PEOPLExpress Airlines, also known as People Express, was a U.S. no-frills airline that operated from 1981 to 1987. It had its headquarters in the North Terminal on the grounds of Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.
Reeve Aleutian Airways (Callsign: Reeve) was an airline headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. It ceased operations on December 5, 2000.
Hooters Air was an airline headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Hooters Air flights were operated by North Carolina-based Pace Airlines both as ad-hoc private charters and as, scheduled USDOT public charters.
Braniff International Airways was an American airline from 1928 until 1982. It operated in the midwestern and southwestern U.S., South America, Panama, and in its later years, Asia and Europe. The airline ceased operations on May 12, 1982 due to factors including escalating fuel prices, aggressive and unsustainable expansion, and fierce competition following changes that resulted from the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.
Aloha Airlines was an American airline headquartered in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii operating from a hub at Honolulu International Airport. Operations ceased on March 31, 2008.
ValuJet Airlines was an American low-budget carrier, headquartered in unincorporated Clayton County, Georgia. ValuJet operated regularly scheduled domestic and international flights in the Eastern United States and Canada during the 1990s. After a series of safety problems and the fatal crash of ValuJet Flight 592, the company executed a reverse merger with the much smaller regional airline AirWays Corp., now known as AirTran Holdings. ValuJet now operates as AirTran Airways.
America West Airlines was one of the United States’s ten major airlines. The airline was based in Phoenix, Arizona, and is now a part of US Airways Group. Beginning January 2006, all America West flights were branded as US Airways, along with most signage at airports and any other printed material, though many flights were described as “operated by America West.” Apart from two heritage aircraft, the only America West branding present on aircraft are on some seat covers, bulkheads, and flight attendant uniforms.
ATA Airlines, Inc., formerly American Trans Air, was an American low-cost scheduled service and charter airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana.ATA operated scheduled passenger flights throughout the US mainland and Hawaii, as well as military and commercial charter flights around the world. The airline maintained focus cities at Chicago Midway International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, and Oakland International Airport.
Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major United States-based airline with hubs in St. Louis, New York (JFK), with focus cities in Kansas City, Missouri; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Los Angeles. The airline operated from 1930 until it was acquired by American Airlines in 2001. Prior to the buyout, TWA was one of the largest domestic U.S. airlines operating flights to most major U.S. cities. It also had a substantial feeder operation from smaller mid-west cities. Beyond the U.S., TWA had a highly developed European and Middle East network, served mainly from its hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Along with Pan American World Airways, it was considered to be a secondary unofficial flag carrierfor the United States, and it was the unofficial flagship carrier of the U.S. in the 1990s, following Pan Am’s collapse.
Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the “flagship” international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse on December 4, 1991. During its hey-day, Pan Am was considered the gold standard of the airline industry in terms of image and it’s dedication to customer service. Pan Am was founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Florida (Key West, and later Miami) and Havana,Cuba. The airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems. Identified by its blue globe logo (widely known as “the blue meatball”) and the use of the word “Clipper” in aircraft names and call signs, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century and the unofficial flag carrier of the United States.