Globe Air
Kurt Rüdin launched the Swiss charter airline Globe Air already in 1957. After injecting additional capital the first aircraft, the Airspeed A.S.57 Ambassador G-ALZS (becoming HB-IEK) was bought from Overseas Aviation and delivered from Cambridge to Basle on 8 November 1960.

HB-IEL former G-ALZZ was bought from Overseas in spring 1961 and delivered on 3 May 1961 and named 'Lälläkeenig" (the three Globe Air Ambassadors were named after Swiss folklore characters).
Here seen in its second livery during 1963.

c/n 5222 Ambassador HB-IEL May 61 - Nov 63

The Ambassadors were used for charter work connecting Basle with Amsterdam, Athens, Cairo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, London, Tunis, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Las Palmas and many more, even safari flights to East Africa, including Entebbe and Nairobi.

Globe Air purchased for its long range destinations
2 Bristol Br. 175 Britannias
from EL AL in 1964 and 1965.

c/n 13431 HB-ITC Britannia 313 seen in its latest livery beginning 1967 just before the airline lost HB-ITB on 20 April 1967 on approach to Nicosia
and faced financial difficulties later that year.

Another view of this attractive livery on the Britannia.

                                                                                                           all Photos, Zoggavia Collection

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