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Continental Air Lines Douglas DC-3

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Model ID#:

0099

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Continental Air Lines

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Commercial

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DC-3

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Continental Air Lines

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historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit: 1944

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In 1944 Continental Air Lines began replacing their Lockheed Lodestar fleet with Douglas DC-3’s.  The aircraft served Continental’s north-south route from Denver to El Paso and made stops at Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Trinidad, Las Vegas NM, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. A new route from Albuquerque to San Antonio, Texas was also added with the DC-3 that made stops in Roswell, Hobbs, Midland/Odessa, Big Spring, and San Angelo. One aircraft to serve New Mexico was numbered NC44883, pictured below. The Continental DC-3’s served New Mexico until 1963.

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