Palestine Airways (Palestine Air Transport) was an airline founded by Zionist Pinhas Rutenberg, in conjunction with the Histadrut and the Jewish Agency. In 1937 the airline was taken over by British Government’s Air Ministry, with the intention of it eventually being transferred back into private hands. It operated from Jul1937 until Aug1940, under the aegis of the British corporation Imperial Airways. Palestine Airways ceased operations in Aug1940 when its aircraft were taken over by the RAF for use in the war effort
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