Canton Island

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, coral atoll, 3.5 sq mi (9 sq km), central Pacific, largest of the Phoenix Islands, which comprise part of Kiribati, c.2,000 mi (3,220 km) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii. Annexed by the British at the end of the 19th cent., the island was also claimed by American guano companies.
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In 1954, Qantas began flying Super Constellation propeller aircraft twice weekly from Sydney to San Francisco and Vancouver via Fiji, Canton Island and Hawaii, bringing North American passengers Down Under with a flying time of three days.
Qantas first operated services to Vancouver from Australia in May 1954, via Fiji, Canton Island, Honolulu and San Francisco, operating Super Constellation aircraft," said Karyn Baylis, senior vice president, The Americas.
By December, airfields were being built on Christmas and Canton Islands, in Fiji, and on New Caledonia.