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Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:32 am

It's always fun remembering where airlines were located at our home airports. I'll start off with BOS from my teen decade in the 1980's:

Eastern: They had the beautiful old termnal A

Braniff: The original was at E before the BK. Then they settled in B, on the US side

Western: When they first came to BOS, they were in B, but then moved to C before the DL merger.

Piedmont: In the early 80's, they were in the C gates near where the current CO Pres club is. They then moved to B sharing the pier with AA.

Pan Am: At first in E, then B on the AA side at the landside pier.

Empire: D

People Express: D

TWA: C (current UA gates)

New York Air: E, then B on the AA side/ landline pier

Trump: A

Midway: B (US) then C (TW)

Air Florida: E
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:39 am

Well up until about 1 year ago, Hooters Air was the biggest airline at my home airport of Rockford Illinois. They used up to two gates at a time. Rockford is pretty small though and Hooters Air didn't have that many flights, but still they were number one. Transmeridian was number two, and they are also gone now too.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:47 am

I'm in STL and TWA and Ozark currently speaks for itself. Not sure were Pan Am and Eastern were...probably somewhere along in the A concourse...yes...no....STL-ers? And btw, when ATA had its flights coming and going out of here...what gates were they using? Were they down in the East Terminal, or the gates at the very end of D?


In Indianapolis, my second home airport, ATA speaks for itself. That airline was literally all over the place. The D concourse was home to the former US Air hub operation, but "they're" still in business. I think Eastern came in and out of the C gates, if I am correct. TWA was in the A concourse for as long as I can remember going to that airport. A3, I think.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:00 am

At SAN, there has been shuffling around constantly, so no one's disappearance from the airline industry did anything big here...

Except for PSA. Now the commuter terminal (American Eagle and United Express), the giant picture of Charles Lindbergh is quite a dramatic sight!!

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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:42 am

MSP in 1985 (taken from a 12/15/85 Mesaba Timetable):

Red Concourse = now Concourse F
Blue Concourse = Concourse E
Green Concourse = C/D.

Republic: entire Green Concourse
Western: Blue Concourse, gates now occupied by DL
Eastern: Blue, current CO gates
People Express: Blue
TWA: Blue
Piedmont: Blue
Midway 1: Blue
Ozark: Red

CO and DL were in the Red concourse at the time. DL moved over to Western's gates after their merger, and CO took over Eastern's gates when they stopped flying here in the late 80s. TW moved to Ozark's gates on Red when they merged as well.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:39 am

Boise,ID (BOI)
Concourse built 1982, extended 1995. Old Alaska/Horizon/Western/Hughes/Republic/SwiftAire/GoldenGate area demolished in 2001-4.
Gates 10,11 always UA/UA Exp
Gate 12- Morris Air, Pacific Express, PSA, (non existent gate now)
Gate 14- Wien, Western, Continental, original Frontier, Currently new Frontier.
Gate 15,17- Southwest
Gate 16- Northwest
Gate 18- HP/US
Gate 19- UA Express, Southwest
Gate 20- Delta, DL Conn
Gate 21- United/UA Exp
Gate 22- coming soon.

Numerous gate movements for resurfacing, construction, etc.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:55 am

ATL:

Concourse T (the former International Terminal):
Sabena
Swissair
British Caledonian

Concourse B:
Hooters Air
Eastern was on B North and had all of C (Linked together via a tunnel)

Concourse C:
TWA (during their short-lived mini-hub)
Valujet
Kiwi International

Concourse D:
TWA
Ozark
Kiwi
Private Jet
WestPac
Vanguard
Pro Air
Midway (both versions)
Presidental
Metrojet
Hooters Air
Transmeridian
Allegro
Frontier (the first one)
Braniff (I, II, & III)
Pan Am (mk.1)
PeoplExpress
Piedmont
Air Atlanta
Southeast
Southeastern
Air South
Southern
Republic

Concourse E:

ALM
LAPA
Sabena
Swissair
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:04 am

1992-2006.

