Ala Littoria

Italy

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Ala Littoria was created in the summer of 1934 to give Italy a strong national airline. It was the result of a merger between SAM - Società Aerea Mediterranea, Navigazione Aerea - SANA, SISA - Società Italiana Servizi Aerei and AEI - Aero Espresso Italiana. In 1935, Società Adria Aero Lloyd in Albania (then de facto an Italian colony) and Nord Africa Aviazione, operating in the Italian colonies of Libya and Cyrenaica, were taken over.

Ala Littoria built up an extensive European network, in addition to the "Linea dell'Impero" - the route to Eritrea and Abyssinia. After Italy entered the war on Germany's side in 1940, the airline acted as a transport unit for the Italian armed forces. It was never revived after the war.

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November 1, 1934
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)

April 1, 1935
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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October 6, 1935
Network (route map) timetable
(System)

December 1, 1935
Mediterranean routes
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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BL

July 1, 1936
Venice edition
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October 4, 1936
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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October 4, 1936
Rome > Routes North and East
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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April 4, 1937
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)

April 4, 1937
Rome > Routes South and West
(From the collection of Michael Dawes)
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Summer 1937
French edition
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)

October 3, 1937
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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To March 26, 1938
Trieste-Brindisi-Athens-Rhodes-Haifa route
(From the collection of Craig Morris)
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March 27, 1938
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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BL

March 27, 1938
Rome > Routes South and West
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March 28, 1938
"Linea dell'Impero"
(Routes to and within East Africa)
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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(interior image: BL)

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June 1, 1938
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January 15, 1939

April 16, 1939
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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October 8, 1939
Temporary timetable
(System)

April 1, 1940
Temporary timetable
(System)
(From the collection of Germain Mentgen)
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For quick comparison with other Ala Littoria timetables,
visit the Ala Littoria page of Perry Sloan's "AirTimes" site.

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This page last updated April 27, 2016.