Durban — Calcutta

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

The hon. Member is no doubt referring to the flying boat service on the "Horseshoe" route between Durban and Calcutta which calls at Cairo. The decision was made at the Southern Africa Air Transport Conference in 1945 that the flying boats, which had then been in service for nine and a half years, would be withdrawn at the end of 1946 and that the service between the United Kingdom and South Africa should be operated by landplanes.