Lisbon-Azores-Bermuda Route

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

The resumption of this service will be reviewed as soon as the aircraft position permits.

Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield

That is another unsatisfactory reply. Does the Parliamentary Secretary realise that this route could be a great dollar earner? Will he give the matter his most urgent consideration with a view to getting something on the route?

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

Yes, Sir; but the only satisfactory aircraft is the Stratocruiser, which costs dollars to buy. The Constellation would only operate on the route with a very reduced payload compared with the North Atlantic operation.