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Universal Aviation Corporation

a holding company that operated several regional airlines before being merged into American Airlines

On June 14, 1929, Universal Aviation inaugurated the first coast-to-coast rail-to-air-to-rail service in the United States, in cooperation with New York Central Railroad in the east and Santa Fe Railroad in the west.

A Central Airlines Travel Air B6000 in front of the Wichita, Kansas, terminal on East Central. The Wichita-based Central Airlines was part of the Universal Aviation Corporation in 1929, when this picture was taken.
Central Airlines Travel Air B6000

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