Air Transport World

ATW through the years.(Brief article)

10 years ago: In what was the largest ever stock offering by a Chinese firm listing overseas, Guangzhou-based China Southern raised $632 million.

--September 1997

20 years ago: Planned merger of British Airways and British Caledonian would create Europe's first "mega-carrier" with a total fleet of 190 airliners, unduplicated route network of 600,000 kilometers and 22 million passengers a year and 48,000 staff.

--September 1987

30 years ago: Some US trunkline carriers have been increasing the seating density of their Boeing 747 and trijet wide-bodied equipment by upping coach seating to ten and nine abreast respectively. …

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