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Encyclopedia > Piedmont Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
IATA
US
ICAO
PDT
Callsign
PIEDMONT
Founded 1962
Hubs Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
Focus cities New York LaGuardia Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport
Washington National Airport
Member lounge US Airways Club
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 55
Destinations 49
Parent company US Airways Group, Inc.
Headquarters Salisbury, Maryland
Key people Stephen R. Farrow (CEO)
Website: http://www.piedmont-airlines.net

Piedmont Airlines is a regional airline operating for US Airways Express. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US Airways Group. Headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, it conducts flight operations using De Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft along the East Coast of the United States.[citation needed] Image File history File links for Piedmont Airlines File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT) is an airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL, FAA LID: PHL) is an airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA: PIT, ICAO: KPIT, FAA LID: PIT) is an airport located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township at the intersection of PA Route 60 (future I-376) and PA Route 576 (future I-576), with portions of the airport located in Moon Township. ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A US Airways 737 at Chicago OHare US Airways (IATA: US, ICAO: USA, and Callsign: US Air) is an airline based in Tempe, Arizona that is owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the same... US Airways Group Inc. ... Nickname: The Crossroads of Delmarva Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Wicomico County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area    - City 29. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Regional airlines are a type of airline service that is intended to feed a larger airline or larger aircraft. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several airlines which provide feederliner service for US Airways from smaller markets in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas to its major stations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, New York Citys LaGuardia Airport... US Airways Group Inc. ... Nickname: The Crossroads of Delmarva Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Wicomico County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area    - City 29. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ...

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History

The airline was formed in 1931 by Richard Henson as Henson Aviation, a fixed base operator [1] in Hagerstown, Maryland. It began its first scheduled flights to Washington National Airport in 1962 under the Hagerstown Commuter name, later changed to Henson Airlines. Allegheny and Henson began one of the world's first code sharing arrangements in 1967, and Henson re-branded itself as an Allegheny Commuter carrier using Beechcraft 99 aircraft. Later, the airline upgraded to Shorts 330 and De Havilland Dash 7 turboprops. 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... A Fixed Base Operator (also known as Fixed Base of Operation), or FBO, is a service center at an airport that may be a private enterprise or may be a department of the municipality that the airport serves. ... Nickname: The Hub City Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Washington Incorporated 1813  - Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II Area    - City 27. ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Piedmont Airlines is a regional airline operating under the name US Airways Express for US Airways. ... Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several airlines which provide commuter service for US Airways from smaller markets in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas primarily to its major stations at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Las Vegas McCarran... The Beechcraft Model 99 is similar to the King Air 200 but is not presurized civilian aircraft produced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation (now Raytheon). ... Short C-23 Sherpa The Shorts 330 is a small transport aircraft created by Short Brothers. ... A Dash-7 at Stanley The de Havilland Canada DHC-7, popularly the Dash 7, is a turboprop powered regional airliner with STOL capabilities. ...


In 1983, Piedmont Aviation bought Henson and re-branded the airline as "Henson, The Piedmont Regional Airline." Under Piedmont's control, the airline expanded rapidly, particularly in Florida. Both were purchased by the USAir Group in 1987 with Piedmont absorbed two years later and Henson's aircraft repainted in USAir Express livery [1]. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


The Piedmont name was resurrected in 1993, when USAir (now US Airways) renamed Henson to "Piedmont Airlines". This was done to protect the Piedmont brand name, which could be used by others if not exercised in trade use for a period of time. USAir continued this practice by changing the name of its two other wholly owned regional airline subsidiaries, Jetstream and Allegheny Commuter, to PSA Airlines and Allegheny Airlines, respectively. (Pacific Southwest Airlines was the name of a California-based airline merged into USAir.) In 1997, USAir was renamed US Airways, and Piedmont was likewise re-branded as a US Airways Express carrier. US Airways merged Allegheny Airlines into Piedmont in 2004. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... PSA Airlines (IATA: n/a, ICAO: JIA, and Callsign: Blue Streak) is a regional airline based in Dayton, Ohio that flies under US Airways Express for US Airways. ... Allegheny Airlines (IATA: AL, ICAO: ALO, and Callsign: Allegheny) was an airline based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... PSA logo from the 1980s Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) (IATA: PS, ICAO: PSA, and Callsign: PSA) was an airline headquartered in San Diego, California. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Allegheny Airlines (IATA: AL, ICAO: ALO, and Callsign: Allegheny) was an airline based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fleet

As of December 2006 the Piedmont Airlines fleet includes [2] : For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Piedmont Airlines
Type Number Seats
Bombardier Dash 8 100 44 37
Bombardier Dash 8 300 11 50

Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ...

External links

  • Piedmont Airlines - US Airways Express

References

  1. ^ a b Flight International 12-18 April 2005
  2. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
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  Members of the US Airways Group

America West Airlines • Piedmont Airlines • PSA Airlines • US Airways • America West Holdings Corporation Flight International is a magazine relating to airlines, general aviation, and aerospace manufacture. ... Flight International is a magazine relating to airlines, general aviation, and aerospace manufacture. ... US Airways Group Inc. ... America West Airlines (IATA: HP, ICAO: AWE, and Callsign: Cactus), operating as US Airways, is one of the United States ten major airlines. ... PSA Airlines (IATA: n/a, ICAO: JIA, and Callsign: Blue Streak) is a regional airline based in Dayton, Ohio that flies under US Airways Express for US Airways. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... America West Holdings Corporation NYSE: AWA is an Arizona-based company owned by US Airways Group Inc. ...


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Piedmont Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (849 words)
Piedmont Airlines is a division of the US Airways Group However, the name "Piedmont Airlines" usually refers to an earlier airline that was, during its heyday, one of America's largest airline companies.
Piedmont began operations with the DC-3 but added the Fairchild F27, the Martin 4-0-4 and the Fairchild-Hiller FH 227B to their fleet by the 1960's.
Following airline route deregulation in the late 1970s, the airline grew rapidly and began to a develop hub and spoke system with a hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Piedmont Triad International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (861 words)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina.
Piedmont Airlines, which for years had served both GSO and Smith Reynolds Airport in nearby Winston-Salem, announced its intention to consolidate its operations at Greensboro Regional Airport.
In addition, TSA screeners used to screen checked bags in front of the airline ticket counters, because there was limited space available.
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