This poster promotes TEAL’s popular flights between Australia and New Zealand. The airline's first flight from Auckland to Sydney was in April 1940. It started as a weekly service, but soon rose to three flights a fortnight. In 1940, its first year, TEAL made 130 trips across the Tasman, carrying 1460 passengers. By the time this poster appeared, it had added Christchurch, Wellington and Melbourne to the route.
Poster, ‘Three Trans-Tasman Air Routes’, 1950s, by Arthur Thompson. Purchased 2001. All Rights Reserved. Te Papa (GH009296)