Carnival Airlines Supervisory Captain Wing

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1988-1998

The origins of Carnival Air Lines can be traced to 1984 when Pacific Interstate Airlines was founded in Las Vegas, Nevada. This airline flew charters between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In 1985 the name was changed to Pacific Inter Air and two years later the name was changed to Bahamas Express. Carnival Cruise Lines bought the company in 1988 and the airline's name was changed to Fun Air. The final identity of Carnival Air Lines came to being in 1989 and the airline began flying from Miami, the Northeast USA and later on expanded to other destinations. In September 1997, Pan Am Corp., a holding company formed by the reincarnated Pan American Airways (1996-1998) bought Carnival Air Lines. Before the airlines could fully merge, the holding company and its two independently operated airlines, Pan Am and Carnival, filed for bankruptcy protection and ceased scheduled flight operations in February 1998. The operating certificate used for the first reincarnated Pan Am was abandoned in favor of the acquired Carnival operating certificate. Pan Am, now operating with the Carnival certificate, quickly resumed limited charter operations while new owner Guilford Transportation Industries of Massachusetts acquired certain assets of the bankrupt companies after court approval. The new company emerged from bankruptcy in June 1998 and discontinued the use of the Carnival Brand name for the Pan Am name and logo instead. Guilford ceased operating Pan Am and relinquished its original Carnival airworthiness certificate on November 1, 2004. Operations were transferred to Boston Maine Airways (see)



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