I flew NY Air often in the early 1980s when I was a student in Boston and visited my parents in NYC. The original fleet consisted of DC-9-30s, acquired from Swissair and Austrian Airlines (when they got their first MD-80s). Later on, some MD-80s (about 10) were added to the fleet and, for a short time, they had a very small number of 737-300s. Some of the aircraft were rotated in and out of the Continental Airlines fleet - as stated above, CO and NY were both wholly owned by Texas Air at the time. (A couple of CO MD-80s still have N___NY registrations!) NY Air flew mainly between Boston, New York LGA and EWR, and Washington, but during the years they existed they did try some other routes unsuccessfully, such as to Raliegh, where for a very limited time they had a "mini-hub" with continuing service to Charleston and Savannah, and they did try some flights to Florida from BOS and maybe LGA (not sure). As correctly stated above, after CO bought out/merged with People Express, they folded the NY Air operation into the combined carrier. As a condition of the deal, CO had to give up its slots at LGA and WAS and also discontinued BOS-LGA service; out of this part of the transaction, Pan Am benefited and the Pan Am Shuttle was born, later becoming the Delta Shuttle was Pan Am failed. The bagels and a little shopping bag, with a NY apple in it, were a nice touch!