810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./46
The Secretary of State to the Pan American Airways, Inc.
Sirs: The Department refers to its letter of February 25 last in connection with your plans for a flight from Key West to Colon, and informs you that it is in receipt of telegrams from the American Legations at San Salvador, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Managua and San José, as well as from the Embassies at Mexico City and Habana and the Consulate at Belize,53 according to which the desired arrangements have been made.
The Legation at Panama was instructed on February 2554 to notify the Government of Panama of the proposed flight and also to request the American Consul at Colon to render all possible assistance to Mr. Whitbeck, who was expected to reach there about March 21. This instruction does not call for a reply.
The American Minister at Guatemala suggests in his telegram that he be notified a few days in advance of the arrival of Mr. Whitbeck, and points out that there is no landing field at Puerto Barrios.
I am [etc.]
Chief, Division of Latin American Affairs