Saturday, June 17, 2017

Air Oregon - June, 1981

Air Oregon was another commuter to expand the the early 80s. It would eventually be absorbed by Horizon Air.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Oregon











Sunday, June 4, 2017

Royale Airlines - November, 1979

Royale was a commuter that lasted until 1987. Here's an article from 1983 that details Royale's Continental Commuter operation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royale_Airlines








Monday, May 29, 2017

Empire Airlines - April, 1982

Empire was a successful regional airline, which Piedmont eventually bought. It continued to run a hub from Syracuse, until USAIr bought Piedmont and moved the jets to other hubs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Airlines_(1976–1985)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_F28_Fellowship











Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Metro Airlines - July, 1981

The early 1980s saw an explosion of commuter and regional airlines. Metro gave it a shot, but ultimately failed and was acquired by AMR. Metro also operated Eastern Metro Express - you can find their route map here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Airlines










Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pennsylvania Airlines - May, 1983

Pennsylvania Airlines flew under the Allegheny Commuter brand.

From Wikipedia:

The Allegheny Commuter division was originally headquartered at the Reading Airport in Reading, Pennsylvania, and flew a large fleet of Short 330s and Short 360s, being the launch customer for the Shorts 360. It had three Fokker F27 "Friendship" turboprops, and was the last US operator of passenger F27s. After replacing much of its Shorts fleet, and retiring the F27s, it merged with another fully owned USAir subsidiary, Pennsylvania Airlines, headquartered at Harrisburg International Airport near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the combined airline retained the historic name until its own merger with another wholly owned subsidiary, Piedmont Airlines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_Airlines












Thursday, May 11, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Devoe Airlines - January, 1982

An interesting story about this airline.

"Jack Raymond DeVoe, head of Devoe Airlines has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for running an airline that carried nearly 8 tons of cocaine into the United States."

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-10-08/news/0260140254_1_sarmiento-cabrera-cocaine

http://www.sunshineskies.com/devoe.html





The adress on the timetable lists Opa-Locka Airport, so I'm no to sure if flights were based in OPA or MIA.