HC Deb 22 September 1948 vol 456 cc112-3W
Mr. Teeling

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what agreements have been entered into concerning B.O.A.C. and the Philippines and how long it now takes to get from this country to Manila by air; what other lines operate from here to Manila; and how long they take.

Mr. Lindgren

Under an agreement between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Philippine Republic for the operation of air services, British Overseas Airways Corporation and Hong Kong Airways, with which British Overseas Airways Corporation are associated, are included in the companies which have been designated by His Majesty's Government to operate services from Hong Kong to and through Manila. Cathay Pacific Airways, a company based at Hong Kong, are already operating a service from there to Manila and Hong Kong Airways hope to start on the same route. Philippine Airlines, designated by the Philippine Government under the agreement, have recently begun to operate the only direct service from here to Manila. It takes two and a half days. The journey by air from the United Kingdom to Manila varies according to the route followed and the service used.

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