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Western Airlines Modern Logo

Western Airlines, also known as Western Air Express in its earlier years was founded in 1926 with a sole air mail route from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Western eventually grew to a fleet size of 78 aircraft serving 56 destinations primarily in the Western United States. In 1986 Western merged with Delta Airlines and was fully absorbed on April 1, 1987. 

This 8″ x 10″ photo collection was donated by Vahan Skenderian who worked at Los Angeles World Airports and later at Western Airlines. They were scanned on a high resolution scanner. The High Resolution scans and originals are archived within the Flight Path Museum.

1926

Stearman Model-4D

1928

Fokker F-10 Tri-Motor
1928 Boeing 204 Flying Boat
Lockheed-Air-Express

1929

Sikorsky S-38A Amphibian
Boeing Model 95

1930

Fokker-F-32
Boeing Model 40
Northrop Alpha
Lockheed Vega

1932

Fokker F-32

1934

Douglas DC-2
Clark GA-43

1935

Boeing 247D

1937

WACO EQC-6
Douglas DST
Douglas DC-3

1942

Lockheed Lodester

1946

Douglas DC-4
North American AT-6A

1948

Convair 240

1959

Lockheed Electra II

1961

Boeing 720B Fanjet
Boeing 720B Fanjet

1968

Boeing 737 Twinjet
Boeing 737 Twinjet

1969

Boeing 727-247
Boeing 727-247
Boeing 727-247
 
Boeing 727-247

1971

Boeing 720B Fanjet
Douglas DC-10
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