Air Ceylon The trunk route of the Orient

Air Ceylon The trunk route of the Orient original poster
This is a genuine vintage poster titled "Air Ceylon The trunk route of the Orient" designed by an anonymous artist.
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Country: Other
Decade: 1950
Dimensions:99 x 63 cm | 38.98 x 24.8 inches
Condition: Excellent | | A -
Publisher:Australian National Airways (ANA)
Printed by:P. C. Grosser Litho Melbourne
Category: Airline/Aviation

A stunning original vintage airline poster issued by Air Ceylon to promote air travel in the Orient using the slogan "The trunk route of the Orient" and printed destinations like: London, Rome, Cairo, Karachi, Bombay, Colombo, Singapore and Sydney.

Air Ceylon (Sri Lanka was then Ceylon) was formed in 1947. The State-owned airline began by operating domestic flights using Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft. International services began two years later in 1949 with Douglas DC-4 planes.

Air Ceylon operated the international services in cooperation with Australian National Airways (ANA) which had a 49 percent stake in the airline. The longest route flown at the time was from Colombo to London.

Both ANA and Air Ceylon used some of the same posters for advertseing, just changing the logo. This poster is very rare!

In excellent condition ready to be framed and put on the wall.

This is an Authentic Original Vintage Poster from its time. It's not a new reproduction.
USD$ 2,450

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