HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c428W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Postmaster-General if, in view of the establishment of the air mail to India, he proposes to publish for public guidance information showing the railway and shipping connections which exist for carrying letters reaching Karachi to other parts of the Near and Mid East?

Viscount WOLMER

As has already been announced, the saving in time offered by the air service as compared with the ordinary route is approximately four days to Bombay. So far as other important centres in India are concerned, I am awaiting information from the Indian Post Office based on the experience with the first two flights, and an announcement will be made as soon as possible. No appreciable advantage can at present be guaranteed by the air service to letters for places beyond India.