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January 24, 2017Guernsey start up carrier Waves is hoping to launch a hybrid scheduled and air taxi service within the Channel Islands and to the British mainland in summer 2017 [added] (thanks ch-aviation)
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Airline

Operating DatesStatus

2Excel Aviation   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : 2Excel Aviation was formed in 2005

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A.V. Roe   

1919 - 1920Inactive

^ Comments : Avro Transport Company (A.V. Roe) was founded in 1919 & was the first regular airline in the UK, linking Manchester, Southport and Blackpool on 11May1919

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A2B   

2005 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : A2B was founded in 1968 as Keenair Charter

^ Genealogy : Keenair Charter >FlyKeen Airways >A2B

AB Airlines   

1996 - 1999Inactive

^ Comments : AB Airlines was founded in 1993 as Air Bristol. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999

^ Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines

AB Shannon   

1995 - 1996Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines

ABC (Air Bridge Carriers)   

1972 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : ASL was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Rebranded to Hunting Cargo Airlines in Sep1992. Became Air Contractors in Jun1998

^ Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland

Aberdeen Airways   

1934 - 1937Renamed

^ Comments : Allied Airways was formed 02Jan1934 as Aberdeen Airways with its first service on 19Sep1934

^ Genealogy : Aberdeen AWs >Allied AWs >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Aberdeen Airways   

1989 - 1992Inactive

^ Comments : Aberdeen Airways started off as the scheduled service division of Peregrine Air Services

^ Genealogy : Peregrine Air Services >Aberdeen Airways

Aberdeen London Express   

1994 - 1995*Inactive

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AC & T (Air Charter & Travel)   

1973* - 1979*Status?

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ACE Freighters (Aviation Charter Enterprises)   

1964 - 1966Inactive

^ Comments : Europe's first all-cargo airline that used the last operational Lockheed Constellation in the UK (1966). Went into liquidation and ceased operations in 1966

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ACE Scotland   

1966 - 1966Inactive

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AD Aviation   

1999* - 2000*Status?

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Aerocontacts   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Aeromega   

2003 - 2003*Status?

^ Comments : Aeromega acquired Directflight in 2003

^ Genealogy : Directflight >>Aeromega

Aeroservices   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Aerotime   

1979 - 1979*Status?

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Afrek   

1982* - 1982*Status?

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African Air Safaris   

1954 - 1959Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Safaris

AFX Cargo (Air Freight Express)   

1999 - 2002Inactive

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Air 2000   

1987 - 2004Renamed

^ Comments : Air 2000 started operations on 11Apr1987. Renamed to First Choice Airways in Apr2004

^ Genealogy : Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways

Air Ads   

1952 - 1956Status?

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Air Alba   

1991* - 1996Renamed

^ Comments : Highland Airways was formed in 1991 as Air Alba & ceased operations on 24Mar2010

^ Genealogy : Air Alba >Highland Airways

Air Anglia   

1970 - 1980Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Norfolk Airways + Rig Air + Anglian Air Charter =>Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Air Atlanta Europe   

2003 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Air Atlanta Europe was founded in 2002 as the UK subsiduary of Icelandic charter company Air Atlanta, serving destinations outside of the EU from Glasgow, LGW and Manchester [XL Airways was formed as Sabre Airways in 1994. Renamed to Excel Airways in 2001 & became XL Airways on 23Nov2006. Had Air Atlanta Europe merge in in 2006. Ceased operations on 12Sep2008]

^ Genealogy : Air Atlanta Europe >>XL Airways (UK)

Air Atlantic Express   

2003 - 2004*Status?

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Air Atlantique   

1994 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Atlantique

Air Atlantique (Atlantic Air Transport)   

1977 - 1990Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlantique

Air Atlantis   

1991* - 1992*Status?

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Air Belfast   

1995 - 1996Inactive

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Air Bridge   

1992 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland

Air Bristol   

1993 - 1995Renamed

^ Comments : AB Airlines was founded in 1993 as Air Bristol

^ Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines

Air Caernafon   

1996* - 2000*Status?

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Air Caledonian   

2004 - 2005Inactive

^ Comments : Air Caledonian ceased operations on 19Jan2005

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Air Cam   

1989* - 1990*Status?

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Air Camelot   

1978 - 1986*Status?

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Air Cargo   

1991 - 1994Inactive

^ Comments : Air Cargo began operations in Feb1991. Privately owned cargo airline serving West Africa from Gatwick using DC8 aircraft

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Air Cargo Distributors   

1948* - 1848Status?

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Air Cavrel   

1998 - 2002Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Air Charter   

1947 - 1960Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Fairflight >>Surrey Flying Services >>Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Air Charter   

1993* - 1993*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Charter Scotland   

2006* - 2007*Status?

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Air Charters Experts   

1948* - 1949*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Commerce   

1934 - 1945Renamed

^ Comments : Air Commerce ceased operations in 1939 and was absorbed into BEA after AAJC (Associated Airways Joint Committee)

^ Genealogy : Air Commerce =>BEA…...>British Airways

Air Commuter   

1982* - 1984Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Commuter >Venture Airways

Air Condor   

1960 - 1960Inactive

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Air Continental   

1982* - 1982*Status?

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Air Contractors   

1946* - 1948*Inactive

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Air Corbiere   

1990 - 1994Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlantique

Air Cordial   

2000 - 2004*Status?

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Air Couriers (Transport)   

1956* - 1956*Status?

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Air Cruises   

1936* - 1936*Status?

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Air Dispatch   

1936* - 1940*Status?

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Air Ecosse   

1977 - 1989*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Ecosse +>Aberdeen Airways

Air Enterprises   

1947* - 1953*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Europe   

1979 - 1991Inactive

^ Comments : Air Europe began operations on 04May1979 & ceased on 08Mar1991

^ Genealogy :  

Air Europe Express   

1989 - 1991Inactive

^ Comments : Air Europe Express was forced to halt its operations on 08Mar1991

^ Genealogy : Connectair >Air Europe Express

Air Exel UK   

1990 - 1992Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Air Faisal   

1975 - 1982*Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Air Ferry   

1963 - 1968Inactive

^ Comments : Air Ferry was founded in 1961 & started general charter and inclusive tour operations on 01Apr1963

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Air Flight   

1948 - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Foyle   

1978 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : Air Foyle was formed in 1978. Air Foyle Heavylift was a JV between Air Foyle and HC Holdings (parent company of HC Airlines). Incorporated in 2001. Cargo services on international charter services

^ Genealogy : Air Foyle >Air Foyle Heavylift

Air Foyle Charter Airlines   

1993 - 1993*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Foyle Passenger Airlines

Air Foyle Executive   

1995* - 1995*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Foyle Heavylift   

2001 - 2008*Inactive

^ Comments : Air Foyle was formed in 1978. Air Foyle Heavylift was a JV between Air Foyle and HC Holdings (parent company of HC Airlines). Incorporated in 2001. Cargo services on international charter services

^ Genealogy : Air Foyle >Air Foyle Heavylift

Air Foyle Passenger Airlines   

1999* - 2000*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Foyle Passenger Airlines

Air Freight   

1947* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Freight   

1967* - 1975Renamed

^ Comments : Skyways Air Cargo was formed in 1967 as Air Freight

^ Genealogy : Air Freight >Skyways Air Cargo

Air Furness   

1986 - 1988Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Air Gregory   

1965* - 1965*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Gregory

Air Hanson   

1965* - 2000*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Hire   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Hire   

(1958*)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Air Intercontinental Airlines   

1975* - 1979Renamed

^ Comments : Air Intercontinental Airlines was formed as Transasian Airlines in 1975

^ Genealogy : Transasian Airlines >Air Intercontinental

Air International   

1971* - 1971*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Kilroe   

1978 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments : Air Kilroe was founded in 1978 & offered executive air charter services based in Manchester [Eastern Airways was founded in 1997 & operations started on 15Dec1997. Acquired Air Kilroe in 1999. Eastern Airways bought Air Southwest in 2010. However, Air Southwest ceased operations from Plymouth on 14Sep2011 and all remaining services from Newquay ceased on 30Sep2011. Humberside based regional carrier]

^ Genealogy : Air Kilroe >>Eastern Airways

Air Kruise (Air Kent)   

1946 - 1957Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Kruise >>Britavia >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Air Kruise (Trans-Channel Airways)   

1946* - 1958Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British World Airlines

Air Links   

1959 - 1965Renamed

^ Comments : Transglobe Airways was renamed from Air Links on 01Aug1965. Operated holiday and cargo services from Gatwick in the 1960s. Ceased operations on 28Nov1968

^ Genealogy : Air Links >Transglobe Airways

Air Luton   

1984 - 1984*Inactive

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Air Luton   

1998 - 2000*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Manchester   

1982 - 1982Inactive

^ Comments : Air Manchester was a holiday charter service carrier that was formed in 1982. The airline's operations with this aircraft ceased in Sep1982 when it was sold to British Air Ferries

^ Genealogy : Air Manchester +>BAF >British World Airlines

Air Mashriq   

(2009)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Air Metro   

(1987*)Began?

^ Comments : Although Air Metro purchased a Metro III, it never operated and the company was taken over by EVA (Ellan-Vannin) and eventually into Air Sarnia

^ Genealogy : Air Metro >>EVA >>Air Sarnia

Air Nana   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Air Navigation & Trading (ANT Air Taxi)   

2000* - 2000*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Navigation & Trading Company   

1951 - 1962*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Oxford   

1979* - 1979 *Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Post of Banks   

1920* - 1920*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Publicity   

1936* - 1936*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Safaris   

1959 - 1961Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Meredith Air Transport >Air Safaris

Air Salaris   

1961* - 1961*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Sarnia   

1987* - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : Guernsey based Air Sarnia went bankrupt in late 1990

^ Genealogy : Air Sarnia

Air Scandic   

1998 - 2005Inactive

^ Comments : Air Scandic was founded in 1997 & offered charter services from Manchester & Newcastle to holiday destinations although incorporated in Finland. Ceased operations on 14Sep2005

^ Genealogy :  

Air Schools   

1938* - 1949Renamed

^ Comments : Air Schools was founded in 1938

^ Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways

Air Scotland   

2003 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Shetland   

1978 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air South West   

1993 - 2004*Inactive

^ Comments : Air South West started as Newquay Air in 1993 based at Newquay Airport

^ Genealogy : Newquay Air >Air South West

Air Southwest   

2003 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments : Air Southwest was established in May2003 and operations began on 26Oct2003. Ceased operations on 30Sep2011 & was absorbed into Eastern Airlines [Eastern Airways was founded in 1997 & operations started on 15Dec1997. Acquired Air Kilroe in 1999. Eastern Airways bought Air Southwest in 2010. However, Air Southwest ceased operations from Plymouth on 14Sep2011 and all remaining services from Newquay ceased on 30Sep2011. Humberside based regional carrier]

^ Genealogy : Air Kilroe & Air Southwest >>Eastern Airways

Air Survey Company   

1955* - 1956*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Sylhet   

2009 - 2009Inactive

^ Comments : Air Sylhet was founded in early 2007 & started operations on 04Apr2009 using a wet-leased B.757-200

^ Genealogy :  

Air Taxi (Cumberland)   

1953* - 1961*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Taxis   

1929* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Thanet   

1989* - 1990Status?

^ Comments :  

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Air Touring Charter   

1975* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Tours   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Transcontinental Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Transport (Charter)   

1947* - 1949*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air UK   

1980 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments : Air UK was incorporated after the merger of BIA, Air Anglia. Air Wales & Air West on 01Jan1980. Air UK is rebranded as KLM uk after KLM becomes the sole owner in 1997 [KLM uk was originally formed by the merging of AIR ANGLIA, AIR WALES, AIR WEST and BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS into a single airline and called AIR UK. Scheduled international, regional and domestic passenger and cargo airline. Renamed to KLM uk in 1998]. [KLM Cityhopper was renamed from NLM CITYHOPPER after takeover of NETHERLINES by KLM. Integrated KLM uk in in 2003]

^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Air UK (Commuter)   

1984 - 1992*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air UK (Leisure)   

1988 - 1996Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Thomson Airways

Air Ulster (Ulster Air Transport)   

1968* - 1970Inactive

^ Comments : Air Ulster ceased operations on 07Jan19780

^ Genealogy :  

Air Wales   

1977 - 1980Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Air Wales   

2000 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : Air Wales started in early 2000 from Pembrey Airport providing scheduled service between Wales and the Irish Republic. Ceased operations on 23Apr2006

^ Genealogy :  

Air West   

1979 - 1980Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Air Westward   

1978 - 1979Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Westward >Air West + Air Anglia + Air Wales + BIA =>Air UK >KLM uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Airbourne Display   

1998* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

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AirCam   

1989 - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Airflight   

1947 - 1948*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airfreight Express   

1999 - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Airlines (Jersey)   

1954* - 1954*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AirRep   

1999* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Airspan Travel   

1949* - 1950*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airtours International   

1991 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : Airtours International was launched on 11Mar1991 & began operations on 18Mar1991

^ Genealogy : Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >>Thomas Cook Airlines

Airviews   

1953* - 1957*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airways International Cymru   

1984 - 1988Inactive

^ Comments : Airways International Cymru was based in Cardiff, Wales formed by Red Dragon Travel, at the time a leading Welsh travel agency and tour operator

^ Genealogy :  

Airwork   

1928 - 1960Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Airworld   

1994 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Airworld >>Flying Colours + Caledonian Airways =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

Aldernay Air Charter   

1972* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ALex (Aberdeen-London Express)   

1994* - 1994*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Alidair   

1972* - 1981*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Inter City Airlines

All Cargo Airlines   

**** - ****Inactive

^ Comments :  

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All European   

(2009)Began?

^ Comments :  

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All Leisure Airlines   

1995* - 1997Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >TransAer

Allied Airways (Gandar Dower)   

1937 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments : Allied Airways was formed 02Jan1934 as Aberdeen Airways with its first service on 19Sep1934

^ Genealogy : Aberdeen AWs >Allied AWs >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Allied British Airways   

1935 - 1935Renamed

^ Comments : Allied British Airways Ltd was formed on 30Sep1935 by merger of SPARTAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRWAYS and HILLMAN AIRWAYS in 1935

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Alpha Airways   

1948* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Alpha One Airways (AlphaOne Airways)   

2005 - 2006Inactive

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Alpine Aviation   

1997* - 1998*Status?

