National Airlines

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National Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations1934 (1934)
Ceased operations1980
Operating bases
Focus cities
HeadquartersMiami-Dade County, Florida

National Airlines (1934–1980) was an airline of the United States. It began in 1934. The airline was known for its coast-to coast flights between Miami, Los Angeles and New York City. Pan American World Airways bought National in 1979.

History[change | change source]

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The airline was founded in Jacksonville, Florida by George T. Baker.[1] During its first few years, it mostly flew between Florida and the southern US. It began service to Havana, Cuba in 1946 and it stopped in 1961 because of the Cuban embargo. In the 1970s National started flying to cities in Europe like, Amsterdam and London.[2] Pan American World Airways completed it's merger process with National in January 1980.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Sundowners – NAL History". Archived from the original on 2019-12-24. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  2. Krishnaiyer, Kartik (24 March 2013). "National Airlines Helped Fuel 1970s Florida Growth".
  3. "1980 - January - Pan Am Airlines Timetables, Route Maps and History". Airways News. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2015.