future, in addition to the existing services; and South African Airways will henceforward be flying 8 923 miles a week.
THE STAR Johannesburg - 1935, August 8
CAPE ARGUS - 1939, February 22
THE STAR Johannesburg - 1935, August 5

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