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Ambassador Airways   

1993 - 1994*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Amber Airways   

2009* - 2012*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Amber Airways (Amberair)   

1988 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Diamond Airways >Amber Airways >>Paramount Airways

Amiga Airways   

(1992)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Amsair   

(2005)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Anglia Airways   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Anglian Air Charter   

1950 - 1970Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Anglian Air Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Anglo American Airlines   

1999* - 1999*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Anglo Cargo Airlines   

1984 - 1992Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Anglo European Airways   

1940* - 1940*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Anglo Normandy Aviation   

1970sRenamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services

Ant Aviation   

1998* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antipodean Air Charter   

(2005)Began?

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Aquilla Airways   

1948 - 1958Inactive

^ Comments : Aquila Airways was formed by Barry Aikman, a former RAF Flying Boat Squadron officer on 18May1948. Operated a selection of Short Flying Boats on the Berlin Air Lift. Diversified into passenger services. Not all the routes were successful and busineess began to take a downturn by 1957. This was not helped by a Solent had a CFIT on the Isle of Wight. Ceased trading in 1958

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Aravco   

1979 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Argus Air Transport   

1957* - 1960Renamed

^ Comments : Court Lines was founded in 1957 as Argus Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Argus Air Transport > (1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines

Assistair   

1974* - 1975Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Burnthills Aviation

Astraeus   

2002 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments : Astraeus was established on 17Jan200 & started operations on 06Apr2002. Entered administration on 21Nov2011, ceasing operations the same day. Initially holiday services from Gatwick and Manchester but changed its business model & ceased full time charter and schedule service flying to concentrate on sub lease activities, providing aircraft and crews to other airlines

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Astral Aviation   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel)   

1919 - 1921Renamed

^ Comments : AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel) was founded on 05Oct1916 & services started 25Aug1919. AT&T continued to operate, but Daimler-BSA withdrew support, and overcome with debt in Nov1920 it was placed in liquidation, and on 17Dec1920, it ran its last service. Early in 1921, its assets were purchased by Daimler and rolled with Daimler Air Hire Limited into a new company called Daimler Airway Limited which continued the services [Daimler Airway was founded on 09Sep1921. Commenced operations on 02Apr1922 & ceased on 01Apr1924 to help form Imperial Airways]

^ Genealogy : AT&T +>Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways

Atlanta Airways   

1995* - 1996*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Airlines   

1998 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : Atlantic Airlines operations started on 30Jun1998. Merged with West Air of Sweden & renamed West Atlantic

^ Genealogy : LBF-Eda Varken >Abal Air >Time Air Sweden >West Air Sweden + Atlantic Airlines + West Air Luxembourg => West Atlantic >West Atlantic Cargo

Atlantic Airways   

1993 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlantique

Atlantic Cargo   

1993 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlantique

Atlantic Coast Air Services   

1935* - 1937*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Express   

2003 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Express   

2008 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Atlantic Express iwas based at Exeter International Airport. It started operations in 2008 following the collapse in 2007 of the original airline which flew Jersey Airport to London Stansted Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Atlantic Reconnaissance   

1997* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlantique

Atlas Aviation   

1946* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aurigny Air Services   

1968 - dateActive

^ Comments : Aurigny Air Services was founded by Sir Derrick Bailey in 1968 & started operations on 01Mar1968. Aurigny was acquired by the States of Guernsey on 15May2003.

^ Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services

Autair   

1960 - 1963Renamed

^ Comments : Autair name changed to Autair International Airways on 27Sep1963

^ Genealogy : Argus Air Transport > (1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines

Autair Helicopters   

1953 - 1965*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Autair International   

1963 - 1968Renamed

^ Comments : Autair name changed to Autair International Airways on 27Sep1963 & commenced scheduled services on 01Oct1963

^ Genealogy : Argus Air Transport >(1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines

AV Cargo Airlines   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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AV8air   

2003 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : AV8air was renamed from Man Air prior to starting. Operations from Manchester on holiday flights. Ceased operations in Apr2004

^ Genealogy : Man Air >AV8air

Aviation Tours   

1932* - 1937*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviation Traders   

1952* - 1962*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviation West   

1985* - 1987*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aztec Charter   

1993* - 1994Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aztec Charter >Interline

BA Cityflyer  updated

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments : BA Cityflyer was British Airways’ London City Airport-based subsidiary. Received its air operator’s certificate on 08Feb2007 & started operations on 25Mar2007. Set up to operate out of London City Airport following the sale of BA Connect to FlyBe

^ Genealogy :  

BA Connect   

2006 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : BA Connect was formed on 28Mar2002 as CitiExpress & was renamed to BA Connect on 01Feb2006. Ceased ops on 25Mar2007. BA completed the sale of BA Connect to Flybe on 05Mar2007

^ Genealogy : Brymon Airways + British Regional Airlines =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE

BAC Aircraft   

1992 - 1995Renamed

^ Comments : HD Air operations started on 30Jun1992 as BAC Aircraft. Renamed to BAC Express Airlines in 1995 & current name in 2007. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy : BAC Aircraft >BAC Express Airlines >HD Air

BAC Charter   

1989* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BAC Express Airlines   

1995 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : HD Air operations started on 30Jun1992 as BAC Aircraft. Renamed to BAC Express Airlines in 1995 & current name in 2007. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy : BAC Aircraft >BAC Express Airlines >HD Air

BAF (British Air Ferries)   

1967 - 1993Renamed

^ Comments : BAF (British Air Ferries) merged with BALTIC AIRLINES [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]

^ Genealogy : BAF >British World Airlines

Baltic Airlines   

1989* - 1989*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Baltic Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines

Bance Air   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BANCO (British Air Navigation Company)   

1931* - 1934*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bard Air Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bardock Aviation   

1960sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Baylee Air Charter   

1971* - 1978Inactive

^ Comments : Baylee Air Charter was formed in 1971. Placed into liquidation and ceased operating in 1978

^ Genealogy :  

BCAL (British Caledonian Airways)   

1972 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : Caledonian Airways took over BUA & renamed it British Caledonian on 21Oct1970. British Airways took over British Caledonian on 24May1988

^ Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

BEA (British European Airways)   

1947 - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : BEA was a state owned European and domestic passenger airline, founded on 01Jan1946. It was originally based at Northolt and took over the RAF transport wing. On 01Feb1947 took over several airlines after AAJC was ceased (RAILWAY AIR SERVICE, GREAT WESTERN & SOUTHERN AIRLINES, ISLE OF MAN AIR SERVICES, SCOTTISH AIRWAYS, HIGHLAND AIRWAYS, NORTH EASTERN AIRWAYS, WEST COAST AIR SERVICES, AIR COMMERCE and WESTERN ISLE AIRWAYS). Later acquired CHANNEL ISLAND AIRWAYS and ALLIED AIRWAYS (same year). Launch customer for DH Trident 1 in 1964, DH Trident 2E in 1968, Vickers Viscount in 1953 and Vickers Vanguard in 1961. Into BRITISH AIRWAYS. Ceased operations 31Mar1974

^ Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

BEA Airtours   

1970 - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : British Airtours was a holiday charter airline that was formed as BEA Airtours on 24Apr1969 & started operations on 06Mar1970. Renamed to Caledonian Airways in 1988. Merged with Flying Colours 1999 to form JMC Airlines. Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines in 2003

^ Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

BEA Helicopters   

1972* - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : BEA Helicopters was formed on 01Jan1964

^ Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways   

(1966)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Berkshire Aviation   

1921* - 1921*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Berlin European UK   

1990 - 1990*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Berlin European UK

Berlin Regional UK   

1985* - 1990Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Berlin European UK

Berrad Aviation   

1974 - 1985Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Interflight Air Charter

BIA (British Island Airways)   

1970 - 1980Renamed

^ Comments : BUIA was renamed from the merger of Jersey Airlines and the northen operations of Silver City Airways. It was then renamed to BIA (British Island Airways)

^ Genealogy : Jersey Airlines + Silver City (North) =>BUIA >BIA + Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

BIA (British Island Airways)   

1982 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : BIAs' first revenue flight from Gatwick to Catania in Italy on 02Apr1982

^ Genealogy :  

Biggen Hill Executive Aviation   

1992* - 1992*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bilga Air   

2008 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Birkett Air Services   

1933* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Birmingham Aviation   

1989* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Birmingham European Airways   

(2009)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Birmingham European Airways   

1989 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004

^ Genealogy : >Duo Airways

Birmingham Executive Airways   

1983 - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004

^ Genealogy : >Duo Airways

BKS Aerocharter   

1951 - 1953Renamed

^ Comments : BKS Air Transport was formed in 1951 & started ops in Oct1951 as BKS Aerocharter. Name originated from the the initials of the 3 owners, James Barnaby, Thomas Keegan & Cyril Stevens

^ Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter. >BKS Air Transport > North Eastern Airways >> BEA…..>British Airways

BKS Air Survey   

1957 - 1957*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BKS Air Transport   

1953 - 1970Renamed

^ Comments : BKS Air Transport was formed in 1951 & started ops in Oct1951 as BKS Aerocharter. Name originated from the the initials of the 3 owners, James Barnaby, Thomas Keegan & Cyril Stevens

^ Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter. >BKS Air Transport > North Eastern Airways >> BEA…..>British Airways

BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)   

1944 - 1946Renamed

^ Comments : BSAA was renamed from BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)(formed on 25Jan1944). Merged with BOAC on 30Jul1949

^ Genealogy : BLAA >BSAA >>BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Black Lion Aviation   

1959* - 1959*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blackpool & West Coast Air Services   

1933 - 1937Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Blackpool Flying Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blink   

2008 - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blink   

2008* - dateActive

^ Comments : Blink was founded in 2008. Bizjet operator Wijet (Paris Le Bourget) will merge with its British counterpart Blink (Blackbushe) to form the world’s largest air-taxi service provider

^ Genealogy :  

Blu Halkin Jet   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : Blu Halkin Jet is an executive charter carrier looking to expand into the leisure market

^ Genealogy :  

Blue City Aviation   

2006* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Fox Executive Airlines   

(2005*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Islands  updated

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments : Blue Islands was formally established in 2001 (but had been operating since 1999 as a small operation) by Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney. Scheduled serices began on 01Feb2002. The Rockhopper name was adopted on 29Aug2003 & on 14Feb2006 started services as Blue Islands. Scheduled services from the Channel Islands

^ Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands

Blue Line Airways   

1935* - 1947*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blue-Air   

1958 - 1959Inactive

^ Comments : Blue-Air was formed in 1954 as Independent Air Transport. Renamed in 1958 after a fatal crash. The last revenue -earning service of Blue-Air took place on 12Oct1959

^ Genealogy : Independent Air Transport >Blue-Air

BMAB (British Marine Air Navigation)   

1923 - 1924Renamed

^ Comments : British Marine Air Navigation was formed on 23Mar1922 & commenced operations on 14Aug1923

^ Genealogy : Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways

BMED (British Mediterranean Airways)   

1944 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : British Mediterranean Airways was established as a limited company in 1994 by a group of private investors led by Lord Hesketh. It began operations on 28Oct1994. Fully integrated into BMI on 28Oct2007

^ Genealogy : BMED >>British Midland >bmi >>British Airways

bmi   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

bmi (british midland international)   

2001 - 2012Renamed

^ Comments : bmi was integrated into British Airways on 27Oct2012

^ Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways

bmi Regional   

2001 - dateActive

^ Comments : bmi Regional was formed in 1987 & started operations on 15Aug1987 as Business Air

^ Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional

bmibaby   

2002 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : bmibaby was founded on 24Jan2002. Launched operations with a flight between East Midlands & Malaga 20Mar2002. Cceased on 09Sep2012. It was bmi's entry into the low cost market. Based at East Midlands Airport and started operations using B737-300 aircraft. Ceased operations after BMI sale to BA

^ Genealogy :  

BNWA (British NorthWest Airlines)   

2004 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BOAC (British Oriental Air Charter)   

1985 - 1986Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp.)   

1940 - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : On 24Nov1939, BOAC was created by Act of Parliament to become the British state airline by the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. Long-haul scheduled passenger and cargo services. Operations started on 01Apr1940, BOAC started operations as a single company. On 31Mar1974, both BOAC and BEA were dissolved, and their operations merged to form British Airways.

^ Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

BOAC Cargo Service   

1960* - 1960*Status?

