AIR LANDING RIGHTS: New Facts of International Competition

AS U.S. international airlines enter the Jet Age, the U.S. is junking a belief as outdated as its piston planes. The belief was that U.S. flag carriers could hold their lead over a growing flock of aggressive foreign competitors without a drastic change in U.S. air policy. Last week the U.S. airlines got a new warning of the onward march of foreign competition. From the State Department came an announcement that Air France will get an additional U.S. gateway at Baltimore and a polar route to the U.S. West Coast. BOAC will get the right to land at Tokyo...