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Question :
Who invented the first international air lines?
Answer :
In Europe, the first regularly scheduled, daily, sustained, passenger carrying flights "between nations" or international are credited to the French Farman Company, Lignes Aeriennes Farman. It flew a regularly scheduled passenger flight between Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, during 1919.

So, that would be the "first", but could not qualify as the "invention" because international flights weren't really invented. Flights between different nations were the result of improved designs in aircraft and their ability to carry passengers for longer distances.

Sue Lurvey
EAA Library

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