ACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
Avianca in Colombia and KLM in the Netherlands were regarded as the oldest operating airlines in the world, being KLM the world oldest and Avianca the America's oldest. Their age difference is not very much but KLM is now part of AF whilst Avianca is struggling to come off Chapter 11 and being handed over to the best bidder.
In this state of affairs is odd saying if either is still the oldest in the world.
Cheers ACES320 A British Colombian citizen
LHR, BHX, EDI, BKK, USM, CNX, PHU, GRU,PEI, BOG, CTG, CPH, AMS, DOH, DXB, FRA, MAD and always PEI
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7319 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
Chalks started in 1919. There are claimed to be the Oldest Airline. But they are all close and old.
JCS: Yea Chalks is great. I fly them all the time to Paridise Island Sea Plane port. Those birds can really fly! Gruman-73
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2943 times:
The first scheduled daily international service was on 25 August 1919 by AT&T, a predecessor of British Airways. The flight was from Hounslow, near Heathrow, to Paris, Le Bourget, at 0910. It is believed that the aircraft returned as the 1230 flight back to London. Later in the year, in October, lunchboxes were introduced for those with strong enough stomachs to resist air sickness.
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
FinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2919 times:
Whenever talking about history of aviation you shouldn't forget Finland... Our air forces are one of the oldest and Finnair is 4th oldest airline in the world. Quite a long aviation traditions in this small country...