^ Comments : Cargo arm of BOAC that operated DC7C aircraft in 1960

^ Genealogy :  

BOAC-Cunard   

1962 - 1966Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Bon Accord Airways   

1992 - 1997Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bond & Union Air Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bond Air Services   

1948* - 1949Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bond Air Services   

1990 - 1994*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bond Air Services   

2004* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bond Aviation   

2001* - 2001Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Bond Aviation >>Gama Aviation

Bookajet   

2003 - 2004Renamed

^ Comments : Club 328 was a business jet operator using Hawker 125 aircraft out of Farnborogh Airport. Renamed from OurJet to Bookajet shortly after start-up and to current name in 2004

^ Genealogy : OurJet >Bookajet >Club328

Bostonair   

1998* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bournemouth Air Taxi   

1961* - 1962*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Breeze   

2002* - 2002Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Brighton City Airways   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bristol Air Taxis   

1968* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Britannia Airways   

1964 - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : Britannia Airways was formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started ops on 05May1962. this name was adopted on 16Aug1964 & to Thomsonfly on 09May2005

^ Genealogy : Euravia >Britannia Airways >Thomson Airways

Britavia (British Aviation Services)   

1948 - 1961Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Kruise >>Britavia >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

British & Continental Airways   

1947* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British & Continental Shipping   

1970s*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Aerial Transport Company   

1919 - 1920Inactive

^ Comments : The British Aerial Transport Company began domestic flights between Hendon (London) and Birmingham on 30Sep1919

^ Genealogy :  

British Air Lines   

1939* - 1939*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Air Services   

1969* - 1979*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

British Air Transport   

1946* - 1950*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Airline Management   

2003 - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Airtours   

1972 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : British Airtours was a holiday charter airline that was formed as BEA Airtours on 24Apr1969 & started operations on 06Mar1970. Renamed to Caledonian Airways in 1988. Merged with Flying Colours 1999 to form JMC Airlines. Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines in 2003

^ Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

British Airways   

1936 - 1940Renamed

^ Comments : British Airways Limited was formed from United Airways, Hillman’s Airways and Spartan Airlines on 01Jan1936

^ Genealogy : United Airways + Hillman’s Airways + Spartan Airlines =>British Airways…..>British Airways

British Airways   

1974 - dateActive

^ Comments : BA traces it's routes back to 25Aug1919 when it's forerunner company, AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel), launched the world's first daily international scheduled air service between London and Paris

^ Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)   

1992 - 1992*Renamed

^ Comments : Dan-Air was incorporated on 21May1953 & commenced services in Jun1953. Into BA on 27Nov1992 as British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)

^ Genealogy : Dan-Air >British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick) >>British Airways

British Airways Express   

1995 - 1996Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >FlyBE

British American Air Services   

1938* - 1949*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British American Airways   

1936* - 1936*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Amphibious Airlines  updated

1932 - 1933Inactive

^ Comments : British Amphibious Airlines was formed on 04Feb1932 by Wing Commander R H C Monk to exploit an agreement to use the sea and foreshore at Blackpool for conducting flight in amphibious flying boats to the Isle of Man. The airline tried to acquire a larger Saro Cloud aircraft but were thwarted by the owners of Saunders-Roe who wanted to run their own service to the Isle of Man so British Amphibious stopped operating the service

^ Genealogy :  

British Asia Airways   

1993 - 1995*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Atlantic Airways   

1984 - 1984Renamed

^ Comments : British Atlantic Airways was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy : British Atlantic Airways >Virgin Atlantic

British Caledonian Charter   

1984 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : NovAir International Airways was founded as British Caledonian Charter in 1983. Renamed to Cal Air International in 1988. Assumed last name in 1988 & into receivership in 1990

^ Genealogy : British Caledonian Charter >Cal Air International >NovAir International Airways

British Cargo Airlines   

1979 - 1980Inactive

^ Comments : British Cargo Airlines was formed by merger of Transmeridian Air Cargo and IAS Cargo Airlines

^ Genealogy : Trans Meridian Flying Services >Transmeridian Air Cargo + IAS Cargo Airlines =>British Cargo Airlines

British Continental Airways   

1935* - 1936Renamed

^ Comments : British Continental Airways Limited was formed on 15Apr1935

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

British Eagle International Airlines   

1963 - 1968Inactive

^ Comments : British Eagle was formed as Eagle Aviation on 14Apr1948 at Aldermaston. Renamed to Cunard-Eagle in Mar1960. Ceased operations on 06Nov1968. Voluntary liquidation 2 days later

^ Genealogy : Eagle Aviation >Cunard Eagle Airways >British Eagle

British Emerald Airways   

(1983*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British European   

2000 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : FlyBE was formed on 01Jan1969 as Intra Airways & to Jersey European brand in 1985. Rebranded again as British European on 01Jun2000. Further rebranded on 18Jul2002 as FlyBe

^ Genealogy : Intra Airways + Express Air Freight =>JEA >British European >FlyBe

British European Air Ferries   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Flying & Motor Services   

1927* - 1927*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Flying Boats   

1932* - 1932*Status?

^ Comments : British Flying Boats was registered on 23Jun1932

^ Genealogy :  

British Global (MK Airlines)   

2008 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : British Global

British Independant Airways   

1990 - 1991Inactive

^ Comments : British Independant Airways was a Lydd based cross-channel airline

^ Genealogy :  

British Mediterranean Airlines   

1994 - 2004Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

British Midland (BMA)   

1965 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : British Midland International (bmi) was established in 1938 as Air Schools

^ Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways

British Midland Commuter   

1997 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional

British Midland International (bmi)   

2010 - 2012Renamed

^ Comments : British Midland International (bmi) was established in 1938 as Air Schools

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

British Nederland Air Services   

1946 - 1951*Inactive

^ Comments : British Nederland Air Services took part in the Berlin Airlift. Based at Bovingdon

^ Genealogy :  

British Northern Airways   

(1990*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British NorthWest Airlines   

2001* - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : British NorthWest Airlines was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

British Overseas Air Charter   

1970* - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : British Overseas Air Charter was formed in Dec1970 and was BOAC's charter arm

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

British Regional Airlines   

1996 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : BRITISH REGIONAL AIRLINES was formed as MANX AIRLINES (Europe) in 1991. BA Connect was formed on 28Mar2002 as CitiExpress & was renamed on 01Feb2006. BA sold BA Connect to Flybe on 05Mar2007

^ Genealogy : Manx Airlines (Europe) >British Regional Airlines + Brymon Airways =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE

British Scandinavian Airways   

(1936*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British South Atlantic Airlines   

(1998*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British United (C.I.) Airways   

1963 - 1963Renamed

^ Comments : Jersey Airlines was formed by a local businessman, Maldwyn Thomas in 1948, Was the 1st operator of HP Herald in 1962. Renamed to British United (C.I.) Airways on 01Aug1963

^ Genealogy :  

British United (Manx) Airways   

1960* - 1960*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Westpoint Airlines   

1966 - 1966Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : British Westpoint Airlines

British World Airlines   

(2002)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British World Airlines   

1993 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Channel Air Bridge + Silver City Airways =>BUAF >BAF >British World Airlines

Brooklands Aviation   

1933* - 1951Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Brothers Air Transport   

1966* - 1967*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Brown Air Services   

1983 - 1987Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Brown Air Services >Capital Airlines

Brymon Airways   

1972 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : The Brymon Airways name was derived from the it's two founders - Bill Bryce & Chris Amon and started life as Brymon Aviation on 26Jan1970

^ Genealogy : Brymon Airways + British Regional Airlines =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE

Brymon Airways   

1993 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : The Brymon Airways name was derived from the it's two founders - Bill Bryce & Chris Amon and started life as Brymon Aviation on 26Jan1970

^ Genealogy : Brymon Airways + British Regional Airlines =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE

Brymon Aviation   

1970 - 1972Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Brymon Aviation >Brymon Airways + BEA => Brymon European Airways…. >FlyBE

Brymon European Airways   

1992 - 1993Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Brymon Offshore Air Charter   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BSAA (British South American Airways)   

1946 - 1949Renamed

^ Comments : BSAA was renamed from BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)(formed on 25Jan1944). Merged with BOAC on 30Jul1949

^ Genealogy : BLAA >BSAA >>BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

BUA (British United Airways)   

1960 - 1970Renamed

^ Comments : BUA (British United Airways) was formed on 01Jul1960. Caledonian Airways took over BUA & renamed it British Caledonian on 21Oct1970. BUA was formed by a merger between HUNTING CLAN AIR TRANSPORT, AIR CHARTER , AIRWORK, MORTON AIR SERVICES and OLLEY AIR SERVICES. Merged with CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS to form CALEDONIAN/BUA and named changed to BCAL. 1st MD was Frdedie Laker. First operator of BAC 1-11 [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 01Apr1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)]

^ Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

BUAF (British United Air Ferries)   

1963 - 1967Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : BUAF >BAF >British World Airlines

BUIA (British United Island Airways)   

1963 - 1970Renamed

^ Comments : BUIA was renamed from the merger of Jersey Airlines and the northen operations of Silver City Airways. It was then renamed to BIA (British Island Airways)

^ Genealogy : Jersey Airlines + Silver City (North) =>BUIA >BIA + Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Burman Aviation   

1998* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Burnthills Aviation   

1974* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Burnthills Aviation

Business Air   

1987 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments : [bmi REGIONAL was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights as from 15Aug1987 but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi REGIONAL]

^ Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional

Buzz   

2000 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Buzz was established in 1999 and started operations 04Jan2000. Launched by KLM as a sub-brand of KLM uk. Ryanair acquired Buzz from KLM in Apr2003

^ Genealogy : Buzz >>Ryanair (2)

BWAA (British West African Airways)   

(2009)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

By Air   

1919* - 1920*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

C.L. Air Surveys   

1947* - 1959*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cabair   

1968 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

C-Air Cargo   

1996* - 1997*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cal Air International   

1988 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : NovAir International Airways was founded as British Caledonian Charter in 1983. Renamed to Cal Air International in 1988. Assumed last name in 1988 & into receivership in 1990

^ Genealogy : British Caledonian Charter >Cal Air International >NovAir International Airways

Caledonian Airways   

1961 - 1970Renamed

^ Comments : Caledonian Airways, formed in Apr1961, operated its inaugural flight, from Gatwick on 29Nov1961 & first fare-paying passengers to New York departed Prestwick on 21Dec1961 [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 01Apr1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)]

^ Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Caledonian Airways   

1988 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments : British Airtours was a holiday charter airline that was formed as BEA Airtours on 24Apr1969 & started operations on 06Mar1970. Renamed to Caledonian Airways in 1988. Merged with Flying Colours 1999 to form JMC Airlines. Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines in 2003

^ Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

Caledonian Wings   

(****)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caledonian/BUA   

1970 - 1972Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >.>British Airways

Cambrian Air Services   

1935* - 1955Renamed

^ Comments : Cambrian Airways was set up on as Cambrian Air Services on 25Apr1935. Commencing on 01Jan1946 it was the first British airline to restart operations after WWII

^ Genealogy : Cambrian Air Services >Cambrian Airways + Aberdeen AWs >Allied AWs >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways>British Airways

Cambrian Airways   

1955 - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : Cambrian Airways was set up on as Cambrian Air Services on 25Apr1935. Commencing on 01Jan1946 it was the first British airline to restart operations after the war

^ Genealogy : Cambrian Air Services >Cambrian Airways + Aberdeen AWs >Allied AWs >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways>British Airways

Capital Airlines   

1987 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : Capital Airlines abruptly ceased operations in Jun1990 as a result of Brown Group International, its parent company, declaring itself bankrupt

^ Genealogy : Brown Air Services >Capital Airlines

Capital Aviation   

2007 - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Capital Trading Aviation   

1995* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cargolift Airlines   

1987* - 1987*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cargologicair   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : Cargologicair is British sistership of Russian AirBridgeCargo, has started up using initially a B.747-400 freighter

^ Genealogy :  

CargoLogicAir   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : CargoLogicAir has launched commercial operations from Stansted after receiving its AOC from the UK Civil Aviation Authority

^ Genealogy :  

Casair   

1984 - 1988Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Casair (Cumberland Air Services)   

1960* - 1982*Renamed

^ Comments : Eastern Airways merged with Genair and Casair and operated under Genair's name until it's demise in 1984

^ Genealogy : Casair >>Genair

CasAir Aviation   

1988* - 1988Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cecil Aviation   

1995* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cega Aviation   

1995* - 1995*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cello Aviation   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Celtic Airways   

1999* - 1999*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Celtic International Airways (Celtic Air)   

1989 - 1993*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Centennial Airlines International   

1993 - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Centreline Air Cargo   

2003* - 2003*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Centreline Air Charter   

1991* - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Channair   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Channel Air Bridge   

1959* - 1963Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Channel Air Bridge + Silver City Airways =>BUAF >BAF >British World Airlines

Channel Air Ferries   

1936 - 1939Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Channel Air Lines   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Channel Air Shuttle   

1990* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Channel Airways   

1962 - 1972Inactive

^ Comments : East Anglian Flying Services was renamed to Channel Airways on 29Oct1962 & it operated last flight on 29Feb1972

^ Genealogy : East Anglian Flying Services >Channel Airways

Channel Express  updated

1982 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Channel Express was an all cargo airline operating scheduled services from Bournemouth to the C.I. and nightly cargo services to the rest of UK and Europe on behalf of the Royal Mail [Jet2.com was formed in 1978 & operations started on 30Jun1978 as Express Air Services. Renamed to Channel Express in 1982. Channel Express set up JET2 in 2003 as low-cost airline and eventually rebranded itself with it's subsiduary's name. Jet2.com commenced operations on 12Feb2003]

^ Genealogy : Express Air Services >Channel Express >Jet2

Channel Island Air Freight   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Channel Island Airways   

1945 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Jersey Airways + Guernsey Airways =>Channel Island Airways >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Channel Jets (Guernsey)   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : Channel Jets (Guernsey) will commence scheduled air-taxi flights in May2016

^ Genealogy :  

Chartair   

1946* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chauffair   

1980* - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chess International Aviation   

(1998*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chieftain Airways   

1987* - 1987*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chiltern Airways   

(1992)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chrisair   

1961 - 1968Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ciro Aviation   

1948* - 1948*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Citelynx   

2005* - 2007*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CitiExpress   

2002 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : BA Connect was formed on 28Mar2002 as CitiExpress & was renamed to BA Connect on 01Feb2006. BA completed the sale of BA Connect to Flybe on 05Mar2007

^ Genealogy : Brymon Airways + British Regional Airlines =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE

City Air Bus   

1994 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

City Airways   

(1976)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

City Centre Air   

(1993)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

City Star Airlines (CityStar Airlines)   

2005 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : City Star Airlines was formed in 2004 & operated out of Aberdeen under the Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) of Landsflug in Iceland. Commenced with Aberdeen to Oslo services, linking major oil centres. Ceased operations on 30Jan2008

^ Genealogy :  

City Wide Cargo   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cityflier Express   

1992 - 2003Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Cityflier Express

Citywing   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : Manx2 started operations on 15Jul2006 & was rebranded as Citywing on 01Jan2013

^ Genealogy : Manx2 >Citywing

Clanair   

1958* - 1958*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Classic Airways   

1997 - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Classic Wings   

2000* - 2000*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Claydon Aviation   

1958 - 1959Renamed

^ Comments : Pegasus Airlines was formed in 1958 as Claydon Aviation. Initially operated Vickers Vicking's on IT holidays from Blackbushe Airport and Luton to Mediterranean sun-spots

^ Genealogy : Claydon Aviation >Pegasus Airlines

Club 328   

2004 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments : Club 328 was a business jet operator using Hawker 125 aircraft out of Farnborogh Airport. Renamed from OurJet to Bookajet shortly after start-up and to current name in 2004

^ Genealogy : OurJet >Bookajet >Club328

Clyde Surveys   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cobham Air Routes   

1935* - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Comed Aviation   

1994 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : Comed Aviation offered charter & air taxi flights and introduced scheduled services from Squires Gate Airport, Blackpool

^ Genealogy :  

Commercial Air Hire   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Commercial Airways   

1933* - 1933*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Community Express Airlines   

1995 - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Commuter Air   

1992* - 1992*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Commuter Airways   

1989* - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Condor Aviation   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Congo Air Charter   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Connectair   

1984 - 1989Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Connectair >Air Europe Express

Contactair   

(****)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Continental Air Services   

1957* - 1958*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Unknown

Cornwall Aviation   

1924* - 1928*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cougar Air Cargo (Cougar Airways)   

2001* - 2003Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Court Lines   

1968 - 1974Inactive

^ Comments : Court Lines was founded in 1957 as Argus Air Transport. All flights cancelled on 15Aug1974

^ Genealogy : Argus Air Transport > (1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines

Coyne Airways   

1994 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Crawford Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Crewsair   

1950 - 1951Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Crilly Airways   

1935* - 1936*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Culliford Airlines   

1947* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cunard Eagle Airways   

1960 - 1963Renamed

^ Comments : British Eagle was formed as Eagle Aviation on 14Apr1948 at Aldermaston. Renamed to Cunard-Eagle in Mar1960. Ceased operations on 06Nov1968. Voluntary liquidation 2 days later

^ Genealogy : Eagle Aviation >Cunard Eagle Airways >British Eagle

Daimler Air Hire   

1919 - 1921*Status?

