AVIATION: Crowded Ocean Routes

For the Air Transport Command, U.S. commercial airlines are dispatching transports on overseas flights at the rate of one plane an hour.

Pacing the field, with more than 5,000 Atlantic and Pacific crossings since Pearl Harbor, is Pan American Airways, to whom international flying is old stuff. But pushing close behind in total number of flights are a handful of domestic operators who after the war plan to challenge Pan Am's supremacy as the top U.S.-flag overseas operator. The achievements of these newcomers in ocean flying are impressive :

> American Airlines announced last week...

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