Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991.
Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.
It was also a founding member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline industry association.
During most of the jet era, Pan Am’s flagship terminal was the Worldport located at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
To Celebrate Pan Am TV Series was made:
Pan Am is an American period drama television series created by writer Jack Orman.
Named for the iconic Pan American World Airways, the series features the pilots and stewardesses of the airline as it operated in the early 1960s at the beginning of the commercial Jet Age.
Pan Am premiered on ABC on September 25, 2011 and ended on February 19, 2012.
In May 2012, Sony Pictures Television had conversations with Amazon about picking up the series for a second season because of its international success.
It won the “Best Series” at the Rose d’Or TV awards, Europe’s equivalent of the Emmys.
Unable to reach a deal with Amazon, the series officially ended on June 20, 2012.
The complete series is available on DVD.