"The Home Of Eagle"
Eagle Aviation
Eagle Airways
Cunard Eagle
British Eagle
1948 to 1968

Destinations - Belgrade, Yugoslavia


In March 1953 Eagle was granted a licences to operate a scheduled passenger service between London (Blackbushe) and Belgrade via Munich. This was the airlines first sceduled passenger route. In May 1953 Eagle ran a proving flight on this route with 26 passengers consiting of members of the press, Yugoslav diplomats and travel agents. Eagle used one of its new Vikers Vikings. The flight left Blackbushe on time, arrived in Munich on time, were lunch was had, and then went on to Zemun airport in Belgrade. The flight took 8 hours.

On the 6th June 1953, amid much ceremony, Eagle Aviation started its first scheduled passenger service on this route, using the Vickers Viking G-AKBH. The company called the service "Air Link to Yugoslavia".

With this service Eagle had become the first post WW2 airline to start an international scheduled service for both tourists and businessmen.