Story: Aviation

Passenger numbers, 1937–1949 (2nd of 2)

In the 1930s passenger numbers on scheduled flights grew rapidly as people realised the advantages of flying. Commercial aviation suffered a setback in 1940–43, during the Second World War. After the war, however, there was a boom.

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Source: Appendix to the Journal Of the House of Representatives, 1946, H37, pp. 22-25; National Airways Corporation data

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - The main trunk route', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 February 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006