Sunshine Skies Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia, written by David P. Henderson

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MARCO ISLAND AIRWAYS

Marco Island Airways began operations in 1972 with Martin 404 service between Miami and Marco Island, Florida. Service was added to Tampa in 1980, and Lakeland, FL in 1981. The company also operated contract flights as Air Florida Commuter in the 1980s, with service to Key West and the Bahamas. The airline was absorbed by PBA in 1984.


Marco Island Airways Martin 404 at Tampa in 1981.

Marco Island Airways Martin 404 at Tampa, 1981.



Piper Navajos were used in the early 1980s.

Marco Airways Piper Navajo



Martin 404 pictured at Miami in 1984, with shortened Marco Airways titles and Air Florida colors.

Marco Airways Martin 404 at Miami in 1984.


CLICK HERE to see some Marco Island Airways publicity photos from 1975.

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Updated April 30, 2011