12th March 2022

Airline Uniform Buttons


I was surprised to find this was pearl, not plastic, as can be seen by the back.


Compass Airlines

No maker’s mark. 1990-92.

Compass Airline was an attempt from December 1990 by Bryan Grey (former owner regional  East-West airline) to challenge the Australian government’s “two airline” domestic air traffic policy. Due to lack of government support, finance and price cutting by its competitors, it failed a year later. A “Compass Mark II” under completely different ownership (Southern Cross Airlines) was operated from 31st August until 4th March 1992.

The Canberra Times, 13th October 1989 page 5.

The Canberra Times, 5th March 1993 page 1.

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