Olympic Airways marked its 50-year anniversary with the publication of a special edition photographic album entitled “50 Years Olympic Airways-The Aircraft we Flew.”
The national carrier claims, “For 50 years the company’s aircraft have flown in Greek and international skies; they are the aircraft on which almost every Greek has flown, the aircraft we have seen in every corner of Greece and the world, the aircraft that have graced the silver screen with their appearance in almost every Greek black and white movie.”
All these images have been collected for the first time in the collector’s album published by 11 aviation publications. The album contains pictures of the legendary “Dakota” and “Jumbo,” the classic island aircraft “Skyvan,” the modern “Dash-8,” the first jet in its history “Comet-4,” and the “Airbus 340.” More than 200 aircraft have flown with the colors of Olympic Airways between April 6, 1957 and April 6, 2007. The album contains all of these aircraft, whether owned or leased, carrying the trademark “circles” or the company logo in one publication.