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Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:01 am

Does anybody have a clue?

Here goes my list:

American

Trans Carribbean
Air Cal
Reno Air
TWA

Delta

Western
Northeast

United

Capital

Continental
Texas International
Frontier
PeoplExpress
New York Air

Northwest

Repubic

Anyone care to had to the list.
 
desertjets
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:10 am

USAirways.

Allegheny merges with Mohawk becomes USAir in 1979.
Piedmont merges with Empire (1984/5???) then merges with USAir in 1988.

USAir acquires PSA in 1987.

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ZID
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:19 am

With USAirways you forgot about Allegheny's '67? or '68? acquisition of Indianapolis based Lake Central Airlines and the Indy base of operations that remains to this very day as USAirways carries more passengers in and out of Indianapolis than any other airline.

The Lake Central purchase was Allegheny's first foray outside of their Northeastern stronghold.

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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:22 am

For Northwest,

Southern and North Central merge, creating Republic, which purchases Hughes Air West (itself a creation of at least two carriers, but I can't remember which ones).
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lapper
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:30 am

Would you count BA with all is franchise carriers? Also has a lot of history behind it:
Imperial Airways
BEA
BOAC
Dan Air
Brymon
Loganair
British Regional Airlines
Deutsche BA
GB Airways
British Mediterranean Airways
Qantas
 
desertjets
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:31 am

Hughes Airwest was Airwest and Bonanza I believe.
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Lt-AWACS
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:49 am

Didn't Southwest aquire Morris Air????????
Just Curious.

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EGGD
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:49 am

Lapper; You missed loads out! How can you miss Bcal out!!! And what about all the regionals that got merged with BOAC and BEA!?!?!

Can't remember them all...
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:52 am

To answer the Hughes Air West question:

Bonanza + Air West + Pacific = Hughes Air West

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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:53 am

Air Canada.
Canadian,Wardair, NordAir, Quebecair, EPA, MCA, Canadian Pacific, Canadian Airways. All offically different airlines till the bitter end with the end result being Air Canada.
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justplanesmart
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:20 am

More correctly on Hughes Air West, it was Bonanza, Pacific, and West Coast that merged to form Air West, which was later acquired by the Summa Corporation and renamed Hughes Air West. Delta also has Chicago & Southern in its acquisition history, Continental has Pioneer, and Frontier bought Central before it was later acquired by People Express, then both were bought by Texas Air and merged into Continental.
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Lt-AWACS

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:39 am

Yes WN bought Morris Air.
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:45 am

Southwest also bought MuseAir then changed the name to TranStar then shut them down.
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lapper
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 5:58 pm

EGGD - Dammit, I knew there was another one, I just couldn't remember who it was. As for the BEA/BOAC merger, long before my time (aviation-wise!!)
 
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 9:35 am

OK, here goes:
BAW was formed by the merger of BEA (1), BOAC (2), Cambrian (3), & Northeast (4). It has since swallowed BCAL (5), & Dan-Air (6). BCAL was formed by the merger of BUA (7) & Caledonian (8). BUA was formed when Airwork (9) & Hunting-Clan (10) joined, including Air Charter (11) & Transair (12), both of which were owned by Airwork. Hunting-Clan was itself formed by the merger of Hunting (13) with Clan (14). Dan-Air had previously absorbed Skyways (15) & Scottish (16). BOAC was the result of Imperial Airways (17) & the original British Airways (18) joining at the outset of WWII. It later took over BSAA (19). The original BAW had swallowed three other carriers (20, 21, & 22) in 1924. BEA was formed after WWII by the merger of Railway (23), Allied (24), another Scottish (25), Great Western & Southern (26), & Channel Island (27). can anyone better that?
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 9:41 am

Don't forget Ozark, purchased by TWA in '86 is also part of AA now.
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:18 am

Also, Northeast taken by Delta in(I think 1972), then of course you can kind of throw in Pan Am and National(original) since Delta ended up with so much of Pan Am's property ast the end.
 
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RE: Most Merged Or Acquired Airline?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 11:03 am

Add to the Delta list Comair and ASA  Smile (that is if regionals are also being included)