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Postal History
Aviation History

A National Airline for Cuba

During the wartime years of the 1940s, a growing sense of national awareness developed in Cuba, as in almost all the countries of Latin America. This led to a gradual decline in Pan American’s control over its Cuban associate, and by the 1950s, this had ceased completely. On 1 February 1944, the name of C.N.C.A. was changed to Compañía Cubana de Aviación, and in March 1945 the first Douglas DC-3s were acquired to replace the older equipment (fig. 22).

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Aviation History

The Birth of Air Transport in Cuba

The Start of Pan American Airways

Pan American Dominates the Caribbean

A National Airline for Cuba

Cubana Develops International Routes

A New Regime

Maintaining International Links

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