Iconic airline Pan Am to make a tentative comeback

 

Pan American Airways (Pan Am), the iconic airline that went out of business in1991 just two years after the Lockerbie bombing over Scotland, has been re-established in its 1931 Latin American headquarters and will begin flying soon, albeit at first only with cargo.

 

Pan American Airways, Inc., located in the 1931 Pan American Airways Building at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, has announced its intent to reopen the ‘Gateway to Latin America’ in 2011. Inaugural flights will be from Brownsville, Texas to Monterrey, Mexico and other Mexican cities. Future passenger and cargo flights will include flights to Rio de Janeiro in support of the 2016 Olympic games and the Soccer World Cup.

 

The company says that in 2011, Pan American Airways will fly 70 cargo flights a month from Brownsville, Texas to destinations in Latin America with the final destination being Rio de Janeiro. These flights are cargo only, designed for the large cargo shipper.

 

Pan American Airways and its sister company World-Wide Consolidated Logistics, Inc. have opened a TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport and say it the shortest route to Latin America, with both transit time and distance being shorter than current alternatives.

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