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Horizon Air

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1981-

Historical Note

Horizon Air is a regional carrier that commenced operations in 1981. The airline was founded by Joe Clark, Milt Kuolt, and Bruce McCaw with headquarters in SeaTac, Washington. The airline acquired Air Oregon in June 1982 and bought Transwestern Airlines in 1983. In 1986, Horizon Air was acquired by Alaska Airlines, although it continued to operate as a separate company with its own identity and brand until 2010, when it was changed to Alaska Horizon.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Commercial Airlines Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-00-00-23
Abstract The Commercial Airlines Collection is an artificial collection comprised of textual, visual, and audiovisual materials of commercial airlines from around the world, 1910s-2020s.

Bruce R. McCaw Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-01-15
Abstract The Bruce R. McCaw Aviation Collection contains textual materials related to McCaw's work with Horizon Air during the early development of the regional airline carrier from 1980 through 1987, as well as assorted material from 1970 to 1997 from McCaw’s professional and personal experience as a pilot.

Mary Ann Odenthal United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2007-02-15
Contents of the Collection The Mary Ann Odenthal United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of a small amount of textual materials and six color photographs. The material was collected by Odenthal during her service as a Horizon Air flight attendant (1988-1991) and United Airlines (UAL) flight attendant (1991-2006).The photographs range in size from 4x5 to 8x10 inches and are a mix of candid snapshots and publicity shots. Three feature airliners, including one from Horizon Air. The remaining three...

Ken Schultz Commercial Airlines Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1991-06-03-B
Contents of the Collection The Ken Schultz Commercial Airlines Collection consists of printed ephemera from Eastern Air Lines, Horizon Air, United Airlines, Pan Am, Era Aviation, and Heli L.A. Items are dated circa 1980s and include system timetables, decals, stationery, brochures, postcards, tickets, and city timetables for Anchorage, Kansas City, and Seattle/Tacoma. Also present is an employee handbook from Continental Airlines, dated 1988.

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