Aviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
Air Berlin USA was founded in 1978 as a wholly owned subsidiary of an Oregon based American agricultural company, Lelco. Ops began in April 1979 with a base at Berlin's Tegel airport, operating charter flights for German tour operators, mainly to the Mediterranean and to the Canary Islands.
Chairman and President resp. were Leonard and Kim Lundgren.
If memory serves me right, they started off with B707s, later switching to B737s. Incidentally, Kim Lundgren is with 26 per cent still the biggest single shareholder in Air Berlin USA's successor, Air Berlin GmbH.
Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
Ports of Call Air began ops in '68 with Convair 990s (later replaced with 707s). Ports of Call Air the airline for a Denver travel agency. At the end of '86 they changed their name to Skyworld. Ceased ops in July 1989.