TWA: Terminal 5 at JFK.
Swissair: Terminal 4, concourse B at JFK.
Sabena: Terminal 4, concourse B at JFK.
Sabena: Terminal B at EWR.
Song: Terminal 2 at JFK.
Aeromar: Terminal 1 at JFK.
Towerair: Hangar Terminal at JFK.
Pan Am: Terminal 3 and 6 (?) at JFK.
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Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:19 am

Hmm.. I may need a little help on this from other Kakilakians on this one..

RDU..

Midway - Terminal C - gates 1-13
Metrojet - Terminal A - gate 24, I think
Independence Air - Terminal A - Gate 11
TWA - Terminal A & C - Gate ???
Eastern - Terminal A - Gate ???
Ozark - Terminal A - Gate ???
Piedmont - Terminal A - Gate ???
Air South - Terminal A - Gate ???
Canadian - Terminal A & C - Gates ???
New York Air - Terminal A - Gate ??
PeoplExpress - Terminal A - GAte ???
ValuJet - Terminal A - Gate 19

EWN - New Bern

Midway Connect - Gate 1
American Connection - Gate 1
Piedmont - Main Gate
Casino Express - Gate 1
Eastern - Main Gate

That's all I can remember
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:37 am

Stockton, California was served by a number of defunct airlines. Here are the ones I can remember:

Pacific Express
Golden Gate
Air Pacific
Community Air
Frontier (old)
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:59 pm

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
I'm in STL and TWA and Ozark currently speaks for itself. Not sure were Pan Am and Eastern were...probably somewhere along in the A concourse...yes...no....STL-ers? And btw, when ATA had its flights coming and going out of here...what gates were they using? Were they down in the East Terminal, or the gates at the very end of D?

ATA had a medium sized operation (for their size) at one point at the end of concourse D. If I remember right, it was called the "Florida Getaway?" and they had a couple daily flights to 3 or 4 cities in Florida.
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:11 pm

Amazing to think about it now, but when DFW opened, the only airline with its own terminal was Braniff International (BN), in 2W (now, B).

AA shared its terminal with Eastern.

Then came May, 1982, and everything changed...

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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:15 pm

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):

TWA: C (current UA gates)

I always remember TW in the current CO gates, by where the current President's Club is...in that seperate little secure area where all there was (at least when I took DL Connection a few years back) a Hudson News and a Dunkins (then again, that's all I really need for airport concessions).

At MHT, Independence was at Gate 10, and they're the only real defunct airline that's been at MHT lately. MetroJet shared the US gates, but that was the only other airline that's not at MHT anymore.
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:49 pm

in CGK...
Old AWAir was in T2F gate F3 for the domestics... now turned to Indonesia Air Asia after a prolonged inactivity.
Bouraq used to rule T1C stands D42 to D73 (up to 6 stands)
Indonesian Airlines used to rule T1B stands B71 & B73
Jatayu used to exclusively use Stands A11/12/13 (gate A1) and gate A2 before it disappeared.
Star Air used to be T1B gates B4
Air Mark used to share gate B7 and B6 with Indonesian Airlines
Can't think of anything else at the moment...

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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:21 pm

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
I always remember TW in the current CO gates, by where the current President's Club is...in that seperate little secure area where all there was (at least when I took DL Connection a few years back) a Hudson News and a Dunkins (then again, that's all I really need for airport concessions).

For many, many years, TW used the north pier of Terminal C. They had 6 gates there, and often filled them with 747's, L10's, and later on 767's. Only in their last years did they use the gates by the current CO pres club (which used to be the UA RCC).

A little more Terminal C background....

When TW was in the gates on the north pier, DL used the four gates along the pier leading to those TW gates. DL also had 9 gates on the other pier, and United the other 2 (though they at one point had a third). United also used the gates by the current CO club.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:20 pm

