Humans have been flying since the Wright Brothers took to the air in 1903. Of course, airlines started later – with the first scheduled passenger flights in 1914 (across Tampa Bay, Florida). Surprisingly for an industry known for its volatility and financial instability, quite a few airlines from those heroic early years of aviation are still surviving in their original form. While it may seem like a thoroughly modern enterprise, commercial air travel has been around for more than a century.
Here are 10 of the oldest airlines in the world still in operation.
Delta Air Lines
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