Today in Aviation, the first scheduled jet flight bound for Johannesburg, South Africa, left London in 1952 with 36 passengers.
Four British companies, BOAC, BEA, Cambrian Airways, and Northeast Airlines, merged today in 1974 to form British Airways.
Today in Aviation, the charter arm of British European Airways (BEA), BEA Airtours (KT), took its maiden flight in 1970.
These are the oldest airlines, founded before WWII, that are still in operation today.
The Vickers Vanguard, the follow-up to the popular Vickers Viscount, took to the skies for the first time on this day in 1959.
British Airways' anticipated new uniform tailored by Ozwald Boateng is not the first time a new look for its staff has divided opinion.
After 23 years of service, Pan Am retired the aircraft that ushered in the jet age back in the 1950s.
After 66 years of British West Indies Airways (BWIA), the state-owned airline was replaced by Caribbean Airlines.