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into both freight and Air Express. It was soon found that Air Express was a much more difficult problem because of the inability of New York Airways to guarantee acceptance of all the Air Express, due to the priority of the mail. 

Therefore air freight was substituted. Once again the airline had reached a position much the same as had been prevalent in early 1953. 

[[arrow pointing to the left]] The reasons for entering into the Air Express were numerous. As usual, the managers were looking for something to increase the load factor and again the men who worked the cargo had extra time. One unique factor New York Airways had to its advantage was that it usually was the originating or delivering airline which made it open to a greater share of the payment for the shipping. (1)

October 27 was heralded as the first day of New York Airways relationship with Air express. The Triangle Route plus the cities of New Brunswick and Pearl River were the first to be used for delivery and pick-up of the express shipment. (2) In December of the same year when Rutherford, New Jersey was added to the Southern Route, Air Express was one of the services offered to the area. 

For nearly half a year, passengers had been flown to all parts of the helicopter routes except the Northern Segment. It was finally decided to open the passenger service to those areas and on November 4, passenger service 
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