Pan American Airways
American West Jets isn't the only airline to claim Ryan International's operating certificate. Pan American Global Holdings, a privately held corporation that owns a bunch of Pan Am-related trademarks, just announced that it too had acquired Ryan's paperwork and would restart Pan American Airways. There seems to be some connection between this proposal and America West Jet's, but the trail is murky.
If it proceeds, this would be Pan Am resurrection number four (at last count). The new company even has its office in New York's former Pan Am building, and its website claims to be arranging leases on 737s to start service in "southern tier markets." So far, we have no more details. Thankfully, however, there's a lot less hype than for Airline 4.0 (see next slide). The old Pan Am was "the world's most experienced airline." The current one is content with simply having "the world's most experienced name."
Prognosis: It's anybody's guess.