HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c244W
125. Mr. W. Shepherd

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what percentage of civilian passengers has been carried on the Prestwick—Montreal service during the past six months; and what has been the average percentage of empty seats.

Mr. Lindgren

The United Kingdom service between Prestwick and Montreal has been operated with Liberator aircraft. As from 21st September it ceased for fare-paying passengers but has been maintained on a lower frequency for mails and freight. During the period up to that date the percentage of passenger seats unoccupied was just over 2 per cent. The 98 per cent. occupied, comprised roughly 68 per cent. civilian and 30 per cent. Service passengers.