^ Comments : Daimler Hire established Daimler Air Hire as a private air hire company on 07Jun1919

^ Genealogy :  

Daimler Airway   

1922 - 1924Renamed

^ Comments : Daimler Airway was founded on 09Sep1921. Commenced operations on 02Apr1922 & ceased on 01Apr1924 to help form Imperial Airways

^ Genealogy : AT&T +>Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways

Dan Air Skyways   

1972 - 1974Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Dan-Air   

1953 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : Dan-Air was incorporated on 21May1953 & commenced services in Jun1953. Into BA on 27Nov1992 as British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)

^ Genealogy : Dan-Air >British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick) >>British Airways

De Havilland Aeroplane Hire   

1922* - 1922*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Debonair   

1996 - 1999Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dennis Aviation   

1946* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Derby Airways   

1959 - 1964Renamed

^ Comments : Derby Airways changed its name to British Midland Airways on 01Oct1964

^ Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways

Derby Aviation   

1949 - 1959Renamed

^ Comments : Derby Aviation first passenger flight was made on 18Jul1953, using a de Havilland Dragon Rapide. Only training until this point

^ Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways

Devonair   

1952* - 1962Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

DHL Air   

1989 - dateActive

^ Comments : DHL Air was founded as Elan Air in Oct1982. Elan Air operated night freight charters for DHL using the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy and Handley Page Dart Herald. Later the airline acquired Merchantman freighter versions of the Vickers Vanguard and was operating three when it became DHL Air in Aug1989

^ Genealogy : Elan Air >DHL Air (UK)

Diamond Airways   

1987 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : Paramount Airways was formed in 1986 as Diamond Airways. Operations started on 01May1987 & ceased ops in Nov1989

^ Genealogy : Diamond Airways >Amber Airways >>Paramount Airways

Directflight   

2003* - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Directflight was a Warwick based charter operator that was taken over by Aeromega

^ Genealogy : Directflight >>Aeromega

Directflight   

2004* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dominie Airways   

1967* - 1967Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Don Everall Aviation   

1951* - 1960Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Don Everall Aviation >>Air Safaris

Donaldson International Airways   

1969 - 1974Inactive

^ Comments : Donaldson International Airways was formed by the Waverly Shipping Company in 1964 to fly IT holidays using a Bristol Britannia. Became an all-jet fleet with B707 but ceased operations in Aug1974

^ Genealogy :  

Donoghue Aviation   

1990* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Douglas Arnold Aviation   

1966* - 1966*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dragon Airways   

1956* - 1957Renamed

^ Comments : Dragon Airways was formed in early 1953 & took over the northern routes of Hunting Clan Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Dragon Airways >>Silver City Airways + Channel Air Bridge =>BUAF >BAF >>British World Airlines

Duo Airways   

2003 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004

^ Genealogy : Maersk Air (UK) >Duo Airways

E E C Airways   

(1985*)Began?

^ Comments : E E C Airways had intended to fly Stansted-Rotterdam but no license issued.

^ Genealogy :  

Eagle Aviation   

1949 - 1958Renamed

^ Comments : British Eagle was formed as Eagle Aviation on 14Apr1948 at Aldermaston. Renamed to Cunard-Eagle in Mar1960. Ceased operations on 06Nov1968. Voluntary liquidation 2 days later

^ Genealogy : Eagle Aviation >Cunard Eagle Airways >British Eagle

Eagle European Airways   

1993 - 1994Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eagle European Airways

East Anglian Flying Services   

1946* - 1962Renamed

^ Comments : East Anglian Flying Services was founded in 1946 & commercial operations commenced on 16Aug1946. Changed its name to Channel Airways on 29Oct1962

^ Genealogy : East Anglian Flying Services >Channel Airways

Eastbourne Aviation   

1919* - 1919*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eastern Air Transport   

1932 - 1934Inactive

^ Comments : Eastern Air Transport was founded by Michael Scott and began a daily Nottingham-Skegness service (seasonal). Operated DH.83 Fox Moth aircraft.

^ Genealogy :  

Eastern Airways   

1972 - 1982Renamed

^ Comments : Eastern Airways merged with Genair and Casair and operated under Genair's name until it's demise in 1984

^ Genealogy : Eastern Airways >>Genair

Eastern Airways   

1997 - dateActive

^ Comments : Eastern Airways was founded in 1997 & operations started on 15Dec1997. Acquired Air Kilroe in 1999. Eastern Airways bought Air Southwest in 2010. However, Air Southwest ceased operations from Plymouth on 14Sep2011 and all remaining services from Newquay ceased on 30Sep2011. Humberside based regional carrier

^ Genealogy : Air Kilroe & Air Southwest >>Eastern Airways

Eastern Executice Air Charter   

1998* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eastern Provincial Airlines   

(1995*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eastwest Aviation   

1997* - 1997*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

easyJet   

1995 - dateActive

^ Comments : easyJet is a Stansted based low cost airline operating around Europe. Formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou of Greek shipping company fame in 1995 & operations started 10Nov1995. Had GO merge in on 19Aug2002. Acquired GB Airways on 29Mar2008

^ Genealogy : EasyJet

Edinburgh Air Charter   

1998* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Edinburgh Flying Services   

1971 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Elan Air   

1982* - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : DHL Air was founded as Elan Air in Oct1982. Elan Air operated night freight charters for DHL using the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy and Handley Page Dart Herald. Later the airline acquired Merchantman freighter versions of the Vickers Vanguard and was operating three when it became DHL Air in Aug1989

^ Genealogy : Elan Air >DHL Air (UK)

Ellan Vannin Airways   

(2011)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Emerald Airways   

1965* - 1967Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Emerald Airways (Belfast) >>Hibernian Airlines (Ireland)

Emerald Airways   

1992 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : Emerald Airways was established 01Dec1987 & started operations the same year as Janes Aviation. Renamed Emerald Airways in 1992

^ Genealogy : Janes Aviation >Emerald Airways

Empire Air Services   

1933* - 1933*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eros Airlines   

1957* - 1964Inactive

^ Comments : Eros Airlines was founded in 1957

^ Genealogy :  

EU Airways   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euravia   

1962 - 1964Renamed

^ Comments : Thomson Airways was formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started ops on 05May1962. Britannia Airways was adopted on 16Aug1964 & became Thomsonfly on 09May2005

^ Genealogy : Euravia >Britannia Airways >Thomson Airways

Euro Executive Jet   

1998 - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euroair   

1977 - 1988Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Euroair

Euroair Transport (Alexandra Aviation)   

1977 - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eurocity Express   

1986 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

EuroDirect Airlines   

1994 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments : EuroDirect Airlines operated scheduled passenger services but ceased operations in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

EuroExec   

2005* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euroflite   

1980* - 1980*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EuroGatwick   

1998* - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eurojet   

(2006)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EuroManx (Euro Manx)   

2002 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : EuroManx was established on 07Aug2002, started operations on 19Aug2002 & ceased operations on 08May2008

^ Genealogy :  

Europe Elite (Elite Europe)   

1998* - 1998*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

European Airways   

1995 - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

European Aviation   

1989* - 1994Renamed

^ Comments : European Aviation Air Charter began in 1989, as European Aviation. Ceased operations 01Dec2008 & went into administration on 02Dec2008

^ Genealogy : European Aviation Air Charte

European Aviation Air Charter   

1994 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : European Aviation Air Charter began in 1989, as European Aviation. Ceased operations 01Dec2008 & went into administration on 02Dec2008

^ Genealogy : European Aviation >European Aviation Air Charte

European Executive   

2003 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euro-Quest Airways (Euroquest Airways)   

1992* - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Euro-Quest Airways

Euroscot Express (Happyjet)   

1997 - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euroskyline   

2003* - 2003*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euroworld   

1991 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Cityflier Express

Euroworld International Airline   

1972 - 1988*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EVA (Ellan-Vannin Airlines)   

1987* - 1990Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : EVA (Ellan-Vannin Airlines) >>Air Sarnia

EVA Air Wight   

1985* - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Evergreen International Europe   

1992 - 1993Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ExAlt   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Excalibur Airways   

1992* - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Excel Airways   

2001 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : XL Airways was formed as Sabre Airways in 1994. Renamed to Excel Airways in 2001 & became XL Airways on 23Nov2006. Had Air Atlanta Europe merge in in 2006. Ceased operations on 12Sep2008

^ Genealogy : Sabre Airways >Excel Airways >XL Airways (UK)

Excelsis Airways   

(2009)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Execujet   

1994* - 1995*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Executive Air Transport   

1962* - 1962Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : +>British Airways

Executive Express   

1975* - 1982*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Executive Jet Charter   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Express Air Freight   

**** - ****Renamed

^ Comments : FlyBE was formed on 01Jan1969 as Intra Airways & to Jersey European brand in 1985. Rebranded again as British European on 01Jun2000. Further rebranded on 18Jul2002 as FlyBe

^ Genealogy : Intra Airways + Express Air Freight =>JEA >British European >FlyBe

Express Air Services  updated

1978 - 1982Renamed

^ Comments : Jet2.com was formed in 1978 & operations started on 30Jun1978 as Express Air Services. Renamed to Channel Express in 1982. Channel Express set up JET2 in 2003 as low-cost airline and eventually rebranded itself with it's subsiduary's name. Jet2.com commenced operations on 12Feb2003]

^ Genealogy : Express Air Services >Channel Express >Jet2

Express Parcel Systems   

1980sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ExtraJet   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

F & J Mann Airways   

1960 - 1960Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Westpoint Airlines

F G Miles   

(1952*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairey Aviation Surveys   

1961* - 1961*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairflight   

1950* - 1951Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Fairflight >>Surrey Flying Services >>Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Fairflight Charters   

1968* - 1989*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairways (Jersey)   

1955* - 1955*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Falcon Airways   

1960* - 1961Renamed

^ Comments : Falcon Airways Limited was formed in 1959 by Captain M K Kozubski. AOC withdrawn in Sep1961 following concerns about safety

^ Genealogy : Falcon Airways >>Air Safaris

Falcon Airways   

1979* - 1980Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Federated Air Transport   

1954 - 1961Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Field Survey Flight   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Finglands Aviation   

1950* - 1952Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Finmarine Air   

(****)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Firnas Airways   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

First Choice Airways   

2003 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : Thomson Airways merged with First Choice to form Thomson Airways on 01May2008

^ Genealogy : First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways

First European Airways   

(1993)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlairJet   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flexair   

1990* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments : Flexair operated LCY- Rotterdam in 1990

^ Genealogy :  

Flight One   

1973* - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flight Refuelling   

1936* - 1953*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlightLine   

1990 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : FlightLine was established in Apr1989 and started operations in 1990. International charter airline mostly with the holiday trade out of Stansted and Southend. Also associated with Alpine Aviation..Ceased operations on 03Dec2008

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Europa   

2001* - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Europa   

2005 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : Fly Europa, formed in 1999, ceased operations after European Aviation Air Charter declared bankruptcy on 02Dec2008. IT and charter flights from Stansted to places in Europe and other charter work

^ Genealogy :  

Fly First Airlines   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments : Fly First Airlines was an All-Business Class scheduled airline set up by Hamish Taylor. Intended to operate transatlantic routes from London but didn't start

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Pink   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments : Fly Pink was a carrier intending to appeal to women, out of Liverpool

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Salone Airways   

2015 - 2016Inactive

^ Comments : Fly Salone filled a gap in the market created when British Airways suspended flights to and from Sierra Leone. Ceased operations just three months after it launched

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Vectra   

2012 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flyaway   

1949* - 1949*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlyBE   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments : FlyBE was formed in 1969 as Intra Airways. & to Jersey European brand in 1985. Rebranded again as British European on 01Jun2000. Further rebranded on 18Jul2002 as FlyBe

^ Genealogy : Intra Airways + Express Air Freight =>JEA >British European >FlyBe

FlyBlu   

(2004)Renamed

^ Comments : FlyBlu was renamed before startup to FlyWho because of a US complaint about name similarity

^ Genealogy : FlyWho >FlyWho

FlyBM   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flyforbeans   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flyglobespan.com   

2003 - 2009Inactive

^ Comments : Flyglobespan was founded in 2002 & started operations in Apr2003. Shut down & was immediately placed into receivership on 16Dec2009. Low-cost international scheduled services out of Scotland

^ Genealogy :  

Flying Colours Airline   

1997 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments : British Airtours was a holiday charter airline that was formed as BEA Airtours on 24Apr1969 & started operations on 06Mar1970. Renamed to Caledonian Airways in 1988. Merged with Flying Colours 1999 to form JMC Airlines. Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines in 2003

^ Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

Flying Facilities   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flyjet   

2003 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlyKeen Airways   

2002* - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : FlyKeen Airways was founded in 1968 as Keenair Charter

^ Genealogy : Keenair Charter >FlyKeen Airways >A2B

FlyPlymouth   

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : FlyPlymouth was launched in 2015 & hopes to re-open Plymouth airport in 2017

^ Genealogy :  

flyPOP   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : flyPOP is planning to launch regular passenger flights from its Stansted hub to India during the last quarter of 2016

^ Genealogy :  

Flystar   

2007* - 2007*Inactive

^ Comments : Flystar was short term name applied to Astraeus' new scheduled services

^ Genealogy :  

