Transport: New Routes

Most fallow field for air transport is territory where surface travel is slow. Nowhere is it slower than in Alaska, where dogsleds and river boats make a journey to the interior a long-drawn-out hardship. Last week Pacific Alaska Airways, progressive subsidiary of far-flung Pan American Airways, opened a new 700-mi. airway between Fairbanks and Juneau, put on 200-m.p.h. Lockheed Electras which span all Alaska, from Juneau to Nome, in seven hours compared with 34 days by surface travel. New time from New York to Nome by air-boat-air: 4½ days.

Another distant subsidiary of Pan...

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