Air New England

Air New England

Air New England was a commuter airline based in Boston with service to New England communities during the 1970s. Scheduled service began in 1970 and continued until the company went out of business in 1981. Air New England holds the distinction of being the first airline certificated by the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board since Ozark Air Lines in 1950. In the days prior to the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, airlines (other than small commuters) were required to operate with a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. Air New England operated principally with a fleet of DeHavilland Twin Otter and Fairchild Hiller FH-227 turboprop aircraft.ANE was formed in November 1970 by Joseph Whitney, Nelson Lee, formally of Executive Airlines and George Parmentar of Cape and Island Airways. Based in Hyannis, MA, they operated Beech 18's and a Twin Otter around the Cape and Islands, Boston and La Guardia. They expanded in 1971 with the first of 6 DC-3's. 1972 and 1973 saw more expansion with additional Twin Otters and Beech 99's. The Beech 18's were retired at his point. By 1974 the airline had expanded into Maine, Vermont, New York and would fly to all 6 New England states by 1978. In 1975 ANE received Part 121 certification and added FH-227's, bought from Delta Airlines, to the fleet. Additional FH-227's were purchased from Ozark and by 1979, Convair 580's were added too. By this time the Beech 99's and DC-3's had been retired. Major expansion outside of NE occurred in 1979 to Albany, NY, Baltimore-Washington and Cleveland, but the handwriting was on the wall as the industry as the effects of deregulation began to materialize. ANE shutdown on 10/31/81 with 175 pilots, nearly 600 employees and had transported more than 3.6 million passengers safely. With deregulation and code sharing firmly in place ANE was the last of the stand alone commuter airlines. [ Edited by: Rand Peck. ANE pilot 1974-1981]

Former Destinations Served

**Hartford (Bradley International Airport)
**Augusta (Augusta State Airport)
**Lewiston (Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport)*
**Portland (Portland International Jetport)
**Waterville (Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport)*
**Baltimore (Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport)
**Boston (Logan International Airport)
**Hyannis (Barnstable Municipal Airport)
**Martha's Vineyard (Martha's Vineyard Airport)
**Nantucket (Nantucket Memorial Airport)
**New Bedford (New Bedford Regional Airport)
*New Hampshire
**Keene (Dillant-Hopkins Airport)*
**Lebanon (Lebanon Municipal Airport)
**Manchester (Manchester Airport)
*New York
**Albany (Albany International Airport)
**New York (LaGuardia Airport)
**Cleveland (Cleveland Hopkins International Airport)
*Rhode Island
**Newport (Newport State Airport)*
**Providence (T. F. Green Airport)
**Burlington (Burlington International Airport)
**Montpelier (Edward F. Knapp State Airport)*"Those airports marked with an asterisk (*) are no longer served by commercial air service."



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Air New Zealand Flight 901 — Most of the wreckage of Flight 901 remains on the slopes of Mount Erebus. This photo, taken on the 25th anniversary in 2004, shows part of the DC 10 s upper fuselage skin with entry door and cabin windows. Part of the opposite side skin, with… …   Wikipedia

  • New England Sports Network — NESN logo Launched 1984 Owned by Fenway Sports Group (80%) Delaware North (20%) Picture format 480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV) Slogan …   Wikipedia

  • New York and New England Railroad — Washington Secondary Rail Trail, built over the former Rhode Island portion of the NY NE Locale Boston, MA to New York State Dates of op …   Wikipedia

  • New England Highway — New England Highway …   Wikipedia

  • New England Air Transport — IATA ICAO Callsign Founded 2008 Commence …   Wikipedia

  • New England Aquarium — plaza Date opened June 20, 1969 Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA Land area 75,000 sq.ft …   Wikipedia

  • New England Cable News — (NECN) New England Cable News Launched March 2, 1992 Owned by NBCUniversal Picture format …   Wikipedia

  • New England (New South Wales) — New England New South Wales Mount Duval in New England Population …   Wikipedia

  • New England Patriots — Gegründet 1959 Spielen in Foxborough, Massachusetts …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • New England Revolution — Full name New England Revolution Nickname(s) Revs Founded …   Wikipedia