FlySunjet   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flywatch   

2007* - 2008Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlyWho   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments : FlyBlu was renamed before startup to FlyWho because of a US complaint about name similarity

^ Genealogy : FlyWho >FlyWho

FlyWhoosh   

2007 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FordAir   

1996* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FR Aviation   

1985 - 1995*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Freedom Airways   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FreshAer   

2003 - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Futura Direct   

1998* - 1998*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gama Aviation   

1983* - dateActive

^ Comments : Gama Aviation was founded in 1983 by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright

^ Genealogy : Gama Aviation

GCI Airlines   

(2004*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Genair   

1981 - 1984Renamed

^ Comments : Eastern Airways merged with Genair and Casair and operated under Genair's name until it's demise in 1984

^ Genealogy : Eastern Airways & Casair >>Genair

General Aviation Services   

1969 - 1975Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlantique

Genesis Airways   

1994 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments : Genesis Airways was formed as Prospair in 1990. Flew a single Jetstream 31 from East Midlands Airport on scheduled services into Belfast. Into liquidation in 1995

^ Genealogy : Prospair >Genesis Airways

Gill Airways   

1995 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : Gill Airways was founded in Jun1969 & started operations in the same month as Gill Aviation

^ Genealogy : Gill Aviation >Gillair >Gill Airways

Gill Aviation   

1969* - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : [GILL AIRWAYS was founded as an air taxi operator in 1969 out of Newcastle called GILL AVIATION. The company was renamed to GILLAIR in 1989 when scheduled flights were started and eventually renamed to current name in 1995. Ceased operations in 2001]

^ Genealogy : Gill Aviation >Gillair >Gill Airways

GillAir   

1989 - 1995Renamed

^ Comments : GillAir was founded in 1969 as Gill Aviation

^ Genealogy : Gill Aviation >Gillair >Gill Airways

Giro Aviation   

1920 - 1964Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Glass Eels   

1970* - 2012*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Air   

1997* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Airlines   

(1997)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Guppy Systems   

(2002)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Spirit Airlines   

(2006)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Supply Systems   

2002 - 2014Inactive

^ Comments : Global Supply Systems operations started 29Jun2002

^ Genealogy :  

Globe Mediterranean   

(****)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Globestyle Exports   

1983 - 1984Inactive

^ Comments : Globestyle Exports operated out of Hurn Airport, Bournemouth

^ Genealogy :  

Glos-Air   

1967* - 1967*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

GO   

1998 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : GO was established on 30Jan1998 & operations started on 22May1998. This was BA 's attempt to enter low cost market. Management buyout occurred in 2001. Operated out of various UK airport. Services ended on 19Aug2002 when it integrated into Easyjet [easyJet is a Stansted based low cost airline operating around Europe. Formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou of Greek shipping company fame in 1995 & operations started 10Nov1995. Had GO merge in on 19Aug2002. Acquired GB Airways on 29Mar2008]

^ Genealogy : GO Air >>Easyjet

Go One Airways   

1996 - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gold Air International   

1999* - 2010*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Golden Eagle Aviation   

1919* - 1919*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Golden Eagle Marine & Air Transport   

1947* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Grahame-White Aviation Company   

1911 - 1919*Status?

^ Comments : Grahame-White Aviation Company was formed in 1911 as Grahame-White, Blériot & Maxim Ltd

^ Genealogy : Grahame-White, Blériot & Maxim Ltd >Grahame-White Aviation Company

Grahame-White, Blériot & Maxim Ltd   

1911 - 1911Renamed

^ Comments : Grahame-White Aviation Company was formed in 1911 as Grahame-White, Blériot & Maxim Ltd

^ Genealogy : Grahame-White, Blériot & Maxim Ltd >Grahame-White Aviation Company

Gravesend Aviation   

1933 - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Grayson Air Services   

1947* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Great Western & Southern Airlines   

1938 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Great Western Railway Air Services   

1933 - 1933*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gregg Air   

2003* - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gregory Air Taxis (Gregory Air Services)   

1963 - 1965*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Gregory Air Taxis >Air Gregory

Guernsey & Jersey Airways   

1938* - 1940*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Guernsey Air Charter   

1946* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Guernsey Airlines   

1978 - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : On 29Oct1989 ILG fully integrated Guernsey Airlines into Air Europe Express

^ Genealogy : Guernsey Airlines >>Air Europe Express

Guernsey Airways   

1934 - 1945Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Jersey Airways + Guernsey Airways =>Channel Island Airways >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Gullcroft   

(1975*)Began?

^ Comments : Scimitar Airlines was formed in Jan1975 as Gullcroft by a former managing director of British Caledonian. With a change of name before it started operations, to Scimitar Airlines the company applied for a cargo charter licence in Jan1978. Operations were suspended in 1980 when the company licences were withdrawn by the Civil Aviation Authority because the Government of the day required that the carrier be majority British owned (It was owned by 2 Saudi Brothers)

^ Genealogy : Gullcroft >Scimitar Airlines

Handley Page Transport   

1919 - 1924Renamed

^ Comments : Handley Page Transport was established in 1919 & started flights from London Cricklewood to Paris Le Bourget on 02Sep1919. Merged with 3 airlines to form Imperial Airways in 1924

^ Genealogy : Handley Page Transport + Daimler Airways + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways

Harvest Air   

1974* - 1988Inactive

^ Comments : The founder of Harvest Air, Nigel Brendish tragically lost his life in a plane crash, in Sep1987, and this would inevitably hail the beginning of the end for Harvest Air

^ Genealogy :  

HawkAir   

1997* - 1997*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Haywards Aviation   

1970* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments : Haywards Aviation was founded in 1970 out of Shoreham Airport

^ Genealogy :  

HC Airlines   

2001 - 2002Inactive

^ Comments : HC AIRLINES was formed as TAC Heavylift by Michael Hayles & Graham Pearce in 1978. Began operations in 1980 as HEAVYLIFT CARGO AIRLINES. Renamed to the current name in 2001

^ Genealogy : TAC Heavylift >Heavylift Cargo Airlines >HC Airlines

HD Air   

2007 - 2015*Inactive

^ Comments : HD Air operations started on 30Jun1992 as BAC Aircraft. Renamed to BAC Express Airlines in 1995 & current name in 2007. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy : BAC Aircraft >BAC Express Airlines >HD Air

Heathrow Jet Charter   

1997* - 1998Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Heathrow Jet Charter >>Gama Aviation

Heavylift Cargo Airlines   

1980 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : HC AIRLINES was formed as TAC Heavylift by Michael Hayles & Graham Pearce in 1978. Began operations in 1980 as HEAVYLIFT CARGO AIRLINES. Renamed to the current name in 2001

^ Genealogy : TAC Heavylift >Heavylift Cargo Airlines >HC Airlines

Hebridean Air Services   

2001* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hello Skies   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Highland Airways   

1933 - 1937Renamed

^ Comments : Highland Airways was formed on 03Apr1933 & commenced first regular airmail service on 29May1934

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Highland Airways   

1946* - 1947Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Highland Airways   

1996 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Highland Airways was formed in 1991 as Air Alba. On 24Mar2010, the airline was placed into voluntary administration, and all flights were cancelled

^ Genealogy : Air Alba >Highland Airways

Highland European   

1995 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Highland Express   

1987 - 1987Inactive

^ Comments : Highland Express flew Prestwick-New York but too many technical difficulties caused it's demise

^ Genealogy :  

Hillman Airways   

1932 - 1935Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : United Airways + Hillman’s Airways + Spartan Airlines =>British Airways…..>British Airways

Hop Airways   

(2005)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Horizon Midland Airlines   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hornton Airways   

1947* - 1950*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hot Air   

1988 - 1989Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Hot Air >BAF >British World Airlines

Humber Airways   

1968* - 1969*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hunting Aerosurveys*   

1957* - 1958*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hunting Air Transport   

1951 - 1953Renamed

^ Comments : Hunting Air Travel >Hunting Clan Air Transport >

^ Genealogy : Hunting Clan Air Transport + Air Charter + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Hunting Air Travel   

1945* - 1951Renamed

^ Comments : Hunting Air Travel >Hunting Clan Air Transport >

^ Genealogy : Hunting Clan Air Transport + Air Charter + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Hunting Cargo Airlines   

1992 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments : ASL was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Rebranded to Hunting Cargo Airlines in Sep1992. Became Air Contractors in Jun1998

^ Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland

Hunting Clan Air Transport   

1953 - 1960Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Hunting Air Transport >Hunting Clan Air Transport + Air Charter + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

I M K Airways   

1996* - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

IAS Cargo Airlines (InternationalAviation Services)   

1967 - 1979Renamed

^ Comments : IAS Cargo Airlines was founded in 1966 & ceased operations on 15Aug1979 prior to its merger with TMAC (Transmeridian Air Cargo) to form British Cargo Airlines

^ Genealogy : Trans Meridian Flying Services >Transmeridian Air Cargo + IAS Cargo Airlines =>British Cargo Airlines

Ibesco Airlines   

1984 - 1984Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Imperial Airlines   

(1995*)Began?

^ Comments : Imperial Airlines intended to start operations in Jul1995 in the luxury-charter market using DC8-52 aircraft out of Stansted

^ Genealogy :  

Imperial Airways   

**** - ****Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Imperial Airways   

1924 - 1940Renamed

^ Comments : Imperial Airways Limited was formed on 31Mar1924 by the merger of Handley Page Transport, Daimler AWs, British Marine Air Navigation, Instone Air Lines. Merged with BA to BOAC

^ Genealogy : Handley Page Transport + Daimler Airways + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways + British Airways =BOAC…..>British Airways

Independent Air Transport (Independent Air Travel)   

1954 - 1958Renamed

^ Comments : Blue-Air was formed in 1954 as Independent Air Transport. Renamed in 1958 after a fatal crash. The last revenue -earning service of Blue-Air took place on 12Oct1959

^ Genealogy : Independent Air Transport >Blue-Air

Independent Airways   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inland Flying Service   

1929 - 1931Renamed

^ Comments : Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation started operations on 16Ap1929 as Inland Flying Sevice. First flight after rename was 27Jun1932

^ Genealogy : Inland Flying Service >PSIoWA +>Portsmouth Aviation

Inner Circle Air Lines   

1935* - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Instone Air Line   

1919 - 1924Renamed

^ Comments : Instone Air Line was founded in 1919

^ Genealogy : Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways

Instone Air Line   

1981 - 1996*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Intava   

1988* - 1988*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inter City Airlines   

1983* - 1983Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Inter City Airlines

Inter European Airways   

1979* - 1979*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inter European Airways   

1987 - 1994Renamed

^ Comments : Airtours International was part of a holiday company was formed in 1972 by David Crossland and the airline followed 19 years later

^ Genealogy : Inter European Airways >>Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >>Thomas Cook Airlines

Inter-City Air Services   

1949* - 1949*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inter-City Airways   

(1959*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Interflight   

1961* - 1961*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Interflight Air Charter   

1985 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Interflight Air Charter

Interline (Eagle Aviation)   

1994 - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aztec CharterInterline

International Air Charter   

1971* - 1973Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >FlyBe

International Air Freight   

1937* - 1937*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Air Freight   

1989* - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Air Travel   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Airlines   

1933* - 1938*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Airways (Thomas Barclay)   

1946* - 1949*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Aviation Company   

1920* - 1920*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Company Holdings   

(1966)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Intra Airways   

1973 - 1979Inactive

^ Comments : FlyBE was formed on 01Jan1969 as Intra Airways & to Jersey European brand in 1985. Rebranded again as British European on 01Jun2000. Further rebranded on 18Jul2002 as FlyBe

^ Genealogy : Intra Airways + Express Air Freight =>JEA >British European >FlyBe

Invicta Air Cargo   

1969 - 1969Inactive

^ Comments : Invicta International Airlines was founded in Nov1964. The first revenue flight took place on 20Mar1965. In 1968 it merged with BMA but it was brought back under the name Invicta Airways 1969

^ Genealogy : Invicta Airways >>BMA <Invicta Air Cargo

Invicta Airlines   

1965 - 1969Renamed

^ Comments : Invicta International Airlines was founded in Nov1964. The first revenue flight took place on 20Mar1965. In 1968 it merged with BMA but it was brought back under the name Invicta Airways 1969

^ Genealogy : Invicta Airways >>BMA <Invicta Air Cargo

Invicta Airways   

1976 - 1981Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Invicta International Airlines >Invicta Airways >Invicta Air Cargo

Invicta Aviation   

2004* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Irelfly  updated

1966 - 1966Inactive

^ Comments : Irelfly was a short-lived charter carrier using DC3 aircraft out of Shoreham and Gatwick. Formed, started & ceased operations in 1966

^ Genealogy :  

Island Air   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Island Air Ferries   

1947 - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Island Air Services   

1947 - 1959*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Island Flyer   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

IslandAir Jersey   

(2004)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Isle of Man Air Services  updated

1935 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments : Isle of Man Air Services operated domestic and international services. Integrated into BEA after AAJC [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 1st April 1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)].

