Ah......those were the days.....when one
could board an airliner by walking across the grass.
In 1946 the newly emerged (after WW II)
DDL took delivery of two new purpose-built (i.e.
converted C-54s) DC-4s. (The other one was OY-DFO).
My image is from a post
the era. The DC-4s were not to remain in Danish Air Lines
markings for long, how-
since on 1 August 1948 the three Scandinvian airlines: Det Danske
(DDL) of Denmark, Det Norske Luftfartsselskap AS (DNL) of Norway and AB
(ABA) of Sweden merged to form the Scandinavian Airlines System
consortium. For a while
about 1951) the three companies retained some form of autonomy
but later all new air-
were registered in one of the three national registers, (SE-, LN-
or OY-) in some sort of
holding ratio. After eight years of service with SAS as "Dan Viking", OY-DFI was sold
Charter in the U.K. as G-AOXK. (It wound up and was withdrawn
from use in, the