Pan American World Airways Logo

Pan American World Airways Logo
Pan American World Airways was America’s main and largest international air carrier from 1927 to 1991. It was an unofficial flag carrier of the US. Pan Am had to file for bankruptcy in 1991.

Meaning and history

Pan American World Airways Logo history


The Pan American World Airways logo featured the colors of the sky and clouds, blue and white. The curves created an illusion of motion. In the center of the design, there was the lettering “PAN AM” (the abbreviated name of the company) featuring an unusual type with sharp serifs. The emblem was placed inside a circle divided into two fields (equal in terms of their surfaces) by a vertical line.