Pride Air Pilot Hat Badge
New Orleans, LA 1985-1985
Operations began on August 1, 1985. Pride Air did not initially offer service as a low cost carrier and was instead structured more as a full service airline. However, due to increased competition from Continental Airlines in the New Orleans market in tandem with low initial passenger loads, Pride Air suspended operations on November 15, 1985, only three months after it began flying. Many of the investors were former Continental pilots who left the airline after Continental's first bankruptcy.