AVIATION: Green Light for United

The Civil Aeronautics Board last week approved a strategic air transport deal: the purchase by United Air Lines of a 75% interest in Mexico's twelve-year-old, 1,675-mile Lineas Aereas Mineras, S.A. LAMSA connects Mexico City with the U.S.* and with eleven important cities across the rich center of Mexico. Thus the one U.S. domestic airline which joined hands with Pan American Airways in sponsoring the "chosen instrument" policy for international flying after the war (TIME, Aug. 23) became the first (except for American's direct flights to Mexico City) to compete with Pan Am below the Rio Grande.

Up to now, LAMSA...

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