June 29, 2022
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3/1/1986: Trans World Airlines, Ozark Announce Merger

Today in Aviation, Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Ozark Airlines (OZ) announced in 1986 that they would merge.

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Today in Aviation: TWA Operates its Maiden Transatlantic Flight

Today in Aviation, Transcontinental and Western Airlines, later Trans World Airlines (TWA), operated its maiden commercial transatlantic service in 1946. 

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Today in Aviation: TWA Operates Its Final Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Trans World Airlines (TWA) took its final flight in 2001, marking the end of 76 years of aviation for the iconic airline. TWA was taken over by American Airlines (AA) in April 2001 after entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the third time. Flight 220 operated from Kansas City International […]

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Today in Aviation: Trans World Airlines Emerges from First Bankruptcy

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Trans World Airlines (TWA), formed as Transcontinental & Western Air, emerged from its first bankruptcy in 1993. Once one of the world’s most iconic airlines, TWA had been struggling financially for a number of years. Deregulation in the United States had left the carrier lagging behind, especially in the domestic […]

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Today in Aviation: TWA Introduces the Lockheed Super Constellation

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Trans World Airlines (TWA) introduced the Lockheed L-1049 ‘Super Constellation’, or ‘Connie’ for short, into its fleet in 1952. The original Constellation had been commissioned in 1939, by TWA’s eccentric owner Howard Hughes. Hughes wanted a long-range airliner that offered unrivaled comfort, range, and economics. He believed that this would […]

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