Airline history from 1939, this page lists 25 airline related events from 1939.
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25 dates in airline history from 1939:
June 1st, 1939
Oslo Airport, Fornebu, was opened. View airlines from Norway.
Thursday, January 26, 1939
The Boeing Model 314 Clipper was given permission by the Civil Aeronautics Authority to be used for commercial service by Pan American Airways. View airlines from USA.
Monday, February 20, 1939
First flight of the Douglas DC-5, the least known of the famous DC airliner series, 16-22 seat, twin-propeller aircraft intended for shorter routes than the DC-3 or DC-4. View airlines from USA.
February 21, 1939
The new Estonian airline Ago was founded at the behest of the Estonian government. View airlines from USSR.
Wednesday, March 01, 1939
Clarence Decatur C. D. Howe opened first TCA (Trans-Canada Air Lines) transcontinental passenger service from Montreal to Vancouver. View airlines from Canada.
Tuesday, March 07, 1939
Allegheny Airlines began as All American Aviation Company, providing mail delivery and passenger operations (>American). View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, March 15, 1939
CSA interrupts activities due to the occupation of Czechoslovakia. View airlines from Czechoslovakia.
Sunday, March 26, 1939
The Boeing 314’s (Clipper) first trial flight across the mid-Atlantic occurs. View airlines from USA.
Friday, May 12, 1939
US Airways began operations as All American Aviation. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, May 20, 1939
The Boeing 314 entered service with Pan American Airways. View airlines from USA.
Monday, June 12, 1939
The British Overseas Airways Corporation Ltd Bill, providing for the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd, was introduced in the House of Commons. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Saturday, June 17, 1939
The official opening of Derby Airport, which was located at Burnaston, was performed by the Secretary of State for Air, Kingsley Wood. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Sunday, June 18, 1939
The first direct transatlantic seaplane service was begun by Pan Am, from New York to Southampton. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, June 29, 1939
Pan Am's Dixie Clipper completes first commercial plane flight to Europe. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, July 06, 1939
First Autogyro air mail service. Eastern Air Lines, from Philadelphia Post Office to Camden NJ, in a Kellett KD-1 B. View airlines from USA.
Friday, August 11, 1939
Pan Am (Pan American World Airways) began scheduled flights from New York to Southampton, England. View airlines from USA.
August 27, 1939
Alpar AG (Alpar, Schweizerische Luftverkehrs AG), formed on 07Apr1936, all flights were cancelled due to the general tense political situation. View airlines from Switzerland.
Sunday, September 03, 1939
Following the formal declaration of war by the British Government on Germany, all civil flying ceased. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Thursday, September 21, 1939
First flight of the Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar. View airlines from USA.
Sunday, October 15, 1939
New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia dedicates an airport in Flushing bearing his name. La Guardia airport was the costliest to build at the time, $45 million. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, October 28, 1939
Aerolloyd Iguassú, founded in the beginning of 1933 in Curitiba, was sold to VASP. View airlines from Brazil.
Friday, November 24, 1939
British Overseas Airways Corporation was established by the merger of Imperial Airways and the original British Airways under the BOAC Act. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, November 27, 1939
Longest ambulance flight in Canadian history was carried out by a Junkers W-34 of Canadian Airways, piloted by WE Catton from Winnipeg Manitoba, to Repulse Bay & return. View airlines from Canada.
November 27, 1939
BWIA West Indies Airways was founded as British West Indian Airways. View airlines from Trinidad and Tobago.
Saturday, December 02, 1939
New York’s La Guardia Airport opens for service. View airlines from USA.