Empire Airlines Pilot Hat Badge
Rome, NY 1975-1986
Scheduled flights began on September 22, 1975 from Utica, NY. A code sharing arrangement was made with Pan American Airways. In 1985 Empire received a buyout offer from Piedmont Airlines and accepted this offer. They began operating as a Piedmont Regional on January 15, 1986 and were fully integated into Piedmont on May 1, 1986.