A turboprop Viscount plane of the BEA Company lands at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow on May 14th.
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Background: A turboprop Viscount plane of the BEA Company lands at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow on May 14th. With this flight regular air service between London and Moscow opens. The Soviet and British planes will be making flights four times a week.
Among those who arrived in Moscow on this plane are Joint Parliamentary Secretary John Hay, of the British Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Lord Douglas, President of the BEA Company, and M.P's. Lord Killearn, Captain Henry B. Kerby, Sir Norman Hulbert, Mr.Christopher Mayhew, Mr.Anthony Greenwood, Mr.Frank Beswick and others.
They were welcomed at the Vnukovo Airport by Air marshal P.F.Zhigarev, Chief of the Central Administration of the Civil Air Fleet under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, and Soviet M.P's K.A. Gubin, M.B.Mitin and other officials.
Among the welcome were Sir Patrick Reilly, the British Ambassador, and members of the British Embassy staff. Marshal Zhigarev and Lord Douglas exchanged speeches.