Ozark Airlines opened its door to the public. The airline
had purchased DC-3 aircraft from the defunct Parks Airline.
In 1947, the Civil Aeronautics Board had issued a
certificate to Parks Airlines. However, Parks never opened
its door and two years later the CAB cancelled Parks
certification. Ozark began expanding its routes in the
northwest and southwest. By the mid 50's, Ozark Airlines
purchased turbo prop aircraft. This put Ozark Airlines in
the running as a viable air carrier. In 1978, the Airline
Deregulation Act 1978, was enacted. This allow Ozark to
expand into more profitable routes and drop those routes
that was less profitable. However, this act brought about
fierce competition within the industry. Air carriers were
looking to purchase other carriers to gain a stronger market
share and eliminate competition. The prices wars broke out.
Air carriers were trying to gain passenger profits and put
other carriers out of business. Ozark Airlines was unable to
gain the edge. In 1986, TWA purchased Ozark Airlines.