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Jamaica (Air Passages)

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 2 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why, in view of the present difficulties in obtaining air passages from Jamaica to this country, passengers are restricted to British Overseas Airways Corporation when passages by other lines can be paid for there in sterling.

The carriage of traffic between Jamaica and the United Kingdom is what is technically termed "cabotage," and is therefore normally reserved to British airlines in accordance with general international practice, but, pending the introduction of special measures to meet the present difficulties, passengers who cannot secure passages by British airlines are for the time being allowed to travel by other lines.