by Horst Zoeller, 1996 - 2020, 67th Edition, 22 Nov 2020

A.S. Aeronaut

Aeronaut F13 Postcard

21.07.1921 founded
March 1923 Start of regular flight operations
July 1923 taken over by Junkers Flugzeugwerke

Sablatnig, Dansk Luftexpres
bought by Junkers Flugzeugwerke A.G. in 1923

Management Positions:
Juri Ots (Aeronaut chairman)

Tallinn to Helsingfors since 1923

Company Development:

A-S Aeronaut was founded on 21st July 1921 with the support of Sablatnig and the 1919 founded Dansk Luftexpres. In Summer 1922 a small unscheduled service was started, however a scheduled airline network was not established. Since 9th February 1923 Aeronaut operated a three times per week mail roundtrip from Tallinn to Helsingfors. 23 roundtrips were performed with a Sablatnig P3 aircraft carrying 1060kg of mail until 6th March 1923.

On March 12th 1923 Aeronaut started a daily scheduled flight service between Tallinn and Helsingfors for Suomen Matkatoimisto Välityskeskus O/Y in Helsinki. When
Latvijas Gaisa Satikmes A/S started its Riga-Tallinn service in July 1923, Aeronaut provided its Tallinn-Helsingfors route as a further extension of this route. In July 1923 Aeronaut became a member of Osteuropa-Union and received three Junkers F13 from Junkers Flugzeugwerke.

When Junkers Luftverkehrs A.G. had to merge with Deutscher Aero-Lloyd into Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. in January 1926, A-S Aeronaut remained independent from Lufthansa with its three F13 in Tallinn/Reval. Nevertheless it seems, as if Deruluft took over the Aeronaut equipment in 1928, when Deruluft started the Koenigsberg-Leningrad route of which the Aeronaut network was a part.

introduced Aug 1996, transfered Dec 2017
contents last updated 28 Dec 2004