Transport: On to Hong Kong

Up from lush Penang Island in the Straits Settlements last week climbed a four-motored Imperial Airways airplane. For some 650 miles it sped across the Gulf of Siam to Saigon in French Indo-China, then 350 miles on to Tourane, finally another 550 miles straight across the South China Sea to Hong Kong. Thus, in the first of six trial flights, Imperial Airways Ltd. sprouted a new branch from its main stem between London and Australia. Carrying passengers and mail, the new service will run twice a week, is significant because it brings...

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