1948 - Pan Am opens a new office in the Bronx | Aviation Week


Main ticket office for Pan American Airway's Puerto Rico flights is this ticket office, located in the heart of New York's Puerto Rican district, in the Bronx. Opened in 1948, and staffed by Spanish-speaking reserva- tion agents, the office accounts for the largest part of N. Y.-Puerto Rico bookings. Interior was designed by PAA's Pamela Drake, in charge of decorating ticket offices and waiting rooms for the airline. Station manager is Manuel Collazzo. Window displays advertise PAA's $75 fare to the island.