Inspiration From The Past – Vintage Airline Timetables

    written by Nikola Lazarevic

    It’s time to remember a bit of the past again. If you like the old school design this post will truly inspire you. Here you will find cover images of timetable publications of prominent airlines from around the world like Aeroflot, PanAm, Delta Airlines, Swissair, JAT, Alitalia, Lufthansa, KLM etc.
    It’s amazing to see how good these designs are, and how the design trends have changed during the years.

    So here’s some great examples of vintage airline timetable publications. Let’s fly!

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Lufthansa 1927
    Lufthansa 1927

    Vintage Airline Timetables: PanAm 1929
    PanAm 1929

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Davis Airlines 1930
    Davis Airlines 1930

    Vintage Airline Timetables: PanAm 1930
    PanAm 1930

    Vintage Airline Timetables: CSA - Czech Airlines 1932
    CSA – Czech Airlines 1932

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Aero Espresso Italiana 1933
    Aero Espresso Italiana 1933

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Air France 1934
    Air France 1934

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Swissair 1934
    Swissair 1934

    Vintage Airline Timetables: SAM - Società Aerea Mediterranea 1934
    SAM – Società Aerea Mediterranea 1934

    Vintage Airline Timetables: British Airways 1936
    British Airways 1936

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Air France 1937
    Air France 1937

    Vintage Airline Timetables: British Airways 1939
    British Airways 1939

    Vintage Airline Timetables: PanAm 1939
    PanAm 1939

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Air Afrique 1939
    Air Afrique 1939

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Aeroflot 1940
    Aeroflot 1940

    Vintage Airline Timetables: PanAm 1945
    PanAm 1945

    Vintage Airline Timetables: CSA - Czech Airlines 1948
    CSA – Czech Airlines 1948

    Vintage Airline Timetables: SAS - Scandinavian Airlines 1948
    SAS – Scandinavian Airlines 1948

    Vintage Airline Timetables: JAT - Yugoslav Airlines 1950
    JAT – Yugoslav Airlines 1950

    Vintage Airline Timetables: JAT - Yugoslav Airlines 1951
    JAT – Yugoslav Airlines 1951

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Swissair 1953
    Swissair 1953

    Vintage Airline Timetables: JAT - Yugoslav Airlines 1957
    JAT – Yugoslav Airlines 1957

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Lufthansa 1957
    Lufthansa 1957

    Vintage Airline Timetables: PanAm 1958
    PanAm 1958

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Air India 1959
    Air India 1959

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Panair do Brasil 1959
    Panair do Brasil 1959

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Aeroflot 1961
    Aeroflot 1961

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Air France 1962
    Air France 1962

    Vintage Airline Timetables: KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines 1962
    KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines 1962

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Servicio Aereo Baja 1966
    Servicio Aereo Baja 1966

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Ghana Airways 1969
    Ghana Airways 1969

    Vintage Airline Timetables: National Airlines 1979
    National Airlines 1979

    Vintage Airline Timetables: PanAm 1980
    PanAm 1980

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Varig Cruzeiro 1980
    Varig Cruzeiro 1980

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Western Airlines 1982
    Western Airlines 1982

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Varig Cruzeiro 1983
    Varig Cruzeiro 1983

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Continental Airlines 1985
    Continental Airlines 1985

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Delta Airlines 1985
    Delta Airlines 1985

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Ozark Air Lines 1986
    Ozark Air Lines 1986

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Alitalia 1987
    Alitalia 1987

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Lufthansa 1989
    Lufthansa 1989

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Swissair 1989
    Swissair 1989

    Vintage Airline Timetables: British Airways 1989
    British Airways 1989

    Vintage Airline Timetables: Aeroflot 1998
    Aeroflot 1998

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  • Clipping Path Service says:

    August 24, 2010

    Awesome post! I always like to visit your blog & read your nice post!

  • Sergei Tatarinov says:

    August 24, 2010

    PanAm 1930 is the winner, IMO.

    Great collection! Worth bookmarking!

  • Photoshop Clipping Path says:

    August 24, 2010

    Great compilation. Thanks for inspiring. Keep it going

  • Boris Rasonja says:

    August 24, 2010

    Very nice roundup! Thanks for bringing me into the past for a moment. My favorit is JAT:)…and btw nice favicon!

  • julio Rivera says:

    August 24, 2010

    really nice post!

  • gerry suchy says:

    August 24, 2010

    Thanks for collecting and posting these. Really fantastic and inspirational art work. So much better than a lot of the crap that is out there today. Thanks again.

    gerry

  • Maria Fidalgo says:

    August 24, 2010

    Great article, thanks for sharing

  • Las Vegas Web Design says:

    August 27, 2010

    Great! It refreshes my mind, I love this site.

  • Theo says:

    August 29, 2010

    Very nice and inspiring collection, thanks for sharing it !

  • M3 says:

    August 30, 2010

    PanAm 1930 love the Jack Frost.

    PanAm 1958 – you know that couple totally got it on right after planning their trip…

  • Amanda says:

    October 6, 2010

    Why did they use Japanese ladies on the Air India 1959 timetable?

    • Antonio says:

      October 13, 2010

      BECAUSE THEY FLEW TO TOKYO

  • Henrik says:

    November 5, 2010

    what does the other side say on a Vintage Pan am Airline Baggage Tag?

  • Angellina says:

    November 22, 2010

    Really nice.Thanks for sharing