AVIATION BRIEFS

AVIATION BRIEFS

TEXAS AIR WILL PAY

$280 MILLION TO EASTERNTexas Air Corp. has agreed to a recommendation by the bankruptcy court-appointed examiner that it pay over $280 million to its Eastern Air Lines unit after several deals that the examiner said short-changed the airline.

The settlement, which includes $133 million in cash, must be approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, said court examiner David Shapiro in a summary of his report to the federal bankruptcy court.

PAN AM OFFERS ROUTES

TO BERLIN TO LUFTHANSA

FRANKFURT, West Germany - Pan Am Corp., the cash strapped airline, offered to sell its international air routes to Berlin to Lufthansa German Airlines, a Lufthansa spokesman said.

According to a published report, Pan Am offered the routes to 51 percent state-owned Lufthansa for $350 million.

When the offer was rejected, the paper said Pan Am cut its price to $220 million.

Pan Am, which has been losing money for years, has been steadily selling assets to meet its operating expenses. The company has said it needed to merge with another airline in order to survive.

PAN AM SEEKS NOD

FOR S. AMERICAN ROUTES

WASHINGTON - In a move to strengthen its Miami hub, Pan American World Airways has asked the Department of Transportation for permission to begin service from Miami to Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia, and Toronto.

The services are all currently operated by Eastern Airlines, which has announced its intention to discontinue serving these markets and sell its certificate authority to American Airlines.

Pan American service would be provided by Boeing Co. 727-200 aircraft.