The Flying Tiger Line

USA

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This airline was formed in June 1945 as the National Skyway Freight Corporation by a group of former C-46 'Hump' flyers with General Claire Chennault's 'Flying Tigers' in China during WW2. Renamed The Flying Tiger Line in 1946, the airline concentrated wholly on freight operations, military charters as well as a scheduled U.S. transcontinental service opened in the late 1940s In 1969, the scheduled routes were augmented by the addition of a service across the Pacific.

A network of scheduled routes to Europe and the Middle East were added when another all-freight operator, Seaboard World Airlines, was taken over in October 1980. The Flying Tiger Line was itself taken over and merged into Federal Express in August 1989.

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BL

May 1, 1955
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BL

July 1, 1970
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DZ

April 27, 1980

BL

April 25, 1982

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For quick comparison with other Flying Tiger Line timetables,
visit the Flying Tigers page of Perry Sloan's "AirTimes" site.

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Visit the Flying Tiger Line Pilots Association's website
for a detailed history of the airline, including many photos:

This page last updated February 6, 2016.