Phillip Johnston's brace helped Airdrie get their Second Division campaign off to a winning start against Dumbarton.
Johnston drilled home Fraser Keast's cross to give the hosts the lead after six minutes.
Ryan Donnelly claimed Airdrie's second three minutes later, powering home a rebound after Derek Holmes' had headed against the post.
Scott Agnew struck the woodwork for the Sons before Johnston converted another Keast delivery for Airdrie's third.
McKane, Bain, Lilley, Stallard, Malone, Johnston, Owens (Devlin 72), Stephenson, Keast (Boyle 76), Holmes (Sally 83), Donnelly. Subs Not Used: Duncan, Lovering.
Johnston 6, Donnelly 9, Johnston 63.
Grindlay, Lyden, Nugent, Lithgow, Nicoll, Gilhaney, Borris (Ramage 59), Agnew, Brannan, Walker, Hempstead (Metcalf 72). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Wallace, Monaghan.