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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.

Western Pacific Airlines (aka WestPac) began service on April 28, 1995 and in late 1996 moved its operations from Colorado Springs to Denver CO. It had been formed in 1994 under the name Commercial Air but the name was changed to Western Pacific for marketing reasons. Its flights were predominantly west of the Mississippi River. Later the airline's route system spread to the east coast and expanded on the west coast. Western Pacific was noted for painting their aircraft in colorful advertizing schemes to not only generate additional revenue, but create excitement about the airline.

Boeing 737

W7-D4E 950428 Los Angeles CA Western Pacific Airlines $200.00
W7-D4Ef 950428 Los Angeles CA Western Pacific Airlines $200.00
W7-D5E 950428 Colorado Springs CO-Kansas City MO Western Pacific Airlines $200.00
W7-D7W 950428 Colorado Springs CO-Las Vegas NV Western Pacific Airlines $200.00
W7-D8E 950428 Las Vegas NV Western Pacific Airlines $200.00

        Western Pacific Airlines declared bankruptcy in February 1998 and ceased all operations.


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