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Eastern's Silver Fleet: Interstate Airline Passenger Service Comes to Bowling Green
Landmark Report (2003)
  • Lynn E. Niedermeier, Western Kentucky University
Abstract
The 1948 inauguration of Eastern Air Lines' service to Bowling Green was a triumph for city officials. Passengers, mail and freight flew in and out of the community, first on Eastern's fleet of DC-3 "Silver Liners" and then on jets. In 1972, despite regular airport improvements and local appeals to federal aviation authorities for its continuance, Eastern was permitted to eliminate the Bowling Green route as unprofitable.
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Publication Date
August, 2003
Citation Information
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "Eastern's Silver Fleet: Interstate Airline Passenger Service Comes to Bowling Green" Landmark Report (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lynn_niedermeier/25/