If you have a passion for historic and present commercial airlines then you have come to the right place.This includes airlines from 262 countries (current and previous) and regions around the world. Please see below for daily updates.
Most of us are aware of the Wright Brothers who pioneered the first flight on December 17, 1903, but are maybe not aware that the first scheduled airline, in 1914 was St. Petersburgh & Tampa Airboat Line. The initial flight had Tony Jannus as the pilot and Mayot Phiel was the passenger.
The longest operating airline with its current name intact is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It’s first flight was on 17 May 1920. Another well known airline that has survived is LOT Polish Airlines. It was formed on 01 January 1929.
There are over 4,000 airline aircraft specific dates available. The list is regularly updated.