How Airplanes Changed The Global Economy

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Since the first commercial flight in 1914, the air travel industry continues to grow. So how did commercial aviation globalize the world?

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World’s First Commercial Airline | The Greatest Moments in Flight
http://www.space.com/16657-worlds-first-commercial-airline-the-greatest-moments-in-flight.html
“On Jan. 1, 1914, the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line became the world’s first scheduled passenger airline service, operating between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla.”

100 Years of Commercial Aviation
https://www.sita.aero/globalassets/docs/brochures/100-years-of-commercial-aviation-2014.pdf
“This year we celebrate 100 years of commercial aviation, and at the same time 70 years since the signing of the Chicago Convention. ”

Flight disruptions cost airlines $1.7bn, says IATA
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8634147.stm
“Global airlines have lost about $1.7bn (£1.1bn) of revenue as a result of the disruptions caused by the Icelandic volcanic eruption, a body has said.”

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