Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3143 posts, RR: 13 Posted (12 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
I found this photo (of a CO aircraft with "Continental West" titles) in the database while checking out old photos of Continental Airlines. Could somebody tell me the history of the "Continental West" experiment? Did it last as long as Continental Lite?
Erj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
The Houston Proud Express was operated by Emerald Airlines, from Austin, TX, contracted by CO and had a shuttle DC-9-20 that operated from HOU to IAH. The time frame was in the late 80's. The airplane was painted in and maintenance was performed by Emerald in Conroe, TX, (CXO) approx 25 miles north of IAH. The paint job was inspired by then Houston's mayor Kathy Whitmire's "Houston Proud" PR campain.