First Marseille Algier’s crossing by seaplane
crossing by seaplane
The first crossing of the Mediterranean by seaplane
"We must have the line operating this July," Pierre-Georges Latécoère told our journalist. On 16 May, Mr Latécoère, general manager of Latécoère Airlines and its France-Morocco-Algeria air routes, completed a seaplane crossing from Marseille to Algiers via Barcelona and Palma-de-Majorca (in the Balearic Islands) in a flying time of 7 hours 45 minutes. This remarkable feat was not so much an expedition as a demonstration run — or an inaugural flight, prepared quietly by Mr Latécoère.
As we announced yesterday, the founder of the African airline network arrived in Marseille aboard the Lamoricière mail boat from Algiers at 3.45 pm. Mr Latécoère kindly agreed to answer a few questions. “You received word of my trip from Marseille to Algiers and your newspapers gave the story a great deal of coverage. And yet, it was such a simple trip and so much more pleasant than travelling by ship!”, he commented.