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Air New Zealand Celebrates 75 Years – Throwback Thursday

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Limited is the national carrier and airline for New Zealand. It was found in 1940 and is based in Auckland International Airport (AKL).  At the time of operations, the IATA airline code was TE.

As of March 2015, the airline operates flights to 25 domestic and 26 international destinations in 15 countries across 4 continents. It joined as a member of StarAlliance in 1999.

Today we celebrate 75 years of this Oceanic airline.

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Throwback Thursday Pictures of the Week – SAS DC-7

November 15, 2014 marks 78 years since Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) (IATA Airline Code – SK) sets a new distance record for commercial airlines by flying 6,005 miles nonstop from Los Angeles to Stockholm , Sweden, following the Great Arctic Circle route.

Historic recording setting flight from Los Angeles on SAS DC-7

Historic recording setting flight from Los Angeles on SAS DC-7. Image taken from Google Map on November 13, 2014. (All Rights Reserved)

To celebrate this occasion, we will feature some classic SAS DC-7s in action for this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday pictures.

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South African Airways – Throwback Thursday Picture of the Week

South African Airways

South African Airways (IATA Airline Code – SA) celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this year and joined Star Alliance back in 2006.  Its major hub is Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (IATA Airport Code – JNB). We salute this airline in this week’s Throwback Thursday Picture of the week. Read More »South African Airways – Throwback Thursday Picture of the Week

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Concorde’s Last Flight – Throwback Thursday

Concorde’s Last Flight

It has been more than 11 years since British Airways (BA)’s Concorde stopped operations. The London based airline posted a page celebrating the Concorde’s history as part of its own anniversary (refer here for details). As such, we are dedicating this week’s Throwback Thursday pic to the Concorde.

British Airways Concorde

Image taken from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Concorde_g-boab_in_storage_arp.jpg on October 23, 2014

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