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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.

Wien Air Alaska traces its roots back to Noel Wien's 1924/1926 flights out of Fairbanks with Bennett Rodebaugh's "Fairbanks Airplane Company" which was later absorbed into Wien Alaska Airways. Wien Alaska Airlines was founded in 1927 by Noel Wien in Nome AK.

        Wien Alaska Airlines pioneered jet service to gravel runways and developed the B737 combi-configuration which allowed a maximization of freight and passenger loads on the upper deck of jet aircraft. In February 1968 Wien Alaska Airlines merged with Northern Consolidated Airlines resulting in the formation of Wien Consolidated Airlines. The carrier's name was changed to Wien Air Alaska in 1973.

Boeing 737

WC-D4S 810915 Boise ID-Salt Lake City UT Wien Air Alaska $200.00
WC-D4N 810915 Boise ID-Seattle WA Wien Air Alaska $200.00
WC-D5N 810915 Salt Lake City UT Wien Air Alaska $200.00
WC-D5Nf 810915 Salt Lake City UT Wien Air Alaska $200.00

        On November 28, 1984 Wien Air Alaska began bankruptcy proceedings and finally folded on October 25, 1985.


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