HC Deb 12 November 1969 vol 791 cc96-7W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the President of the Board of Trade what direct flights there are to the last convenient date from Scotland to another country, excluding flights to England, and flights which touch down in any English airport.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Following is the information from current timetables:

Number of flights from Scottish Airports in November 1969 to points abroad (excluding those which call at United Kingdom points en route)
Glasgow to:
Stavanger 4 (via Aberdeen)
Dublin 14
Reykjavik 3
Copenhagen 6
New York 1
Amsterdam 2
Edinburgh to:
Dublin 5
Aberdeen to:
Stavanger 4 (see under Glasgow)
Prestwick to:
Toronto 7 (via Montreal)
Trinidad 7 (via New York and Caribbean)
Montreal 3 (via Canadian points)
Vancouver 2 (via Canadian points)
Halifax 1 (via Canadian points)
New York 4
Belgrade 2
Prague 2
Number of flights from Scottish Airports to Northern Ireland and Isle of Man
Glasgow—Belfast 22
Glasgow—Isle of Man 2
Edinburgh—Belfast 3

There are no direct schedule flights to Wales or the Channel Islands.

Mrs. Ewing

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many representations he has received about increasing the number of direct flights from Scotland to the Continent; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

None, other than Questions from hon. Members of which there have been 10 on this subject since 1st January, 1967. The decision whether to provide an air service is a matter for the commercial judgment of an interested airline subject to securing a licence from the Air Transport Licensing Board.