-OVERSEAS AIR ROUTES-: Is the U.S. Giving Away Too Much?

OVERSEAS AIR ROUTES

FOR the U.S. international airlines, the biggest problem of 1957 has spawned the bitterest argument. The problem: increasing competition from foreign carriers, largely because the U.S. is letting more and more foreign lines get into choice U.S. markets. Last week, as Pan American World Airways inaugurated a long-contemplated polar route from San Francisco to Paris, the French government threatened to halt the flights unless its Air France got a similar route—and the U.S. State Department quickly said that it would consider the matter.

The incident was the newest in a long series that has embroiled U.S. airlines in a...

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