Shamrock105 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
Hey; just wondering why Brirish Airways, KLM, Swissair, and Air France have set up subsidiaries called British Asia Airways, Air France Asie, KLM Asia, and Swissair Asia etc to operate their flights to Taiwan??? The Swissair, and BA Aircraft even seem to have slightly different liveries.
Why is this operation unique to Taiwan????
Swiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
I heard once that there are problems between Taiwan and Mainland China. And since all this airlines are also flying to China they can not alos flying under the same name to Taiwan. So those airlines founded a subsidary which can fly to Taiwan. Funny is that Lufthansa is not flying to Taipeih and one morning when I was at Zürich airport and the MD11 from Swissair Asia arrived a lot of German passengers left the plane. Good business for Swissair.
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
There are 2 swissair Asia MD-11's and they fly all over thge place. It is the same airline. The cabin anouncments on the Asia flts. do however specificaly say swissair asia just to be correct. I flew ZRH-SFO on a Swissair Asia MD-11 and most of the people did't even realize that the tail was painted differently. It's kind wierd.