On this day in 1931: Swissair formed

Swissair DC-3.jpg

Swissair was formed on this day 78 years ago. This is how Flight reported the news of this change in control of Swiss civil aviation:

“Swissair was “formed by the amalgamation of the two principal air navigation companies in Switzerland, namely, the Ad Astra-Aero Company’ of Zurich, and the Balair, S.A. of Basle, both of which have now ceased to exist, and whose fleet of aircraft and flying and ground organisation have passed into the hands of the new company.” Continue reading…

Pictured is a Swissair Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Registration: HB-ISC. Picture credit: AirTeamImages/Peter Unmuth (2006)

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One Response to On this day in 1931: Swissair formed

  1. Smitty 26 March, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
    Smitty – FunPlacesToFly.com

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