Air Services (Rangoon).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Mr George Garro-Jones Mr George Garro-Jones , Hackney South

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Dutch aircraft have been flying from Calcutta to Bangkok without alighting at Rangoon en route; whether there is an aerodrome at Rangoon; and, if not, whether this is the reason why this large town is passed over by commercial aircraft?

Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the second part in the negative. The Rangoon racecourse was used as a landing-ground by permission of its owners until about the beginning of November last when they withdrew that permission. The Government of India propose to establish a civil aerodrome at Rangoon when funds are available, which it is hoped will be the case during the financial year beginning next April.