Twenty Two Years Before September 11 ...

Twenty two years before 9/11, Pakistan International Airlines ran this ad in the French publication Le Point:

New York via Pakistan International. One of the companies offering scheduled flights to New York. Departure from Orly Sud, offering best flights to the cities in provinces. A new proof of PIA’s efficacy.

PIA is an international company expanding business successfully: 3,000,000 passengers this year, a departure every 6 minutes.

Success thoroughly built on customers’ satisfaction. For having an excellent flight to New York or 60 other metropolises in the world travel via PIA.

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OK, let's see. Was this the only ad that this airline ran with buildings in it?
I'm sure there are lots of instances of advertising for travel to New York City, showing the World Trade Centre.

The ad doesn't show the plane crashing into the towers, does it? If anything, this reinforced the idea in the Middle East that the World Trade Center was an important building. And previous to 9/11, the idea of crashing planes into buildings was considered for other sites, such as the Eiffel Tower.

Can we say coincidence, and perhaps a bit of reading something into a 20-year-old image?
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