MGM Grand Air

Founded in 1986, MGM Grand Air was owned and operated by MGM Grand Inc. the most luxurious airline of its time offering a VIP experience through and through to their destinations. Scheduled service was between Los Angeles and New York’s JFK and Las Vegas, but, they also provided charter service.

MGM Grand Air Boeing 727-100, c1980s -- Joseph Buckley
MGM Grand DC-8, possibly LAX, 1980s -- Jean-Louis Delezenne
MGM Grand DC-8, possibly LAX, 1980s -- Jean-Louis Delezenne
MGM Grand Air Ticket Jacket, c1980s
MGM Grand Air Ticket and Ticket Jacket, 1986 -- Joseph Buckley

MGM Grand became popular with Business travelers and Celebrities, but, by 1994, business jets like the Cessna Citation and the new Gulfstream IV took the Air out of MGM Grand. The airline was purchased by a company that renamed it to Champion Air— trying to create a permanent charter for sports teams, but, they eventually folded and sold to Northwest Airlines.

MGM Grand Air B727 at LAX -- Joseph Buckley
MGM Grand Air B727 at LAX -- Joseph Buckley

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