AIR: Open for Business

The Army's globe-girdling Air Transport Command is going to cash in on its system of far-flung routes, in most cases exclusively its own. Beginning this week, it will sell rides to qualified civilians on a limited basis. The qualifications: the trips must be in the interests of the U.S., must not displace any military traffic, will not be allowed where commercial facilities are available. Fares will average between 12¢ and 13¢ a mile, substantially higher (as required by an Army ruling) than the standard commercial rate for overseas flying.


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