Wednesday marks the end of an era for one nationally-known airline.
Piedmont Airlines, which started in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1931, is retiring its entire fleet of De Havilland “Dash 8” turboprops. The fleet’s final flight, 49-27, will fly from Charlotte-Douglas Airport to Salisbury, Maryland.
The flight will stop at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern around 3:15 p.m. along the way.
While it is retiring its Dash 8 planes, Piedmont Airlines will still serve regional markets connected to American Airlines’ Philadelphia and Charlotte hubs with its growing fleet of jets.
Piedmont has flown three different models of the Dash 8 since 1985.