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Pan American Airways to revive the Pan Am brand with Boeing 737-800s

Pan Am (4th) 737-800 WL (Pan Am)(LR)

Pan American Airways Global Holdings, Inc. (New York) is the parent holding company of six brands of the Pan American family.

The would-be paper airline wants to revive the Pan Am name and brand. If it does, it will be the fourth version using the venerable name.

On April 5 the company issued this statement:

Pan American Airways is pleased to announce that it has completed formal selection of aircraft for it’s planned launch early this summer to include the Boeing 737-800 models, with upgrades to the NexGen later as service needs develop.

In late March of 2014, Pan American entered into discussions with an undisclosed lessor that is well positioned to support Pan Am’s growth strategy within the southern tier markets, and have ratified formal agreements through an issued LOI early Friday, and will be supported with a signed Purchase Agreement once aircraft delivery is ready to proceed.

Senior executives close to these negotiations continue to monitor the formal delivery of these aircraft, as certain criterion need to be met in order to deliver the specified flying experience that the brand wishes to extend to its audience.

Pan American is committed to delivering a top flight level of service that was once enjoyed by many worldwide, and those expectations will be extended into the new 21st century business model, as we continue to proceed with our plans to launch early, to mid-summer of this year.

In other Pan American news, crew selections will begin early to mid-next week for both in-flight attendants, as well as needed Captains and First Officers, and will be formally addressed through the appropriate department heads from each section through upcoming published releases to be issued to the public. However, those that wish to apply formally online may do so by submitting their respective resume’s via our online source through

According to the company, “Pan American strives to be the industry-leading provider of safe, clean, reliable and cost-efficient air service. Pan American Global aircraft will deploy under our network brands as well as our wholly owned subsidiaries of Blue Sky Airlines and P21 Air.”

Images: Pan American Airways.

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Pan American Airways formally makes its proposal to Brownsville

Pan American Airways (4th) (Brownsville) has formally submitted its written proposal to the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The upstart paper airline is now in competition with a new group called Fly Frontera for the official approval of the airport to operate at the airport to Mexico according to this article by The Brownsville Herald. Pan American is proposing to operate a (probably on wet lease) Boeing 737-200 on the San Antonio-Brownsville-Monterrey-Tampico route.

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Will there be a Pan Am Number 4?

Pan American Airways (4th) (Brownsville) is a proposed paper airline. The new company has issued the following statement:

“Pan American Airways will announce its return to the skies on Friday,
November 12 at noon in front of the historic Pan American Airways Building at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. Pan American President Robert Hedrick will announce the start of operations and the re-opening of the Gateways to Latin America, which was pioneered by the original Pan American World Airways in Brownsville in 1929.

According to Hedrick, the new airline will offer 70 flights each month from Brownsville to various Latin American destinations. Rio de Janeiro will be a key destination in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games. The air service will begin with cargo flights. Passenger service will follow.

The new Pan American Airways will be headquartered in the original Pan American Airways Building, which was home to the first Pan Am for more that 30 years. Former Pan Am employees from the 1930, 40 and 50ʼs eras will be honored at the rededication ceremony.

The airlineʼs future plans call for developing a southern route to Africa with service to such key cities as Johannesburg and Cape Verde. Offering scheduled service to this part of the world, over a southern route, will be a first in aviation history. Other airlines fly North Atlantic routes.

Brownsville is known as the crossroads of the hemisphere and the new airline president thinks it is the perfect location from which to re-launch the original Gateway to Latin America. Hedrick and his staff have been preparing for their grand opening for more than two years. “I want to thank all the communities in south Texas and northern Mexico which have welcomed us with open arms”, Hedrick said.”

While some of the history above is not accurate, we will wait to see if this paper airline ever becomes airborne. Please note there is no mention of the planned aircraft types. The prospective airline has also developed a new tail logo as the famous blue globe is owned by other parties.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for information about this aircraft.