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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
From 1929 to 1936, CNAC logged a total of 46,404 passengers and 838,271 pounds of mail flown over 5,538,974 miles. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on March 31, 2022.
From 1929 to 1936, CNAC logged a total of 46,404 passengers and 838,271 pounds of mail flown over 5,538,974 miles. #DefunctThursday #CNAC This tweet was posted on April 07, 2022.
In 1957, Ansett acquired its major competitor ANA (Australian National Airways) and assumed the name Ansett-ANA. In 1964, Ansett-ANA received delivery of its first pure turbojet, the Boeing 727. #AnsettAirways #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on January 27, 2022.
In 1965, Braniff radically changed its identity by introducing the “BI” logo and bright color schemes designed by Alexander Girard for its jets, along with bold new flight crew uniforms by Italian designer Emilio Pucci. #DefunctThursday #Braniff #AvGeek This tweet was posted on February 10, 2022.
In 1968, Air West was formed out of a merger of three regional carriers: Pacific Air Lines, Bonanza Air Lines, and West Coast Airlines. All three were struggling financially and a consolidation of routes and equipment seemed the best solution at the time #DefunctThursday #AirWest This tweet was posted on March 17, 2022.
It continued operating as a low-price domestic airline during the early 1950s. During the 1960s, the airline also offered service to New Guinea branded as “Golden Orchid” flights. #AnsettAirways #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on January 27, 2022.
Over-expansion into international markets eventually led to Ansett’s financial demise in 2001. Shortly after, a brief effort to revive the airline with limited services was unsuccessful, and in March 2002, the airline ceased operations. #AnsettAirways #DefunctThursday #AvGeek This tweet was posted on January 27, 2022.
Overexpansion, along with excessive debt, ultimately led to the carrier’s financial demise, and, after two decades of operation, the airline was acquired by American Airlines. #DefunctThursday #AirCal This tweet was posted on January 20, 2022.
Pennsylvania Central Airlines changed its name to Capital Airlines in 1948. The airline established its hub at Washington D.C., the nation’s capital. #DefunctThursday #CapitalAirlines #AvGeek This tweet was posted on March 10, 2022.
Texas-based Braniff International Airways, which operated from 1930 to 1982, has the distinction of being one the very few airlines named eponymously for its owner. #DefunctThursday #Braniff #AvGeek This tweet was posted on February 10, 2022.
The airline expanded its routes beyond the California corridor to include Seattle, Portland, Houston, and New Orleans, and by 1987, Chicago, Vancouver, and Anchorage. #DefunctThursday #AirCal This tweet was posted on January 20, 2022.
The airline introduced a new corporate look in 1968 with bright reddish-orange liveries and a stylized “A” logo, while dropping “ANA” from its name. Several chic cabin crew uniforms were introduced during the 1970s that incorporated this palette. #AnsettAirways #DefunctThursday This tweet was posted on January 27, 2022.