THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
"TRIBUTE TO PAN AM IN CENTRAL AMERICA"
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Pan American World Airways has a vast history within the Central American landscape, since the airline began operations here, more than eighty years ago.
Pan Am also contributed to the development of some regional airlines before.
The attachment displays a route map from 1938, where all the main Central American cities were connected. The schedule rather seems a subway map as the regional flight was routed as Guatemala City, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Managua, San José, David and Panama City.
We found in 1959, a total different history due to the introduction of more efficient airplanes. Thus, the region was linked to Miami, Los Angeles and New Orleans as shown.
Guatemala City worked as a mini-hub during the 60s and 70s for them, where their 707s and 747s were a common sight there, many years ago.
Pan Am ceased operations in 1991 and their regional routes were rapidly absorbed by United Airlines.
Edited on March 15, 2016.