Airline history from 1959, this page lists 35 airline related events from 1959.
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35 dates in airline history from 1959:
Friday, January 02, 1959
PIA, Vickers Viscount 815 four-turboprop airliner, the first of which was accepted in the UK. View airlines from Pakistan.
Thursday, January 08, 1959
Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy first flight. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Saturday, January 10, 1959
Transavia Flug, bankruptcy was declared and it had to stop operations. View airlines from West Germany.
Tuesday, January 20, 1959
First flight of the Vickers Vanguard. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Sunday, January 25, 1959
First domestic airline to fly its own jets was American Airlines flying B.707s. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, January 27, 1959
First flight of Convair 880. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, January 31, 1959
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines), Vickers Viscount 815 four-turboprop airliner restarted revenue earning service on the service linking Karachi and Delhi. View airlines from Pakistan.
March 15, 1959
NorSur began to operate local routes. View airlines from Argentina.
March 26, 1959
SWAT (South West Air Transport) merged with Oryx Aviation (a small passenger airline established three years earlier) to form Suidwes Lugdiens (South West Airways). View airlines from Namibia.
Tuesday, March 31, 1959
BOAC commenced its first scheduled around-the-world service. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, April 20, 1959
Aeroflot puts the 84 to 110-seater Ilyushin IL-18, its first turboprop, into service from Moscow to Alma Ata & Adler. View airlines from USSR.
Thursday, April 23, 1959
First heliport in Britain opened in London. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, May 04, 1959
Pilatus PC-6 Porter first flight. View airlines from Switzerland.
Wednesday, June 17, 1959
First flight of OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi (>(Lufthansa CityLine). View airlines from West Germany.
Tuesday, June 30, 1959
Aero, founded in 1958, restarted operations as Aero Contractors of Nigeria. View airlines from Nigeria.
Wednesday, July 01, 1959
Hong Kong Airways was purchased by Cathay Pacific. View airlines from Hong Kong.
July 1st, 1959
BIAS International was formed as BIAS (Belgium International Air Services). View airlines from Belgium.
July 7th, 1959
BIAS (Belgium International Air Services) commenced operations (>BIAS Overseas). View airlines from Belgium.
Wednesday, July 22, 1959
Sud-Aviation Caravelle entered service with Air France. View airlines from France.
Wednesday, July 22, 1959
Antonov An-10 entered service with Aeroflot. View airlines from USSR.
July 24th, 1959
Varangfly was founded by Bjarne Zakariassen, Bjørn Rist & Odd Bentzen (>Norving). View airlines from Norway.
Wednesday, July 29, 1959
The first jetway in the U.S. was installed at the International Airport in San Francisco, California. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, August 15, 1959
Polynesian Airlines restarted operations. View airlines from Samoa.
Monday, August 24, 1959
Pan Am (Pan American World Airways) inaugurates the first jetliner service between the continental United States and Hawaii, using Boeing 707s. View airlines from USA.
August 24, 1959
Thai Airways International was established to operate international services. View airlines from Thailand.
Saturday, August 29, 1959
Victoria Flying Services was formed by Bill Sylvester. View airlines from Canada.
Friday, September 18, 1959
Delta Air Lines and United Air Lines introduced the Douglas DC-8. View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, September 30, 1959
Croydon Airport was closed. The final service was a de Havilland DH.114 Heron flight to Rotterdam Captained by Geoffrey Last. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Tuesday, October 06, 1959
Spantax (Spanish Air Taxi Líneas Aéreas S.A.) was founded by ex-Iberia pilot Rodolfo Bay Wright and ex-Iberia flight attendant Marta Estades Sáez. View airlines from Spain.
Thursday, October 29, 1959
First flight of the Antonov An-24. View airlines from USSR.
Sunday, November 01, 1959
Nordurflug was formed by Tryggvi Helgason to provide air ambulance and charter flights to remote areas of Iceland (>Air Iceland). View airlines from Iceland.
Monday, November 16, 1959
First flight of the Canadair CL-44. View airlines from Canada.
Thursday, November 19, 1959
TEAL took delivery of the first of its jet-prop Electras, ZK-TEA "Aotearoa" (>Air New Zealand). View airlines from New Zealand.
Monday, November 23, 1959
First flight of the B.720. View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, December 16, 1959
China Airlines was founded. View airlines from Taiwan.