7/09/1963: Cunard-Eagle Renamed British Eagle International

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Cunard-Eagle Airways was renamed British Eagle International Airlines (EG) in 1963. The name change came as the carrier ended its association with the famous shipping line, Cunard.

Cunard had for several years watched with dismay as its passenger numbers declined on transatlantic sailings as more people chose to travel by air. With the advent of the jet age, passenger numbers dropped from 1.2 million crossings by ocean liner in 1958 to just 882,000 in 1959. And the decline continued.

Cunard Eagle Airways Bristol Britannia Series 300 (G-ARKA). Photo: Ken Fielding/https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfieldingCC BY-SA 3.0, read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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