The formative years cover the expansion of Trans World Airlines from a domestic airline to an international air carrier when in 1946 TWA flew a Lockheed Constellation from New York to Paris and established the TWA International Division. Thus began the route expansion into the cities of Paris, Geneva, Rome, Athens, Tel Aviv, Cairo, Bombay, and Colombo, Ceylon. In addition, flights were flown to the Azores, Lisbon, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli to Cairo. Later Madrid, London and Frankfort were added. TWA was the first airline to fly into Tel Aviv, Israel.
Innovative and pioneering, TWA was the first airline to fly the Lockheed Super Constellation, the "Connie", and the Super "G". Discover how world politics influenced the route awards. As the airline industry grew, so did government regulation as CAA evolved into the FAA.
With the advent of the Boeing 707 and award of landing rights into Hong Kong, TWA now completed the around the world route structure in which TWA flight crews flew completely around the world. In the 1960s skyjacking and terrorism began targeting the airline industry. Enter the Boeing 747 and you have just some of the challenges this pilot and his company faced.
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