Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23169 posts, RR: 23 Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
Quoting timz (Reply 3): they didn't fly to Melbourne in 1/58; no Melbourne in the few earlier OAGs I checked -- 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957
Perhaps the US and Australia couldn't reach an agreement on amending the bilateral to permit the Melbourne service Pan Am applied for in 1947.
Quoting timz (Reply 3): They did have a DC-7C from SYD in 5/59.
Pan Am replaced the DC-7C with the 707-321 to/from SYD in mid-December 1959. They kept a DC-7C based at NAN until 1965 to operate NAN-AKL-NAN and once a week NAN-PPG-NAN, connecting with the 707s at NAN, since AKL couldn't handle large jets until the current airport opened in 1965. I think those DC-7C shuttle flights to/from NAN were among Pan Am's last propeller services.