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PAGE TWELVE B THE MIAMI DAILY NEWS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1941 . .J s- ansC v ' - X - . - - r ' - ' X : l V ' x. ; - . ' x . ' X ' y , e .... "x . ' ' X x - XX' .- . k . W'.WUMi X JET ! ! K r. : x;-xx;-v W: : - ,Vx - . - - :.:?-fA ; v c"' XX,' v w - s 1 - s : m " s ! "v - v ; - - e " - . ,v" s: Uf (L ti r1 n,-. V . r r r I 1 'i i vjy i z yj j v j yfe- .-.Mi Va 4 that have the rowth of Miami FST AS MIAMI originally grew, its growth in recent years has been even faster . . . with the help of The Great Silver Fleet! For since December 1, 1928 this fabulous city has been brought closer and still closer to the centers of population of the nation. Truly, it's a far cry from the cargo-carrying Mail-jwing planes which began service here to the great 21-passenger Douglas Transports which are operated by Eastern Air Lines today. In the less than thirteen rears which have passed, regular schedules have jumped from 1 round trip a day to 5 daily round trips to New York and 3 to Chicago and as high as 12 round trips daily from New York and 5 from Chicago during the peak Florida season; also 1 round trip daily to St. Louis which will be increased to 2 as soon as the government completes the airway. And flying time has been cut to a point where the entire distance between these cities and Miami is covered overnight. Eastern Air Lines' personnel increases in Miami tell a similar story of progress. From a single em- A MSTEIftR ployee in charge of the station, the payroll has steadily risen until 605 men and women together with their families are at present receiving $1,500,000 in wages annually. Part of this gain was due to the fact that on March 25, 1935, Eastern Air Lines maintenance shops were transferred to Miami from Atlanta. Not only has Eastern Air Lines annually carried an ever-increasing number of passengers to Miami (29,643 during the last peak winter season) but also it has provided an additional contribution to the city's growth through the connections it makes with Pan American Airways System. Because of this service the Latin American countries have an extra incentive to use the "Miami Gateway", to the U.S.A. Recognizing the importance of this community, Eastern Air Lines has continually operated sufficient flights to meet all requirements . . . passenger, air mail and air express. Without prompting it has initiated new routes to tap formerly isolated sources of business for this city. Also it has expanded schedules-increased personnel and made significant improve- Si Mm DB. ments in maintenance facilities ... because its sole objective has always been to provide an air service as outstanding as Miami! So Eastern Air Lines takes this opportunity to pledge to uphold the same transportation standards which have made The Great Silver Fleet such a dynamic force in the community here "Wings that have speeded the growth of Miami." CHICAGO jgmlmtt. THE WAY OF . -Ci THE GREAT Ohingtom SILVER FLEET ntK ... ST. UUS VI .,,.lt.7 3 'iismt un,u9 J""?! JTmnmiu t"'" p yyt r fS MIAMI, M. -1MINCIOAI- MMPU Mln TO MM AN SOUTH V, H Fill KICI I4CM1M1 " i J AMItlCA. MIIICO. TMI WI1T A'.y. INOUl. rUMTO IICO N BR0WNSV1UI NAStK IA TAM AMIUCAM today Eastern Air Lines serves Miami's richest market. Its routes are now 5971 miles in length. Every year The Great Silver Fleet brings more and more people tn Miami who are able to stay longer due to time saved by using fast air transportation. "The Flying Fisherman's Club, organized by Eastern Air Lines, has also attracted new and profitable business to Miami. In Eastern Air Lines great maintenance shops here, ships of The Great Silver Fleet are regularly serviced. This group of trained technicians is permanently domiciled in Miami the year around. MMM i

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  1. The Miami News,
  2. 07 Dec 1941, Sun,
  3. Page 24

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