HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 c143W
87. Mr. Cooper

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation under what circumstances it has been agreed to grant permission to a French independent company to run a regular cargo service between Paris and London in so far as the Anglo-French bilateral agreement permits only Air France and B.E.A. to run reciprocal services; and whether, in view of this new situation, it is intended to provide equivalent opportunity for a British independent company to operate regular reciprocal freight services with France.

Mr. Lindgren

The Anglo-French Air Transport Agreement does not reserve the operation of regular air services between the United Kingdom and France to the British European Airways Corporation and Air France, out to those airlines of either country which are designated by their respective governments. Under the Civil Aviation Act, 1946, the operation of regular services from the United Kingdom is reserved to the three Corporations, their agents or associates.

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