HL Deb 09 May 1995 vol 564 c5WA
Lord Merrivale

s asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will initiate discussions with the French authorities to permit British Airways to operate a London—Bordeaux—Gibraltar route, with traffic rights, as British Airways currently flies to these destinations separately.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen)

Traffic rights for UK airlines to operate scheduled services on the route London—Bordeaux—Gibraltar are already available under the UK/France air services arrangements. BA currently operates between London and Bordeaux, but services between London and Gibraltar are currently operated by GB Airways using BA flights codes under a franchise agreement between the two airlines. It would be a matter for the airlines to determine whether it would be beneficial to combine the services.