Throwback Thursday
A Carnival Air Lines A300 (Photo: By Torsten Maiwald [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Carnival Air Lines and Pan Am II

With the cruise industry performing well, particularly for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines in the late 1970s and early 1980s, founder and CEO Ted Arison decided to experiment with the airline market. The company purchased charter airline Pacific Interstate Airlines with the goal of using Boeing 737 classic aircraft to operate between northeastern cities and the Caribbean Sea’s top destinations. The airline changed its name in June 1989 to become Carnival Air Lines and started scheduled flights between New York, Nassau…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Pan Am

In 1927, a crucial air mail transport task from Key West to Havana led to the formation of Pan Am. Initially an air mail carrier, the widely known airline grew to become prosperous and successful, allowing for a well-remembered legacy that continues to fly high today. During the early years…