"LAI" is a postwar Italian Airlines company. In this country, just after the war, there was a burst of civil activity as at least seven companies formed to carry passengers. None of the new companies, however, had any connection with prewar companies such as Ala Littoria. Major British and American firms, such as Trans World Airlines (TWA) and British European Airways (BEA) contributed to the restoration of Italian commercial aviation by financing the establishment of two major Italian airlines, Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (Alitalia) and Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). These two companies served as the backbone of Italian civil air activity into the 1950s and merged into a single airline known as Linee Aeree Italiane (Alitalia) in September 1957.
- Condition A+
- Dimensions 50 x 70 cm | 19 x 27 inch
- Code A053100