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The Legacy Carriers – Gone But Not Forgotten – January 7, 2022

RN3DB

January 7, 2022

Good Morning,

This week I want to remind everyone of those air carriers that are gone but not forgotten. Sad to think that we have lost all of air national/international carriers except for six….seven if you include Southwest. Take some time to look back and remember those who are “Gone BUT NOT Forgotten.

Enjoy…..

1978 Roll Call of Legacy Carriers

Alaska Airlines Northwest
Aloha Airlines Ozark
Air Cal Pacific Southwest
American Pan Am
Braniff Piedmont
Continental Republic
Delta Southwest
Eastern TWA
Frontier United
Hawaiian US Air
National Western

Mergers and failures are difficult to keep up with, but there are some significant changes that took place in the 1980s and the decades after that can provide us with some perspective of the state of the industry. Consider the following facts:

  • Aloha Airlines failed in 2008
  • Air Cal was absorbed by American in 1987
  • Braniff failed in 1982 and Braniff II failed in 1989
  • Continental is still with us but the current Continental is a remake of the original Continental that was bought out by TI/Frank Lorenzo
  • Eastern failed in 1990
  • Frontier was absorbed by Continental in 1985
  • National was absorbed by Pan AM in 1980
  • Northwest was absorbed by Delta in 2008/2009
  • Ozark was absorbed by TWA in 1986
  • Pacific Southwest was absorbed by US Air in 1988-
  • Pan Am failed in 1990
  • Piedmont was absorbed by US Air in 1989
  • Republic was absorbed by Northwest in 1980
  • TWA was absorbed by American in 2001
  • Western was absorbed by Delta in 1987

The following airlines are still in operation: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Air, and Southwest Airlines.

I have closed with pictures of the fallen carriers, so enjoy, take some time to look back at the history of commercial aviation, and never forget that job security in aviation is a myth even in the best of times.

 

Robert Novell 

January 7, 2022

Gone but Not Forgotten

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloha Airlines failed in 2008

 

 

 

 

Air Cal was absorbed by American in 1987

 

 

 

 

 

Braniff failed in 1982 and Braniff II failed in 1989

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern failed in 1990

 

 

 

 

 

Frontier was absorbed by Continental in 1985

 

 

 

 

 

National was absorbed by Pan AM in 1980

 

Northwest Orient-–Northwest Airlines

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northwest was absorbed by Delta

 

Ozark was absorbed by TWA in 1986

 

 

 

 

 

 Pacific Southwest was absorbed by US Air in 1988

 

 Pan Am failed in 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 Piedmont was absorbed by US Air in 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 Republic was absorbed by Northwest in 1980

 

 

 

 

 TWA was absorbed by American in 2001

 

 

 

 

Western was absorbed by Delta in 1987