^ Genealogy : Isle of Man Air Services =>BEA…..>British Airways

Isles of Scilly Skybus   

1984 - 2008*Renamed

^ Comments : Skybus started operations as Isles of Scilly Skybus on 15Aug1984

^ Genealogy : Isles of Scilly Skybus >Skybus

Janes Aviation   

1988 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : Emerald Airways was established 01Dec1987 & started operations the same year as Janes Aviation / renamed Emerald Airways in 1992

^ Genealogy : Janes Aviation >Emerald Airways

Janes Aviation   

2008 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Janus Airways   

1982 - 1987Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Euroair

Jayline   

1993 - 1993Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

JEA (Jersey European Airways)   

1979 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : JEA (Jersey European Airways) operations started on 01Nov1979

^ Genealogy : Intra Airways + Express Air Freight =>JEA >British European >FlyBe

Jersey Air Ferries   

1983* - 1983*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jersey Airlines   

1952 - 1963Renamed

^ Comments : Jersey Airlines was formed by a local businessman, Maldwyn Thomas in 1948, Was the 1st operator of HP Herald in 1962. Renamed to British United (C.I.) Airways on 01Aug1963

^ Genealogy : Jersey Airlines + Silver City (North) =>BUIA >BIA + Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

Jersey Airways   

1933 - 1945Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Jersey Airways + Guernsey Airways =>Channel Island Airways >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways

Jet Centre   

(2002)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jet2.com  updated

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Jet2.com was formed in 1978 & operations started on 30Jun1978 as Express Air Services. Renamed to Channel Express in 1982. Channel Express set up JET2 in 2003 as low-cost airline and eventually rebranded itself with it's subsiduary's name. Jet2.com commenced operations on 12Feb2003

^ Genealogy : Express Air Services >Channel Express >Jet2

Jetstream Express   

2007 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments : Jetstream Express, a Blackpool based carrier, ceased operations on 30Jun2007

^ Genealogy :  

Jettair   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

jetXtra   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : jetXtra commenced on 28May2013 using a Volotea Boeing 717

^ Genealogy :  

JFA (JF Airlines) (Jersey Ferry Airlines)   

1972 - 1973Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

JJ Airways   

2001 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Cougar Airways

J-Max   

2002* - 2003*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

JMC Airlines   

2000 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : JMC Airlines was launched on 01Sep1999 by merger of Flying Colours & Caledonian Airways & started operations in 2000. Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines on 31Mar2003

^ Genealogy : Flying Colours + Caledonian Airways =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

JOTA Aviation   

2013* - dateActive

^ Comments : JOTA Aviation is an airline based at London Southend, operating throughout the UK and Europe for cargo and passengers

^ Genealogy :  

Kearsley Airways   

1946* - 1950Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Keegan Aviation   

1963* - 1963*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Keen Airways   

2004* - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Keenair Charter   

1970 - 2002*Renamed

^ Comments : Keenair Charter was founded in 1968

^ Genealogy : Keenair Charter >FlyKeen Airways >A2B

Keenair Services   

1963* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kemps Aerial Survey   

1964* - 1969*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kenning Aviation   

1948* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kent Air Ferry   

1963* - 1964*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kestrel (International) Aviation   

1971* - 1972Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kingair   

1998* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kingsbury Aviation   

1919* - 1919*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kiss Air   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kiss Flights   

2009 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

KLM (uk)   

1998 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) >KLM Cityhopper

Knight Air   

1994 - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Knight Air

Knightway Air Charter   

1982 - 1994Renamed

^ Comments : Knight Air was formed as Knightway Air Charter in 1982

^ Genealogy : Knightway Air Charter >Knight Air

Kondair Cargo   

1977* - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : Kondair Cargo was founded in 1977

^ Genealogy : Kondair Cargo >>Titan Airways

L.A.M.S.   

1946* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Laker Airways  updated

1967 - 1982Inactive

^ Comments : Laker Airways was founded on 08Feb1966 & inaugurated its no-booking "Skytrain" service between London and New York on 26Sep1977. Ceased operations on 05Feb1982 & went into receivership amidst cries of 'foul play' against Pan-Am etc.

^ Genealogy :  

Lakeside Northwest   

1993* - 1993Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAMS (London Aero & Motor Services)   

1946* - 1948Inactive

^ Comments : LAMS (London Aero & Motor Services) was cargo carrier that was run by Freddie Laker mainly transporting perishable goods

^ Genealogy :  

Lancashire Aircraft Corporation   

1946* - 1957*Inactive

^ Comments : Lancashire Aircraft Corporation operated Halton Tanker aircraft on the Berlin Airlift. Also a cargo and troop airline and operated scheduled services from 1947 onwards out of Yeadon

^ Genealogy :  

Lanzair   

1974* - 1977*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LEA (London Executive Aviation)   

1996* - dateActive

^ Comments : LEA (London Executive Aviation), formed in 1996, intends to rebrand as Luxaviation UK shortly

^ Genealogy :  

LeasAir   

(2002)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LeCocq's Airlink  updated

1999 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : [Blue Islands was formally established in 2001 (but had been operating since 1999 as a small operation) by Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney. Scheduled serices began on 01Feb2002. The Rockhopper name was adopted on 29Aug2003 & on 14Feb2006 started services as Blue Islands. Scheduled services from the Channel Islands]

^ Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands

Leisure International Airways   

1996 - 1998Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Thomson Airways

LEP Air Services   

1946* - 1949*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Linkair   

2001* - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LinksAir   

2009 - 2015Inactive

^ Comments : The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended Links Air's Safety Certificate amid concerns about the airline's safety protocols

^ Genealogy :  

Little Red   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : Little Red ceased operations on 26Sep2015

^ Genealogy :  

Lloyd International Airways   

1965* - 1972Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Loch Lomand Seaplanes   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Loch Lomond Seaplanes launched scheduled services from Glasgow Seaplane Terminal to Oban on 20Aug2007

^ Genealogy :  

Loco Flights   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Loganair   

1962* - dateActive

^ Comments : Loganair was established on 01Feb1962 by the Logan Construction Co. & operations started on 30Jun1962. Joint first operator of Jetstream 41 with Manx Airlines in late 1992.

^ Genealogy : Suckling Airways >ScotAirways >Suckling Airways >>Loganair

LoloFlights.com   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : LoloFlights.com which started earlier this appear to suspends flights

^ Genealogy :  

London & Provincial Aviation   

1919* - 1919*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

London City Airways   

1988 - 1990Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : London City Airways >>BMA...>British Airways

London European Airways   

1985 - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : London European Airways was formed in 1984 & service started on 25Feb1985. Renamed to Ryanair Europe in Jan1988 & reverted back to London European Airways in 1990

^ Genealogy : London European Airways >Ryanair Europe >London European Airways

London European Airways   

1990 - 1991Inactive

^ Comments : London European Airways was formed in 1984 & service started on 25Feb1985. Renamed to Ryanair Europe in Jan1988 & reverted back to London European Airways in 1990

^ Genealogy : London European Airways >Ryanair EuropeLondon European Airways

London Express   

(1986*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

London Flight Center   

1987* - 1987*Status?

^ Comments : London Flight Center was a Stansted based air/taxi/charter company

^ Genealogy :  

London, Scottish & Provincial Airways   

1934 - 1934*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Love Air   

1991* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments : Love Air was founded in 1991

^ Genealogy :  

Lundy & Atlantic Coast Air Line   

1938* - 1939*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luton Airways   

1958* - 1958*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luxaviation UK   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : LEA (London Executive Aviation), formed in 1996, intends to rebrand as Luxaviation UK shortly

^ Genealogy :  

Luxury Air Tours   

1932* - 1933*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luxury Cruises   

(1957*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lyddair (Lydd Air)   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments : Lyddair was formed in 1997 as Sky-Trek Airlines. Based at Lydd International Airport, offering scheduled flights to Le Touquet

^ Genealogy : Sky-Trek Airlines >Lyddair

MAC (Midland Air Cargo)   

1970 - 1973Inactive

^ Comments : Midland Air Cargo was formed in 1970. Began revenue services on 19Oct1970 but was forced to cease on 01Mar1973. Claimed to have the world's last operator of the Bristol 170 Super Freighter Mk32

^ Genealogy :  

Macedonian Aviation   

1972 - 1974Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maddox Airways   

1935* - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maersk Air (UK)   

1993 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004

^ Genealogy : Maersk Air (UK) >Duo Airways

Magec Aviation   

1990* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maitland Drewery   

1960* - 1960*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Malinair   

1985* - 1987Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Malinair   

1986 - 1987Inactive

^ Comments : Malinair was founded in Jun1985 by Glasgow lawyer Frank Cannon as an independent Scottish airline. Ceased ops in Jun1987

^ Genealogy :  

Mama Airlines   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Man Air   

(2003)Renamed

^ Comments : AV8air was renamed from Man Air prior to starting. Operations from Manchester on holiday flights. Ceased operations in Apr2004

^ Genealogy : Man Air >AV8air

Manchester Aviation   

1923* - 1923*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mannin Airways   

1948* - 1949*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mannin Airways + Ulster Aviation =>North West Airlines

Manx Air Charters   

1947 - 1953Renamed

^ Comments : Manx Air Charters was formed as MANX AIRLINES and was integrated into SLIVER CITY AIRWAYS after operations had been ceased btween 1948 and 1950 and then restarted. Operated DH Dragon Rapides. [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989 Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]

^ Genealogy : Manx Air Charters >Manx Airlines >Silver City Airways >>British World Airlines

Manx Airlines   

1953 - 1958Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Manx Air Charters >Manx Airlines >Silver City Airways >>British World Airlines

Manx Airlines   

1982 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >FlyBE

Manx Airlines (Europe)   

1991 - 1996Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Manx Airlines (Europe) >British Regional Airlines + Brymon Airways =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE

Manx Airways   

1968* - 1968Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Manx2   

2006 - 2013Renamed

^ Comments : Manx2 was established in Jun2006 & started operations on 15Jul2006 from Ronaldsway. Was rebranded as Citywing on 01Jan2013

^ Genealogy : Manx2 >Citywing

Markoss Aviation   

2006* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Marshall Executive Aviation   

2003 - 2003*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Martin Aviation   

1921 - 1922Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Martini Airfreight Services   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mayfair Air Services   

1947* - 1953*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mayflower Air Services   

1948* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mayflower Air Services   

1961 - 1964Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Westpoint Airlines

McAlpine Aviation   

1961 - 1995*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

McDonald Aviation   

1974 - 1976*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MD Air   

2010 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mediterranean Express   

1987 - 1989Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Medway Airline Systems   

1978 - 1978Inactive

^ Comments : Medway Airline Systems was a Manston based carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Mercury Airlines   

1961 - 1964Inactive

^ Comments : Mercury Airlines previously known as Overseas Air Transport (Jersey)

^ Genealogy : Overseas Air Transport (Jersey) >Mercury Airlines…..>British Airways

Meredith Air Transport   

1952* - 1954Renamed

^ Comments : Meredith Air Transport was formed in 1962 as a charter carrier operating a single DC3 out of Southend. AIR SAFARIS was formed as MERDITH AIR TRANSPORT as a Newcastle based low cost charters to South Africa. Founded by Capt Tom Meredith who had formed Tropic Airways in South Africa. Renamed to Air Safaris. DON EVERALL AVIATION merged in in 1960

^ Genealogy : Meredith Air Transport >Air Safaris

Meridian Airmaps   

1952* - 1984Status?

^ Comments : Meridian Airmaps was founded in 1952 as a eerial survey service using Miles Aerovan aircraft.

^ Genealogy :  

Meridian Airways   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Merlin Air Services   

1989* - 1991*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Merlix Air   

1979* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Merlot International Aviation   

1973* - 1974*Status?

^ Comments : Merlot International Aviation was formed in Dec1972 and was based at Cranfield

^ Genealogy :  

Merrix Air   

1990* - 1993Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Eagle European Airways

Metro Business Aviation   

1998* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Metropolitan Air Movements   

1960 - 1964*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Metropolitan Airways   

1982 - 1985Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Midland & Scottish Air Ferries   

1933 - 1934Inactive

^ Comments : Midland and Scottish Air Ferries operated the first air service internal to Scotland, Renfrew – Campbeltown on 30Apr1933

^ Genealogy :  

Midland Airways   

1935* - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Midland Aviation Services   

1921* - 1921*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Milburnair   

1947* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MK Airlines   

1991 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : MK Airlines >British Global

Modern Transport   

1949* - 1949*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Monarch Airlines   

1968 - dateActive

^ Comments : Monarch Airlines was formed on 05Jun1967 & commenced services on 05Apr1968, using Bristol Britannia aircraft. Its first commercial jet service took to the air, when three B.720Bs joined its fleet on 13Dec1971. Holiday charter and scheduled airline with it''s main base at Luton Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Monarch Scheduled   

2004 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Morton Air Services   

1948* - 1968Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Hunting Clan Air Transport + Air Charter + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Murray Chown Aviation   

1949 - 1953*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MyTravel Airways   

2002 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : MyTravel Airways was founded in 1990 as Airtours International Airways. It was fully integrated into Thomas Cook on 30Mar2008

^ Genealogy : Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >Thomas Cook Airlines

MyTravelLite   

2002 - 2005Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : MyTravelLite >>Thomas Cook Airlines

National Airways   

1986* - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : National Commuter Airways was formed as National Airways & taken over by Regionair

^ Genealogy : National Airways >National Commuter Airways >>Regionair

National Commuter Airways   

1988 - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : National Commuter Airways was formed as National Airways & taken over by Regionair

^ Genealogy : National Airways >National Commuter Airways >>Regionair

National Flying Services   

1930* - 1932*Status?

^ Comments : National Flying Services operated Hull - Grimsby

^ Genealogy :  

Navco Aviation   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nelson Aviation   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Newair   

1990* - 1995*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Newlines   

(2001)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Newman Airways   

1946* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Newquay Air   

1993 - 1993Renamed

^ Comments : Air South West started as Newquay Air in 1993 based at Newquay Airport

^ Genealogy : Newquay Air >Air South West

Nexus Airways   

(2006)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nimbus Airlines   

(2009)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nor-Air   

(1973*)Began?

^ Comments : Nor-Air was created by the former founder of Air International in Mar1973 but never received an AOC

^ Genealogy :  

Norfolk Airways   

1950 - 1970Renamed

^ Comments : Norfolk Airways merged with ANGLIAN AIR CHARTER and RIG AIR to form AIR ANGLIA. [KLM uk was originally formed by the merging of AIR ANGLIA, AIR WALES, AIR WEST and BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS into a single airline and called AIR UK. Scheduled international, regional and domestic passenger and cargo airline. Renamed to KLM uk in 1998]. [KLM Cityhopper was renamed from NLM CITYHOPPER after takeover of NETHERLINES by KLM. Integrated KLM uk in in 2003]

^ Genealogy : Norfolk Airways + Rig Air + Anglian Air Charter =>Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

North British Aviation   

1928* - 1929*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North British Aviation   

1996* - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North East Aircargo   

1996* - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North East Express   

1990* - 1990*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Eastern Airways   

1935 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

North Sea Aerial & General Transport Company   

1919 - 1935*Status?

^ Comments : The North Sea Aerial Navigation Company was founded as North Sea Aerial Navigation Company. Began a passenger run between Leeds and Hounslow on 23Apr1919

^ Genealogy : North Sea Aerial Navigation Company >North Sea Aerial & Gen. Trans.

North Sea Aerial Navigation Company   

1919 - 1919Renamed

^ Comments : The North Sea Aerial Navigation Company was founded as North Sea Aerial Navigation Company. Began a passenger run between Leeds and Hounslow on 23Apr1919

^ Genealogy : North Sea Aerial Navigation Company >North Sea Aerial & Gen. Trans.

