Pacific Southwest Airlines began initial operations on May 6, 1949, flying a leased DC-3 aircraft with a
seating capacity of 31 once a week between San Diego and Oakland via Hollywood/Burbank.
Original fares for the three-city route structure were: SAN-OAK $15.60, SAN-BUR $5.65, and BUR-OAK $9.95.
By the end of 1949, PSA was operating two DC-3s and had carried 15,011 revenue passengers over 321,112
plane miles. The airline posted operating revenues of $172,796 against operating
expenses of $160,902 for a net profit of