Jetstream International Airlines Pilot Hat Badge

Vandalia, Ohio 1983-1995

Named after its owner Vee Neal Frey, Vee Neal Airlines was established in 1979 and began initial operations from Latrobe, Pennsyvania. In May 1980, the operation was expanded. In the early 1980's, venture capital was raised to expand Vee Neal Airlines. After receiving financing, 6 Jetstream aircraft were ordered and in December 1983, the airline was renamed to Jetstream International Airlines. Within a year of renaming the airline, it relocated its maintenance department and corporate headquarters from Latrobe to Erie, Pennsylvania. In September 1985, the airline affiliated itself with Piedmont Airlines. Jetstream became afilliated with Piedmont in August 1986 and became a wholly owned subsidiary shortly thereafter. In 1987, Jetstream moved its corporate headquarters to Dayton, Ohio. Following the USAir acquisition of Piedmont in November 1987, JIA began operating as Allegheny Commuter and in July 1988, JIA became a wholly owned subsidiary of USAir and operated in the colors of US Air Express, later US Airways Express. In November 1995, USAir renamed Jetstream International Airlines to PSA Airlines in order to protect the trademark of Pacific Southwest Airlines.


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