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Encyclopedia > Scenic Airlines
Scenic Airlines
IATA
YR
ICAO
SCE
Callsign
SCENIC
Founded 1967
Hubs Las Vegas (Scenic Airlines)
Focus cities / secondary hubs Reno (Scenic Airlines)
Fleet size 14 (DHC-6), 3 (BE-1900 to be discontinued)
Destinations 9 (Scenic Airlines)
Parent company Yamagata Corp.
Headquarters Las Vegas, Nevada
Key people Mark Slack (President, CEO)
Website: http://www.scenic.com
Early Scenic Airways timetable, note the "Fly over the colorful West" inscription
Early Scenic Airways timetable, note the "Fly over the colorful West" inscription

Scenic Airlines is an American airline which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The airline uses (14) DHC-6-300 Twin Otters which have been converted to VistaLiners. In spring 2006, the airline announced it would be ceasing scheduled passenger operations to focus on its sightseeing flights, citing rising fuel costs thus abandoning its scheduled service using its fleet of (3) Beech 1900 flights. Almost all of the scheduled service routes were Essential Air Service routes and have been picked up by US Airways, operated by Air Midwest. Since it serves many out-of-the-way airports, Scenic was often the largest or only tenant. 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. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... 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. ... Places Reno, Nevada Reno, Pennsylvania Reno, Lamar County, Texas Reno, Parker County, Texas A valley in Italy Other Uses Reno, a Turk from the popular videogame and CG movie by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy VII. Reno a 1939 film A band named Reno Reno is a drug Reno 911! - A... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... This article is about the U. S. state of Nevada. ... Image File history File links Scenic_Airlines. ... Image File history File links Scenic_Airlines. ... This is a list of airlines in operation (by continents and country). ... Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World; Sin City Location of Las Vegas in Nevada Coordinates: County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman(D) Area    - City 131. ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is the most successful aircraft program in Canadas history. ... The Airline Deregulation Act, passed in 1978, gave US airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service. ... US Airways is an airline based in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... This article is about the regional airline based in Wichita, KS. For the article regarding the renamed Midwest Express, see Midwest Airlines. ...


Scenic Airlines is the only scheduled airline in the continental United States to service unimproved airports.

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History

Scenic Airlines was originally started during the 1930s, with the idea of giving passengers views of the Grand Canyon. It was named "Scenic Airways". In time, Scenic Airways failed, and it went bankrupt. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1967, after Las Vegas's scene had been reinvigorated by the presence of hotels and casinos, the airline was revived, as "Scenic Airlines" and it operated flights with a relatively low profile. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ... Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. ...


During the 1990s, the airline saw much economic growth, opening overseas offices in such places as Argentina and Japan, among other countries, and expanding services to Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and other large, regional airports. The services to Phoenix would later be moved to Scottsdale Municipal Airport, Scenic becoming the only commercial airline into that airport. Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX, ICAO: KPHX) in Phoenix is Arizonas main international airport, one of the largest aviation facilities in the American Southwest and one of the top ten busiest airports in the country. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ... Scottsdale Municipal Airport (IATA: SCF, ICAO: KSDL) is a general aviation airport located in northern Scottsdale, Arizona, and is one of the busiest single-runway facilities in the nation. ...


During the late 1990s, Scenic introduced in-flight descriptions of the places they overflew on sightseeing flights in eight different languages.


Scheduled Flight Destinations

It has been suggested that Arizona Governors Mansion be merged into this article or section. ... The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Grand Canyon National Park Airport (IATA: GCN, ICAO: KGCN) is a public airport located in Tusayan, Arizona near Grand Canyon National Park. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. ... Merced Municipal Airport (IATA: MCE, ICAO: KMCE), also known as Macready Field, is a public airport located southwest of the city of Merced serving Merced County, California. ... City nickname:Aerospace Capital of America County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 272. ... Palmdale Regional Airport (IATA: PMD, ICAO: KPMD), also United States Air-Force Plant 42, is an airport in the city of Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Visalia is a Central California city situated in the heart of California’s agricultural San Joaquin Valley, approximately 230 miles southeast of San Francisco and 190 miles north of Los Angeles. ... Visalia Municipal Airport (IATA: VIS, ICAO: KVIS) is an airport located in Visalia, California serving Tulare County. ... This article is about the U. S. state of Nevada. ... Elko, Nevada Elko is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. ... Elko Regional Airport (IATA: EKO, ICAO: KEKO, FAA LID: EKO), also known as J.C. Harris Field, is a small commercial airport located one mile (2 km) west of the central business district (CBD) of Elko, a city in Elko County, Nevada, USA. The airport serves much of northeastern Nevada. ... Ely is a city located in White Pine County, Nevada. ... Ely Airport (IATA: ELY, ICAO: KELY), also known as Yelland Field, is a public airport located in eastern Nevada, near the towns of Ely and McGill. ... North Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County, Nevada. ... North Las Vegas Airport (IATA: VGT, ICAO: KVGT) is an airport located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The airport has 3 runways and is know locally as Northtown. ... City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Downtown Reno at night Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ... Reno/Tahoe International Airport (IATA: RNO, ICAO: KRNO) is an airport in Reno, Nevada, serving the Reno metropolitan area, western Nevada, and parts of eastern California. ...

Scheduled Sightseeing Destinations

The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Monument Valley from the valley floor. ... Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Yosemite redirects here. ...

Fleet

As of August 2006 the Scenic Airlines fleet includes: 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • 11 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter

[1] The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 20-passenger STOL feederliner and utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. ...


References

  1. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006

Flight International is a magazine relating to airlines, general aviation, and aerospace manufacture. ...

External links

  • Scenic Airlines

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Scenic Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Scenic Airlines (IATA: YR, ICAO: SCE, and Callsign:) is an American airline which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Scenic Airlines is the only scheduled airline in the continental United States to service unimproved airports.
Scenic Airlines was originally started during the 1930s, with the idea of giving passengers views of the Grand Canyon.It was named "Scenic Airways" With time, however, Scenic Airways failed, and it went bankrupt.
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