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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Hi All,

Once again I turn to the experts here for a little identification help. I took this photo back in 1993, and I cannot remember where it was taken. I seem to recall that it was Salt Lake City, but it might be Denver Stapleton. Can anyone identify this airport for certain? And what happened to Markair? Did they just kind of fade away with Southwest and others moving in on their turf? I seem to recall that they declared bankruptcy. Thanks for your help!

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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9234 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I believe it was Morris Air that was bought by Southwest.

I think MarkAir was based in Alaska and went tits up when it tried to compete with Alaska Airlines to the lower 48.



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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

I think it is Stapleton. The tan building in the background looks like the old Frontier hangar at Stapleton.


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User currently offlineFlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7379 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Originally, MarkAir was a Cargo company founded in the late 40s in Alaska.
In the mid-1980s, it started a regional Alaskan airline service. The airline expanded within the U.S during the early but could not sustain competition with Alaska Airlines among others and shut down in 1995.


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 2):
think it is Stapleton. The tan building in the background looks like the old Frontier hangar at Stapleton.

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User currently offlineAaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1507 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Definitely Denver Stapleton

Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 2):
The tan building in the background looks like the old Frontier hangar at Stapleton.

 checkmark  The old "D" concourse (former CO/FL gates) was located across the ramp from that hangar.



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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Thanks for the info everyone. You're right...it sure does look like the Frontier hangar at Stapleton. I had an inkling that that might be the case. I just checked another one of my photos that I know came from the old DEN, and that seems to settle it!:

CO new colors Dash 7 at Stapleton:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-2481

I wish like heck I would have kept better track of all my old photos. Back then, I wasn't even that concerned about keeping track of registrations either, much to my regret now. I have so many old pics, and virtually no organization. The best I can do sometimes is to place a pic within a certain "era" of my airline career, or by knowing which camera it was that took the picture. I'm trying to get them all organized while I still have at least part of my memory!

Thanks again, guys!


User currently offlineATAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Yes, Nosedive is correct, it is Denver Stapleton airport. And that is the Frontier hangar in the background.
Good Luck!



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Alaska based MarkAir set up a small hub in Denver in 1992 or 1993. Flights to about 10 or 11 cities I think.

MarkAir was then sought by Denver and Colorado officials to move its HQ to Denver and expand the hub. There was something like $30 or $40 million in incentives offered. It was to be a replacement for Continental, which had left at that time.

But MarkAir went Bankrupt in 1995.



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