Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Skyways - June, 1979
In the 1980s, Skyways reached its peak. Operating the nation's largest fleet of 18-passenger Metroliners, Skyways had over 100 daily flights and a system map that reached from Panama City and Pensacola in Florida to the south, to Knoxville, Tenn., to the east and to Dallas in the west. The system consolidated operations in 1984 with more flights in Mississippi and adding routes in Missouri while dropping the Alabama and Florida destinations. In 1984, Skyways would become a commuter partner of Republic Airlines. Eventually, Skyways became part of Air Midwest.