Airline history from 1973, this page lists 25 airline related events from 1973.
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25 dates in airline history from 1973:
January 13, 1973
Vero Monmouth began scheduled flights when they took over Vero Beach routes abandoned by Eastern Air Lines . View airlines from USA.
January 22, 1973
Aero Retardants was reorganised as Pacific Alaska Airlines. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, March 01, 1973
Midland Air Cargo was forced to cease operations. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Saturday, March 03, 1973
Ryan International Airlines began operations as DeBoer Aviation. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, March 10, 1973
PAL (Philippine Air Lines) was re-designated as the national flag carrier by President Marcos. View airlines from Philippines.
Sunday, March 11, 1973
TAMPA Cargo was founded in Medellin (>Avianca Cargo). View airlines from Colombia.
Friday, March 30, 1973
The first flight of Hapag-Lloyd. A B.727-100 took off from Hamburg bound for Ibiza with 124 passengers on board. View airlines from Germany.
Saturday, March 31, 1973
Air Malta was set up by a Resolution of Malta’s House of Representatives and registered as a limited liability company. View airlines from Malta.
April 02, 1973
Sud Air Transport, formerly known as Air Cote-Basque, began scheduled passenger operations. View airlines from France.
Friday, April 13, 1973
The introduction of the first of three former Japan Airlines B.727 100 series made Dan-Air first British operator of the Boeing trijet. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, April 16, 1973
Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante entered service with Transbrasil. View airlines from Brazil.
Tuesday, April 17, 1973
FedEx delivered its first package as Federal Express. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, May 03, 1973
Chautauqua Airlines was established in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York. View airlines from USA.
May 22, 1973
AeroPeru was formed to take over operations of SATCO. View airlines from Peru.
Sunday, June 17, 1973
Bahamasair commenced operations, to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. View airlines from Bahamas.
Thursday, June 28, 1973
A300B3 made first flight from Toulouse. View airlines from France.
Friday, July 20, 1973
Icelandair restarted operations after a merger between Flugfélag and Loftleidir. View airlines from Iceland.
Wednesday, August 29, 1973
Flying Tigers was the launch customer for the B.747 freighter.. View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, September 12, 1973
Eagle Airways, formed in 1969, restarted scheduled services. View airlines from New Zealand.
Wednesday, September 26, 1973
Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Saturday, September 29, 1973
Limburg Airlines operations began with a twice-daily service to London-Gatwick. View airlines from Netherlands.
Monday, October 01, 1973
TAAG, started operations as DTA on 17Jul1940, was redesignated TAAG-Angola Airlines following independence. View airlines from Angola.
Wednesday, October 03, 1973
AeroPeru, formed in 1973 to take over operations of SATCO, a Peruvian Army predecessor, operated its maiden flight. View airlines from Peru.
Thursday, November 01, 1973
Air Niugini was established & restarted operations. View airlines from Papua New Guinea.
Sunday, November 25, 1973
Cook Island Airways first domestic service between Rarotonga and Aitutaki (>>Air Rarotonga). View airlines from Cook Islands.