A.N.A. Australian National Airways Ltd

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Known As: ANA

Full Name: Australian National Airways Limited

Country: Australia

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Brief History


Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm formed Australian National Airways Ltd in December 1928 to operate unsubsidized passenger, mail and freight services.

Deciding in March 1929 to fly to London to buy aircraft, they were lost for thirteen days after Southern Cross was forced to land near the desolate north-west Australian coast.

Although Ulm had previously made suggestive remarks, the rumour that he had arranged the incident to obtain publicity was not substantiated by the Air Inquiry Committee.

He flew with Kingsford Smith to London when the flight was resumed on 25 June. Henceforth Ulm devoted himself to managing A.N.A.

Their first flight was not until Jan 01 1930  a flight from Sydney to Brisbane.

July 02 1931 Australian National Airways folds after one of its aircraft, Avro 618 Ten VH-UMF Southern Cloud disappears over the Great Dividing Range.

Ulm bought one of the remaining aeroplanes and renamed it Faith in Australia in 1933.

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