U.K. — Switzerland

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 Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the future arrangements for operating a British air service between this country and Switzerland.

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

British European Airways Corporation intend to operate four regular scheduled services daily with "V" Class aircraft to Switzerland, terminating at Zurich, Geneva and Basle, as soon as the supply of aircraft, trained crews and ground facilities permit.

Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield

In view of the heavy traffic that is to travel to Switzerland in the coming months, will the Minister see that British airlines participate? When will the lines start?

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

The programme provides that it will start as early as possible in the spring of 1947.

Photo of Mr Ronald Ross Mr Ronald Ross , County Londonderry

Will the Minister undertake that, before he sends these planes to Interlaken and other places, he will establish a good service between Belfast and London?

Photo of Mr Douglas Clifton Brown Mr Douglas Clifton Brown , Hexham

The Question asks only about an air service between this country and Switzerland.