HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 cc1340-1
80. Major Bruce

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, what routes between Great Britain and the U.S.A. are being used by British civil aircraft; and to what extent and for what reasons these routes differ from these used by American civil aircraft.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

The British Overseas Airways Corporation is at present operating flying boats to and from the United States on the following routes:


Poole — Lisbon — Bathurst — Natal — Belem — Trinidad — Bermuda — Baltimore.


Baltimore—Bermuda—Foynes or Lisbon—Poole.

An American airline operates land-planes between New York and Hurn, and these normally fly via Newfoundland and the Shannon Airport. The routes used by the British Flying Boat services have been selected to suit the operational characteristics of the aircraft.