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The Oldest Airlines in the World That Are Still Flying Today

Travel + Leisure Logo By Eric Rosen of Travel + Leisure | Slide 1 of 14: Founding date: October 8, 1929 Country: Cuba Call sign: CU Cuba’s national carrier began as a charter service and flying school, but launched scheduled flights around the island in 1930. It was not until 1945 that it began flying to Miami. Its inaugural transatlantic route, to Madrid, launched in 1948 and stopped in Bermuda, the Azores and Lisbon. The company was taken over by the Cuban government and reorganized following the 1959 revolution.

14. Cubana

Founding date: October 8, 1929
Country: Cuba
Call sign: CU

Cuba’s national carrier began as a charter service and flying school, but launched scheduled flights around the island in 1930. It was not until 1945 that it began flying to Miami. Its inaugural transatlantic route, to Madrid, launched in 1948 and stopped in Bermuda, the Azores and Lisbon. The company was taken over by the Cuban government and reorganized following the 1959 revolution.

© Courtesy of Cubana

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