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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.

America West Airlines was formed on September 4, 1981 by Edward R Beauvais and a group of airline veterans. It was originally conceived as a low-cost, high frequency air line with its main operating hub located in Phoenix AZ but with its successes, it became a full-service airline. It was one of the first airlines to use extensive "employee cross-utilization" where employees were trained in a variety of airline jobs.

Boeing 747

HP-D1Wf 891116 Phoenix AZ America West Airlines $60.00

Boeing 757

HP-D10E 900315 Phoenix AZ-Boston MA America West Airlines Charnesky $105.00
HP-D10Ef 900315 Phoenix AZ-Boston MA America West Airlines Charnesky $38.00
HP-D11E 900316 Las Vegas NV-Boston MA America West Airlines Charnesky $200.00

        America West Airlines and USAir merged on September 25, 2007.


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