In 1955 Pan American World Airways began recruiting Japanese American women to work as stewardesses on its Tokyo-bound flights also as part of its round-the-world flights. Based in Honolulu, these PANAMers were known as PAN AM's "Nisei".
- People's Republic of China - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Changsha, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiamen
- Hong Kong
- Japan - Naha, Osaka, Tokyo Main Asian Technical Hub
- South Korea - Seoul, Busan
- North Korea - Pyongyang
- Mongolia - Ulan Bator (now Ulaanbaatar)
- Taiwan, Republic of China - Taipei, Kaohsiung
- Burma (now Myanmar) - Rangoon (now Yangon)
- Indonesia - Denpasar, Jakarta
- Philippines - Cebu, Manila
- North Vietnam - Hanoi, Nha Trang
- South Vietnam (now Vietnam) - Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City)
- Thailand - Bangkok
PAN AM's India base: Mumbay
PAN AM's Indian based crews operated B-747 flights from Mumbay to Karachi continuing to Frankfurt, Germany.
PAN AM crew, Indian base (1985)
Rohit Lakhanpal, based with PAN AM at Mumbay:
"Most of us were acquired by Delta and flew till 2006 when then they shut the Bombay base down."