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National Airlines

This article is not a list of national airlines; for that see National airlines (with a lower-case "a").

National Airlines was a United States based airline. It was founded in 1934 as a Florida-based airline. November 10 of 1958, National became the first airline to intruduce domestic jet service in the United States, with a flight between Miami's international airport and Idlewild International Airport in New York. In 1964, it became the first exclusively jet powered service in the United States, and by 1970 became the third airline to offer transcontinental passenger flights.

National Airlines was acquired by Pan Am in 1980.

In 1995, National Airlines came back, in the shape of a western region airline based in Las Vegas. Profitable at first, the second National used Boeing 757 jets with a party atmosphere-like livery to fly to many important regional points, such as Los Angeles and Phoenix. By 2001, however, the new National was in financial trouble and it was forced to close its service once again.

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