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Commercial aviation

Commercial Aviation commenced after World War I using mostly ex-military aircraft for the purpose of transporting people and goods for the purpose of making a profit. Its first profitable cargo was usually air mail, which was the means by which governments subsidized air travel. Within years, many lines criss-crossed Europe and North America.

It became vital after World War II due to the introduction of Jetlinerss that were able to transport masses of people economically within a small amount of time.

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