August 18, 2022
Lee Cross

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Writer, aviation fanatic, plant geek and part-time Flight Attendant for a UK based airline. Based in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
History

8/18/1967: First Flight of the Handley Page Jetstream

The Handley Page HP137 Jetstream would go on to be developed by British Aerospace as a family of airliners.

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Airlines Industry

Edelweiss Air Expands Long-haul Fleet

Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss Air (WK) is seeing strong demand on its long-haul holiday routes.

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History

8/17/1989: Qantas Operates Longest Nonstop Delivery Flight

Long before 'Project Sunrise', Qantas (QF) had already flown nonstop on the famous 'Kangaroo Route'.

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History

8/16/1964: Euravia Rebrands as Britannia Airways

Today in Aviation, the iconic charter carrier Britannia Airways (BY) is born after the rebranding of Euravia in 1964.

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History

8/15/1958: Pan Am Received the First Boeing 707

The historical handover of the first commercial jet airliner to a US carrier heralded the beginning of the Jet Age.

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History Special

Boeing’s Supersonic Dreams

Boeing has toyed with the idea of a supersonic airliner since the 1960s but its plans remain on the drawing

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History

8/14/1969: Braniff’s Inaugural Nonstop to Hawaii

The launch of Braniff's transpacific routes in 1969 followed three years of applications.

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History

8/13/1997: Airbus A330-200 Takes to the Skies

The Airbus A330-200 is the longer-range, shorter sibling of the -300 series.

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History

8/12/2002: Darwin Airline is Founded

Darwin Airline (F7) was a Swiss regional carrier established to fill the void left by Crossair (LX).

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Airlines Industry

Ryanair Boss Says Era of Cheap Flights Is Over

According to one of the pioneers of cheap air travel Michael O'Leary, the era is officially over.

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