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Easy Come, Easy Go: The History of Go Fly

When the low-cost revolution began in the UK and Europe in the late 1990s, legacy carriers such as British Airways (BA) were slow to react.

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5/9/1967: Fokker’s F28 Fellowship Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, The Dutch-manufactured Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship prototype (PH-JHG) took to the skies for its maiden flight in 1967.

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5/8/2008: Euromanx Ceases Operations

Today in Aviation, Isle of Man-based EuroManx (3W) ceased operations in 2008. 

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The Air-Car Ferries of the 1960s

To cross over a sea or a channel with our cars, we use ferry boats, but back in the 1950s, it was done through the air.

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5/7/2013: Skywest Rebranded as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

Today in Aviation, Australian regional carrier Skywest (XR) was rebranded as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VA) in 2013. 

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5/05/1947: First Flight of Alitalia

Today in Aviation, the first Alitalia-Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (AZ) flight took off bound for its domestic destination in 1947.

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5/4/1979: Air Europe Commenced Operations

Today in Aviation, London Gatwick-based (LGW) Air Europe (AE) operated its maiden flight in 1979.

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The Humble Beginnings of Gulf Airlines

The Middle East is today’s most prominent connecting hub, shared by a few carriers from the region.

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5/1/1988: Thai Airways is Established

Today in Aviation, in 1988, Thailand’s two national carriers merged to form Thai Airways International (TG).

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4/30/1981: PEOPLExpress Commences Operations

Today in Aviation, American low-cost carrier PEOPLExpress (PE) began service in 1981 with a Boeing 737 flight from Newark.

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