Saturday, February 23, 2013

Britt Airways - April, 1985

Couldn't have said it better myself.  From rzjets:
The Britt Airways Chicago operation grew with Metroliners, F-27s, and FH-227s. Two BAC 1-11s were eventually added for scheduled and charter work. On November 1, 1985, the airline began Piedmont Commuter flights from the Dayton hub. This only lasted until September 1, 1986, since during the same year, the airline was acquired by PEOPLExpress. With Texas Air's acquisition of PEOPLExpress, Britt became a Continental Express carrier on February 1, 1987 for its Chicago services, and an Eastern Express carrier on the same day, serving the Philadelphia hub. Britt moved south in September, feeding Continental at its Houston hub. The Philadelphia Eastern Express operation became a Cleveland Continental Express operation by the end of 1987. Its Chicago slots were sold to American Eagle in 1989. On September 1, 1990, the operations of Britt, Rocky Mountain Airways, and Bar Harbor Airlines were combined into one carrier, Continental Express.

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