By the mid-1960s it was becoming increasingly clear that the three western local service airlines needed to consolidate to help fend off competition from intra-state airlines like PSA, wean themselves off of state subsidies and expand their networks to more profitable routes. The result was the creation of Air West in April 1968.
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