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Pacific Western Airlines (1956)

It was the policy of the federal government to keep a single strong continental carrier, which was Trans Canada Airlines. But these regulations started to relax, and as a regional carrier, Pacific Western Airlines was allowed to fly between major cities provided that there was a stop at a smaller city between destinations. By 1981, Pacific Western Airlines could fly between Vancouver and Edmonton or Vancouver and Calgary, but the service had to be infrequent. The airline could also fly to Toronto from Calgary with the restriction that the route had to include a stop in Brandon, Manitoba. Later that year, the restrictions on frequency and the requirement to stop in Brandon were eliminated.

Pacific Western Airlines continued to develop, using ever-larger aircraft that included Douglas DC-3s to DC-7s, a Boeing 737 jet, and a Hercules freighter. The airline became the third largest carrier in the country, providing passenger and freight services around the world.

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