Today in airline history lists historical airline events that happened on this day around the world.
This collection goes back over 100 years with 4785 events currently recorded in the airline database. This list gets updated frequently with new airline events that may occur throughout the year.
Some well known events you might see within today in airline history are:
- The Wright brothers successfully taking to the air in 1903 with the first powered aircraft.
- The formation of the longest surviving airline with the same name KLM in 1919.
- BOAC flying the world’s first pure jet service in 1952.
- The first flight of Concorde in 1969.
To view our full list of airline events, please visit our main history page here.
Today in airline history, 11 events from 24th March:
Quebec Airways became part of the CPA family (>Air Canada)Canada
Reeve Aleutian Airways was incorporated. Ceased operations on 05Dec2000USA
Gulf Aviation Company (>Gulf Air) was registered as a private shareholding companyBahrain
Chukotavia was formed by the merger of Anadyr Air Enterprise & Chaunski Air Enterprise.Russia
Kiwi International Air Lines ceased operationsUSA
Styrian Spirit, established on 25Dec2002, started operationsAustria
Styrian Spirit ceased operationsAustria
BA Connect ceased operationsUnited Kingdom
Air Adriatic ceased operationsCroatia
Highland Airways was placed into voluntary administration, and all flights cancelledUnited Kingdom
flyCongo resumes domestic services after being renamed from Hewa Bora Airways (>Fly CAA)DR Congo