Post DeRegulation Air Mail First Flights - Index


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Background: The Airline Deregulation Act took effect of December 1, 1978. The main purpose of the Act was to remove government control from commercial aviation and expose the passenger airline industry to market forces. This Act changed the face of civil aviation in the US. Air Mail would continue to be carried by Air Carriers but the old system of CAM and FAM routes would evolve into Air Mail flown by individual US airlines to both domestic and foreign destinations.

INDEX: Post DeRegulation Air Mail First Flights by Airline

Airline Route Date (yymmdd)
Air Florida Amsterdam Netherlands-Miami FL 800531
Air Micronesia Nagoya Japan-Saipan 830401
Alaska Airways Anchorage AK-Kodiak AK 821117
Allegheny Airlines (US Air) West Palm Beach FL-Philadelphia PA 781216
American Airlines Salt Lake City UT 790120
America West Airlines Phoenix AZ 891116
Arrow Air Tampa FL-London England 821218
Braniff Airways New York NY 781215
Capitol International Airways New York NY-Brussels Belgium 790505
Continental Air Lines Houston TX 790102
Delta Air Lines Atlanta GA 790615
Eastern Air Lines Salt Lake City UT 781213
Frontier Airlines Denver CO 781215
Frontier Horizon Denver CO-Chicago IL 840109
New Frontier Airlines Denver CO-Albuquerque NM 941013
Grand Airways Las Vegas NV 950201
Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu HI 850612
Hughes Airwest Tucson AZ 781215
Kiwi International Air Lines Hamilton Bermuda-Newark NJ 950525
Markair Anchorage AK-Fairbanks AK
or Bethel AK
New Midway Airlines Raleigh NC 951001
National Airlines New York NY-Amsterdam Nehterlands 781213
New York Air Tampa FL-Newark NJ 841031
North Central Airlines Tucson AZ 781215
Northeastern International Airways Saint Petersburg FL 841115
Northwest Airlines New York NY-Stockholm Sweden 790331
Ozark Air Lines Saint Paul MN 781201
Pan American World Airways New York NY-Dhahran Saudi Arabia 790202
Piedmont Aviation Roanoke VA 781201
Reno Air Reno NV-Las Vegas NV 931215
Republic Airlines Las Vegas NV 800115
Southwest Airlines Sacramento CA-Burbank CA 910617
Texas International Airlines Houston TX-Guadalajara Mexico 781214
Trans International Airlines New York NY-Amsterdam Netherlands 790502
Trans World Airlines Pittsburgh PA 781215
United Airlines Buffalo NY 781214
Vanguard Airlines Dallas-Fort Worth 961017
Western Air Lines Seattle WA 790615
Western Pacific Airlines Los Angeles CA 950428
Wien Air Alaska Boise ID-Salt Lake City UT 810915
World Airways Baltimore MD-Frankfurt Germany
or London England

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