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Early Airline Jet Service to Florida

The aircraft and airlines from 1958 to 1963

Eastern Air Lines dominated Florida jet travel and Pan Am was America's international airline that everyone knew. Both had large bases in Miami. National was Florida's own airline, with its headquarters at Miami International Airport.

Also present were Northeast, Delta, Northwest, TWA, Capital/United, Braniff and Trans-Canada, joined by the Latin American national carriers and Cunard Eagle from London. By 1963, this first generation of jetliners was serving Florida with over 200 daily flights on 16 airlines at the six airports.

Select an airline from the list for a history of pioneering jet air service to Florida.


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