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Trans World Airlines

TWA 707 tail section

Trans World Airlines, commonly known as TWA, was an American airline which was bought by American Airlines in April 2001.

The airline was founded 13 July 1925 as Western Air Express. In 1930 it merged with Transcontinental Air Transport to become Transcontinental and Western Air (T&WA). In 1950 the airline changed its name to Trans World Airlines.

From the 1940's to 1970's, TWA was one of two U.S. airlines that flew to Europe (the other was Pan American World Airways).

TWA was headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and used the airport nearby, Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport as its major hub.

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