Throwback Thursday
A TEA A300B1 (Photo: Jon Proctor [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans European Airlines (TEA)

With the demand for leisure destinations increasing in the mid to late 1900s carriers were popping up in hopes of attracting their share of the market value. One of the carriers to appear from this rise in demand was Brussels-based Trans European Airlines, abbreviated as TEA. The airline was launched in 1971 at a joint venture between Belgian businessman George Gutelman and the Belgian leisure company TIFA. The airline would officially start service as a charter company in May 1971…