TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Lauda Air

Following his first retirement from Formula One, Austrian driver Niki Lauda quickly realized his desire to start his own airline. The ex-Ferrari driver had taken up flying during the 1970s and was a pilot of a private jet. Lauda’s passion for flying led him to create Lauda Air in 1979,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ValuJet

In the early 1990s, a new face to low-cost air travel popped up in the Southern United States. Although their history was not long, this one airline changed the public’s view on low-cost air travel and made the government enforce stricter regulations, industry-wide. This airline was ValuJet, who while known…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

On June 27, 1979, Atlantic Southeast Airlines took to the skies for the first time, beginning the regional carriers' long and successful journey in the skies above the Southeastern United States and far beyond. Based in Atlanta, Atlantic Southeast, often referred to as ASA, maintained close ties with larger carriers…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

Australia is a large, expansive nation, with population centers on all sides of the country. With that being said, one of the biggest issues has become transporting people between these spread out cities. Numerous airlines have called the Australian skies home, but this story is the failure of one Australia’s…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Avation History: Braniff International Airlines

Prior to the blue, red, and yellow Southwest Boeing 737s that currently dominate the skies over the United States, there was another airline that flew colorful jets. Braniff International Airlines, founded in 1930 by Tom and Paul Braniff in Oklahoma, was created for the purpose of transporting mail and passengers up…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

While the title of the article may seem deceiving, it is in fact true that two airlines have held the name PeopleExpress since 1980. One was a moderate success, while the other lasted just a few months. Both had the same goal of making flying affordable for the general public,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: BA Connect, Air Southwest…

Over the years, airlines have come and gone from the British skyline. While some have been more famous than others, they all have left an impact on the cities they once served. Both West England and Wales have been a particular battle ground for new airlines, as some airlines such…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Dan-Air

In the early history of British aviation, British Airways Overseas Corporation (B.O.A.C.) dominated the landscape. Many independent airlines have tried to challenge the B.O.A.C. dynasty, but most faltered after a few years of operations and failed to make a large impact on B.O.A.C’s dominancy. One of those airlines that tried, and…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aeroperú

On May 22, 1973, Aeroperú took to the skies, becoming Peru's flag carrier for several intense and difficult years. The struggle to maintain operations would ensue for most of their years in the sky, worsened by failed merger attempts and tragedy. Regardless, Aeroperú was popular for its extensive route network…