I have fond memories of being a young boy growing up in San Francisco and going to SFO Airport. We usually flew United, but across from UA were the ticket counters of Hughes Airwest and PSA. United was off to left and PSA and Hughes (and I think, Northwest Orient) were off to the right. When you entered the main check-in lobby, there was a large sitting area straight ahead, beyond the ticket counters. At the sitting area was a large vista window which overlooked the tarmac and ramp and Hughes Airwest DC-9's and F-27's parked right in front of the window. Further down from the Hughes Airwest gates were the PSA gates, with brightly painted red, orange, and pink 727-100 and 727-200 aircraft adorned with the trademark smiles. (Lockheed Electra's showed up in the mid-1970's when PSA started flying into Lake Tahoe). I would be glued to that huge window, just mesmerized by the Sundance Yellow aircraft and the very distinct Hughes Airwest wordmark in "Universe Blue." That Hughes Airwest wordmark was way ahead of its time, and furthermore, unlike most airlines, the wordmark was displayed below the windows, rather than above. As we would approach the Departure level of the South Terminal, I remember that Pan Am parked in the South Terminal and so Pan Am 707's and 747's were always visible from the onramp that led to curbside Departures. I also remember Western's 707's, 727's, and 737's with the tomato red stripe along the aircraft windows and the large "W" just aft of the side cockpit windows and along door 1. If I am not mistaken, Air California, Western, TWA, Pan Am, and SFO Helicopter all parked in the South Terminal at SFO. Hughes Airwest, PSA, and Northwest Orient had ticket counters in the Central Terminal, but their gates were off to the right. United occupied all the gates on the left side of the Central Terminal, but Cal Air, Swift Aire, and Stol Air parked in the United terminal, as did the Frontier Airlines Convair 580 that would operate United's flight from SFO-RNO-EKO-ELY-SLC and back. I actually flew on the RNO-SFO portion of the flight when I was in third grade.

When I was going into the sixth grade, we moved across the bay to Concord, CA. There, I remember Westair operating Cessna 402's between CCR and SFO. Their ticket counter was inside the Sheraton Hotel at Buchanan Field Airport. When Westair ended Concord service, the second incarnation of SFO Helicopter operated flights between SFO and CCR. In 1984, Westair restarted operations to CCR with deHavilland Twin Otters. During the summer of 1984, we flew from CCR to SFO on a Westair Twin Otter to connect to United to fly back to Boston. The service ended a short time later as the fog at SFO made the CCR-SFO operation unprofitable for Westair.

Then, in 1985, PSA applied for CCR-LAX service (it had to be approved by the county board of supervisors). My brother and I went out to Buchanan Field Airport and got to ride in a PSA BAe-146 that was flown in to conduct noise abatement tests. The flight circled Mt. Diablo and lasted for over 30 minutes, and it was FREE! When PSA's application was finally approved in the Spring of 1986, my brother and I bought tickets on PSA's inaugural flight from CCR-LAX-SAN. PSA's first flight started on May 1, 1986 and I started my airline career exactly one year later, on May 1, 1987 as a ramp agent in CCR. Those were the days; 85-passenger BAe-146's flying into CCR 4 times daily from LAX...
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:36 pm

At LAX, some of the history:

Terminal 1 was built for PSA
Terminal 2 was THE Pan American terminal
Terminal 3 was TWA's home and Reno Air also ran from there
Bradley served as home for various defunct carriers including Swissair, Sabena, VG Airlines, BCAL, among others
Terminal 4 is AA land, so nothing defunct about it
Terminal 5 was Western's terminal and later had service from National 3
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:44 pm

ROC had Eastwind with flights to Trenton,NJ & GSO I think........

Plus Midway's CRJ's to CLT ?

Independance CRJ's to IAD
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:54 pm

Defunct Airlines which were based at my home airport BOM:-

East West Airlines
Damania Airways
Continental Aviation
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:41 pm

Defunct airlines at GSO:
Independence
Shuttle America
Air South
Eastwind
Piedmont
Eastern
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:49 am

Defunct Airlines at Albany, NY:

Eastern
Mohawk
Empire
TWA
Braniff
Independence Air


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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:49 pm

DCA and IAD?. Pan am and Eastern?
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:06 am

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 18):
Defunct Airlines which were based at my home airport BOM:-

East West Airlines
Damania Airways
Continental Aviation

Do you remember the old Pushpak Aviation, back in the 1980's, which flew to Sharjah....? I think they too, were based in BOM...I think they used to fly Caravelle's, but lasted for just a few years before closing down....those were the days of extremely regulated and monopolistic aviation in India...
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:21 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
I'm in STL and TWA and Ozark currently speaks for itself. Not sure were Pan Am and Eastern were...probably somewhere along in the A concourse...yes...no....STL-ers?

