Ozark's 20th year of continuous operation, 1970, was a bit of a come down. A one week strike and some overexpansion contributed to a $2.27 million loss. However a new computer reservations system was introduced which would help sustain Ozark's growth. In 1971 a new advertising slogan 'Up There With the Biggest' was introduced to highlight the carriers growing size and confidence. By that year 62 cities in 15 states were served with a fleet of 17 DC-9s and 21 FH-227s carrying over 2.5 million passengers. By the end of the year the airline was back in profit also to the tune of $4.35 million.
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