Pan American World Airways
Peruse the riveting story of this one-of-a-kind airline
Pan American World Airways made history, and its story is one of an entire era. Its legacy resounds like a dream from the past – a dream which endures and bears a vision for the future.
The initial launch of the biggest airline of its time is on 19 October 1927. A propeller-driven Fairchild FC-2 hydroplane takes off in Key West, Florida and lands in Havana, Cuba. A three-day celebration ensues at the renowned El Floridita Bar to crown the historic event. The pioneering spirit and great ingenuity of the young enterprise make for swift development and facilitate the airline’s rapid expansion over the next few years. By 1939, Pan Am has become the first airline ever to cross the Pacific Ocean and the first to offer passenger service to Europe.