Airline history from 1970, this page lists 47 airline related events from 1970.
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47 dates in airline history from 1970:
Thursday, January 01, 1970
Paninternational was renamed from Panair. View airlines from West Germany.
January 07, 1970
Air Ulster ceased operations. View airlines from United Kingdom.
January 12, 1970
A Pan Am B.747, on a proving flight from New York, was the first wide-bodied airliner to make a landing at Heathrow Airport. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Wednesday, January 21, 1970
The B.747 was supposed to operate its first commercial flight from New York to London for Pan American but it was delayed. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, January 22, 1970
The delayed B.747 commenced its first commercial flight from New York to London for Pan American. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, January 24, 1970
Pelita Air Service operations started. View airlines from Indonesia.
Monday, January 26, 1970
Brymon Aviation was incorporated (>FlyBE). View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, February 02, 1970
China Airlines started trans-pacific flights to San Francisco. View airlines from Taiwan.
Saturday, February 14, 1970
Air Nauru started operations (>Nauru Airlines). View airlines from Nauru.
Wednesday, February 25, 1970
TWA became the first airline to fly a "Jumbo Jet" within the US, when it inaugurated a B.747 service between Los Angeles and New York. View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, March 04, 1970
Loftleidir, Salén, Luxair and private interests found Cargolux. View airlines from Luxembourg.
Friday, March 06, 1970
BEA Airtours restarted operations, Gatwick to Palma (>>Thomas Cook Airlines). View airlines from United Kingdom.
Wednesday, March 18, 1970
Tropair, founded on 28Mar1965. was renamed to Safair Freighters. View airlines from South Africa.
Friday, March 20, 1970
Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter was established (>KF Cargo). View airlines from Canada.
Friday, March 27, 1970
Concorde made its first supersonic flight. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, March 30, 1970
Lufthansa became the first European airline to receive the B.747. View airlines from Germany.
Wednesday, April 01, 1970
Bouraq Indonesia Airlines was founded by J A Sumendap. View airlines from Indonesia.
Thursday, April 02, 1970
Royal Air Inter began operations. View airlines from Morocco.
April 19, 1970
Air Trader, a freight carrier offering ad-hoc charters, was formed. View airlines from Sweden.
April 26th. 1970
Air East inaugurated six daily passenger flights under the Allegheny Commuter brand. View airlines from USA.
May 7th, 1970
Pem-Air began regular services. View airlines from Canada.
May 13, 1970
Buffalo Airways was founded by Bob Gauchie. View airlines from Canada.
Thursday, May 21, 1970
Air Guadeloupe was founded as SATA (Société Antillaise de Transport Aérien). View airlines from Guadeloupe.
June 16th, 1970
Northern Airlines was forced to shut down. View airlines from USA.
Sunday, June 28, 1970
Trans Polar's first flight was a sub-charter round trip from Stockholm to London. View airlines from Norway.
Tuesday, June 30, 1970
Air Safaris & Services operations restarted. View airlines from New Zealand.
Sunday, August 16, 1970
Aer Arann, formed in 1970, restarted operations (>Stobart Air). View airlines from Ireland.
Tuesday, August 18, 1970
Westward Airways, was formed on this date & started services in 1971 between Land's End Airport and the Scilly Isles. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Saturday, August 29, 1970
First flight of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. View airlines from USA.
September 01, 1970
Caribbean International Airways was registered in Bridgetown. View airlines from Barbados.
September 01, 1970
Falconair, a Malmo based holiday charter carrier, ceased operations. View airlines from Sweden.
Thursday, September 03, 1970
Air France places the first orders for the Airbus A300. View airlines from France.
Friday, September 11, 1970
First flight of the Britten-Norman Trislander, an 18-seat three-engined piston-powered civilian utility aircraft.. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, September 14, 1970
North East Bolivian Airways (NEBA) was founded as a general cargo carrier based in Cochbamba. View airlines from Bolivia.
Tuesday, September 15, 1970
Loftleidir, Salén, Luxair and private interests founded Cargolux on 04Mar1970 & operations start on this date. View airlines from Luxembourg.
September 25, 1970
Compania de Aviacion Trans-Peruana was declared bankrupt. View airlines from Peru.
October 09, 1970
Bahamas Airways finally ceased operations. View airlines from Bahamas.
Sunday, October 11, 1970
First flight of the B.747-200B. View airlines from USA.
October 13, 1970
Phoenix was founded by private investors in Basel. View airlines from Switzerland.
Monday, October 19, 1970
Midland Air Cargo, formed in 1970, began revenue services. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Wednesday, October 21, 1970
Caledonian Airways took over British United Airways & renamed it to British Caledonian (>BA). View airlines from United Kingdom.
October 21st, 1970
The initial service of Khmer Akas from Battambang to Phnom Penh was inaugurated. View airlines from Cambodia.
November 1st, 1970
BKS Air Transport was renamed to Northeast Airlines (>British Airways). View airlines from United Kingdom.
Tuesday, November 16, 1970
First flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, December 01, 1970
British Overseas Air Charter Limited was formed. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Tuesday, December 15, 1970
Hong Kong Air International, scheduled helicopter services, started operations. View airlines from Hong Kong.
Friday, December 18, 1970
Airbus Industries was formally established to develop the Airbus A300; it comprised Aérospatiale, Deutsche Airbus, Fokker and Hawker Siddeley. View airlines from France.