TITLE

Building the Piedmont Airlines Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1978-1989

AUTHOR(S)
Turner, Walter R.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
North Carolina Historical Review;Jul2006, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p355
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides a historical background of the establishment of the Piedmont Airlines hub in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1930s, Mayor Ben Douglas approved a local bond for a new municipal airport. The city and the U.S. War Department had an agreement to convert the airport into an army field known as the Morris Field in 1940. In 1968, the transformation of the airport began with the master plan and in 1980s, Piedmont's executive vice president Bill Howard provided visionary leadership to build the hub.
ACCESSION #
22895304

 

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