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British Asia Airways

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British Asia Airways

British Asia Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded March 1993
Ceased operations December 2001
Operating bases
Destinations 3
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
British Asia Airways Boeing 747–400 in Landor livery variant at Narita International Airport in the 1990s

British Asia Airways (IATA: BRICAO: BAWCall sign: Speedbird) was a subsidiary of British Airways formed in March 1993, based in the Taiwan, to operate between London and Taipei via Hong Kong.[1]

This was due to political sensitivities, as national airlines operating flights to the People's Republic of China were not permitted to fly to Taiwan.[2]

It used the Boeing 747-436.[3] repainted in a special livery, with the Union Flag tailfin being replaced by the Chinese characters 英亞 (Hanyu Pinyin: Yīng Yà; literally British Asia).

It flew between Taipei and Hong Kong using the code BR, which BA had inherited from British Caledonian, while the flight from London used BA.[4]

It ceased operations after BA suspended flights to Taipei in December 2001.[5]

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