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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.

Arrow Airlines was established in 1947 by George Batchelor as an all-cargo operator. Passenger services were adopted in the late 1970s and early 1980s both on a charter and regular scheduled service basis. They adopted the name Arrow Air.

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JW-F1 821218 Tampa FL-London England Arrow Air David Hilyard $3.00

JW-D6Nf 831117 San Juan PR Arrow Air $200.00

        Air Arrow was acquired by Fine Air in 1999 but it remained flying under the name Arrow Air. Fine Air also operated under its own name. In January 2004 Arrow Air filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection but continued to operate after a bankruptcy court approved its restructuring.


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