After deregulation, Piedmont built Charlotte/Douglas International Airport into a major hub airport. Charlotte was subsequently the origin of Piedmont's first trans-Atlantic flight, to London Gatwick, on 15 June 1987.
Piedmont's last flights operated on 4 August 1989; the next day they were US Air flights. After a name change to US Airways, the airline merged with America West (keeping the US Airways name), and then with American Airlines, for which Charlotte continues to be a major hub.
Today's Featured Map illustrates Piedmont's first flight. Thanks to Markus Fuchs for suggesting the map, and to The Piedmont Aviation Historical Society for posting the details of the flight (and for publishing details of the airline's history).
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