825.79635/14: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers )

488. Your 531, October 18.39 Panagra will establish a daily service on a permanent basis between Buenos Aires and Santiago which will be in effect November 25 eastbound and November 26 westbound.

You are requested to notify the Chilean Government that Panagra is establishing the additional frequencies at the request of this Government in order that there will be no reduction in air services between Buenos Aires and Santiago when Condor no longer operates between those points.

You may also say that since the daily service will be equal to the present frequencies of Panagra and Condor combined, the United States oil companies concerned are being instructed to furnish no more gasoline to Condor for the Santiago–Buenos Aires run as soon as Panagra’s daily service is in effect.

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In view of the comments contained in your telegram under reference, the Department does not expect the Chilean Government to cancel at this time Condor’s operating rights in Chile, but the Department does expect that under the circumstances the Chilean Government will not assist Condor in obtaining gasoline from any source.

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