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Pan Am-National Airlines Merger / Routes Dropped #55971

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 1978
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(Studio) Announcement by Pan Am and National Airlines of merger agreement reported Is noted that new airline would be 2nd only to United in size. Pan Am's plan to drop unprofitable overseas routes stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) television commercial shown. Pan Am's losses due to subsidized foreign airlines noted. Routes to be abolished include Moscow, Belgrade, Bucharest, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Ankara and Lisbon. Pan Am's history, beginning with amphibians flying from Havana to Key West with mail in 1927, outlined; films shown. Passenger flights from Miami to Havana mentioned. Merger with National cited. (Technical difficulty.)
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:01:30

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