I remember back in the late 80's early 90s, Eastern had the current United gates at the end of concourse A.
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:26 am

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 21):
DCA and IAD?. Pan am and Eastern?

Not sure about IAD.

At DCA, Pan Am was in the old North Terminal (with Delta). When the Pan Am Shuttle came along, I believe those flights went out of the main terminal, right next to Eastern.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:06 am

AT EWR:

PE - North terminal (former main terminal from 1950's)
PI - Term A
Midway 1 & 2 - Term A
EA - Term B
BN - Term A
KP - Term A
NY - Term B
NA - Term B
PA - Term B
TW - Term A
Markair/ProAir - Term A
NY Helicopter - Term B
National (LV) - Term A

AT MDW:

Markair, ProAir, Midway 1 & 2, TW, C8,
National (LV), Ozark II, AccessAir, Air South,
Vanguard, ValueJet, PanAm (2 or 3),
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:29 am

DTW :

I believe Republic was in the old Davey terminal. That was before my time of hanging out at DTW.

TWA was in the Smith terminal, don't remember the gates though. Just moved to DTW from STL when TWA went out. I only flew them STL-DTW and back a cou0ple of times.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:30 am

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 9):
Stockton, California was served by a number of defunct airlines. Here are the ones I can remember:

Pacific Express
Golden Gate
Air Pacific
Community Air
Frontier (old)

You forgot United Airlines and PSA. I used to fly SFO-SCK and also flew SCK-FAT-LAX, both on 727. SCK used to be my home airport during college.

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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:38 am

Defunct in Columbia SC (1996/97)

Air South
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:49 am

OAK:

Terminal 1:

People Express
Frontier 1
Citybird
Sunworld
Jet America
Far West Airlines
Wien Air Alaska
Republic Airlines
Morris Air
World Airways (sort of)
Laker Airways
Alpha Air
Sierra Expressway
WestAir
Allegro Air
Taesa
Grand Airways
Western Airlines
Hughes Airwest
Pacific Express
Great American Airways
Transamerica
America West (sort of)
Pacific Cal Air
Pacific Coast Airlines
Apollo Airways
Wings West Airlines
Suntrips

Terminal 2:
Air Cal/Air California
PSA

That's all I can think of.
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airpor

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:54 am

DCA:

Pan Am Shuttle: Old north terminal, next to DL
Eastern: Old main terminal, in the "dungeon" (lower level)
Midway (2?): Shared gates at old AA terminal (name?)
TWA: South terminal (which is still there)
Piedmont: Old north terminal
Braniff (2 and 3): Old main terminal (?), shared gates with UA
(my memory is a little fuzzy on this one)

TUL:

Braniff (original) North concourse
Braniff (2 and 3): Lower level gates, north concourse
TWA: North councourse
Texas International: Shared AA gates in south concourse
Western Pacific: Shared CO gates in south concourse
Frontier (orginal): IIRC, end of north concourse (not positive)
Ozark: North concourse (not positive)

If I'm wrong on any of these someone please correct me.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:01 am

New terminal only:

Hooters Air: D
Vanguard: D
Independence Air: C
Midway: D
Any US Airways Express affiliate that went bust: E
If you consider America West before the merger defunt: C (now A)
Trans World: C
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Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:12 am

keep wondering about IAD.
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Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:22 am

In YVR, the late, great CP Air, aka Canadian Pacific, Canadi>n  brokenheart 
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:14 am

PHL:
TWA-E
National II-E
Swissair-A
Pan Am-E
Brainiff-B/C
Midway-B/C
National I-B/C
Piedmont-D
Altair-D
Northeast-C
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:21 pm

Nantucket:

Before the new terminal was constructed (actually, the attacthing of two existing buildings), Nantucket (ACK) had the following:

New York Air had DC-9's at the "North" terminal.

Northeastern had DC9's (and I think 727's) at the main terminal.
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:40 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 22):
Do you remember the old Pushpak Aviation, back in the 1980's, which flew to Sharjah....? I think they too, were based in BOM...I think they used to fly Caravelle's, but lasted for just a few years before closing down....those were the days of extremely regulated and monopolistic aviation in India...

I can never forget Pushpaka Aviation. They had to close operations because of a smuggling racket on their Sharjah flights.

