Mohawk Airlines was an airline that operated in
the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States,
primarily the states of New York and
Pennsylvania from the mid-1940s until its
acquisition by Allegheny Airlines in 1972.
At its height, it employed over 2,200 personnel
and pioneered several technical and social
aspects of regional airline operations,
including being the first airline in the United
States to hire an African American flight
In 1958 Mohawk moved its headquarters from
Ithaca to Oneida County Airport in the Town of
Whitestown, New York, near Utica.
The airline began operations in 1945 as Robinson
Airlines out of Ithaca Municipal Airport near
Ithaca, New York, flying single engined, three
passenger Fairchild F-24 aircraft.