What are the oldest airlines in the world that are still flying?
Earlier this week I shared a heartwarming British Airways video that celebrates the life of a 99-year old woman while also recognizing BA’s 99th anniversary. That got me thinking about the oldest airlines still flying.
As it turns out, calling BA 99 years old is a topic of debate. Daimler Airway was established in 1919. It later merged with Imperial Airways which merged with British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), which eventually became British Airways. In its current form, BA was founded in 1974. BA is therefore not on my list below. My list below includes airlines that have operated more or less continuously since their inception. Names may have changed, but companies remain intact.