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Encyclopedia > People Express
PEOPLExpress
IATA
PE
ICAO
PEX
Callsign
People Express
Founded 1981
Hubs Newark International Airport
Fleet size 75
Destinations 50
Parent company People Express Airlines, Inc.
Headquarters Newark, New Jersey
Key people Don Burr ( 1st CEO), Frank Lorenzo (Last CEO)
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People Express Airlines, aka PEOPLExpress, was a U.S. no-frills airline that operated from 1981 to 1987. Image File history File links Peoplexpress. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]    - City 67. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Boeing 737-700 of UK low cost carrier easyJet waiting for take off at Bristol A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The company was founded by Don Burr, Gerry Gitner and several others, who resigned from Frank Lorenzo's Texas International in order to do so: Burr was influenced by Freddie Laker's forays into low-cost air travel during the 1970s. Terminal space was leased at Newark Airport's long-abandoned North Terminal. The upper levels were used as corporate headquarters in order to save money. Donald Burr is a former airline executive and former CEO of now-defunct PEOPLExpress Airlines in the United States. ... Francisco A. Lorenzo (b. ... Texas International was a United States airline, known until 1969 as Trans-Texas Airways. ... Sir Frederick Alfred Laker (6 August 1922 – 9 February 2006), was a British airline entrepreneur. ... Template:A year The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ...

PEOPLExpress Livery Colors
PEOPLExpress Livery Colors

People Express was launched on April 30, 1981 with service from Newark to Buffalo, Columbus, and Norfolk, Virginia. Despite an accident at a neighboring Conrail freight yard that year, which caused an evacuation of the North Terminal and shut down the airline's operations on July 22, People Express grew rapidly, adding flights to Florida by the end of the year. Image File history File linksMetadata Peoplexpress1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Peoplexpress1. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... FAA diagram of Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) Buffalo Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF) is an airport located in the town of Cheektowaga in Erie County, New York. ... Port Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH, ICAO: KCMH) is a public airport located 6 miles (10 km) east of downtown Columbus, Ohio. ... Norfolk International Airport (IATA: ORF, ICAO: KORF, FAA LID: ORF) is a public airport located in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


On May 26, 1983, PEOPLExpress began non-stop service from Newark to London's Gatwick Airport with a leased Boeing 747-227B previously operated by Braniff International Airways. Flights were priced at $149 each-way and upon launch, became an instant success with all flights sold-out for several months within 24 hours of being offered. Later, the airline would add Montréal-Mirabel and Brussels to its international network. May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the UK after Heathrow. ... The Boeing 747, commonly called a Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ... {{Infobox_Airline | airline=Braniff International Airways| logo=Braniffinternationallogo1960s. ... Montréal-Mirabel International Airport, (or Montréal International (Mirabel) Airport) (IATA: YMX, ICAO: CYMX) originally called Montreal International Airport and widely known simply as Mirabel, is a large airport located in Mirabel, Quebec, near Montreal and was opened 4 October 1975. ... Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called in Dutch: Luchthaven Zaventem or in French: Aéroport de Zaventem), also Zaventem Airport or Brussels (Zaventem) International Airport, was formerly known as Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National (Brussels National). ...


The airline used a simplified fare structure whereby all seats on a given route were offered at the same price, with slight differences between "Peak" and "Off-Peak" fares. All seats were in economy class, with the exception of "Premium Class" seating on overseas flights. Fares were paid on the flight. Passengers were permitted to bring one carry-on bag for free, while each checked bag was charged a fee of $3.00. People Express was the first United States airline to charge a fee for each checked bag.


In 1985, People Express bought out Denver-based Frontier Airlines. The combined company became the United States' fifth largest airline, with flights to most major U.S. cities, as well as an additional transatlantic route to Brussels. During this period, People Express also purchased midwest commuter carrier Britt Airways and Provincetown-Boston Airlines (PBA), a regional airline with route networks in New England and Florida. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City  154. ... Frontier Airlines was founded by the June 1950 merger of Monarch Airlines, Challenger Airlines, and Arizona Airways, which served routes in the Great Plains and Western United States. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums[] Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989  - Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... Provincetown-Boston Airline was a small airline that operated two route sections, one in the northeast serving many parts of New England and a second route section in South Florida based out of Naples Municipal Airport. ...


The aggressive purchasing spree placed an enormous debt burden on the carrier at the same time major legacy carriers' improved yield management schemes enabled them to compete better with People Express on fares. Furthermore, integrating Frontier's operations caused labor struggles with the newly-absorbed airline, and the change to a low-fare, no-frills mentality alienated Frontier's passengers.


Debt pressure on the carrier forced a change in philosophy, as People Express sought to lure business travellers who were willing to pay higher fares. Aircraft cabins were redesigned to include a first-class cabin, a frequent flyer plan was initiated, and the simplified fare structure was abandoned in favor of a more traditional airline industry pricing scheme.


The failed integration and enormous debt stretched People Express too far, and in June, 1986, the company announced it was working with an investment bank to seek buyers for part, or all, of the airline. A deal to sell Frontier off to United Airlines fell through due to the inability of United to agree to terms with its unions on how to incorporate Frontier's staff, leading People Express management to cease Frontier's operations and file the subsidiary for bankruptcy protection. United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ...


In the end, People Express was forced to sell itself entirely to Texas Air Corp for roughly $125 million in cash, notes, and assumed debt. Due to concerns about regulatory approval for the purchase, Texas Air purchased the assets of Frontier from People Express in a separate transaction worth $176 million. People Express ceased to exist as a carrier on February 1, 1987, when its operations were merged into the operations of Continental Airlines, another Texas Air subsidiary, under a joint marketing agreement. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is a certificated air carrier of the United States. ...


People Express' spartan, no-frills service earned the carrier several derisive nicknames, including "People Distress," "Cattle Class," and "Air Bulgaria," a sarcastic reference to the poor customer service associated with Eastern Bloc countries during the Cold War. A map of the Eastern Bloc. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...

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