Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2201 times:
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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FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2148 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.
Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2103 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!:
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!
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2044 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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