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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.

Vanguard Airlines was based out of Kansas City MO. It also had significant operations at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Vanguard Airlines started service in 1994 as a low-cost, low-fare airline undercuting the fares of its competitive carriers.

Boeing 737

VG-D27Wf 961017 Dallas/Fort Worth TX-Phoenix AZ Vanguard Airlines $200.00

        Vanguard Airlines ceased operations on July 29, 2002 after filing for bankruptcy.


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