Throwback Thursday
A Western Airlines Boeing 737-200. (Photo: Eduard Marmet [CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL 1.2, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Western Airlines

Western Airlines had a long and storied history spanning six decades. Like many early airlines, the carrier was founded with a mail contract and tasked with transporting mail for the government. In the early days of aviation, the U.S. Postal Service helped to provide the founding of numerous airlines. The time and speed saved by air travel made airmail the preferred method of communication in the United States. Western was founded in 1925 as Western Air Express by Harris Hanshue…