810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./68: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Morrow)

125. Pan American Airways Incorporated, which contemplates establishment of air mail and passenger service between the United States and Panama Canal Zone via Cuba, is desirous of flying its planes in this connection over the State of Yucatan and Territory of Quintana Roo. Company understands that local authorities have no objection provided permission of Federal Government is obtained and presumes that in view of Article 4 of Pan American Commercial Aviation Convention signed at Havana by three Mexican delegates60 the Mexican Government would raise no objection to free passage of company’s planes.

At the instance of the company please request permission of Mexican Government for company’s planes to fly over Yucatan and Quintana Roo on their regular trips and to land at Merida when necessary. Company makes no request for preferential permission of any kind nor for the right to conduct any commercial undertakings on Mexican soil.

Please telegraph Mexican Government’s reply.

  1. Ante, p. 585.