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What Was The First Airline To Come Out?  
User currently offlineAirbus60 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

What was the first?

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User currently offlineBoeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - That's the oldest airline in the world - and it still keeps on ticking! It first went up in 1919, a year after WW1 ended. Qantas and BA are not far behind.

User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

The first ever airline (DELAG) was operated by the Zeppelin airship company and started operations in 1908 using their own airships. The first airline route flown by aeroplanes was between Tampa Bay and St Petersburg Florida in 1914 using a single Benoist flying boat. The oldest surviving airline still operating under its original name is KLM, founded in 1919. I refuse to accept that British Airways is any older than April 1974, the day it officially came into existence. Granted, some of BA's ancestors date back to 1919 but the route from 1919 to 1974 is long and convoluted.

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Is Chalk's of Florida still around? They were founded in 1918. Last I heard, they flew Grumman Goose, mallard & turbo-mallard flying boats from Miami to the U.S. Virgin Islands & Bimini.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

if i am right, it is KLM


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

I believe Avianca was established in the early twenties. I'll check on it.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

KLM was formed in 1919 that's the oldest and the only airline under it's original name Qantas, BA ,Pan Am, Eastern, TWA, United nad American were not far behind KLM.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Why do people keep including BA as an "old" airline. it's not!!!!. See my previous post above.

I was born in 1958, my grandmother was born in 1890, does that make me 110 years old?



User currently offlineCanadi>n From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

KALB, for your information...
Avianca was started in the fall of 1919 and as such is the second oldest airline still operating (after KLM). It started out as SCADTA.


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