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The Colombian Aerial Navigation Company Between 1919 and 1921. An Entrepreneurial Adventure in South America


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  • Karim León Vargas

    (Universidad de Antioquia)

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    The early participation of Colombian entrepreneurs in the establishment of airlines in Colombia during the first decade of the twentieth century was marked by risk, faced with an aviation industry that recently began worldwide. This article describes the creation and operation in 1919 of the first airline in Colombia: Compañía Colombiana de Navegación Aérea, CCNA. The documentation from personal files, newspapers and press at the time, allowed to explore the short life of this company. This first attempt paved the way for what would become years later in a lucrative industry that has revolutionized the way of moving from one place to another and strengthened economic and political ties between geographically isolated areas

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    Article provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 68 (Enero-Junio)
    Pages: 195-215

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    Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2008:i:68:p:195-215

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    Postal: Lecturas de Economía, Departamento de Economía, Calle 67, 53-108, Medellin 050010, Colombia.

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    Keywords: history of aviation; transport; modernization; business history; aviation accidents;

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