§ 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.