HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 c17
21. Mr. Spence

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what types of aircraft it is proposed to use on the Aberdeen to London air service; and whether a freight as well as a passenger service is envisaged.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

It is planned to operate the service London-Edinburgh-Aberdeen with Dakota aircraft. A separate freight service is not at present envisaged, but freight within the capacity of the aircraft will be carried.

Mr. Spence

Will the hon. Gentleman see if he cannot operate this line with British aircraft, such as the Dove?

Mr. Thomas

In due course that will be done, but we have to use all our available aircraft at the present time.