National Airlines

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National Airlines
National Airlines DC-10 (6074172759).jpg
IATA
NA
ICAO
NAL
Callsign
NATIONAL
Commenced operations 1934 (1934)
Ceased operations 1980
Operating bases
Focus cities
Headquarters Miami-Dade County, Florida

National Airlines 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.

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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] National was combined with Pan American World Airways in January 1980.[3]

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