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The World's Airlines

Past, Present & Future

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Latest Updates & Additions

June 25, 2017

Misty Fjords Air is a passenger scheduled & charter carrier based at Ketchikan Harbor Sea Plane Base (WFB), Alaska [added] USA

June 25, 2017

Fly Zambia was a planned passenger charter carrier out of Lusaka International (LUN) in 2012. Did not start operations [added] Zambia

June 25, 2017

CHC (Ireland) is a passenger charter carrier out of Shannon International (SNN) [added] Ireland
 

Airline History

 

25 June 1919

The world’s first all-metal transport aircraft , the Junkers F-13, made its first flight at Dessau, Germany

Germany

25 June 1936

American Airlines became the first to place the DC.3 in service (using the berth-equipped DST version)

USA

25 June 1938

The official public opening of Manchester Airport at Ringway, England, was held with an extensive air display

UK

25 June 1945

Flying Tiger Line was formed as National Skyway Freight (>FedEx)

USA

25 June 1946

First transatlantic flight for Air France, Paris to New York

France

25 June 1955

First flight of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

UK

25 June 1968

Finnair Oy became the company's official name

Finland

25 June 1985

Southwest Airlines acquired Muse Air, with it continuing to operate as a separate airline until February 1986 when its name changed to TranStar

USA

25 June 1988

China Eastern Airlines was established under the CAAC Huadong Administration

China

25 June 1995

Aviacon Zitotrans operations started (>Aviacon Air Cargo)

Russia

25 June 2002

SkyNet Airlines, established in 2001, started operations

Ireland

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Today's airline ticket below is provided by Gklavas Athanasios