Business: Flare-Up in Mexico

Pan American Airway Corp.'s protest to C.A.B. on transatlantic competition (see above) was not matched by its rough-&-tumble row with a competitor in Mexico. The competitor: Aerovias Braniff, S.A., affiliate of the U.S.'s Braniff Airways Inc. (TIME, April 16). The battleground: the route from Mexico City to Merida via Vera Cruz, where Braniff made its first flight on July 1.

On this route Braniff paralleled a service long operated by Pan Am's Mexican subsidiary, CompaƱia Mexicana de Aviacion, S.A., which protested loudly against the operating permit granted to Braniff by the Minister of Communications. When protests failed, C.M.A. resorted to deeds. The...

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