Picture of the Day: Flying Karachi to Baghdad

Posted on December 5, 2006
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, History, Photo of the Day
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We at ATP like rickshaws and tongas; but we like flying machines too; and not just those from PIA.

Here is a picture of a Handley-Page biplane of UK’s Imperial Airways which was used as a weekly air service between Karachi and Baghdad in 1932. This particular photo shows this plane at a stopover in Kuwait on its way from Karachi to Baghdad in 1934.

Imperial airways was established in UK on March 31, 1924 and it established its first route between UK and India by an inuagural flight between London and Karachi on March 30th, 1929. By 1933 it was running a weekly service between Karachi and London.

More information on Imperial Airways can be found here. I found this photo at flickr.

9 responses to “Picture of the Day: Flying Karachi to Baghdad”

  1. Saadia Khan says:

    Yes British knew how to control its colonies and do better trade, for that they (needed and) developed all type of logistics and transportation system.

  2. TURAB says:

    on the side note ASIF n SHOBI ARE FREE!!! YEAY!!
    and BOOOO PCB!

  3. Mariam says:


  4. Samdani says:

    What a fantastic find.

    The world was more global then maybe than now.

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