HC Deb 05 June 1946 vol 423 c1981
22. Mr. Spence

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation when he hopes to introduce a passenger service between Aberdeen and London; what the proposed flying time will be; and how many services will be run daily.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

The London— Aberdeen service was planned to start in August, 1946, but will now not start until the Autumn because the necessary buildings at Edinburgh (Turnhouse) cannot be ready before then. The estimated time of the journey is three and a half hours. The service will, in the initial stages, operate once daily in each direction.

Mr. Spence

May I ask the Minister to bear in mind that what we need from Aberdeen is not so much a service to supplement the trains as an alternative in the form of a fast morning and evening service in each direction?

Mr. Thomas

We have it in mind to provide a very good service to Aberdeen.