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A livery of three blue and white colors with the FlySmart checkmark has been in use since the beginning of combined operations in late 1998. For the 10th anniversary of operations in 1999, a "FlySmarter" livery was used. A retrojet livery (based on 1970s designs) was used on the 20th anniversary of operations, with both blue Southern Swan-inspired design and a green Western-inspired design.
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A livery of three blue and white colors with the FlySmart checkmark has been in use since the beginning of combined operations in late 1998. For the 10th anniversary of operations, in 2009, a "FlySmarter" livery was used. A retrojet livery (based on 1970s designs) was used on the 20th anniversary of operations, with both blue Southern Swan-inspired design and a green Western-inspired design.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:29, 17 November 2019

FlySmart
WAAT
FS
ANACA
FSS
Callsign
SMAR
Founded1998
Commenced operations1998
Hubs
Secondary hubsVernon International Airport, Gramercy International Airport
Frequent-flyer programSmartMiles
AllianceWorldStar
SubsidiariesTBD
DestinationsTBD
Company sloganThe Smarter Way to Fly!
Traded asSMAR
HeadquartersWallawaukee, Seneppi
Dennison, Sierra (Federal States)
RevenueIncrease
Operating incomeIncrease
Websitewww.flysmart.com
Notes
Formed by the merger of FlyWest and Southern Swan Airways

Flysmart is an airline in the Federal States. FlySmart was founded in 1998 with the merger of Southern Swan Airways and Western Airlines, operating as a budget airline to compete with SkyRide Airlines. FlySmart has been a member of the WorldStar Alliance since being founded. FlySmart is based out of both Dennison International Airport in Dennison, Sierra and Wallawaukee Foley-Fillmore International Airport in Wallawaukee, Seneppi, allowing it to operate affordable flights across the western and southern Federal States.

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History

A Western jet in 1975
History of FlySmart and predecessor logos

flySmart was founded in 1998 from the merger of Southern Swan and Western Airlines. Western was founded in 1965 and based out of Dennison, Sierra, and Southern Swan in 1962, based out of Wallawaukee.

Western

In 1970, the Stanton-based firm of Knowles and Hudson gave the company a modern, elegant look, ad branding, redesigned logo and its famous "checkmark" logo. Castellanese fashion designer Sergio Bidarte designed a special collection for the air hostesses, to help the airline have a more modern and elegant look. The airline moved to a more upmarket travel experience in this period, with full dining services, lunch buffet, on-board films and the largest planes, for cross-country travel, included a bar and lounge from 1976.

Southern Swan

The 1980s and 1990s proved a difficult period for Western and Southern Swan, as rising fuel and operating costs, together with aggressively expanding domestic rivals forced lots of cuts and route changes.

Merger

The two airlines were formally merged in December of 1998, with the intent to form a budget airline to offer low-cost service. The first flight took off from Dennison to Wallawaukee on 22 December after a livery presentation, but regular service did not commence until the spring of 1999. All aircraft were given the Western checkmark as a common logo in green, with most of the fleet using a green "FLYSMART" text as well on varying blue or green liveries of the former airlines. By mid-2000, a new unique livery with a "FʟʏSᴍᴀʀᴛ" logo and the checkmark in blue was introduced.

Primary Hubs

Dennison International Airport, Dennison, Sierra

flySmart operates out of Terminal 2 (the old Western terminal) at Dennison International, used by Western from 1974.

Wallawaukee Foley-Fillmore International Airport, Wallawaukee metro, Seneppi

flySmart operates out of Terminal D at Foley-Fillmore International as the primary southwest FSA hub for the airline, including ticketing and all gates. flySmart's Wallawaukee operations were originally primarily out of the smaller Wallawaukee Vernon International Airport home to other low-cost airlines between 1999 and 2013, until February 2013 when construction of terminal D of Foley-Fillmore International was completed to house flySmart flights out of the city's main airport.

Other hubs

Corporate affairs

FlySmart Headquarters West are based at Dennison International. The headquarters were built in 2004,about 300m south of the old Western building, demolished the next year.

Livery

A C60 retrojet

A livery of three blue and white colors with the FlySmart checkmark has been in use since the beginning of combined operations in late 1998. For the 10th anniversary of operations, in 2009, a "FlySmarter" livery was used. A retrojet livery (based on 1970s designs) was used on the 20th anniversary of operations, with both blue Southern Swan-inspired design and a green Western-inspired design.

Fleet

The FlySmart fleet included MacDougall Graham DG-80 trijets for the longest routes. They also use Contair C60s for medium/shorter routes, as well as a variety of prop/turboprop for shorter flights.