Anniversary of Pan Am seaplane terminal opening at Dinner Key
On March, 25, 1934, the Pan Am seaplane terminal made its debut at International Pan American Airport, a former airport in Dinner Key, Miami, Florida operated by Pan American World Airways from 1932 to 1945. Today we know the terminal as Miami’s City Hall in heart of Coconut Grove. 89 years ago, Miami Mayor C.H. Reeder broke ground in 1931 on the building that would eventually house what was one of the world’s largest airline terminals and seaplane bases, Dinner Key Terminal and Airport.
This was an early and important event in establishing Miami as a global hub for trade and aviation. MIA and Miami have since grown in status and recognition around the world as a pharma hub, a flight training and simulation center and as well as an emerging MRO center. The aviation sector is now a powerful economic engine for our economy.
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