- For the French regional airline see: Brit Air
Britt Airways (IATA: RU) was a United States commuter airline based in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Foundation and operations
In 1971 Britt Airways purchased a fleet of Beech 99 light turboprop airliners and by late 1975 these were operated under contract for Allegheny Commuter.
In 1985, the founder and owner of Britt Airways, Bill Britt, sold the airline to People Express. Frank Lorenzo's holding company, Texas Air Corporation, acquired People Express, following Texas Air's acquisition of Texas International Airlines. Texas Air Corporation later acquired Continental Airlines and merged the carriers using Continental's name.
Britt Airways operated services under the Continental Express banner for Continental from Houston Intercontinental Airport (now George Bush Intercontinental Airport) in Houston, Texas and Newark International Airport (now Newark Liberty International Airport) in Newark, New Jersey. Britt Airways also operated out of Cleveland Hopkins Airport, beginning in November, 1987, flying Swearingen Metroliner II aircraft.
Accidents and incidents
Continental Express Flight 2574
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