HC Deb 02 August 1944 vol 402 c1407W
Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for Air what fares are charged to ordinary passengers travelling by British Overseas Airways between America and this country; and whether British or American aeroplanes are used on this service.

Sir A. Sinclair

Under the conditions of the permit to operate the existing services to the United States of America, which include certain Lease-Lend arrangements for maintenance, B.O.A.C. is unable to charge fares to passengers travelling on these services. Owing to war priority requirements passages are, however, very rarely provided for persons not entitled to travel at the public expense. The aircraft used on the service are of American manufacture.