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Airlines of the Jet Age: A History
This book provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airline industries from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with the advent of jet airliners, covers the 'second' jet age of wide-bodied aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the introduction of the 'third' jet age, which begins with the double-decked giant Airbus A380. This ...more
Hardcover, 461 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
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This book is what it says on the cover. It is written by R.E.G.Davies who has drawn many of the maps in Airline magazines and came over from England to care for the Smithsonian collection. He is unexpectedly readable and clear, and I particularly his articles liked how Ryanair started and Braniff collapsed.