Altair Airlines Pilot Hat Badge 1st Issue

Philadelphia, PA 1966-1982

Started as a commuter carrier using Beech Queen Airs. Eventually the route system stretched from New England to the Carolinas. After the 1981 air traffic control strike, it developed a hub and spoke system around Philadlphia. The privately owned airline fell into financial difficulties and lost $34 million in its last two years. They ceased operations on November, 1982.

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