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Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 3:56 am

Which airline is the oldest Asian airline? I think I know which one it is, but would like to hear suggestions first.

Thanks.
 
airmale
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 4:05 am

its Philippine airlines 
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Mr.BA
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 7:54 am

Is it ANA???

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airnewzealand
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 8:31 am

Is it SQ???
 
ahlfors
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 8:34 am

I'm going to second Phillipine, and it certainly is not SQ.
 
BH346
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 8:45 am

I doubt its ANA, since they were started in the 1940's. My guess would be Cathay Pacific/CX.

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advancedkid
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 9:13 am

If you include Australia, then how about Qantas?
Qantas was founded in 1920. Anything older??
Regards,
Advancedkid
 
Guest

RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 9:14 am

definitely philippines
 
Guest

RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 9:49 am

I thought it was Air-India which definitely started flying in 1932. I do not know when PR started. Was it earlier than 1932?

Other's like SQ, CX, ANA, MS, are much "newer." SQ started around 26 or 27 years ago.

Cheers!
 
aa737
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 9:50 am

I think it's philippine airlines
 
lahaina
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 9:51 am

It is Japan Airlines
 
lahaina
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 9:54 am

It need to retract my previous statement. It wasn't called Japan Airlines until 1951. It operated under a different name.
 
imkeww
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 10:04 am

Philippine Airlines prides itself on being "Asia's Oldest Airline". Too bad PR is just a shadow of its promising self now...
 
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RE: Oldest Asian Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 10:05 am

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