HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc192-3
24. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what extent the air services of British West Indian Airways have been speeded up as a result of the introduction of Viscount aircraft.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. John Profumo)

By amounts varying from twenty minutes between Trinidad and Barbados to one hour fifteen minutes between Trinidad and Kingston. In general flights take about three-quarters of the time that they took before. Frequencies have also been increased on some sectors.

Mr. Russell

Can my hon. Friend say whether this has also brought increased passenger traffic and, therefore, increased revenue?

Mr. Profumo

Not without notice, but it is hoped that that will follow from this policy.