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Pan Am resumes U.S.S.R. service.

Pan Am resumes U.S.S.R. service On April 28 a Pan Am Boeing 747-200 will lift off from John F. Kennedy International in New York to inaugurate the carrier's reborn service to the Soviet Union. After a change of guage to a Boeing 727 at Pan Am's Frankfurt hub the flight will continue to Moscow.

On May 1 the second flight from JFK will terminate at Leningrad, after its Frankfurt and Moscow stops.

Thereafter the new four-times-weekly service will alternate between terminating at Moscow and Leningrad.

The new service is one of the first tangible fruits of last year's Reagan-Gorbachev summit meeting in Geneva. It provides Pan Am with conditions vastly improved over those which governed the service which the carrier suspended in October 1978 for economic reasons. The new conditions give Pan Am an excellent chance of making a profit on the route, says Ivan Dezelic, director of sales, Eastern Europe, Austraia, Yugoslavia and USSR. …

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