That's right. I think the flow of name changes started with Ozark airlines and then Air Midwest, Trans World Express and then Trans States.BoilerUP said:I think waterski was because TSA started out flying vacationers to Lake of the Ozarks...but not sure.
WhiteCloud said:That's right. I think the flow of name changes started with Ozark airlines and then Air Midwest, Trans World Express and then Trans States.
SiuDude said:The same question was asked once by CLT approach. The pilot explained that it is because Jetstream International Airlines (PSA's predecessor) had a blue streak somewhere on their paint scheme.
N tha jungle said:Just a stab in the dark- Citrus is another name for oranges and Airtran started in MCO and oranges grow in Florida. Kind of clever, isn't it?
You're correct-they hauled folks to the bLake Of the Ozarks.Their code "LOF" stands for Lodge Of The Four Seasons.Propsync said:Actually, I think the first name was Resort Air, then it became Trans States.
Ah okay. I wasn't old enough to know about the Mesaba part. Very interesting.CptMurf said:Actually AirTran didn't start in MCO. AirTran (Corp.) was started as the ORIGINAL holding company for Mesaba Airlines in 1988. When they bought Conquest Sun Airlines in 1994 they became AirTran Airways and whalla MCO base. They split from Mesaba in 1995, floundered around for a couple of years until they were bought by what was ValueJet in 1997, but everything was transferred to the AirTran certificate. They had several names throughout all the changes, but after the last merger they started using the callsign "Citrus." Most likely due to the Florida bases.
B-J-J Fighter said:Dixie would be a great callsign.
Bluestreak said:You're correct-they hauled folks to the bLake Of the Ozarks.Their code "LOF" stands for Lodge Of The Four Seasons.