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Today in Aviation: Pan Am Acquires National Airlines

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Pan Am completed the purchase of the “Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast” carrier National Airlines in 1980. Pan Am had desperately tried to build a domestic network across the US for many years. There were even discussions of a merger with United Airlines (UA) or American Airlines (AA). However, their attempts were constantly rejected. […]

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Today in Aviation: First Jet-Powered US Domestic Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, National Airlines (NA) conducted the first domestic US flight operated by a jet airliner in 1958.  A single Boeing 707 (N710PA) had been leased from Pan American (PA), whilst NA awaited the arrival of its own jet equipment. It was put to work on the carriers flagship route between Miami […]

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