Mid-century airline vibes seem to be all the rage these days, with the new TWA Hotel opening up at JFK airport amid much fanfare. The red and gold TWA logo is timeless, and it’s etched in tile on the hotel pool, graces the hottest toiletry kit you’ve ever seen, and even got its own font treatment by Pentagram. The TWA red was the centerpiece of the original Eero Saarinen-designed terminal, and they’ve managed to plaster the logo just about anywhere they can in the new hotel.

While this blog post was mostly driven by the classic logos of now-defunct airlines like TWA, Pan-Am, and Eastern (which could warrant blog posts of their own), I discovered a lot of great branding for regional and commuter airlines in the process. As always, reach out if I missed any good ones. It's worth noting that I’ve limited this post to American airlines in order to make it more manageable.


  • Aeromech

    Clarksburg, West Virginia

  • Aerosun International

    St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Aero Virgin Islands

    St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

  • Air America

    Washington, DC

  • Air California

    Newport Beach, California

  • Air Carolina

    Florence, South Carolina

  • Air Cortez

    Ontario, California

  • Air Idaho

    Twin Falls, Idaho

  • Air Midwest

    Wichita, Kansas

  • Air Nevada

    Mesa, Arizona

  • Air New England

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Air Oregon

    Portland, Oregon

  • Air Pacific

    Berkeley, California

  • Air Virginia

    Lynchburg, Virginia

  • Air West

    San Francisco, California

  • Air Wisconsin

    Appleton, Wisconsin

  • Alair

    Anniston, Alabama

  • Alaska

    Seattle, Washington

  • Alaska Coastal

    Juneau, Alaska

  • Alaska Star

    Anchorage, Alaska

  • All American

    Washington, DC

  • Allegheny

    Washington, DC

  • Aloha

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Aloha Pacific

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Altair

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • American

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • American

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • America West

    Tempe, Arizona

  • Apollo

    Santa Barbara, California

  • Arcata Flying Service

    Arcata, California

  • Aspen

    Denver, Colorado

  • Bar Harbor

    Trenton, Maine

  • Blue Line

    Amery, Wisconsin

  • Bluegrass

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Bonanza

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Boston-Maine

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

  • Bowen

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Braniff

    Dallas, Texas

  • Cable Commuter

    Ontario, California

  • Capital

    Washington, DC

  • Cardiff and Peacock

    San Francisco, California

  • Central

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Central

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Challenger

    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Chesapeake

    Salisbury, Maryland

  • Chicago and Southern

    Memphis, Tennessee

  • Cochise

    Tucson, Arizona

  • Commutair

    South Burlington, Vermont

  • Condor

    San Francisco, California

  • Consolidated

    San Francisco, California

  • Continental

    Houston, Texas

  • Continental

    Houston, Texas

  • Davis

    College Station, Texas

  • Delta

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Delta

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Eastern

    Miami, Florida

  • Eastern

    Miami, Florida

  • Eastern

    Miami, Florida

  • Ellis

    Juneau, Alaska

  • Embry Riddle

    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Eureka

    Berkeley, California

  • Frontier

    Denver, Colorado

  • Frontier

    Denver, Colorado

  • Golden West

    Long Beach, California

  • Great Sierra

    Sacramento, California

  • Hanford

    Sioux City, Iowa

  • Hawaii

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Hawaii

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Hawaii

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Hub

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Hughes Airwest

    San Francisco, California

  • Illini

    Rock Falls, Illinois

  • Inland

    Denver, Colorado

  • Lake Central

    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Lake Union

    Seattle, Washington

  • Lone Star

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Martin

    Santa Ana, California

  • Massachusetts

    New Bedford, Massachusetts

  • Metro

    Houston, Texas

  • Michigan Air Express

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Mid-Continent

    Kansas City, Missouri

  • Mohawk

    Ithaca, New York

  • Mojave

    San Diego, California

  • National

    Miami, Florida

  • National Air Transport

    Chicago, Illinois

  • National Florida

    Daytona, Florida

  • National Parks

    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • New England Central

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • New York

    New York, New York

  • North American

    Hollywood, California

  • Northeast

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Northeast

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Northeast

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Northern-Consolidated

    Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Northwest

    Eagan, Minnesota

  • Northwest

    Eagan, Minnesota

  • Ozark

    St. Louis, Missouri

  • Pacific

    San Francisco, California

  • Pacific Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska

  • Pacific Cal

    Oakland, California

  • Pacific East

    Los Angeles, California

  • Pacific Seaboard

    Los Angeles, California

  • Pan American

    Miami, Florida

  • Pennsylvania Central

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Piedmont

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Pioneer

    Houston, Texas

  • Pioneer

    Houston, Texas

  • Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Ram

    San Francisco, California

  • Robinson

    Ithaca, New York

  • Royal Hawaiian

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • San Juan

    Harbor, Washington

  • Saturn

    Oakland, California

  • Seaco

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Sierra Pacific

    Bishop, California

  • Skystream

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Slick

    San Antonio, Texas

  • South Central

    Natchez, Mississippi

  • South Pacific

    San Francisco, California

  • Southeast

    Largo, Florida

  • Southern

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Southwest

    San Francisco, California

  • Southwest

    San Francisco, California

  • Stout

    Dearborn, Michigan

  • Sunworld

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Tag

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Tejas

    San Antonio, Texas

  • Tennessee

    Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Texas

    Houston, Texas

  • Trans Pacific

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Transcontinental & Western

    New York, New York

  • Trans-Texas

    Houston, Texas

  • Trans-Texas

    Houston, Texas

  • Transocean

    Oakland, California

  • Trans World

    Kansas City, Missouri

  • Trans World

    Kansas City, Missouri

  • Trans World

    Kansas City, Missouri

  • United

    Chicago, Illinois

  • United

    Chicago, Illinois

  • United

    Chicago, Illinois

  • United States

    Chicago, Illinois

  • USAir

    Tempe, Arizona

  • ValuJet

    Clayton County, Georgia

  • Varney

    Boise, Idaho

  • Washington

    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Waterman

    Mobile, Alabama

  • Wedell-Williams

    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • West Coast Empire

    Seattle, Washington

  • Western

    Los Angeles, California

  • Western

    Los Angeles, California

  • Western

    Los Angeles, California

  • Western Express

    Los Angeles, California

  • World

    Oakland, California