HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 cc1532-3
67. Mr. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Postmaster-General how long air-mail letters are scheduled to take between London and Nairobi; what proportion of letters did travel up to scheduled time during December and January last; and what was the maximum time taken by any letter during these two months?

Sir W. Womersley

The scheduled time of air transmission between Southampton and Nairobi, via the trunk route to Kisumu and thence by the feeder air service, is five days. During the months of December and January there were 26 outward flights, of which 21 were operated to schedule, three arrived within 24 hours of schedule and two arrived more than 24 hours late. The maximum air transmission time between Southampton and Nairobi on any one outward flight during the period was seven days.