• About PAN AM

    About PAN AM

  • Beyond Time and Space

    Beyond Time and Space

    Pan Am was the biggest airline of the 20th Century and pioneered the era of commercial air travel. The future of intercontinental air travel began with Pan Am. It was known for its determination, freedom and innovation. Now Pan Am’s spirit is reborn in classic and casual styles. You are invited to experience the new world of Pan Am.

  • "World's Most Experienced Airline"

    "World's Most Experienced Airline"

    The early small planes soon expanded their routes to even longer distances. As the 1930’s began, Pan Am used newer, larger and faster flying boats to expand from Miami, Florida and Brownsville, Texas into the Caribbean and then the whole of Latin America. By mid-decade Pan Am’s Clippers travelled across the vast Pacific. By the decade’s end Pan Am’s Boeing B-314s were crossing the Atlantic further linking North America to the rest of the world.

  • “Experience Makes the Difference”

    “Experience Makes the Difference”

    After World War II, with the emergence of large and beautiful planes, a new era began. There was an opportunity for overseas travel to a diverse group of consumers. The newly renovated Pan Am logo was like a declaration of the modernization of air travel. No other airline could match the experience and assets of Pan Am.

  • “You Can't Beat the Experience”

    “You Can't Beat the Experience”

    In the 1950’s, while considered a safe investment, the piston engines in aircraft were nearing their limits of technological sophistication. Pan Am predicted the era of propeller aircraft would slow down in favor of jet aircraft. On October 26, 1958, Pan Am’s Boeing 707 passenger plane carrying 111 passengers departed from JFK Airport in New York for the Le Bourget Airport in Paris. With that momentous flight the era of international jet travel began. In the 1970’s with the largest route and most aircraft, Pan Am was at its peak. The famous jumbo airliner Boeing 747 flew around the world representing Pan Am. Pan Am, beyond a civilian airline, remains one of the most representative icons of the 20th century.



    The new logo of Pan Am introduced in 1958 is a classic wireframe globe design known as the most symbolic airline logo in the world. You can identify Pan Am’s logo in Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Catch Me if You Can”, in the James Bond “007 Series” of the 1960’s and 1970’s, against the background of the Cold War era, in the immortal science fiction masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey”, and in the movie “Blade Runner.” As such, Pan Am has been loved by the public as a cultural icon and familiarized in various mediums of the 20th century.

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