810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./70

The Minister in Salvador (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

No. 1118

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence on the question of the efforts of the Pan American Airways, Inc., to establish an air service between Key West and points in Central America, and with special reference to Minister Geissler’s telegram of May 2, 4 p.m., 1928,59 stating that the Vice President of Pan American Airways, Inc., Mr. J. G. [D] MacGregor, had left Guatemala for Honduras, via San Salvador, I have the honor to report that Mr. MacGregor called to see me on Thursday last, stating that he was remaining here only for the day and did not then desire to take up the matter of interesting the Government of Salvador in the establishment of an air service. He told me that, in view of the failure of the Government of Guatemala to take any action on his Company’s offer (although he had remained six weeks in the City of Guatemala), his principals had directed him to proceed immediately to Tegucigalpa and endeavor to interest the Government of Honduras in the project. He stated also that the plans had been radically changed; the route, now under consideration, would come neither to Guatemala nor San Salvador, but would pass via Belize, British Honduras and Tela, to Tegucigalpa; that there was a possibility that later on a shuttle route between Tegucigalpa and San Salvador might be established; he would let me know how his negotiations in the capital of Honduras proceeded.

I have [etc.]

Jefferson Caffery
  1. See telegram No. 59, May 2, noon, from the Minister in Guatemala, supra.