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100 years of civil aviation in Germany

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One hundred years ago, on the 6. February 1919, the German Air Freight company began the first regular mail and passenger operations on the Berlin - Weimar route. With the Beginning of the first civil aviation connection, communication between the national constituent assembly in Weimar and Berlin was established and secured. At the same time, this was the beginning of civil commercial aviation in Germany. In the beginning, the Daily Berlin Paper was supposed to be able to make its way to the parliamentarians in the quickest way possible and important mail could be transported back to Berlin. One of the first passengers was President of the Reich Friedrich Ebert. A few months later, the route was then released to the public too. Through the Berlin-Weimar route, the existing reservations about civil aviation in Germany diminished and further lines followed.


As a remembrance to the beginning of civil aviation in Germany, management and board members from German aviation came together. The President of the Federal Association of German Air Traffic (BDL), Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, emphasized: " Air Transport Made in Germany' has stood for open mindedness and cultural exchange for the last hundred years. Air transport democratized travelling abroad - today, many people can afford to explore the world with an aircraft. At the same time, Aviation, what with its global connections, is an important driver for our national economy and provides access to global markets."


 (, BDL)

Feb 7, 2019

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