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A fleet of stretched & updated DC-8 types, the Super 60 Series, was operated by #Braniff in the 1970s. Artist Alexander Calder conceived the colorful livery scheme for one of these aircraft, which was colorful christened “Flying Colors of South America.” #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on February 10, 2022.
Adverse publicity from an ill-planned ad campaign, along with stiff competition on the California corridor from other airlines ultimately led Pacific to seek out a merger with Bonanza Air Lines and West Coast Airlines to form Air West in 1968. #DefunctThursday #PacificAirlines This tweet was posted on July 14, 2022.
After China’s civil war (1945-1949), CAT relocated to the island of Taiwan in 1950, and evolved from a relief cargo airline to a government contractor and commercial carrier. In 1953, the airline formally became the flag carrier of the Republic of China. #CAT #DefunctThursday This tweet was posted on April 28, 2022.
After the Allied victory in August 1945, the airline secured a system of eight primary routes throughout China all the while struggling against a backdrop of increasing civil war. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on April 07, 2022.
Air West was branded with an ultramodern service mark in bright interchangeable color combinations of lime green, royal blue, orange, pink, and bronze. #DefunctThursday #AirWest This tweet was posted on March 24, 2022.
Air West’s stewardesses were outfitted in futuristic, slim-cut, high-fashion ensembles created by Oleg Cassini and reminiscent of uniforms worn in the original Star Trek television series, which was popular at the time. #DefunctThursday #AirWest This tweet was posted on March 24, 2022.
Along with skyrocketing oil prices, the once profitable routes National operated became unprofitable under Pan Am, which flew its last flight on December 4, 1991. #PanAm #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on August 25, 2022.
Although Pan American World Airways experienced unprecedented success in the 1960s and 70s, by the end of the 1980s the company was struggling. #PanAm #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on August 25, 2022.
As Japan waged war on China in 1937, CNAC evacuated Shanghai, its original headquarters and home base in August and relocated to Chongqing. In trying to avoid Japanese detection, the airline pioneered the routes over the Himalayas. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on April 07, 2022.
As Pan American was not licensed to operate domestic routes within in the United States, the company purchased National Airlines in 1980. This did not prove be a good financial takeover as the company would have liked. #PanAm #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on August 25, 2022.
As with many airline companies, airline deregulation created cutthroat competitive conditions and in 1989, the Flying Tiger Line merged with Federal Express. #DefunctThursday #FlyingTigers This tweet was posted on May 12, 2022.
BEA (British European Airways), was formed by the Civil Aviation Act of 1946 in Great Britain. #DefunctThursday #BEA #BOAC #AvGeek #BritishAirways This tweet was posted on February 24, 2022.
BEA inaugurated Comet 4B jetliner service to numerous destinations in Europe in April 1960. In 1974, BEA merged back with British Overseas Airways Corporation to form British Airways, the current flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. #DefunctThursday #BEA #BOAC #AvGeek This tweet was posted on February 24, 2022.
BEA introduced the turboprop Vickers Viscount, the world’s first jet-powered airliner to enter service, in 1950 and inaugurated scheduled service in 1953. #DefunctThursday #BEA #BOAC #AvGeek #BritishAirways This tweet was posted on February 24, 2022.
Based in San Francisco, the 3,800-employee carrier served numerous destinations up & down the California corridor, from San Diego to Crescent City, along with cities throughout the Southwest and Northwest, and even several tourist destinations in Mexico. #DefunctThursday #AirWest This tweet was posted on March 17, 2022.
By 1930, the Pan American Airways System linked twenty-nine Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories with regularly scheduled airmail, passenger, and cargo flights. #DefunctThursday #PanAmerican #PanAm #AvGeek #AviationHistory This tweet was posted on August 04, 2022.
By 1962, Piedmont's service extended to Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. Their entry into the jet age was powered by a Boeing 727 in 1967. Piedmont started to operate Boeing 737s the next year. #DefunctThursday #Piedmont #AvGeek This tweet was posted on September 29, 2022.
By 1978, the airline had expanded its service to San Francisco, recorded a decade of annual profits and attained a reputation for quality and reliable service. In 1981, the airline introduced the wide-body Douglas DC-10-15 on its high-density routes. #DefunctThursday #Mexicana This tweet was posted on May 19, 2022.
