Commercial Aviation History

  Airline Name Years Operated Cities Served Type(s) of Aircraft # of Seats Engine Type
Chicago and Southern 1946-1954 Chicago Douglas DC-3 21 Piston
    Memphis      
           
           
 
Ozark Airlines 1951-1981 Minneapolis Douglas DC-3 28 Piston
    St. Louis  CV-240 40 Piston
    Louisville Martin 404 44 Turboprop
    Nashville Fairchild F-27 40 Turboprop
      Fairchild FH-227 48 Turboprop
      Douglas DC-9 32 Jet
 
Delta Airlines 1954-1979 Chicago Douglas DC-3 21 Piston
    Memphis CV-440 44 Piston
    Indianapolis Douglas DC-9 32 Jet
           
 

 

Air Kentucky 1977-1981 Louisville Beech-99 15 Turboprop
Merged with Allegheny Commuter in 1981 Nashville      
    Owensboro      
    Bowling Green      
as Allegheny Commuter 1981-1988 Frankfort      
           
           
 
Air Illinois 1979-1986 St. Louis Beech-99 15 Turboprop
    Memphis Jetstream 13 Turboprop
    Cape Girardeau HS-748 48 Turboprop
  Carbondale Twin Otter 19 Turboprop
 
Britt Airways 1983-1987 St. Louis Beech-99 15 Turboprop
    Memphis Metro 2 & 3 19 Turboprop
    Evansville Fairchild F-27 40 Turboprop
 

           
Republic Express 1985-1986 Memphis BAE JetStream 31 19 Turboprop
Merged with Northwest in 1986 Evansville Saab 340 33 Turboprop
           
    as Northwest Airlink 1986-2004 Memphis Saab 340 33 Turboprop
Operated by Express Airlines 1 to 2004        
           
 

Ozark Midwest 1985-1986 St. Louis Metro 2 19 Turboprop
Merged with TWA 1986   EMB 120 30 Turboprop
as Trans World Express 1986-2002 St. Louis BAE JetStream 32 19 Turboprop
           
           
American Eagle 1986-1996 Nashville Metro 2 & 3 19 Turboprop
Operated by Air Midwest 1986-1990   BAE JetStream 19 Turboprop
Operated by Nashville Eagle 1990-1996        
 
Trans World Express 2002-2004 St. Louis BAE JetStream J-32 19 Turboprop
 Operated by Trans States   BAE J-41 30 Turboprop
             
American Connection 2004-2006 St. Louis BAE JetStream J-32 19 Turboprop
Operated by Corporate Airlines/Regions Air        
           
             

 

 

Nortwest Airlink 2004-2008 Memphis Saab 340 33 Turboprop
Operated by Mesaba Airlines        
Northwest/Delta Merged 2008        
  as Delta Connection  2008-2009 Memphis Saab 340 33 Turboprop
             
United Express 2010-Present Chicago Bombardier CRJ 200 50 Jet
 Operated by SkyWest Airlines