BEA International Air Routes


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Decorative large pictorial system map of Europe and Northern Africa signed Hawes, showing BEA and affiliate routes (Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Cyprus Airways, Gibraltar Airways, and The Malta Airlines). Illustrated with figures representing regional dress; animals and fish; landmarks; mountain ranges; roads; railways; and major cities. The map is embellished by BEA airliner depicted over the Mediterranean Sea and compass rose with the Coat of Arms. Published in London, 1953 by George Philip & Son, Ltd.

British European Airways (BEA), was a British airline which existed from 1946 until 1974 when the merger with BOAC to form British Airways took effect.
BEA operated to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from airports around the United Kingdom.The airline was also the largest UK domestic operator, serving major British cities, including London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as areas of the British Isles such as the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. BEA also operated a network of internal German routes between West Berlin and West Germany as part of the Cold War agreements regulating air travel within Germany. The company slogan was Number One in Europe.