In 1949, Pan American and Imperial Airlines initiated transatlantic passenger flights.
In 1957, Pan American began non-stop passenger flights between New York and London.
But in 1929, the LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin" flew around the world!
In the mid-1930s, when airplanes were lucky to fly a few hundred miles, the Zeppelins flew regularly scheduled transatlantic passenger service between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Lakehurst, New Jersey in the US. They also flew 6,852 statute miles, carrying up to 91 people, on flights between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Rio de Janero, Brazil!
In 1908, Count Zeppelin established
as the exclusive shareholder of the
the construction firm which built the airships operated by
the airship passenger and mail service. These were giants such as the world had never seen before ... or since.
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