Today In Aviation History: June 18th –

Today In Aviation History: June 18th

These are the top events in aviation history for June 18th:

Sunday, June 18, 1939
The first direct transatlantic seaplane service was begun by Pan Am, from New York to Southampton

Friday, June 18, 1971
Southwest Airlines began operations after being renamed from Air Southwest

Friday, June 18, 2004
AirBlue restarted operations

Monday, June 18, 2007
West Air received its AOC

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Corporate Xpress shut down operations

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Aerogal was renamed to Avianca Ecuador

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