Transamerica Airline began flying in 1948 as a Supplemental carrier using the name Los Angeles Air Services which was name changed to Trans International Airlines in 1960. TIA was acquired by the Transamerica Corporation in 1968 but did not change its name to Transamerica Airlines until October 1979. In the early 1980s, Transamerica Corporation announced its intention to divest all holdings that were not financial in nature. Transamerica Airlines, among the top five profitable holdings, would be divested in 1986. Although there were buyers for the airline, it would be more profitable to sell the airline in pieces and parts. The airline was dissolved and ceased operations on September 30, 1986.