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The Early Years Of Mexicana De Aviacion  
User currently offlineNetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Some history about the airline:

-Founded in 1921 as a money carrier to oil fields near Tampico.

-First airplane was a Lincoln Standard, a two seat airplane

- First Pilot was the legendary Mr. Charles Lindberg

- First international route was Brownsville- Veracruz-Mexico city with a Ford tri-motor

- 1929 PANAM took over the airline's majority stock

-1930s, flights to Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Cuba were launched, plus other domestic routes

-1940s flights to Los Angeles were launched, plus more domestic expansion

- July 4th 1960 Mexicana entered the "Jet age'.

-Early 1906s first Jet service to LAX launched

- Late 1960s PANAM sold their stake in Mexicana to the Mexican government

-Early 1970s flights to San Juan Puerto Rico were launched, a service the airline maintained for 25 years


http://www.fact-index.com/m/me/mexicana_de_aviacion.html


please feel free to add or correct any info

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