HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 cc216-7W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the President of the Board of Trade to how many countries outside the British Isles it is possible to fly from a Welsh airport without changing aircraft in England; and if he will list these countries and the frequency interval in each of the last five years to the most convenient date.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

I assume the hon. Member is asking about scheduled services. The weekly scheduled passenger services from Welsh airports to countries outside the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands in the month of July for the years 1962 to 1967 were:

To (Country) From (Welsh Airport) July, 1963 July, 1964 July, 1965 July, 1966 July, 1967
Eire Cardiff 12 14 16 13 14
Cardiff (via England) 4 (via Bristol) 4 (via Bristol) 5 (via Bristol) 3 (via Bristol) 3 (via Bristol)
Swansea 2 2 1 1 1
Netherlands Cardiff 1 1 1
Cardiff (via England) 3 (via Bristol or Liverpool) 3 (via Bristol or Liverpool)
France Cardiff (via England) 9 (via Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton) 9 (via Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton) 10 (via Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton) 11 (via Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton) 13 (via Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton)
Belgium Cardiff 2 2 1
Cardiff (via England) 1 (via Bristol) 4 (via Bristol) 4 (via Bristol)
Swansea 1 1
Swansea (via England) 1 (via Staverton)
Norway Cardiff (via England) 1 (via Liverpool and Newcastle)
Luxembourg Cardiff (via England) 1 (via Bristol)
Switzerland Cardiff 1 1
Cardiff (via England) 1 (via Bristol and Bournemouth)
Spain Cardiff 2
Cardiff (via England) 4 (via Bristol) 2 (via Bristol)

Flights making traffic stops at United Kingdom airports, outside Wales which do not involve a change of aircraft for through passengers, are shown separately.

Forward to