Airline history from 1948, this page lists 41 airline related events from 1948.
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41 dates in airline history from 1948:
Thursday, January 01, 1948
Piedmont Airlines was founded (>>USAir >US Airways >>American Airlines). View airlines from USA.
January 9th, 1948
Luxair Luxembourg Airlines was incorporated as Luxembourg Airlines. View airlines from Luxembourg.
Saturday, January 17, 1948
BOAC began to replace flying boat routes with the Lockheed Constellation (>BA). View airlines from United Kingdom.
Thursday, January 22, 1948
First flight of the Short Sealand, a British light, twin engined commercial amphibian aircraft. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Sunday, February 15, 1948
Post-war operation of Moscow Shosseynaya Airport restarted. View airlines from USSR.
Wednesday, February 18, 1948
Aviaco was formed to operate all-cargo services (>Iberia). View airlines from Spain.
Tuesday, February 24, 1948
Wisconsin Central Airlines began scheduled service. View airlines from USA.
Sunday, February 29, 1948
Introduction of the Convair CV-240 family. View airlines from USA.
Monday, March 08, 1948
Air India International was incorporated. View airlines from India.
Monday, March 29, 1948
World Airways was founded by Benjamin Pepper. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, April 03, 1948
Alitalia recommenced services to the United Kingdom. View airlines from Italy.
Wednesday, April 14, 1948
British Eagle was formed as Eagle Aviation at Aldermaston. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Sunday, April 18, 1948
Cyprus Airways, established on 24Sep1947, restarted operations. View airlines from Cyprus.
Wednesday, April 21, 1948
Pennsylvania-Central Airlines name changed to Capital Airlines (>United Airlines). View airlines from USA.
May 7th, 1948
Island Airways was absorbed by Mandated Airlines. View airlines from Papua New Guinea.
Saturday, May 15, 1948
World Airways operations started. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, May 18, 1948
Aquila Airways, a Southampton-based British independent airline, was formed using two ex-BOAC converted RAF Short Sunderlands. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Tuesday, June 01, 1948
Convair CV-240 Convairliner entered service with with American Airlines. View airlines from USA.
Friday, June 04, 1948
Philippine Airlines began the first transpacific sleeper service, using DC-6 airliners between San Francisco and Manila. View airlines from Philippines.
Monday, June 07, 1948
Jupiter Airways started operations. View airlines from India.
Tuesday, June 08, 1948
Air India commenced a regular Bombay-London service by Lockheed Constellation. View airlines from India.
Thursday, June 24, 1948
The British West Indian Airways name was restored for operating routes among the Caribbean Islands. View airlines from Trinidad and Tobago.
Wednesday, June 30, 1948
Petropavlosk-Kamchatski Air Enterprise operations started. View airlines from USSR.
Wednesday, June 30, 1948
Air Namibia, formed as South West Air Transport in 1946, restarted operations. View airlines from South West Africa.
Wednesday, June 30, 1948
Air Labrador restarted operations as Newfoundland Airways. View airlines from Canada.
Thursday, July 01, 1948
First commercial flight from Idlewild Airport (golf course) which will become later New York International Airport and then John F. Kennedy International Airport.. View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, July 07, 1948
Silver City Airways, operated the world's first cross-Channel air ferry service between Lympne near Folkestone in Kent and Le Touquet, France. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Friday, July 16, 1948
First flight of the Vickers Viscount. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Tuesday, July 20, 1948
By authorization of the CAB, The Powelson Line, operating as Caribbean Atlantic Airlines began operation as Caribair. View airlines from Puerto Rico.
Tuesday, July 27, 1948
The Berlin Airlift started. BEA co-ordinated the civil airlines’ operations. BSAA aircraft also took part. The airlift finally finished on 15Aug1949. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Saturday, July 31, 1948
President Harry Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.. View airlines from USA.
August 16, 1948
Aerotaxi was founded (>Aerovias Regionales de Colombia). View airlines from Colombia.
Wednesday, September 01, 1948
Pak-Air was established with a DC.3. View airlines from Pakistan.
Wednesday, September 15, 1948
Myanmar National Airways was founded by the government after independence, as the Union of Burma Airways (UBA). View airlines from Myanmar.
Tuesday, September 28, 1948
El Al's first flight. It departed from Ekron Air Base on this date to pick up Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann, and returned to Israel the next day. View airlines from Israel.
Monday, October 18, 1948
Cathay Pacific Airways, founded in Jan1946 as Roy Farrell Export-Import Co., was registered as Cathay Pacific. View airlines from Hong Kong.
Thursday, October 21, 1948
Tunisair operations start as Societe Tunisienne de l'Air. View airlines from Tunisia.
Monday, November 15, 1948
El Al was incorporated and became Israel's national flag carrier. View airlines from Israel.
Tuesday, December 07, 1948
Starways was formed at Blackpool by two pilots, Captain Noel Rodnight and Captain Albert Dean. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, December 20, 1948
Clark County Public Airport in Las Vegas was renamed to McCarran Field for U.S. Senator Pat McCarran. View airlines from USA.
December 24th, 1948
Aeroput ceased operations and was renamed JAT (Jugoslovenski Aerotransport). View airlines from Yugoslavia.