A little more than a month after Pan Am's success in flying the "Southern Route"
across the Atlantic Ocean, it inaugurated the transatlantic "Northern Route" on
June 24, 1939. Pan Am flew from New York by way of Shediac, New Brunswick Canada
and then via Botwood, Newfoundland and Foynes, Ireland to Southampton, England (FAM-18).
Mail from the US to points beyond Southampton was dispatched by regular connecting
air service via Imperial Airways from Europe to Canton, China in its round-the-world
Pan Am then provided air service across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco, CA
(FAM-14) and Canadian transcontinental air service completed the round-the-world air
routing via Montreal, Canada and Halifax, Nova Scotia back to Botwood, Newfoundland
Pan Am's "Yankee Clipper" (Boeing B-314 flying boat) piloted by Captain Arthur E.
LaPorte made the US's first scheduled commercial transatlantic mail flight (Northern Route)
and completed the first leg of round-the-world mail routing on scheduled flights.
June 24, 1939 NYC Cancellation
June 27, 1939 Pan American Yankee Clipper via Botwood Newfoundland
June 28, 1939 To Southhampton England
July 12, 1939 Imperial Airways To Canton China
July 13, 1939 Backstamp Canton China
Imperial Airways To Hong Kong
Pan American To Honolulu Hawaii
July 25, 1939 Backstamp Honolulu Hawaii
Pan American To San Francisco California
July 27, 1939 Backstamp San Francisco
July 28, 1939 Backstamp Montreal Canada
July 29, 1939 Backstamp Montreal Canada
July 30, 1939 Backstamp Halifax Nova Scotia
August 6, 1939 Backstamp Botwood Newfoundland
September 3, 1939 WW-II began in Europe