Quiz – Defunct airlines #1

Ten questions about airlines that are no longer in business in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and South America.

TWA airplane. This was in Pittsburgh around 1978.
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  1. Which New York, Kennedy-based airline, flew a fleet entirely made of first-generation Boeing 747 aircraft and folded in 2000?
    A. Tower Air
    B. World Airways
    C. New York Air
    D. Regency Airlines
  2. Which airline (a competitor of the airline in Question 1) started a Newark – London Gatwick service in 1983 but filed for bankruptcy in 1986?
    A. New York Air
    B. Regency Airlines
    C. PEOPLExpress
    D. Presidential
  3. True or False: Debonair, a regional UK airline, was based in London’s Luton Airport.
    A. True
    B. False
  4. TWA didn’t always mean Trans World Airlines. What was TWA’s meaning when it was created?
    A. The Worst Airline
    B. Trans Western Airlines
    C. Transcontinental and Western Air
    D. Transit West Airways
  5. Which South American airline, formerly part of the Iberia Group, ceased operations in 1997?
    A. Aerolineas Argentinas
    B. LanChile
    C. Servivensa
    D. Viasa
  6. Which Canadian charter airline operated a scheduled service between Montreal and Brussels and Hamilton and London, UK in the 1980s?
    A. Odyssey International
    B. Worldways Canada
    C. Nationair Canada
    D. Wardair Canada
  7. Which Colorado-based airline had once painted a Boeing 737 in yellow with The Simpsons characters on it?
    A. AccessAir
    B. Capitol Air Express
    C. Western Pacific
    D. Western Airlines
  8. Which Canadian airline had a short-lived “Proud Wings” logo and color scheme in the late 1990s?
    A. Air Canada
    B. Air Transat
    C. Canada 3000
    D. Canadian Airlines
  9. Which airline had smiles painted under its planes and then merged into USAir?
    A. Piedmont
    B. Texas Air International
    C. Republic
    D. PSA
  10. What was the callsign of Las Vegas-based National Airlines, which flew between 1999 and 2002?
    A. Shamrock
    B. Blue Rock
    C. Red Rock
    D. Hard Rock

You will find the answers on this handy answer sheet: Quiz – Defunct airlines #1


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