Mackey Airlines, also known as Mackey International Airlines, was an airline which mainly served Florida and The Bahamas. Flights flew primarily out of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami to a number of islands in the Bahamas and to Turks and Caicos.
Mackey Airlines was founded by former stunt pilot and United States Air Force Colonel Joseph C. Mackey on September 30, 1946. The airline was bought out by Eastern Airlines in 1967. "Colonel Joe" soon began a new company, Mackey International Airlines. In 1977, Mackey's headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was the target of a bombing attributed to Cuban anti-Castro activity in the United States. Mackey International Airlines ceased operations in 1981.
- Beechcraft Model 99
- Convair 440
- Convair 580
- Douglas DC-6
- Douglas DC-8
- de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
- Miami Herald
- La Floridiana by William Moriaty Nolan's Pop Culture Review #216
- Mackey Airlines Page
- La Floridiana - Florida’s Commuter Airlines from the 1960s to the 1980s: Part Three
- Sunshine Skies - Mackey International, featuring vintage photos
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