Since we celebrate International Civil Aviation Day on the 7th December, we bring you some amazing facts about the aviation world today. Aviation Day has celebrated in the whole world after it was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 1996. This day is known and celebrated in order to recognize and appreciate the contribution of the aviation world in both social as well as economic development of the world. Here are some unknown facts about it. See them below.
1. Oldest Airline In The World
Do you know that the oldest airline in the world is KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, which means Royal Dutch Airlines)? This was established in the year 1919. While its first ever flight was from Amsterdam to London on the 17th May 1920.
2. Oldest Airline In India
While the oldest airline in India is the Tata Airlines. It was founded by JRD Tata in the year 1932. It thus became Air India in the year, 1946.
3. Pilots Eat Different Meals
Yes. The pilots and the co-pilots never eat the same food. They are given different meals. The reason is that if one suffers from a food poisoning, the other pilot can fly the plane and take care of it.
4. First Airline To Start Online Check-In
Do you know that Alaska Airlines was the first ever airline to start the online check-in in the year 1999? Yes. They started this convenient way of check-ins for the passengers.
5. Food Doesn’t Taste Good
The food never tastes good because one-third of our taste buds get numb while we are on the flight. Don’t forget this, the next time you are on board. This might help you eat better.