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Airlines Named After Owner(s)  
User currently offlineMakeMinesLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Okay, there's Braniff, Wien, Trump Shuttle and Laker Airways. I think that Ryanair, Muse Air, Chalk's, Ansett and Faucett might be examples as well.

Your additions, please...


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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Muse Air. Was the family name for LaMar & his son.

[Edited 2004-01-21 01:23:01]
And McClain was the name for the founder of McClain International that lasted a few months.

[Edited 2004-01-21 01:24:11]

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

There's also the Lauda airlines....

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Ward Air, named after Max Ward


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User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Kalitta Airlines (cargo) used to be owned by Connie Kalitta...I do not know if he still owns this airline outright. You can see Kalitta DC-8's and 747's at Willow Run Airport here in the Detroit area.

Connie Kalitta used to be a drag racer. Interesting.....a former drag racer and a former Formula One driver own airlines.



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User currently offlineOrdndfw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Hughes Air West for Howard Hughes.

User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Braathens (founded by Ludvig G. Braathen in 1946)
Birgenair (founded by Cetin Birgen)
Rich International (founded by Linda Rich Harrington´s mother)
JMC (James Mason Cook, now Thomas Cook UK)
Reeve Aleutian (founded by Robert C. Reeve in 1932)
Wideroe (founded by Viggo Wideroe in 1934)
Karair (founded by the three Karhumäki brothers in 1933)
Martinair (founded by Martin Schröder in 1958)


User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3100 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

ElectraBob
Connie Kalitta is still right in the middle of Dragracing and back in the middle of Kalitta Airways (Cargo).
Scheduled to run/own/crewchief 3 Top Fuel Dragsters this season the Cargo business must be good.

1. Driven by his son Scott Kalitta
2. Driven by nephew Doug Kalitta
3. Driven by "Aussie" Dave Grubnic

Okie


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Morris Air was one once...now part of Southwest.
I'm surprised no one has mention Flying Tigers, because in the very beginning it was started by a handful of ex-fighter pilots & their aircraft crews. Regards.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Add to the list:

Morris Air, named after founder June Morris. They were acquired by Southwest in the mid-1990s, 1994 I think...


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

DHL
For Dalsey, Hillbloom and Lynn

Mercer
For Dewight "Poddy" Mercer






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User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Air India, named after their owner, India  Big grin


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Here is an example of an ancient airline named after its owner; Maddux Airlines, named after its owner Jack Maddux. This airline existed way back in the 1930s (it was bought out by TWA). This airline gave TWA many of its Ford Trimotors.


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User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

DAN Air London

Davies and Newman.

I also think Varney Air Services (now Continental and United?) was named after its owner. Could someone verify?

Kris



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User currently offlineNCLusa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

don't forget Maersk, owned by the Danish shipping magnate Maersk McKinney Moeller

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Sterling

Colgan Air

Fine Air

Ryan International

Zantop International




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User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Didn't William(Bill) Boeing found Boeing Air Transport which eventually became United Airlines?

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Kjet12

You are correct. Walter T. Varney. Eventually became Continental.




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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Air France, owned by the French state  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Indeed United was once BAT which was owned by the Boeing Company which was owned by Mr. Boeing.



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