Flying to the Sun: A History of Britain's Holiday Airlines (Paperback)
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Flying to the Sun: A History of Britain's Holiday Airlines (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 03/03/2016
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The end of the Second World War not only brought peace to a war-weary population but also delivered a plethora of surplus transport aircraft, crew and engineers, which could be easily and cheaply repurposed to 'lift' the mood of the British population. The dream of sun-drenched beaches in exotic places suddenly became a reality for thousands of pioneering tourists taking advantage of the air-travel revolution of the 1950s. From their humble beginnings flying holidaymakers to campsites in Corsica in war-surplus Dakota aircraft to today's flights across the globe in wide-bodied Airbuses, Flying To The Sun narrates the development of Britain's love-hate relationship with holiday charter airlines. Whilst many readers today will be more familiar with names like Ryanair and Easyjet than Clarksons or Dan-Air, this charming book serves as a fond reminder of those enterprising airlines and companies that ushered a new age of travel.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750956604
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm

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