§ 132. Sir W. Darling
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he will name the aerodromes in Scotland from which civil air traffic is now permissible and the range of such services in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Mr. Ivor Thomas:
Nineteen aerodromes are available for civil air services. Scotland is served by 14 routes within Scotland and the Islands and five routes to points outside Scotland. A total of 162 services a week operate on these 19 routes. The total daily route mileage on the services serving Scotland and operating within the United Kingdom is approximately 6,700 miles. Below are particulars of the aerodromes and routes referred to.
The operation of civil aircraft is now permissible from the following 19 aerodromes in Scotland:
Aerodrome and Type of civil air operation permitted.
Aberdeen (Dyce)—Scheduled services only.
Balado Bridge—Charter and club flying.
Inverness—Scheduled services only.
Islay (Port Ellen) —Scheduled services only.
Kintyre (Machrihanish) —Scheduled services only.
Kirkwall (Hatston) —Scheduled services only.
Lossiemouth—Scheduled services and charter aircraft.
Perth (Scone) —All types.
Renfrew—Scheduled services only.
Sumburgh—Scheduled services only.
Turnhouse—Scheduled services and charter aircraft.
Wick—Scheduled services only.
As Dumfries, Leuchars, Lossiemouth and Turnhouse are under the control of the Service Departments, landing at these aerodromes is dependent on prior permission being obtained from the Station Commander.
The air routes in operation which serve Scotland, are as follow:
Inverness—Kirkwall 6 Inverness—Kirkwall—Sumburgh 6 Inverness—Wick—Kirkwall 6 Inverness—Stornoway 6 Glasgow—Inverness—Kirkwall—Sumburgh 6 Glasgow—Tiree—Benbecula—Stornoway 6 Benbecula—Barra 6 Glasgow—Tiree 3 Glasgow-Stornoway 9 Glasgow—Campbeltown 18 Glasgow-Islay 12 Glasgow—Belfast 30 Railway Air Services, Limited London—Glasgow 6 Allied Airways (Gandar Dower), Limited Aberdeen—Sumburgh 6 Aberdeen—Wick—Kirkwall—Sumburgh 6 Aberdeen—Kirkwall 6 Scottish Aviation, Limited Prestwick-Belfast 12 British Overseas Airways Corporation Prestwick—Gander—Montreal 2 Prestwick—Rineanna—Gander—Montreal (Westbound) 5 Montreal—Gander—Rineanna—Hurn—Prestwick (Eastbound) Trans-Canada Air Lines Corporation Montreal—Prestwick 5