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MR. GATTY'S STATEMENT DISCUSSION WITH CHAMBER It was revealed at this morning's meeting of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce Council that Mr. Harold Gatty, representative of PanAmerican Airways, had a discussion with the aviation committee of the chamber while in Auckland. He told them that the company proposed to resume its service to Auckland this year over a route via Canton Island, Fiji and New Caledonia. Mr. Gatty told the committee, it was reported, that it was proposed later to run direct from Suva to Auckland. The flight across the Pacific would be a continuous one, with the exception of stops to refuel and change crews, and would occupy about 30 hours' flying time. Details regarding time-tables had not yet been worked out. Pan-American, stated Mr. Gatty, had never considered any other place than Auckland as a New Zealand terminal, this city being nearer to the channel of world traffic and the largest centre in the Dominion. Any other site in New Zealand would involve extra money and a loss of traffic. Speaking of Auckland's terminal facilities, Mr. Gatty told the committee that while Whenuapai was excellent for D.C.4 planes, improvements would have to be made to cater for D.C.T's which the company proposed to use next year. It would be at least three years before Mangere aerodrome could be altered to suit D.C.7 requirements. Whenuapai would thus have to be used for a time. Mr. Gatty said that the fact that a terminal airport was some distance from a city centre was relatively unimportant in regard to overseas services, though it was an important question when internal air traffic was considered.

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AVIATION PLANS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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AVIATION PLANS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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