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Jul 07 2017

Learn how Piedmont got its name below:

1962 Richard A. Henson inaugurates scheduled revenue flights between Hagerstown, Maryland and Washington, D.C. as the Hagerstown Commuter.

1967 Hagerstown Commuter becomes Allegheny Commuter Airlines after partnering with Allegheny Airlines in the nation’s first codeshare agreement.

1975 Mr. Henson establishes a new headquarters in Salisbury, Maryland.

1979 Allegheny Airlines changes its name to USAir.

1981 Henson Aviation wins Regional Airline of year from Air Transport World magazine.

1983 Mr. Henson severs ties with USAir and agrees to a deal with North Carolina based Piedmont Airlines under which Piedmont would buy his commuter airline over a 5-year period. Henson begins flying as “Henson, The Piedmont Regional Airline.”

1987 USAir Group purchases Piedmont Airlines and Henson Aviation.

1989 Piedmont merges into USAir and The Piedmont Regional Airline becomes part of USAir Express.

1993 Henson Aviation is renamed Piedmont Airlines in order to preserve the Piedmont identity within the USAir family.

1997 USAir becomes US Airways.

2004 Piedmont merges with regional Allegheny Airlines.

2011 Piedmont becomes a true coast-to-coast company, expanding customer service across the United States, including Alaska.

2013 Piedmont’s parent company, US Airways, merges with American Airlines to create the world’s largest airline. Piedmont begins flying under the American Eagle brand.

2014 Piedmont announces a change in fleet type to the Embraer 145.

2017 Our 55th year of revenue flights, welcoming more Embraer 145s into our ever expanding fleet.

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