AVIATION: Into the Majors

Last week came proof that U.S. air lines have landed in the major league of U.S. transportation. Based on first-quarter revenues, two air lines are now among the 15 leading passenger carriers, along with twelve railroads and one bus system. Two others were in the top 25: United Air Lines (passenger revenue: $1,839,507) and T.W.A. (revenue: $1,428,070). The lineup:

Passenger Revenue Carriers (1st quarter)

Pennsylvania Railroad 520,416,369

Pullman Co. 17,050,518

New York Central 15,230,302

Greyhound Corp. (busses) 13,045,422

New Haven 6,731,100

Southern Pacific 6,662,300

Santa Fe 4,888,552

Union Pacific 4,245,902

Atlantic Coast Line 3,992,385


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