810.79611 PAA/10–1047: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Argentina


960. Panagra has advised Dept they have dispatched air mail letter to their representatives BA authorizing, if not instructing, them to inform Arg Govt, of company’s future operating plans in Arg. Briefly, these plans include inauguration about Nov 1 non-stop services Lima–BA and eventual elimination all Arg stops except BA.

It is suggested Emb contact local Panagra and discuss advisability (pro and con) divulging such info to Arg until really necessary, or route negotiations settled, whichever sooner. Dept unable cite any specific reasons withhold carrier’s plans at this time but believes question should be weighed by Emb in light possible effect upon current Arg consideration route patterns.