© 1998

Flying the Flag

European Commercial Air Transport since 1945

  • Hans-Liudger Dienel
  • Peter Lyth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Lyth, Hans-Liudger Dienel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nicolas Neiertz
    Pages 18-49
  4. Hans-Liudger Dienel
    Pages 87-125
  5. Marc Dierikx
    Pages 126-158
  6. Amilcare Mantegazza
    Pages 159-194
  7. Joanna Filipczyk
    Pages 195-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-267

About this book


Since the end of World War II, European airlines have revealed their own operational style. By analyzing seven European flag-carriers, Dienel and Lyth provide a comparative study of the airline business, covering government policy, aircraft procurement, network growth, commercial performance and collaboration with other airlines and transport modes. This study also seeks to explain why national flag-carriers have survived in an age of globalization and strategic alliances. A concluding chapter views the contrasting American air transport industry.


Europe France globalization growth transport World War II

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Liudger Dienel
    • 1
  • Peter Lyth
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Technology and SocietyTechnical UniversityBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches MuseumMunichGermany

About the editors

ROGER BILSTEIN Professor of Aviation and Aerospace History, University of Houston MARC DIERIKX Independent scholar based in the Netherlands JOANNA FILIPZCYK Teaches economic history at the University of Cracow in Poland AMILCARE MANTEGAZZA economic historian at the University of Milan NICHOLAS NEIERTZ Professeur Agrégé at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métieers in Paris

Bibliographic information