INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES: Many Should Stay Home

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES,

AS every airman knows, there are too many airlines. To every nation, big or little, a "flag carrier" is a matter of national prestige. Since landing rights are awarded on a reciprocal basis, even the smallest nation can get into the business merely by awarding landing rights to other countries. At last count, no fewer than 200 so-called international airlines were in the air—when possibly half that number could do the job.

In some cases, small nations have a real need for an international line, or fly so efficiently that they can...

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