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Today in Airline History

25 March 1932Aeroflot was officially adopted for the entire Soviet Civil Air Fleet. Renamed from DobroletUSSR
25 March 1946The official opening ceremony of London Heathrow Airport was performed by Lord Winster, the Minister of AviationUK
25 March 1964 Domodedovo Airlines operated its first revenue service as Domodedovo United Air DetachmentUSSR
25 March 1971First flight of the Ilyushin Il-76 USSR
25 March 1985Emirates Airlines was established by the Dubai governmentUAE
25 March 1992 Azur Air Ukraine, formed on 07Feb1967 as Tyumen Civil Aviation Division, was re-established as TyumenaviatransUkraine
25 March 1992EuroCypria Airlines was foundedCyprus
25 March 1994Aerosvit Airlines was founded as Aerosweet AirlinesUkraine
25 March 1994

SA Express was granted a license to operate domestically

South Africa
25 March 2001Bluebird Cargo operations startedIceland
25 March 2002Intersky Aviation, formed in Nov2001, began operationsAustria
25 March 2007BA Cityflyer, having received its air operatorís certificate on 08Feb2007, started operationsUK
25 March 2007Brussels Airlines, created by the merger of SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) and Virgin Express, began operationsBelgium
25 March 2008ASA (African Safari Airlines) ceased operationsKenya
25 March 2012Jetlite was merged into Jet Airways' inhouse low cost brand JetKonnectIndia
25 March 2012Iberia Express commenced operationsSpain

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