94 years have passed since that distant 25th of May 1928, when the airship Italia, one of the greatest successes of Italian technology and exploration, crashed on the ice.
& Legacy of Airships
In the 20s, the flight of large airships was elitist and inaccessible to most. It seemed to be the flying transposition of the luxury style of the transatlantic liners of the past.
Discover the history of the the world’s first airline. On November16 1909, DELAG was established. Its first flight was with the airship LZ6.