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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


Mr Charles Jones asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   Have Trans-Australia Airlines and Ansett Transport Industries submitted any firm proposal for the purchase of jumbo jets for use on internal routes.

(2)   If so, which aircraft are recommended, and when is it intended to introduce them.

(3)   Will their use result in a better service or a reduction in the frequency of flights.

(4)   Will their introduction result in a reduction in fares and freights.


Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Neither Trans-Australia Airlines nor Ansett Transport Industries Limited have submitted any firm proposal for the purchase of jumbo jets for use on internal routes.

(2)   , (3) and (4) In the light of the answer to question (I), these questions do not arise.







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