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Handley Page Transport

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1919 Company formed by the Handley Page company which modified a number of O/400 aircraft for passenger use to be flown on the London-Paris route as Handley Page Transport.

1920 2 September: Handley Page Transport Ltd started flights from London Cricklewood to Paris Le Bourget with Handley Page converted twin-engined bombers. The pilot of the first service was Lt-Col W Sholto Douglas.

1921 19 March: After a temporary halt to all British airlines, a subsidy was provided by the British government which enabled British air services to restart. Handley Page Transport operated the first subsidised London to Paris service.

1923 23 June: Handley Page Transport Ltd carried 79 passengers in one day.

1924 March: Imperial Airways Limited was formed from:

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  • History of BA [1]