1983 - July 15 - People Express Airlines Timetables, Route Maps and History.
People Express Airlines Timetables, Route Maps and History - July 15, 1983:
People Express was at the height of its prosperity in 1983. People's was the fastest growing airline in history at the point, and revolutionized air travel with its low fares and limited service. In 1983, People launched a "Laker Skytrain" like economy service from Newark to London Gatwick. The fleet consisted of 727s, 737s, and a sole 747 for the LGW route. In the coming years, People Express' fortunes plummeted as the legacy airlines were able to match their fares using sophisticated CRS yield management techniques and run more profitably. People Express was taken over by Continental in 1987. The legacy is the Continental, and now United Newark hub.