CNN is running a special theme week of coverage to mark the 100-year anniversary since Abram C. Pheil became the first paying passenger on a commercial flight. Starting on June 2, Across the Skies: 100 Years of Commercial Flight will air on CNN globally to coincide with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and World […]
Starting on June 2, Across the Skies: 100 Years of Commercial Flight will air on CNN globally to coincide with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and World Transport Summit taking place in Doha, Qatar. The coverage will feature as daily segments in CNN Internationals Quest Means Business – which will also be broadcast from Doha at points during the week – and on CNN US output.
The segments, fronted by CNNs Aviation Expert Richard Quest and correspondents Jonathan Mann and Isa Soares, will celebrate the milestones, iconic moments and transformations that gave rise to todays vast aviation network.
Across the Skies: 100 Years of Commercial Flight will be a fascinating look at many aspects of how the global aviation industry has become what it is today, said Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Programming, at CNN International.
CNNs expertise in this area particularly with Richard Quests unparalleled knowledge of the aviation industry will deliver viewers a new and compelling take on one of the worlds most important and innovative industries. Coinciding with the IATA leadership convention in Doha will make the coverage even more relevant and of value to our global audience.
A special Across the Skies microsite on CNN International will complement the on-air programming. This microsite will feature video content from Across the Skies and the IATA AGM and interactive elements such as a timeline of 100 years of commercial flight and an aviation quiz.