Frontier Airlines was auctioned off this week to Republic Airways.
Coincidentally, I today picked up a stack of “Colorado Wonderland” magazines dated 1950 to 1955. The magazine is all about promoting tourism in Colorado, promising a minimum of 6 natural color photos in each issue. Plus, there are ads for 3, that is, THREE! different passenger rail carriers for Colorado in almost every issue too. There’s a lot of excitement about the all-concrete Boulder to Denver turnpike. And the state engineer is hinting we’d make a great east/west route for the new transcontinental highway. But that’s all for later.
Today, let’s take a moment for Frontier:
This May 1950 map shows all the airlines operating out of Colorado: Braniff, Challenger, Continental, Monarch, United, and Western Air.
The following month, June1950, Challenger and Monarch would merge with a third airline to become Frontier. Here are the ads of the day: