PSA flew 23,063,794 plane
miles and carried 6,356,875 revenue
passengers with a fleet of 19 727-200 and
eight 737-200 aircraft during 1973.
Employment reached 2,670
employees with a payroll of more than 30
On November 15, the airline
was struck for the first time in its
history by the Teamster's Union.
Approximately 600 maintenence personnel
and 700 operations personnel observed
picket lines as management and non
striking personnel continued to operate
approximately 60 percent of the airline's
The labor dispute was
settled on December 23. However it wasn't
until several months later that PSA
resumed normal operations. During 1973,
PSA's operations revenues topped the $100
million mark for the first time as a net
profit of $627,123 was posted.