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Title Republic Airlines Joining More Of America
Date ca. 1980
Collection Republic Airlines Promotional Objects
Object Name Button, Promotional
Catalog Number 2017.11.20
Description Round blue metal pinback lapel pin. White text: "Joining more of America" White duck logo.
Diameter (in) 2.5
Provenance Republic Airlines Joining More of America ad campaign promoted Republic's expanded destinations and service after acquiring Hughes Airwest on October 1, 1980. The merger added 53 cities to the Republic system (primarily in the western and southwestern United States, but also between the U.S. East and West Coasts, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean), making the airline a truly national carrier serving almost 200 cities—more than any other U.S. airline at the time. The number of Republic's employees grew from 8,982 to 14,709.
Search Terms Republic Airlines
Herman the Duck Logo
Hughes Airwest
Subjects Buttons (Information artifacts)
Promotional products
Corporate mergers
Credit line Gift of Marie Force