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Civil Aviation (Charter Companies' Services)

Volume 463: debated on Friday 1 April 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many routes have been negotiated with charter companies under the directive issued in January to the Air Transport Advisory Council.

No formal agreements have yet been completed, but my noble Friend has given his provisional approval to the operation of services by charter companies under associate agreements with British European Airways on the following routes:(A)

Scheduled services at ordinary fares:

  • Blackpool—Southport.
  • Birmingham—Southampton.
  • Birmingham—Jersey.
  • Cardiff—Jersey and Guernsey.
  • Leeds—Jersey.
  • Blackpool—Jersey.
  • Manchester—Jersey.
  • Birmingham—Isle of Man.
  • Leeds—Isle of Man.
  • Manchester—Isle of Man.
  • Blackpool—Isle of Man.
  • Glasgow—Isle of Man.
  • Newcastle—Isle of Man.
  • Cardiff—Barnstaple.
  • Croydon—Isle of Wight.
  • Portsmouth—Isle of Wight.
  • Southampton—Isle of Wight.
  • London—Birmingham (for the period of the British Industries Fair).
  • London—Leeds.
  • London—Blackpool.
  • London—Manchester.
  • London—Cardiff.
  • London—Land's End.
  • Cardiff—Birmingham.
  • Birmingham—Blackpool.
  • Newcastle—Belfast.

(B) Inclusive tours:

  • Southampton—Jersey and Guernsey.
  • Aberdeen—Belfast.
  • Birmingham—Belfast.
  • Newcastle—Jersey.

A number of other applications are still under consideration.