There was this Hans Air which operated ex IC Viscounts.


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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:10 pm

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 3):
Except for PSA. Now the commuter terminal (American Eagle and United Express), the giant picture of Charles Lindbergh is quite a dramatic sight!!

PSA - San Diego's Hometown Airline. Always missed.

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In SLC, the defuncts are:

AA DC-10 service to ORD
Eastern/Hughes Airwest/Republic (Gate A4)
TWA (B5, B7, B9, B11)
Frontier Mk I (B2, B4)
PSA (B2)
Morris Air (A4, A5, Lower B Gates)
AirCal (A1)
Braniff I (B4)
Texas Int'l (B6)
Pan Am (B13)
Western (Even B Gates, C and D Gates)
Trans Western (S Gates)
Mountain AirXpress (S Gates) **WestPac feeder**
Great American Airways (A2)
Casino Express (A7)
AeroMexico (Whatever DL gate they could find)
Air Utah (B4, B6)
SkyWest Metro and Cessna service (S Gates, B6)
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:14 pm

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 31):
New terminal only:

Hooters Air: D
Vanguard: D
Independence Air: C
Midway: D
Any US Airways Express affiliate that went bust: E
If you consider America West before the merger defunt: C (now A)
Trans World: C

Addition:

Pan Am (III): C
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:16 pm

What happened to CAT? Contract Air Transport? They use to fly 727s into AUS and I haven't seen them in a few months.

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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:01 pm

Dauair (D5) at DTM: started up as a "regional low fares carrier" about two years ago with a single Saab 340B, later expanded to 3 Saabs and 2 Metroliners, flying chiefly to STR, THF; POZ and ZRH. Went belly-up a few weeks ago after the German FAA revoked its license due to doubts about the financial situation of the airline (as it turned out,t hey were right).


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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:57 pm

Recent defunct airlines that were based at my home airport Shannon, Ireland (SNN):

Skynet (Ceased operations 24 May, 2004)
EUjet (Went into administration 26 July, 2005)
Airports: SNN GWY NOC DUB ORK BOS EWR JFK ORD MCI BOI SEA LHR STN CDG LYS FAO GVA HKG MEL ADL HBA
 
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airpor

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:20 pm

When I was a kid (and you could walk right out to the departure gates, even if you were just wandering around) the current B concourse at ANC was the International concourse. Naturally, that was before the present North satellite terminal.

I remember that Wien Consolidated, Northwest Orient and Western both came in at the-then B gates (no gates there anymore, it's where the ticket counters are now), while Alaska, and probably some I don't remember came in the low C's (today's B concourse!) with international carriers (Air France, JAL, BA, KAL, SAS and lots of others, back then but NEVER Pan AM) at the far end of that concourse.

The small, local airlines like Reeve Aleutian, AAI and Seairmotive flew out of the old gates, the oldest part of the terminal, now demolished for the new C concourse. Naturally, the oldest defunct airlines (like Pacific Northern Airways) had arrived at this terminal as well.

And back in the 90s, Reeve Aleutian flew their 727 service out of the current A gates before they left the business.
 
wedgetail737
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:49 pm

Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 15):
When I was going into the sixth grade, we moved across the bay to Concord, CA. There, I remember Westair operating Cessna 402's between CCR and SFO. Their ticket counter was inside the Sheraton Hotel at Buchanan Field Airport. When Westair ended Concord service, the second incarnation of SFO Helicopter operated flights between SFO and CCR. In 1984, Westair restarted operations to CCR with deHavilland Twin Otters. During the summer of 1984, we flew from CCR to SFO on a Westair Twin Otter to connect to United to fly back to Boston. The service ended a short time later as the fog at SFO made the CCR-SFO operation unprofitable for Westair.

Then, in 1985, PSA applied for CCR-LAX service (it had to be approved by the county board of supervisors). My brother and I went out to Buchanan Field Airport and got to ride in a PSA BAe-146 that was flown in to conduct noise abatement tests. The flight circled Mt. Diablo and lasted for over 30 minutes, and it was FREE! When PSA's application was finally approved in the Spring of 1986, my brother and I bought tickets on PSA's inaugural flight from CCR-LAX-SAN. PSA's first flight started on May 1, 1986 and I started my airline career exactly one year later, on May 1, 1987 as a ramp agent in CCR. Those were the days; 85-passenger BAe-146's flying into CCR 4 times daily from LAX...

