Throwback Thursday
A Shuttle America Dash-8-300 (Photo: Tpowaleny [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Shuttle America

Shuttle America spent most of its life as a regional carrier for a variety of major carriers in the United States. However it began life in 1995 as a low cost carrier. The airline began operations on Nov. 12, 1998, based at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. The first route was between Bradley and Buffalo, New York utilizing the Bombardier Dash 8-300. The airline found success in the beginning with special $29 fares for the first flights. These…