§ 77. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what is the schedule of fares from Britain to New York and from London to Glasgow by B.O.A.C.
Mr. Ivor Thomas
On the London to Glasgow service the fares charged are: — single, £9 os. od.; return, £14 10s. od. This service is operated by Railway Air Services Ltd.. not by British Overseas 1339 Airways Corporation. On the British Overseas Airways Corporation flying-boat service across the Atlantic the terminal point in the United States is Baltimore. With permission, I will circulate in the Official Report a schedule of the fares charged.
§ Colonel Hutchison
Arising out of the first part of that answer, is the Minister aware that a Scottish service, namely, Scottish Aviation, are prepared to carry out this operation at something like half the price which he has just quoted?
I have seen many schedules of the proposed fares, but I have yet to be satisfied that they could be carried out in practice. Naturally, these fares are based on the present conditions and the fares will become much cheaper in peace.
§ Following is the schedule:
|North Atlantic summer route (direct).|
|Poole to Foynes||11||10||0|
|Poole to Botwood||120||0||0|
|Poole to Baltimore||142||0||0|
|Winter route (via Bermuda).|
|Poole to Lisbon||35||0||0|
|Poole to Bathurst||65||0||0|
|Poole to Trinidad||173||0||0|
|Poole to Bermuda||190||0||0|
|Poole to Baltimore||198||0||0|
|Baltimore to Bermuda||80|
|Baltimore to Foynes||525|
|Baltimore to Poole||647|
§ Return fares, where available, show a reduction of 10 per cent.