Dyee — Scandinavia

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 Major Henry Spence Major Henry Spence , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Central 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether it is proposed to operate a direct air service between Dyce and Scandinavian countries.

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

While there is little prospect of such a service starting in the near future, it has always been part of British European Airways Corporation's general plan to operate one when their resources and the facilities at Dyce are adequate.

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

At the moment, through British corporations, none. The first service will be from Turnhouse to Scandinavia, and the connection from it will be from Dyce to Turnhouse.

Photo of Mr Thomas Scollan Mr Thomas Scollan , Renfrewshire Western

Is it not a fact that the total amount of traffic between the North of Scotland and Scandinavia would not justify one aeroplane per week?

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

The amount of traffic originating in Scotland is very small indeed at the moment, but the Scottish statements are that lack of a service prevents traffic arising.