Airways Magazine - June 2012

 

Airways Magazine March 2012 Cover

 


FEATURES



US Airways

PHOTO: JERROLD WU 

US Airlines: Charter & Cargo Carriers

Global economic malaise, political upheavals, labor strife, volatile fuel prices, government intervention or indifference, onerous security measures, archaic air traffic control practices, infrastructure challenges, and relentless competition mean another business-as-usual year for the airline industry.
    In the third part of our series covering the scheduled, charter, and all-cargo airlines of the USA, we survey the state of the charter and all-cargo carriers.

 


 

 PHOTO: SWA-STEPHEN M KELLER

Southwest Airlines and the Atlanta Effect

by Christopher Pittman

The USA’s most successful LCC begins service at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.

 


 

SriLankan

PHOTO: ARTHUR STEVENS

 

SriLankan Air Taxi: Afloat and Aloft Again

by Arthur Stevens

The reincarnated SLAT operates two DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 300 floatplanes leased from Kenn Borek Aviation.

 


 

Pacific Coastal

PHOTO: KEN DONOHUE

Pacific Coastal Airlines: SOARing above Adversity

by Ken Donohue

Pacific Coastal has been a good airline, serving the many small and isolated communities and work sites in British Columbia that desperately depend on reliable air service. With strong roots in these communities, and tempered through the adversity it has faced over the past few years, Pacific Coastal has become an even better airline.



 

Ozark Airlines

PHOTO: DHS COLLECTION

Ozark Air Lines: Connecting Mid-America

by David H Stringer

The second installment of the story of Ozark Air Lines, from Douglas DC-3s to Convair-Liners and turbine Fairchild F-27s, and the birth of the 'three swallows'.



 

PLUS

GPS Approaches are ‘Go’ at Alderney

by Geoff Jones

 

Hiding in ’Plane Sight

by Christopher Madden

 


DEPARTMENTS


 

Both Sides: Those Wild and Crazy Guys 

by Clayton Taylor

 

First & Business Flyer: Qatar Airways
by Brian Pope


Debrief

Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.

 

Mailbag

Our global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.


News from the Airways

Colorfully illustrated highlights of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including fleet changes, new airlines, and new paint schemes.

 

Reviews

COLLISION COURSE: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

FORGOTTEN FLIGHTS

PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED

 

Veteran & Vintage: A Brief Encounter with Amelia

by Mark A Werkema

Movie star Lockheed 12 Electra Junior.