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Title:Nyasaland's post WWII air mails
Author:Morton, David G.
Year:2010
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Volume:63
Issue:1
Pages:57-71
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Malawi
Central Africa
Subjects:air transport
postal services
1940-1949
1950-1959
History, Archaeology
Postal service--History
Air mail service
Malawi--History
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29783610
Abstract:This paper examines Nyasaland's (now Malawi) post-World War II airmail flights, particularly the extension of the 'Internal Flights' introduced in 1951 and 1953. Following a summary of the history of civil aviation in Nyasaland immediately before and after WW II, the paper first examines the development of the mail flights in the country from 1950 onwards, paying attention to the various air services and the aircraft they used. The entire services covered c. 800 unduplicated route miles in Nyasaland. Although uneconomic, they were regarded as essential social services to the scattered communities from the farthest north southwards. Based on a publication in the Nyasaland Times, 5, 25 October, 1951 - the only reference for these flights that has been found up till now -, the paper presents data on flight schedules, time tables and routes. App., ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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