Guilford Transportation Industries, which rescued Pan American Airways from the bankruptcy court and initially operated it as a charter carrier, is introducing limited scheduled services at a handful of underused US airports.

In November, the airline began operating from Portsmouth to Orlando and Gary/Chicago Airport - both underutilised.

With seven Boeing 727-200s configured for 149 business-class passenger seats, Pan American Airways' strategy calls for "slow, controlled growth", says the carrier's senior vice-president John Nadolny.

Source: Flight International