HC Deb 31 July 1925 vol 187 cc846-7W
Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General whether he proposes to extend the present air-mail service between this country and the Continent; what routes are at present in operation; and if arrangements are contemplated for through air-mails between London and the more distant termini?


The Post Office is prepared to and does take advantage of any new or additional service established by the Air Companies which affords an acceleration over the ordinary methods of transport in the delivery of mails.

The air routes to the Continent which are at present used for mails are as follows:

  • London-Paris-Bâle-Zurich (letters and parcels).
  • London-Brussels-Cologne (letters and parcels).
  • London-Rotterdam (letters and parcels).
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  • London-Amsterdam - Hanover - Berlin (letters and, to Amsterdam, parcels).
  • London - Amsterdam - Hamburg-Copen-hagen-Malmö (letters).
Each of them is used for mails to the most distant termini served; while advantage is also taken of the services of Continental Air Transport Companies to more distant countries, such as Morocco, the Baltic States and Russia.

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