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Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how the fares proposed by Laker Airways for the Skytrain service to the USA compare with those charged by existing scheduled airlines.

A comparison should include the conditions, which are very different for these fares, but Sky-train equivalent return fares would be about £42 lower in the peak summer period and roughly the same during the rest of the year as the lowest promotional fares proposed by existing scheduled airlines, the advance purchase APEX fares.