Air West Vintage-style Swizzle Stick Set
Air West was the result of a 1968 three-way merger between Bonanza Airlines of Phoenix, Pacific Airlines of San Francisco, and West Coast Airlines of Seattle. Known as Air West, the new airline operated the combined fleet of its predecessors: Fairchild F-27s operated by all three, Boeing 727-100s of Pacific, DC-9-10s of Bonanza and West Coast, and West Coast’s Piper Navajos.
Despite a large route network that spanned from western Canada to Mexico, the Air West timeline was short: the airline was acquired by Howard Hughes in 1970, and was re-branded as Hughes Airwest in 1971.
An artistic interpretation of the airline's branding is laser-engraved onto an acrylic swizzle stick, and each swizzle stick measures approximately 6 inches in length, with a material thickness of 1/8 inch. The acrylic material used to manufacture these swizzles is suitable for use in beverages, but the sticks should be hand washed only, using regular dish soap, then hand dried.
This set of four swizzle sticks has been produced in four colors: Stratosphere Blue, Idlewild Green, Acapulco Gold, and Crystal Starry Sky. The choice of a mix of colors, or all four sticks in one color, is up to you! For good readability, the design is engraved as a reversed mirror image on one side of the swizzle stick material, so that it can be viewed with proper alignment on the opposite side.
While these have been created today as our interpretations of original vintage swizzle sticks, their mid-century look and feel make them a great addition to your airline or retro collectibles, or they can go to work as ideal enhancements to the beverages you're serving!