You are here

100 years on, flying still begs for open skies

Iata chief calls for easing of ownership and merger rules

[DOHA] On New Year's Day, 1914, Abe Pheil squeezed into the open cockpit of a Benoist Type XIV boatplane in St Petersburg, Florida and became the world's first airline passenger, flying 20 miles (32km) in 23 minutes for a specially auctioned fare of US$400.

Last year, three billion people...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to