brightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1290 posts, RR: 2 Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4081 times:
I'm cleaning up my flight log and identifying some flights for which a reg is possible to find.
In relation to this I have a small question regarding British Asia Airways' fleet.
I found two aircraft who wore the British Asia Airways altered landor (British Asia Airways titles iso British Airways and different tail design with Chinese characters). They are G-CIVE and G-BNLZ. According to airfleets.net there was only 1 aircraft in British Asia Airways' fleet and that was G-CIVE in the early 90's. Pictures in the database however point to G-BNLZ having been wearing that paint in the late 90's. I've flown the route at the end of September 1997 and was wondering if there might have been other planes wearing this paint at the time, or if it is certain that I flew aboard the zulu.
I did get lucky on that trip, hem, flying B-HIB Cathay Pacific Airways' Spirit of Hong Kong '97!
vv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7739 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3452 times:
The first aircraft to carry 'British Asia Airways' titles was G-BNLZ. It wore them and was also painted with the Asian adaptation of the standard BA Landor livery between March 1993 and September 1996:
In September 1999 G-CIVA was repainted in BA's Chelsea Rose livery and its 'British Asia Airways' titles were retained. G-CIVB which had previosly carried the standard old BA Landor livery with 'British Airways' titles was also painted in Chelsea Rose colours and given 'British Asia Airways' titles:
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
I know that British Asia Airways was set up simply to allow BA to serve Taiwan, and that the flights used the normal BA code, but did it have its own callsign, or did the flights use the 'Speedbird' callsign? Likewise, did the safety cards say British Asia Airways, or just the normal BA ones for the 744?