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User currently offlineShamrock105 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1189 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????

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User currently offlineSwiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Hi
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.
Greetings
Mike


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

LH used to fly to Taiwan, using a 744 D-ABTD, which was in full Condor livery. During the Asia enonomic crisis, they stopped that flight.

User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Air France also has a slightly different livery for Air France Asie, on the tail all the stripes are blue and well Asie is aded to the tittle.

User currently offlineBrenjoro_QF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

I remember QANTAS' "Australia Asia" SP


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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1099 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.

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