HISTORY: CATALINA AIR LINES was a seaplane airline founded in 1940 as Catalina Air Transport, and was based in Long Beach, California. In 1953, it became Avalon Air Transport, named after the city of Avalon, California, located on Santa Catalina Island, California. In 1963, it became Catalina Air Lines. The airline was acquired by Golden West Airlines in 1969 which then operated seaplane flights as "Catalina Golden West".
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