HISTORY: PACIFIC AIR LINES was a regional airline on the West Coast of the United States which began scheduled passenger operations in the mid 1940s under the name Southwest Airways. The airline became Pacific Air Lines on March 6, 1958. On July 1, 1968 Pacific Air Lines merged with West Coast and Bonanza Air Lines to form Air West, which became Hughes Airwest in 1970.
SOUTHWEST AIRWAYS (1941-58) -> PACIFIC AIR LINES (1958-68) + WEST COAST AIRLINES (1941-68)+ BONANZA AIR LINES (1945-68) ->
-> AIR WEST (1968-70) -> HUGHES AIRWEST (1970-80)
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