HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c111W
70. Mr. D. Marshall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many seats have not been occupied in British aircraft flying to and from Cairo in the last six months.

Mr. Lindgren

Out of 4,309 and 4,492 seats available on British Overseas Airways Corporation service in the outward and homeward directions respectively, 508 and 108 seats were unoccupied. A number of these unused seats represent seats, both priority and commercial, cancelled at the last moment and too late to fill and seats unused because passengers, priority and commercial, failed to appear at the airport. The passenger load factors were 89 per cent. in the outward direction and 98 per cent. in the homeward direction.