European Airlines

This website is for those interested in the history of the European airlines in the period prior to 1945. On these pages we present a wide variety of articles about this subject illustrated with pictures and drawings. We have presented the articles in different subjects: Articles – presenting a variety of articles about different aspects of airlines and aviation events;  Fleet of the day – a detailed presentation of the fleet of a European airlines; Airlines and their airliners – a series of articles about a specific aircraft type in service with one of the European airlines.

The website offers you also a number of books for sale, among them our own publications. Go to shop and order a book.

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Books for Sale

Brevduen – Caproni Ca.310, LN-DAK – DNLs jakt på et postfly – Book about the Caproni Ca.310 in Norway with emphasize on the history of the civilian used aircraft: LN-DAK “Brevduen”. It flew just three months for Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Fred. Olsen & Bergenske A/S (DNL) and operated on the Oslo – Gothenburg – Copenhagen night mail service. But beside its history the book will present the hunt by DNL for an aircraft for its mail services and the career of this aircraft in the Army Air Corps between 1938 and 1940. It has become a complete history of the type in Norwegian service. 128 pages, 94 photographs and 6 colour profiles. Norwegian text, but English translation will be delivered free of charge.
ELTA – The First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam, 1919. First major aviation exhibition and flying display organized after World War I. During six weeks more than 100 aircraft and 500,000 visitors came to Amsterdam. The book describes the reason for organizing the exhibition, the construction time, the day-by-day program and which pilots and aircraft were present. Information in 4 languages at: or go to our webshop for ordering.
OUT SEPTEMBER 2013: Focke Wulf Fw 200 Condor – with Danish Air Lines in War and Peace, 1938-1946
by Rob J.M.Mulder and Günther Ott.
In 1988 Tom Weihe wrote the history of the two aircraft in service with Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S – DDL
(Danish Air Lines Ltd.). He has allowed us to rewrite the book and translate it into English. I have added
new facts as well as numerous new photographs. In addition, Juanita Franzi has made colour profiles for
this book. This is a book to look foreward to.
Junkers F13 – The World’s First All-Metal Airliner. Written by aviation specialists Günter Endres, Lennart Andersson, Rob J.M. Mulder and Günther Ott. All four authors became fascinated by the Junkers F 13 many years ago. They have spent years of research on reconstructing the type’s history and on putting together the fates of each individual aircraft. The book has 288 pages, tables, color profiles and 376 photographs. Information and to secure your copy, go to: Out: NOW!