North Sea Air Transportfra   

1946* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Star Air Lines   

(1962*)Began?

^ Comments : North Star Air Lines was an independent registered in London on 04Oct1961. Did not start operations

^ Genealogy :  

North West Airlines   

1949* - 1957*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mannin Airways + Ulster Aviation =>North West Airlines

Northair Aviation   

1964* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northeast Airlines   

1970 - 1972Renamed

^ Comments : Northeast Airlines was formed as BKS Aerocharter and was renamed from BKS Air Transport and joined BEA under own name until BA was formed

^ Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter >BKS Air Transport >Northeast Airlines >>BEA.. =>British Airways

Northern & Scottish Airways   

1937* - 1937Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Northern Air Charter   

1947* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Air Lines   

1924 - 1924Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Airlines   

1992* - 1992*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Aviation   

2006* - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Executive Aviation   

1962 - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North-South Airlines   

1959 - 1962Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northwest Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Norwegian UK   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Norwegian UK has secured its AOC from the Civil Aviation Authority & started operations in 2016

^ Genealogy :  

NovAir International Airways   

1988 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : NovAir International Airways was founded as British Caledonian Charter in 1983. Renamed to Cal Air International in 1988. Assumed last name in 1988 & into receivership in 1990

^ Genealogy : British Caledonian Charter >Cal Air International >NovAir International Airways

Now Airlines   

(2004)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

OCS (Overseas Courier Services)   

1996* - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Odyssey   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Olley Air Service   

1934 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments : Olley Air Service was founded as a charter operation by Cpt. Gordon Olley (ex-Imperial Airways) at Croydon Airport in 1934. Absorbed into BEA after AAJC in 1947

^ Genealogy : Olley Air Service >>BEA….>British Airways

Olley Air Service   

1952* - 1960Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

OpenSkies   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : OpenSkies started operations on 19Jun2008 & stopped on 29Oct2011

^ Genealogy : Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies

Orient Air   

1991 - 1994*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Orientair   

(1974*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Orion   

1980 - 1989Renamed

^ Comments : Horizon Travel created Orion in 1978, beginning operations with three B.737-200s on 28Mar1980. Ceased on 26Jan1989 [THOMSONFLY began operations as EURAVIA in 1962 using Lockheed Constellations. Acquired SKYWAYS in 1962. Renamed to BRITANNIA AIRWAYS in 1964 after purchasing Bristol Britannias. Acquired ORION AIRWAYS in 1989 and was merged in to THOMSONFLY after takeover] [THOMSON AIRWAYS was formed by the merger of THOMSONFLY and FIRST CHOICE AIRWAYS. At it's formation it was the world's largest charter airline and the third largest airline in the United Kingdom]

^ Genealogy : >Thomson Airways

Orion Airways   

1957 - 1960Inactive

^ Comments : Orion Airways was established on 26Jan1956 & started operations on 09Aug1957 with a Vickers Viking. Ceased on 07Nov1960 and was liquidated

^ Genealogy :  

Oryx Jet   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : Oryx Jet is an aviation services company specializing in the aircraft charter plus

^ Genealogy :  

OurJet   

2003 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Club 328 was a business jet operator using Hawker 125 aircraft out of Farnborogh Airport. Renamed from OurJet to Bookajet shortly after start-up and to current name in 2004

^ Genealogy : OurJet >Bookajet >Club328

Overseas Air Transport   

1961* - 1961*Renamed

^ Comments : Mercury Airlines previously known as Overseas Air Transport (Jersey)

^ Genealogy : Overseas Air Transport >Mercury Airlines….>British Airways

Overseas Aviation (C.I.)   

1956* - 1961Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Overseas TAAC (Trans-Africa Air Coach)   

Late 1950sStatus?

^ Comments : Overseas TAAC was known for the very-lowfare Argonaut services operated from Luxembourg

^ Genealogy :  

Oxaero (Oxford Aerocharter)   

1998* - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Palmair European   

1999 - 2010*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Palmair European

Palmair Flightline   

1993* - 1999Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Palmair European

Paramount Airways   

1988 - 1989Inactive

^ Comments : Paramount Airways was formed in 1986 as Diamond Airways. Operations started on 01May1987 & ceased ops in Nov1989

^ Genealogy : Diamond Airways >Paramount Airways

Paramount Executive   

1988* - 1988*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Patrick Aviation   

1949* - 1949*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Patrick Duval Aviation   

1946* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Patrick Laing Air Service   

(1947*)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Payloads (Charter) Company   

1946 - 1947Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Peach Air   

1997 - 1999*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pegasus Airlines   

1959 - 1961Inactive

^ Comments : Pegasus Airlines was formed in 1958 as Claydon Aviation. Initially operated Vickers Vicking's on IT holidays from Blackbushe Airport and Luton to Mediterranean sun-spots

^ Genealogy : Claydon Aviation >Pegasus Airlines

Pelican Cargo (Pelican Air Transport)   

1978 - 1981Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pen-Avia   

2010* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Peregrine Air Services   

1969 - 1990Renamed

^ Comments : Aberdeen Airways started off as the scheduled service division of Peregrine Air Services

^ Genealogy : Peregrine Air Services +>Aberdeen Airways

Personal Airways   

1935* - 1936*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Personal Flying Services   

(1931*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Peters' Aviation   

1972 - 1979*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Phoenix Airlines   

(1969)Began?

^ Comments : Phoenix Airlines was formed late in 1968 by former British Eagle employees at Liverpool Airport but did not start operations

^ Genealogy :  

Phoenix Aviation   

1970* - 1995*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pinequay Transport & Trading   

1978 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pines Airways   

1936* - 1936*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Planet Air   

2003^ - 2003*Inactive

^ Comments : Planet Air was founded in 2003 & provided Mediterranean destinations from Leeds/Bradford

^ Genealogy :  

Platinum Air 2000   

2000 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Platinum Airways   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Plymouth Executive Aviation   

1997* - 1997Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Plymouth Executive Aviation >>Gama Aviation

Polar Airlines   

1982* - 1983Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Polar Airways   

1980sInactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Portsmouth Aviation   

1944 - 1949Inactive

^ Comments : Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation started operations on 16Ap1929 as Inland Flying Sevice. Assets into Portsmouth Aviation after WWII

^ Genealogy : Inland Flying Service >PSIoWA +>Portsmouth Aviation

Premjet   

(2010)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Prime Airlines   

2002 - 2002Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PrimeFlight   

2003* - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Princess Air   

1990 - 1991Inactive

^ Comments : Inclusive Tour carrier based at Southend Airport. Started by Burstin Travel. Launch European customer for BAe 146-200QC. Ceased operations in Feb1991

^ Genealogy :  

Progressive Airways   

1970 - 1971Inactive

^ Comments : Progressive Airways was a Norwich based carrier that was renamed from Tyler Aviation. Operated Vickers Viscount & DH.104 Dove 6 aircraft but never really started.

^ Genealogy : Tyler Aviation >Progressive Airways

Prospair   

1990* - 1994Renamed

^ Comments : Genesis Airways was formed as Prospair in 1990. Flew a single Jetstream 31 from East Midlands Airport on scheduled services into Belfast. Into liquidation in 1995

^ Genealogy : Prospair >Genesis Airways

Provincial Airways   

1934 - 1935Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PSIoWA (Portsmouth,Southsea & I.O.W. Aviation)   

1932 - 1939Renamed

^ Comments : Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation started operations on 16Ap1929 as Inland Flying Sevice. First flight after rename was 27Jun1932

^ Genealogy : Inland Flying Service >PSIoWA +>Portsmouth Aviation

Pullman Airways   

1947* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments : Pullman Airways was an Elstree based carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Quest Airlines   

2004* - 2005*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Quick Air Jet Charter   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Raceways   

1946* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Railway Air Services   

1934* - 1947Renamed

^ Comments : Railway Air Services was formed by Imperial Airways and 4 railway companies (LMS, LNER, Southern Railways and GWR) on 21Mar1934. Absorbed into BEA after AAJC

^ Genealogy : Railway Air Services >>BEA…..>British Airways

Rainbow Airways   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ravenair   

1980 - 2011*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Redcoat Air Cargo   

1977 - 1982Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Reed Aviation   

1996* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regency Airways   

(1987*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regionair (Region Airways)   

1988* - 1991Inactive

^ Comments : National Commuter Airways was formed as National Airways & taken over by Regionair

^ Genealogy : National Airways >National Commuter Airways >>Regionair

Rig Air   

1970* - 1970Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Norfolk Airways + Rig Air + Anglian Air Charter =>Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper

RM Aviation   

1988* - 1988*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rockhopper  updated

2003 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : [Blue Islands was formally established in 2001 (but had been operating since 1999 as a small operation) by Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney. Scheduled serices began on 01Feb2002. The Rockhopper name was adopted on 29Aug2003 & on 14Feb2006 started services as Blue Islands. Scheduled services from the Channel Islands]

^ Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands

Rover Airways   

1996* - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RVL Aviation   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ryanair Europe   

1988 - 1989*Renamed

^ Comments : London European Airways was formed in 1984 & service started on 25Feb1985. Renamed to Ryanair Europe in Jan1988 & reverted back to London European Airways in 1990

^ Genealogy : London European Airways >Ryanair EuropeLondon European Airways

Ryburn Air   

1974 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sabre Airways   

1994 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : XL Airways was formed as Sabre Airways in 1994. Renamed to Excel Airways in 2001 & became XL Airways on 23Nov2006. Had Air Atlanta Europe merge in in 2006. Ceased operations on 12Sep2008

^ Genealogy : Sabre Airways >Excel Airways >XL Airways (UK)

Sagittair   

1969 - 1972Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SaxonAir   

2007* - dateActive

^ Comments : SaxonAir was formed in 2007 & operates charters from Norwich Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Scenic Airways*   

1989* - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Scillonia Airways  updated

1966 - 1969*Inactive

^ Comments : Scillonia Airways was formed in late 1965 and started seasonal scheduled services in Jun1966 with a service Newquay-Penzance-Scilly Islands. A freight service was operated between Southern Ireland and Britanny.

^ Genealogy :  

Scillonian Air Services   

1963* - 1964*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Scimitar Airlines   

1978 - 1980Inactive

^ Comments : Scimitar Airlines was formed in Jan1975 as Gullcroft by a former managing director of British Caledonian. With a change of name before it started operations, to Scimitar Airlines the company applied for a cargo charter licence in Jan1978. Operations were suspended in 1980 when the company licences were withdrawn by the Civil Aviation Authority because the Government of the day required that the carrier be majority British owned (It was owned by 2 Saudi Brothers)

^ Genealogy : Gullcroft >Scimitar Airlines

ScotAirways   

1999 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : ScotAirways was founded by Roy and Merlyn Suckling as Suckling Airways. Operations started on 15Apr1986. To ScotAirways. Back to Suckling Airways on 08Jul2001. Into Loganair

^ Genealogy : Suckling Airways >ScotAirways >Suckling Airways >>Loganair

ScotJet   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Scottish Airlines   

1946* - 1961Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Scottish Airways   

1937 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Scottish Aviation   

1935 - 1960Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Scottish European Airways   

1988 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Scottish Motor Traction Company   

1933 - 1933*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Scyllonia   

1965* - 1965*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SEA (South East Air)   

1986* - 1988Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Selectair   

2004* - 2005*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servis Air*   

1980sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Severn Airways   

1975* - 1975Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SFC Air Taxis   

1998* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Shetland Airlines   

(2001)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Silver City Airways   

1946 - 1963Renamed

^ Comments : Silver City Airways was incorporated on 25Nov1946. Operated the world's first cross-Channel air ferry service on 07Jul1948

^ Genealogy : Manx Air Charters >Manx Airlines >Silver City Airways + Channel Air Bridge =>BUAF >BAF >>British World Airlines

Silverjet   

2007 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : Silverjet was founded by Lawrence Hunt in 2004. Acquired Flyjet's AOC. First scheduled flight between London Luton and Newark was on 25Jan2007 & ceased on 30May2008. Business class transAtlantic services from Luton Airport. Ceased operations due to financial problems

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Site Aviation   

**** - ****Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Sivewright Airways   

1946 - 1951Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Sky Air Cargo (UK)   

1988 - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Charters   

1962 - 1964*Status?

^ Comments : Sky Charters began operations in Jul1962 and specialised in providing executive transport on a charter basis

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Sky Commuter   

(2006)Began?

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Sky Pac International Courier   

1995* - 2002*Status?

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SkyAir Cargo   

1998 - 2001*Status?

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Skyblue Airways   

2008 - 2009Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Skybus   

2008* - dateActive

^ Comments : Skybus started operations as Isles of Scilly Skybus on 15Aug1984

^ Genealogy : Isles of Scilly SkybusSkybus

Sky-Bus International Airline   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Skydrift Air Charter   

2004* - 2012Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Skyflight   

1948* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Skyfreight   

1948* - 1948*Status?

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Skyguard   

1983 - 1990Inactive

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Skyline Aviation   

1995* - 2001*Status?

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Skylinks   

1989* - 1989*Status?

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Skyneon   

1954* - 1954*Status?

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Skyrover   

1989* - 1990*Status?

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Skysouth   

2007* - 2009Inactive

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Skytravel   

1946* - 1946*Status?

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Sky-Trek Airlines   

1997 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Lyddair was formed in 1997 as Sky-Trek Airlines. Based at Lydd International Airport, offering scheduled flights to Le Touquet

^ Genealogy : Sky-Trek Airlines >Lyddair

Skywaye   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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Skyways   

1946* - 1962Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Thomson Airways

Skyways Air Cargo   

1975 - 1980Inactive

^ Comments : Skyways Air Cargo was formed in 1967 as Air Freight

^ Genealogy : Air Freight >Skyways Air Cargo

Skyways Aviation   

2000* - 2001*Status?

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Skyways Coach Air   

1958 - 1971Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Skyways International   

1971 - 1972Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Skyways of London   

1969* - 1969Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Solair Flying Services   

1962* - 1964*Inactive

^ Comments : Sol Air Flying Services Ltd was formed in May1962

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Solar Air Services   

1949* - 1950*Status?

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South Coast Air Services   

1065* - 1965*Status?

^ Comments : South Coast Air Services confirmed as airline operating around 1965

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South Coast Airways   

1996* - 2001*Status?

