Today in Aviation, the first Alitalia-Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (AZ) flight took off bound for its domestic destination in 1947.
- by Lee Cross
- January 4, 2022
- 1 minute read
MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Pope Paul VI touched down in Amman, Jordan in a specially chartered Douglas DC-8 operated by the now-defunct Italian flag-carrier Alitalia (AZ) in 1964. It was the first time a Pope had used an airliner for an official visit. The plane had been marked with the Vatican colors, white and […]