Airline history from 1940, this page lists 26 airline related events from 1940.
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26 dates in airline history from 1940:
January 01, 1940
Petropavlosk-Kamchatski Air Enterprise was formed from Aeroflot Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division. View airlines from USSR.
January 19, 1940
Dublin Airport was officially opened when an Aer Lingus Lockheed 14 aircraft departs. View airlines from Ireland.
February 01, 1940
The Southern Rhodesian government formed Southern Rhodesian Air Services. View airlines from Southern Rhodesia.
February 10, 1940
CAETA (Cia. Anonima Espanola de Transporte Aereo), formed in 1939, merged into Iberia. View airlines from Spain.
February 28, 1940
NAB (Navegacao Aerea Brasileira) was incorporated at Rio de Janeiro (>VASP). View airlines from Brazil.
March 20, 1940
Boeing delivered Pan American Airways its first Model 37 Stratoliners. View airlines from USA.
March 26, 1940
First flight of the Curtiss C-46 Commando. View airlines from USA.
April 01, 1940
BOAC officially took over the operations of Imperial Airways and British Airways Limited. View airlines from United Kingdom.
April 02, 1940
After the Winter War (between Finland and the Soviet Union), Aero O/Y resumes flights to Tallinn. View airlines from Finland.
April 26, 1940
TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) was registered in Wellington as a limited liability company (>ANZ). View airlines from New Zealand.
April 30, 1940
Inaugural TEAL route from Auckland to Sydney (>ANZ). View airlines from New Zealand.
May 24, 1940
South African Airways becomes a military wing, and all commercial services are suspended. View airlines from South Africa.
June 5th, 1940
SANA (Sociedad Argentina de Navigacion Aerea) started regularly scheduled flights across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay. View airlines from Argentina.
June 14, 1940
SCADTA merged with SACO (Servicio Aereo Colombiano) to form Avianca. View airlines from Colombia.
June 14, 1940
Jersey Airways, with assistance from No.24 Squadron, began an air evacuation of staff and equipment to UK mainland. View airlines from United Kingdom.
June 14, 1940
Elders Colonial Airways ceased operations. View airlines from Nigeria.
June 15, 1940
Avianca (Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia) started operations (>Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)). View airlines from Colombia.
July 2nd, 1940
Thomas H. Davis purchased Camel City Flying Service and changed the name to Piedmont Aviation. View airlines from USA.
July 08, 1940
The first Trans World Airlines Boeing Stratoliner flew from New York to Los Angeles in 12 hours & 18 minute. View airlines from USA.
July 17, 1940
DTA (Divisao de Transportes Aereos de Angola), formed in 1939, restarted operations. View airlines from Portuguese West Africa.
July 22, 1940
PAL (Philippine Air Lines) acquires the franchise of the Philippine Aerial Taxi Company. View airlines from Philippines.
August 15th, 1940
TWA took over operation of the Marquette Airlines routes. View airlines from USA.
September 04, 1940
LASO operated its first flight from Palomar to Esquel (+>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)). View airlines from Argentina.
November 19, 1940
Northeast Airlines started operations (>Delta). View airlines from USA.
November 27, 1940
BWIA West Indies Airways started operations as British West Indian Airways. View airlines from Trinidad and Tobago.
December 23, 1940
United Airlines inaugurated the first all-cargo service in U.S. airline history.. View airlines from USA.