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#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aspen Airways

Aspen Airways was founded in 1952 as a regional affiliate of United Express. Originally based in Aspen, Colorado, the airline eventually moved their headquarters to Stapleton International Airport. Aspen Airways was actually named after the aspen tree, not after the city in which it was initially based. Aspen had a codeshare with United Airlines. Subsequently, some routes were operated as United Express. In 1952, Walter Paepcke founded Aspen Airways. His intention was to create an airline to be used to…