Today In Aviation History: June 17th –

Today In Aviation History: June 17th

These are the top events in aviation history for June 17th:

Friday, June 17, 1927
Founding date of the Society for Aeroput, later succeeded by JAT and now by Air Serbia

Monday, June 17, 1929
Delta Air Service made its first passenger flight (>Delta Airlines in 1945)

Saturday, June 17, 1939
The official opening of Derby Airport, which was located at Burnaston, was performed by the Secretary of State for Air, Kingsley Wood

Tuesday, June 17, 1947
Pan Am began a New York to San Francisco service flying west-to-east around almost the entire globe

Friday, June 17, 1955
First flight of the Tupolev Tu-104

Wednesday, June 17, 1959
First flight of OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi (>(Lufthansa CityLine)

Sunday, June 17, 1973
Bahamasair commenced operations, to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Thursday, June 17, 1982
Horizon Air acquires Air Oregon

Monday, June 17, 1996
Blue Dart Aviation restarted operations

Sunday, June 17, 2001
PGA Express restarted operations

June 17, 2002
Air Kapiti was officially launched

Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Windjet restarted operations

Thursday, June 17, 2004
LanChile changed its formal name to LAN Airlines(>LATAM Chile)

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Cargo division of LanChile was rebranded to Lan Cargo

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
NordStar operated its first flight, from Norilsk to Moscow-Domodedovo and Krasnoyarsk.

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tibet Airlines was incorporated

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thai AirAsia X launched its inaugural flight with a full load factor of 377 passengers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Greenland Express inaugurates flights between Denmark & Greenland via Iceland using Fokker 100 (>Sky Greenland)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Norfolk Island Airlines (ii) commenced services

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