#TBT: Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina (FAMA) flights to the United States and Europe from Buenos Aires in 1950

Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina, also known as FAMA, was a Buenos Aires-based airline founded in 1946. The company’s fleet consisted of Shorts S.25 Sandringham, Avro 691, Douglas DC-4, Douglas DC- 5, Douglas DC-6, Convair CV-240, Vickers VC.1-615 Viking 1B and Bristol 170 Mk.1A Freighter.

FAMA’s main destinations were Havana, Lisbon, London, Madrid, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.

See also: #TBT: Aeroflot flights to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in 1992.

In the mid-1950s, the Argentine airline operated to Europe and the United States from Buenos Aires with intermediate stops. Both routes were flown by Douglas DC-6 on a weekly basis.

Program to Europe and the United States from Buenos Aires – FAMA (June 1950)

DEPARTURES FROM BUENOS AIRES (EZE) TO THE UNITED STATES

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Flight Of AND D To ETA
FA 300 Buenos Aires 11:45 Rio de Janeiro 16:35
FA 300 Rio de Janeiro 17:35 Belem 23:25
FA 300 Belem 00:10 +1 Port of Spain 04:55 +1
FA 300 Port of Spain 05:40 +1 Havana 11:50 a.m. +1
FA 300 Havana 12:50 +1 New York 18:10 +1
ARRIVALS IN BUENOS AIRES (EZE) FROM THE UNITED STATES

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Flight Of AND D To ETA
FA 301 New York 14:00 Havana 19:30
FA 301 Havana 8:30 p.m. Port of Spain 02:40 +1
FA 301 Port of Spain 03:25 +1 Belem 08:10 +1
FA 301 Belem 08:55 +1 Rio de Janeiro 14:45 +1
FA 301 Rio de Janeiro 15:45 +1 Buenos Aires 20:45 +1

DEPARTURES FROM BUENOS AIRES TO EUROPE

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Flight Of AND D To ETA
FA 100 Buenos Aires 11:00 Rio de Janeiro 15:50
FA 100 Rio de Janeiro 16:50 Native 22:10
FA 100 Native 23:10 Dakar 06:35 +1
FA 100 Dakar 07:35 +1 Lisbon 14:20 +1
FA 100 Lisbon 15:20 +1 Paris 19:00 +1
FA 100 Paris 19:45 +1 London 21:00 +1
ARRIVALS IN BUENOS AIRES FROM EUROPE

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Flight Of AND D To ETA
FA 101 London 10:00 Paris 11:15
FA 101 Paris 12:00 Lisbon 15:55
FA 101 Lisbon 17:10 Dakar 23:55
FA 101 Dakar 00:55 +1 Native 08:05 +1
FA 101 Native 08:50 +1 Rio de Janeiro 14:10 +1
FA 101 Rio de Janeiro 15:10 +1 Buenos Aires 20:10 +1

FAMA offered the possibility of connecting to Lisbon with another flight of the same company to Madrid and Rome in both directions.

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Flight Of AND D To ETA
FA 151 Rome 08:00 Madrid 12:45
FA 151 Madrid 13:45 Lisbon 15:30

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Flight Of AND D To ETA
FA 150 Lisbon 15:45 Madrid 17:35
FA 150 Madrid 18:20 Rome 22:30

In December 1950, Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina merged with the rest of the companies in Argentina, resulting in Aerolíneas Argentinas.

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See also: #TBT: Sabena flights to Argentina, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay from Brussels in 1972.

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