British Commonwealth Pacific Airways
The British Commonwealth Pacific Airways was initiated in 1946. At first it chartered flights from A.N.A., the inaugural flight taking off from Laverton on 15th September 1946.
It flew from Sydney to San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean from 1949-1953. (Note the airline was erroneously called British Canadian Pacific Airways in some newspapers!)
A tragic crash occurred in 1953.
B.C.P.C. was owned in partnership between the Australian, British and New Zealand governments. In 1954 the ownership was re-organised and it was merged with Qantas Empire Airways.
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