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)
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
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.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
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.