B.E.A. have no traffic rights on sectors wholly within the American zone of Germany. B.E.A. have full commercial traffic rights at Frankfurt for services to London and Brussels and at Munich for services to Dusseldorf and London.
Is it not a fact that the airlines of certain other foreign countries have traffic rights in the American zone; and if so, is it not rather extraordinary that we have not?
The whole question of who is to have traffic rights within Germany is settled by a tripartite body on which the United Kingdom Government and the American and French Governments are represented. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that United Kingdom operators are receiving their fair share of operating rights in this respect.
I understand that the Tripartite Civil Aviation Board, representing the Allied High Commission in Germany, was unable to grant British European Airways' application for traffic rights between Frankfurt and Munich, because there are already five airlines operating between these points who provide ample capacity for local travel requirements.