HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 c422W
Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of aeroplanes it is proposed will be used when the Cape-Cairo air service is completed and in working order?


It is too early to discuss the details of the organisation of a regular air service between the Cape and Cairo. An experimental air service is to commence early next year on the portion of the route between Khartoum and Kisumu, and further experimental flights are to be carried out by Service aircraft on other portions of the route to connect, so far as possible, with this service. The information obtained from these experiments will, of course, be utilised for the subsequent development, when possible, of a through route on commercial lines, an object which will be kept in view throughout.