Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) started in September 1946. The majority of pilots were returning from World War 2 and filled the openings created in this exciting new industry. The early days had a very 'military' feel to the operational side of things.
The first flight was on 9th September 1946 and was operating in earnest by 4th October 1946. Forty years later with the arrival of the first B737 the name changed to Australian Airlines.
Then in September 1992 the government gave Australian Airline to Qantas, however, they did not assume domestic route control until August 1993.
Why not visit the TAA Museum at 7 York St, Airport West to soak up the atmosphere!
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