Eagle Airways began serving Florida in 1958 with four daily round trip flights between Nassau and Miami with 52-seat Viscount 805 turbo-prop aircraft. In 1960, the Cunard Steamship Company bought a 60% interest and the company became Cunard Eagle Airways, adding a weekly Miami - Nassau - Bermuda - London service with a 98-seat Bristol Britannia turbo-prop.
In 1962, Cunard Eagle Airways' two new Boeing 707-420's replaced the turbo-prop in transatlantic service which included twice weekly flights over the route to Miami, achieving a 56% load factor. Observing the success, B.O.A.C. (British Overseas Airways Corporation) contributed 70% of the capital and eight Boeing 707's to a new joint venture with Cunard Line. In 1966, the transatlantic operations were merged into B.O.A.C., which became British Airways in 1974.
Sample one-way fares from Miami to London: First class $504; Day coach $298; All fares are in U.S. dollars.
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