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Company History

Founded by Orville  and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk, NC., December 18, 1903 (The day after their historic first flight), 

 

Key Dates:

December 18, 1903 Blue Star Airlines founded by the Wright Brothers. The first airline ever.

December 19, 1903 Blue Star Airlines offers shares to public. The first airline to go public.

December 20, 1903 Blue Star Airlines declares bankruptcy. The first airline ever to go bankrupt.

December 11, 1987 Blue Star Airlines fends off hostile takeover from Gordon Gekko. Gekko is sentenced to prison for insider trading. After prison, is hired made spokesman for Geico Insurance.

December 12,1987 Gekko fired. Company spokesman says company thought it was spelled Gecko.

April 30, 1991 Blue Star Airlines announces internet reservation service.

May 1, 1991 Internet reservation shelved. The 84 people with internet are uninterested.

April 23, 2005 Blue Star Airlines thinks about ordering Boeing's new 787. Decides planes would only get in the way of running an airline.

January 7, 2008 Acquires all planes and gates from Piedmont, Branniff and Eastern Airlines

January 8, 2008 Acquires 49% Equity stake in Brooklyn Bridge.

March 13, 2008 Board decides a CEO would get in the way and cost money. Decides on Rock, Paper, Scissors instead for crucial decisions

January 1, 2009 Changes every "u" to "v" on website as part of tribvte to ancient Rome day.