That's very cool! My grandmother used to live in Martinez. We used to swing by Buchanan Field periodically to see what kind of aircraft were there. I remember seeing the WestAir Twin Otters there and, of course, the PSA 146's. I heard those flights were always packed. One of my first "large" airplanes I saw at CCR was a Swift Aire F-27.
 
DesertAir
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:51 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 39):
What happened to CAT?

They still fly into Tucson.
 
aireuropeuk733
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:32 pm

Where to start.....?

Most of the 80's Charter carriers that flew from LGW are now no longer with us (or merged or changed their names).

Air Europe (of course!!)
Orion Airways
BIA
Paramount
Hispania
Britannia (now the awfully named Thomsonfly)
Dan Air -London
Air UK
Guernsey Airlines
Airtours (now the equally awfully named MyTravel)
British Caledonian
Cal Air International
Novair International (actually the same airline as above, but changed its name!)
Laker
Courtline
Air UK Leisure
Leisure International
Flying Colours
JMC
Caledonian Airways
Universair
Air Atlantis
Spantax

The list goes on and on!!!

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northstardc4m
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:46 pm

ok lets see, for YYZ:

Canadian: T1 then T3
CPAir: T1
Pacific Western: T1
Nordair: T1
Intair: T1
Quebecair: T1
Transair: T1
Eastern Provincial: T1
Wardair: T1
Odessey: T1
Worldways: T2 then T1
Nationair: T1
Canada 3000: T1 then T3 then T1 again
Royal: T1
Fortuneair Canada: T1
JetsGo: T3
Greyhound Air: T1

Eastern: T1
Pan Am: T1
TWA: T3
National: T1
Republic: T1
Empire: T1
MetroAir: T1

Air Toronto: T2 then T3 as Ontario Express
Austin Airways: T2
Air Niagara: T1 and Flightcraft
Air Simcoe: T1
Atlantic Island Airways: T1

Im sure there's more...
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MCOflyer
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:55 pm

At MLB we used to have a lot of airlines in the 70's and 80's. FLYI, Midway, Piedmont, Eastern, Carnival, and Pan Am used to fly into MCO.

I flew Midway into DCA in 2000 or 2001 on 737-700. That a/c was so confortable.

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flyTPA
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:22 pm

Here's what I can remember for TPA:

Airside B: (no longer in existence)
Eastern
Braniff (before they moved to E)
MuseAir (later TranStar)
PBA
Air New Orleans

Airside C: (before being rebuilt)
Midway (the reincarnation)
TWA
PROAir
British Caledonian

Airside D: (now closed)
Piedmont
Wardair
Valujet
Ozark ???

Airside E:
New York Air
Air Florida
National
Pan Am
Braniff
Republic

Airside F:
Odyssey
Air Aruba
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USPIT10L
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RE: Where Were Defunct Airlines At You Home Airport?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:18 am

PIT had TWA at gates 46-56 (West Dock in the 1970s), EA was at 41-44 (South Dock), PE had 52 and 53 in the '80s, ML was at 44 in 1989. Christman Air was at 56 (West Dock). EA and ML were right next to each in the South Dock ticketing area. PI was in the same area after the merger with USAir in 1987, although their gates were at 8 and 9 in the East Dock, right next to UA. PA was at gate 6. The East Dock ticketing by 1992 was just UA, although I recall NW having signs there in 1986, and then the Red Carpet Club across the hall, which closed in 1992 when the current terminal opened. The West Dock ticketing was, IIRC, AA, DL, NW, CO, and TW, followed by the Ambassador's Club, which also closed when the new terminal opened.

At the current airport, JI was at D88, Hooters was at D87, Vanguard flew into gate D76, Pam Am III was at C51, Indepenence went to C58, as did TWA (both C56 and C58). ATA also flew into D86. ValuJet flew into D79, and HP (pre-US merger) was at either D77 (2002-2004), or D86 (2005). Nations Air and JetTrain flew into C52 and C54.
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