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Today in Airline History

28 April 1928The Clifford Ball Airline began operating Mail routes between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Ohio, but scheduled passenger service did not begin until this date (>UAL) USA
28 April 1937The first commercial flight across the Pacific was made as a PanAm Boeing 314 Clipper seaplane arrived in Hong KongUSA
28 April 1958

The first transatlantic service of Aerlinte Eireann leaves Dublin and Shannon for New York (>Aer Lingus)

Ireland
28 April 1979

The first airberlin jet, took off from Berlin-Tegel for Palma de Mallorca (known as Air Berlin)

Germany
28 April 1985Continental inaugurated its first scheduled service to Europe with flights from Houston to London/Gatwick (>>UAL)USA
28 April 1993Oki Air International was establishedMontenegro
28 April 1995WestPac (Western Pacific Airlines) began services using eight B.737-300USA
28 April 2003LAN Ecuador, established in Jul2002, started operationsEcuador
28 April 2012 Air Onix began flight operations with a fleet of three B737-300s, B737-400sUkraine

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