23 America, You’ve Got a New Airline

In December 1974, after the end of the UPS strike, volumes dropped back to a more normal level but remained more than double the level of the previous December. We added fifteen new cities to the network during the second half of the year. The rapid pace of expansion and the explosive growth of the volume kept everyone running at maximum effort. The days were long, the weekends short, and pressure was intense. Nevertheless, we were meeting the challenge and we all loved the excitement! The financial picture was even beginning to look better: December was the first month that cash income was greater than expenses.

We were now concerned that our volume might exceed the capacity of the Falcon fleet, so we ...

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