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Background: The Airline Deregulation Act took effect of December 1, 1978. The main purpose of the Act was to remove government control from commercial aviation and expose the passenger airline industry to market forces. This Act changed the face of civil aviation in the US. Air Mail would continue to be carried by Air Carriers but the old system of CAM and FAM routes would evolve into Air Mail flown by individual US airlines to both domestic and foreign destinations.

Air Florida began operations in 1972 as an intrastate airline serving various cities in Florida. After deregulation, it initially expanded its US domestic network, then added flight service to the Caribbean and later inaugurated air service to foreign destinations in Europe.

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        Air Florida folded on July 3, 1984 and its assets were acquired by Midway Airlines.


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