By the end of 1949, with the proclamation of the new People’s Republic of China by Communist Party leader Mao Zedong, many of CNAC’s assets were absorbed by the new government. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on April 07, 2022.
By the end of 1969, the carrier had gained a large customer base and charted over 800,000 bookings for the year. In the 1980s, the carrier was rebranded as #AirCal with a fresh look and color palette for its airliner liveries and flight crews. #DefunctThursday This tweet was posted on January 20, 2022.
By the end of the 1950s, the airline had rapidly expanded into 35 cities. In 1966, Ozark entered the jet age and purchased several Douglas DC-9 aircraft, and added destinations all over the country. #DefunctThursday #Ozark #AvGeek This tweet was posted on July 07, 2022.
By the mid-1960s, PSA had grown substantially and was flying record numbers of passengers. It added the turbojet Boeing 727 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9 to its fleet and expanded its routes to include Sacramento, San Jose, and Ontario. #DefunctThursday #PacificSouthwestAirlines This tweet was posted on October 07, 2022.
By the mid-1980s, Flying Tigers became the world’s largest air cargo carrier, operating scheduled cargo service to six continents and served 58 countries. #DefunctThursday #FlyingTigers This tweet was posted on May 12, 2022.
Capital used its company name as a territorial signifier to identify with the capital city. In 1961, Capital was absorbed by United Air Lines. #DefunctThursday #CapitalAirlines #AvGeek This tweet was posted on March 10, 2022.
China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) was Asia’s first sustained commercial airline. Scheduled service began on October 21, 1929, along a 525-mile route from Shanghai to Hankou with two passengers and one pound of mail. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on April 07, 2022.
China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) was Asia’s first sustained commercial airline. Scheduled service began on October 21, 1929, along a 525-mile route from Shanghai to Hankou with two passengers and one pound of mail. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on March 31, 2022.
Continental Airlines began as Varney Speed Lines in 1934. It originally used symbols and slogans to promote its claim to be the “Fastest Airline In The World.” #DefunctThursday #avgeek #aviationhistory #ContinentalAirlines This tweet was posted on April 21, 2022.
Despite expansion into new destinations the airline had crippling financial issues. It was acquired by Delta Air Lines in August 1972. #DefunctThursday #NortheastAirlines #AvGeek #AviationHistory This tweet was posted on June 23, 2022.
During the 1990s, #Mexicana took over some of AeroMexico's routes to Canada and South America and introduced the Airbus A320. In 2010, after nearly 85 years of operation, the company filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Mexico and ceased operations. #DefunctThursday This tweet was posted on May 19, 2022.
Early in 1961, the airline purchased a number of Canadair CL-44 all-cargo aircraft, nicknamed “Swingtails” as their tails literally swung open for loading cargo. #DefunctThursday #FlyingTigers This tweet was posted on May 12, 2022.
Eastern Air Lines’ origins go back to the 1920s with routes throughout the Atlantic states. Eastern’s early success occurred under the direction of World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who purchased the airline from General Motors in 1938. #DefunctThursday #Eastern #AvGeek This tweet was posted on May 05, 2022.
Entering the jet age, the company purchased Douglas DC-8s, Boeing 720s, and Boeing 707-320s. After merging with Republic Airlines in 1986, the company dropped Orient from their branding. #DefunctThursday #NorthwestOrient This tweet was posted on June 30, 2022.
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago, Tulsa, and Memphis were on Douglas DC-3s acquired from Parks Air Lines. Instead of repainting the DC-3s, Ozark took off the P and S from the aircraft and painted on OZ to the beginning. #DefunctThursday #Ozark #AvGeek This tweet was posted on July 07, 2022.
Following a war time assignment in Alaska, Northwest used their experience in the territory to open transpacific service to Asia via Alaska in 1947. With this transpacific expansion, the company rebranded itself as Northwest Orient Airlines. #DefunctThursday #NorthwestOrient This tweet was posted on June 30, 2022.
Following airline deregulation in 1978, #Braniff’s strategy for this period was aggressive expansion of new domestic and international routes. While successful in the short term, the company ultimately overextended and was forced into bankruptcy in 1982. #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on February 10, 2022.
For its brand, a stylized eagle symbol was developed with a rigid, airplane-like wing that blended the natural with the mechanical. The eagle flew under a constellation of stars arrayed like destinations on a route map. #DefunctThursday #CapitalAirlines #AvGeek This tweet was posted on March 10, 2022.