Pan American in Norway - 1935-1991 Dec 8, 2020 15:41:33 GMT
Post by Admin on Dec 8, 2020 15:41:33 GMT
We now have in stock the latest book from the European Airlines stable
Pan Am in Norway 1935 – 1991
by Rob J M Mulder
A4, softback, 76 pages, 103 b & white and colour photographs.
Members and Non-members £17.50
This softback book details the struggles of Pan Am to open an air service between Norway and the USA. Pan Am wanted to start a trial service in 1936 to be followed with a scheduled service in 1940. Actual services were inaugurated after the Second World War. This fascinating story is told in the book, right through to the end in 1991.
The author describes the intense negotiations between the Nordic airline companies and Pan Am before the war and gives a detailed description of the post-war development. Initially started by American Overseas Airlines in April 1946. Pan American took over in 1950 and continued with DC-4, DC-6 and DC-7 piston engine airliners followed by Douglas DC-8 and Boeing 707. From 1976, a service between Oslo and London was opened, first with Boeing 727, and subsequently with Boeing 737 aircraft. From London there were connections to New York and other destinations.
The book is sumptuously illustrated with over 100 colour and b&w images. Included are many timetables, posters, historic ticket covers, baggage tickets, and adverts from the period that Pan Am operated on this route. There are sections dedicated to marketing and sales, the Oslo office with its two most well-known directors: Derek L Blix and Berit Sjølund, and the association of former Pan Am stewardesses.