Naples was the Florida division of Provincetown - Boston Airline, or PBA. The airline began flights in 1960 as a way to balance the seasonal nature of Provincetown - Boston's operations. Florida traffic was heavy during the winter months while traffic in Cape Cod was heavy during the summer. In 1980, Naples and Provincetown - Boston became known simply as PBA.
This fantastic air-to-air photo of Douglas DC-3 N130PB on approach to Naples, FL appeared in the July 1978 issue of Flying Magazine.
Another great photo from the same Flying article showing a cockpit view of passengers boarding a DC-3 at Naples.
Martin 404s were added to the fleet in the mid 1970s. N40407 is pictured at Miami in the late 1970s.
Martin 404 N40407 at Naples in 1979 wearing the updated colors that would become the standard PBA paint scheme.
Naples Airlines route map from December 22, 1977.
Naples Douglas DC-3 N139PB in the revised PBA color scheme, resting at Naples, Florida in 1979. For a detailed history of this aircraft, which is now flying from Williamson, GA south of Atlanta, CLICK HERE.