Facts & Figures, Oct. 8, 1945

Dutch Treat. The U.S. wartime policy of allocating surplus air transports to foreign airlines paid a fat dividend. The Royal Dutch Airlines (K.L.M.) bought 16 surplus transports and The Netherlands Government granted U.S. airlines cabotage (the right to land and embark cargo and passengers en route to any destination in the world served by American flag lines in Holland). Thus the Dutch subscribed to the "Five Freedoms" drafted (but not adopted by all the countries) last year at the Chicago International Civil Aviation Conference (TIME, Dec. 11). Result: American Airlines Overseas, Inc., formerly American Export Airlines,...

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