First Airmail Service London-Karachi 1929, Old Photo
Old 1929 photograph of the first airmail service from London to Karachi in then undivided India. The giant aircraft Argosy carrying mail completes its first round trip from London to Karachi in 1929. Photo shows a partial view of Imperial Airways’ Argosy parked at Croydon Airport, London. The unloading of the mail bags is in progress from the Argosy which arrived in London on completing the last stage of its first return journey from Karachi.
Establishing a new mail and passenger service between England and British India in 1929. The journey took fifteen days from London to Karachi and back. This marks another historic milestone in the advancement of India’s aerial transport. The previous one was the world’s first official airmail flight that took place in India in 1911. Notice mail bags marked Karachi – London and Imperial Airways. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- Imperial Airways also operated flying boat airline services to India and other countries, see post Flying Boat/Seaplane Service In British India, Old Print 1948.
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