1 image. Opening of new Direct Airway between Los Angeles and Central and South America, 28 November 1951. Mina Fancher, Representing Panama; Jeanette Ross, Representing Costa Rica; Maria Lopez, Representing Honduras; Ricardo Castro, Representing Costa Rica; Acting Mayor Harold Henry; Myrna Padula, Guatemala; Arturo Lopez Sosa, El Salvador; Wilbur L. Morrison, Vice President, Pan-American Airways; Salvador Vitelli, El Salvador; Anne Marie Arce, El Salvador; Charles Latorre, El Salvador; M. D. Gandall, El Salvador; Juan G. Estrada, El Salvador.; Supplementary material reads: "Pan American Airways. Foto Caption. A 'lei' cutting ceremony with giant shears symbolized opening of the new direct aerial gateway between Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast, Central and South America today (Wednesday) at L.A. International Airport. A Pan American World Airways Constellation Clipper bearing 40 Latin American editors and publishers on the initial northbound flight from Guatemala nosed up to the floral ribbon. Consular Officials and native girls in colorful costumes of the six Central American Republics, and Los Angeles civic officials participated in a gala Southern California welcome. Left to right: Mina Fancher, representing Panama; Jeanette Ross, Costa Rica; Maria Lopez, Honduras; Ricardo Castro, Costa Rica; Acting Mayor Harold Henry; Myrna Padula, Guatemala, with scissors; Arturo Lopez Sosa, El Salvador; Wilbur L. Morrison, vice-president, Pan American Airways; Salvador Vitelli, El Salvador; Anna Marie Arce, El Salvador; Charles Latorre, M. D. Gandall and Juan G. Estrada, El Salvador".