Air Metro First Officer Wing
Houston, Texas 1969-1993
Metro Airlines, originally Houston Metro Airlines, was a commuter airline that was originally headquartered in Houston, Texas. Metro subsequently moved its headquarters to north Texas. The airline had an operational base located on the grounds of Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Metro evolved into an airline holding company with the acquisition or creation of a number of different airlines, including Eastern Metro Express which was based in Atlanta, GA and Metroflight which operated American Eagle service from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport. Among the commuter and regional air carriers acquired or created by Metro were: Brockway Air acquired in 1989. Metro changed Brockway's name to Metro Air Northeast. Chaparral Airlines merged into Metroflight. Then there was Metro Express II. This regional airline was based in Atlanta, GA and operated as Eastern Metro Express. Sunaire name changed to Aviation Associates. This commuter air carrier operated as Eastern Express in the Caribbean.