Oldest Airlines in the World
Ever since the Wright brothers took to the skies on their maiden flight in 1903, air transportation has been a vital mode of transport for both people and products. The first scheduled passenger flight took place in 1914 between the Florida cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa, but airlines as we recognize them today didn’t properly take off until 1919. Throughout over a century of history, the industry has become notorious for its volatility — RIP, Pan Am, Eastern, Braniff Airlines, and countless others — yet some of the earliest airlines have proven that they are in it for the long haul. These are the world’s 10 oldest airlines that are still flying today.