Image of acrylic snowflake ornament with Southern Airways branding impression.
Airline Time Machine

Southern Airways 1970s-era Acrylic Snowflake Ornament

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This ornament recalls Southern Airways of Atlanta, that began service in 1949 with Douglas DC-3s to connect small cities across the U.S. southeast to Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, and New Orleans. Fleet expansion came in 1961 with more than 20 Martin 404 airliners, acquired from Eastern Airlines. Southern’s first jets were DC-9-10s, supplemented later with -30 models.

In 1979, Southern merged with North Central Airlines to create Republic Airlines, by which time Southern had built up a connecting hub at Memphis, had finally acquired beneficial medium-haul nonstop routes,and operated an international service to Grand Cayman. 

An artistic interpretation of the airline's brand is laser-engraved with exacting detail onto a cut acrylic snowflake crystal ornament, measuring approximately 3.4 inches (8.6 cm) between opposite points, with a material thickness of 1/8 inch. For best display clarity, the design is engraved as a reversed mirror image on one side of the ornament, so that it can be viewed with proper alignment on the opposite side.

As a gift, or as a treat for yourself, these are a perfect way to add your favorite airlines of the past to your today! Use them to decorate for the holidays, or to brighten up your desk, office, or special area of your home or work space all year long.