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South East Air   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

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South East European Airways   

1999* - 1999*Status?

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South Wales Airways   

1926* - 1928*Status?

^ Comments :  

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South West Airlines (Southwest Aviation)   

1967* - 1968*Status?

^ Comments : South West Airlines was a Shoreham based freight carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Southampton Air Services   

1946 - 1946*Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Southend Flying Services   

1935* - 1935*Status?

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Southern Air   

1997* - 2001*Status?

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Southern Air Services   

1934 - 1935Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Southern Aircraft   

1946* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Southern Airways   

(1991)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Southern Airways   

1938 - 1938Inactive

^ Comments : Southern Airways started operations on 20Jun1938 & ceased in Sep1938

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Southern International Air Transport   

1974* - 1983*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Southern International Cargo   

**** - ****Status?

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Sovereign Air Services   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Sovereign Airways   

1992 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Euro-Quest Airways

Spacegrand   

1979 - 1983Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Spacegrand >>JEA >British European >FlyBe

Spartan Airlines   

1933 - 1935Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : United Airways + Hillman’s Airways + Spartan Airlines =>British Airways…..>British Airways

Stansted Airlines   

(****)Began?

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Star Aviation   

1989* - 1989*Status?

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Starways   

1949 - 1963Renamed

^ Comments : Starways was formed in 1948 to undertake freight and passenger charters from its base at Liverpool (Speke) Airport. Taken over by British Eagle with effect from 31Dec1963

^ Genealogy : Starways >>British Eagle

Steiner Airways (D L Steiner)   

1947* - 1947*Status?

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Steiner's Air Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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Stobart Air   

2007* - 2008*Status?

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Strathair (Strathallan Air Services)   

1966* - 1967*Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Streamline Aviation   

1980 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : Streamline Aviation was formed in 1980 & operated out of Exeter Airport on passenger and freight charter services. Southend based Willowair merged in in 1996. Acquired by Emerald Airways in late 2002.

^ Genealogy : Streamline Aviation >>Emerald Airways

Suckling Airways   

1986 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments : ScotAirways was founded by Roy & Merlyn Suckling as Suckling Airways. Scheduled ops started on 26Apr1986. To ScotAirways. Back to Suckling Airways on 08Jul2001. Into Loganair

^ Genealogy : Suckling Airways >ScotAirways >Suckling Airways >>Loganair

Suckling Airways   

2011 - 2013Renamed

^ Comments : ScotAirways was founded by Roy & Merlyn Suckling as Suckling Airways. Scheduled ops started on 26Apr1986. To ScotAirways. Back to Suckling Airways on 08Jul2001. Into Loganair

^ Genealogy : Suckling Airways >ScotAirways >Suckling Airways >>Loganair

Suffolk & E. Counties Aeroplane Club   

1930* - 1930*Status?

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^ Genealogy :  

Sunrise Airlines   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Surrey Flying Services   

1919 - 1934Inactive

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Surrey Flying Services   

1922* - 1952Renamed

^ Comments : Surrey Flying Services had been formed in 1921 based at Croydon. It had operated a successful charter and flying school business pre-war. However the company was in financial trouble and was purchased by Freddie Laker in Feb1951. The company re-commenced flying in Oct1951 with two Yorks. Surrey Flying Services purchased Fairflight on 20Nov1951. Purchased by Air Charter in Jan1951 * eventually integrated

^ Genealogy : Fairflight >>Surrey Flying Services >>Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Survey Flights   

1965* - 1965*Status?

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SWA (South West Aviation)   

1970* - 1973Inactive

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Swan Airlines   

1990 - 1992*Inactive

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Swiss Universal Air Charter   

1960* - 1961*Status?

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Swordvale Aviation   

1981* - 1981*Status?

^ Comments :  

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T.A.T.   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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TAC Heavylift   

1978* - 1980Renamed

^ Comments : HC AIRLINES was formed as TAC Heavylift by Michael Hayles & Graham Pearce in 1978. Began operations in 1980 as HEAVYLIFT CARGO AIRLINES. Renamed to the current name in 2001

^ Genealogy : TAC Heavylift >Heavylift Cargo Airlines >HC Airlines

Tal Air   

1985* - 1990*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taxiplanes   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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TBG Airlines (Thorne Browne Group)   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

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TEA (Trans European Airways) (UK)   

1989 - 1991Inactive

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Teeside Aviation   

1994 - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Telair Manchester  updated

1983 - 1985Inactive

^ Comments : Telair Manchester was a Liverpool-Speke Airport based air taxi operator. Ceased operations in 1985.

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Tempair International Airlines (Templewood Aviation)   

1972 - 1976Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Thames Air Ferry   

1935* - 1935*Status?

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The Astralis Club   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : The Astralis Club is a new virtual carrier looking to offer premium international services using VIP-configured B747-400s out of London LHR

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The Great Yorkshire Show Airline   

1914 - 1914Inactive

^ Comments : Britain’s first airplane passenger service was launched on 22Jul1914. The Great Yorkshire Show Airline a short-lived service (2 days only)

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The Manx Airline   

1935 - 1937Inactive

^ Comments :  

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The People's Airline   

(****)Began?

^ Comments :  

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The Travel and Tours Association   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Thomas Cook Airlines was created as JMC Airlines through the merger of Flying Colours Airlines & Caledonian Airways on 01Sep1999. Operations started 27Mar2000. Renamed 30Mar2003

^ Genealogy : Flying Colours Airlines + Caledonian Airways =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomson Airways   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : Thomson Airways formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations on 05May1962. Britannia Airways was adopted on 16Aug1964 & became Thomsonfly on 09May2005

^ Genealogy : Euravia >Britannia Airways >Thomson Airways

Thomsonfly   

2004 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : Thomson Airways began operations as Euravia in 1962. Began scheduled operations on 31Mar2004. Merged with First Choice to form Thomson Airways on 01May2008

^ Genealogy : First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways

Thurston Aviation   

1968 - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tigerfly   

1996* - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tippers Air Transport   

1964* - 1964*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Titan Airways  updated

1988 - dateActive

^ Comments : Titan Airways was established in Jan1988 & operations started 01Feb1988. International and regional ad-hoc and contract freight and passenger charter services out of Stansted (STN). Underwent a management buyout in 1992.

^ Genealogy :  

TNT Aviation Services   

1987* - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : TNT Airways was formed as TNT Aviation Services in the UK in 1987. Operations started in Belgium on 15Feb2000. TNT Airways renamed to ASL Airlines Belgium

^ Genealogy : TNT Aviation Services >TNT Express >ASL Airlines Belgium

Top Flight Aviation   

1985* - 1985*Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Tradair   

1957 - 1962Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Tradair >>Channel Airways

Tradewinds Airways   

1969 - 1990Inactive

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Trans Euro Air   

2005* - dateActive

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^ Genealogy :  

Trans European Air Charter   

1972 - 1979*Status?

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^ Genealogy :  

Trans European Airways   

1959 - 1960*Inactive

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Trans Mediterranean   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Trans Meridian Flying Services   

1962 - 1979Renamed

^ Comments : Transmeridian Air Cargo began operations under the name Trans Meridian Flying Service on 05Oct1962 & began operations on 01Nov1962

^ Genealogy : Trans Meridian Flying Services >Transmeridian Air Cargo + IAS Cargo Airlines =>British Cargo Airlines

Transair   

1948 - 1958Renamed

^ Comments : Transair started commercial flights in 1948 on mail flights. Aquired by Airwork in 1958

^ Genealogy : Transair >>Airwork + Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

Transasian Airlines   

1979 - 1979Renamed

^ Comments : Air Intercontinental Airlines was formed as Transasian Airlines in 1975

^ Genealogy : Transasian Airlines >Air Intercontinental

Transcity Airlines   

(1998*)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Transcontinental Air Services   

1946* - 1947*Status?

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Transglobe Airways   

1965 - 1968Inactive

^ Comments : Transglobe Airways was renamed from Air Links on 01Aug1965. Operated holiday and cargo services from Gatwick in the 1960s. Ceased operations on 28Nov1968

^ Genealogy : Air Links >Transglobe Airways

Transglobe Cargo Airlines   

1988 - 1988Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Transgulf Air Cargo (Trans Gulf Air Cargo)   

**** - ****Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Transmeridian Air Cargo   

1970 - 1979Renamed

^ Comments : Transmeridian Air Cargo began operations under the name Trans Meridian Flying Service on 05Oct1962 & began operations on 01Nov1962

^ Genealogy : Trans Meridian Flying Services >Transmeridian Air Cargo + IAS Cargo Airlines =>British Cargo Airlines

Trans-World Charter (Trans World Charter)   

1948* - 1951Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Treffield International (Aviation)   

1965* - 1967Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Trent Valley Aviation   

1946* - 1948*Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Triair (Bermuda)   

1987* - 2010*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Tyler Aviation   

1970* - 1970Renamed

^ Comments : Progressive Airways was a Norwich based carrier that was renamed from Tyler Aviation. Operated Vickers Viscount & DH.104 Dove 6 aircraft but never really started.

^ Genealogy : Tyler Aviation >Progressive Airways

Tyne Tees Air Charter   

1960* - 1962Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Tyne Tees Airways

Tyne Tees Airways   

1962 - 1965Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Tyne Tees Airways

UK International Airlines   

2007 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

UK Jet   

(****)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Ulster Aviation   

1946* - 1949*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mannin Airways + Ulster Aviation =>North West Airlines

Union Air Services   

1936* - 1947*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

United Airways   

1935 - 1935Renamed

^ Comments : United Airways was formed on 04Apr1935 by Jersey Airways to fly services from London-Heston to Blackpool, Isle of Man, Liverpool, Leeds and Morecambe

^ Genealogy : United Airways + Hillman’s Airways + Spartan Airlines =>British Airways…..>British Airways

Varsity Express   

2010 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Varsity Express (Oxford) launced services on 01Mar2010 & ceased on 08Mar2014

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Venture Airways   

1984 - 1984Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Commuter >Venture Airways

Vernair   

1967^ - 1986Inactive

^ Comments : Vernair was founded in 1967 & was noted for transporting racehorses.

^ Genealogy :  

Virgin Atlantic Airways   

1984 - dateActive

^ Comments : Virgin Atlantic Airways was formed as British Atlantic Sirways in 1982 & first flight on 22Jun1984

^ Genealogy : British Atlantic Sirways >Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Cargo   

2001* - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Virgin Atlantic International   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments : Virgin Atlantic has established Virgin Atlantic International to handle its Caribbean operations. To commence in Dec2015 having now secured its AOC

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Virgin European Airways   

1992* - 1993Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Virgin Sun   

1999 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

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VVB Aviation   

2000* - dateActive

^ Comments : Elstree based helicopter charter carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Walcot Airlines   

1930* - 1930*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Warwick Aviation   

1919* - 1919*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Waves  added

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Guernsey start up carrier Waves is hoping to launch a hybrid scheduled and air taxi service within the Channel Islands and to the British mainland in summer 2017

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Welsh Airways   

1985* - 1985*Status?

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Welsh Aviation   

1921* - 1921*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Wessex Airways   

(1955*)Began?

^ Comments :  

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West Atlantic   

2008 - 2009Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : LBF-Eda Varken >Abal Air >Time Air Sweden >West Air Sweden + Atlantic Airlines + West Air Luxembourg => West Atlantic >West Atlantic Cargo Airlines

West Coast Air Services   

1937 - 1947Renamed

^ Comments : West Coast Air Services was renamed from BLACKPOOL & WEST COAST COAST AIRLINES. Based at Squires Gate Airport. Absorbed into BEA after AAJC. [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 1st April 1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)]

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

West Highland Air Transport   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

West of Scotland Air Service   

1934* - 1934*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Westair International   

1989 - 1994*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Western Airlines   

1948 - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Western Airways   

1933 - 1939*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Western Airways   

1946* - 1946*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Western Aviation   

1928* - 1928*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Western Isles Airways   

1938* - 1947Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Airways

Westminster Airways   

1946* - 1948*Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Westpoint Aviation   

1960 - 1964Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >British Westpoint Airlines

Westward Airways   

1969 - 1970Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Westward Airways   

1971 - 2009*Status?

^ Comments : Westward Airways was formed on 18Aug1970 & started services in 1971 between Land's End Airport and the Scilly Isles

^ Genealogy :  

Whoosh   

2007 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wight Air   

2006* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

William Dempster   

1948 - 1953Inactive

^ Comments : William Dempster Ltd was formed in late 1948 at Backbushe Airport and commercial charter operations started in Nov1948

^ Genealogy :  

Willowair   

1992 - 1996Renamed

^ Comments : Streamline Aviation was formed in 1980 & operated out of Exeter Airport on passenger and freight charter services. Southend based Willowair merged in in 1996. Acquired by Emerald Airways in late 2002.

^ Genealogy : Willowair >>Streamline Aviation >>Emerald Airways

Wolverhampton Aviation   

1953* - 1954Renamed

^ Comments : Wolverhampton Aviation merged into Derby Aviation in 1954

^ Genealogy : Wolverhampton Aviation >>Derby Aviation > Derby Airways…...>British Airways

Woodgate Aviation   

1969 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

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World Air Freight   

1946* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

World Airlines   

1996 - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

World Executive   

1989 - 1989*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

World Wide Aviation   

1961* - 1961*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Worldair Carrier   

1940sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wrightways   

1935* - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

XL Airways   

2006 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : XL Airways was formed as Sabre Airways in 1994. Renamed to Excel Airways in 2001 & became XL Airways on 23Nov2006. Had Air Atlanta Europe merge in in 2006. Ceased operations on 12Sep2008

^ Genealogy : Sabre Airways >Excel Airways >XL Airways (UK)

Yeadon Aviation   

1955 - 1958Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yeadon Aviation   

1959 - 1962Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yellow Air Taxis   

1948* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yeoward Line Aviation   

1972* - 1982Inactive

^ Comments : Yeoward Line Aviation was the aviation subsidiary of Yeoward Brothers Ltd, a firm of Liverpool shipping agents that was formed in 1972

^ Genealogy :  

Yorkshire Airways   

1936* - 1936*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yorkshire European Airways   

1993* - 1993*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zenith Airways   

1935* - 1935*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zoom UK   

2007 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : Zoom UK was formed in 2006 & provided scheduled services. Subsiduary of the Canadian airline Zoom Airways

^ Genealogy :  

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