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Old Apr 4, 19, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
30. If in the late summer of 1972 you wanted to fly from Frankfurt in the German Federal Republic to (East) Berlin’s Schoenfeld Airport in the German Democratic Republic, there was only one scheduled flight per week. Identify the airline and the aircraft you’d be flying upon.
I think this would be Aeroflot, with an Ilyushin 62. They had not long started their service to West Germany, which was regarded as a significant moment. It could not use the "corridor" routes direct to Berlin, nor could it cross directly from West to East Germany. It had to fly east to overhead Czechoslovakia, then turn north. The start of Aeroflot service to West Germany, which was of course matched by a balancing first Lufthansa service to Moscow, probably a 727, was part of Chancellor Willy Brandt's "Ostpolitik" approach.

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