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19 Oct 2017

Wizz Air UK is Wizz Air (Hungary) new airline in the UK in order to take advantage of the UK market post Brexit [added]

11 Oct 2017

Zenith Aviation was incorporated on 04Oct2010 & is a non-scheduled passenger air transport. Based at Biggin Hill (BQH) [added]

10 Oct 2017

Thomson Airways [status change] officially changed its legal name to TUI Airways [added] on 02Oct2017

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

2Excel Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : BRO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 2Excel Aviation was founded in 2005 by two Royal Air Force pilots, Andy Offer and Chris Norton

A.V. Roe   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919 - 1920
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

A2B   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Keenair Charter >FlyKeen Airways >A2B
Comments : A2B was founded in 1968 as Keenair Charter

AB Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1999
Airline Code : 7L : AZX
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Comments : AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beak and Tony Auld. Renamed to AB SHANNON.Renamed again in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999. Operated regional services out of several UK airports

AB Shannon  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Comments : [AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beak and Tony Auld. Renamed to AB SHANNON.Renamed again in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999. Operated regional services out of several UK airports]

ABC (Air Bridge Carriers)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1992
Airline Code : AB : ---
Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland
Comments : ASL was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Rebranded to Hunting Cargo Airlines in Sep1992. Became Air Contractors in Jun1998

Aberdeen Airways (i)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1934 - 1937
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aberdeen AWs >Allied AWs >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
Comments : Allied Airways was formed 02Jan1934 as Aberdeen Airways with its first service on 19Sep1934

Aberdeen Airways (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Peregrine Air Services >Aberdeen Airways
Comments : Aberdeen Airways started off as the scheduled service division of Peregrine Air Services

Aberdeen London Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AC & T (Air Charter & Travel)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1973* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ACE Freighters (Aviation Charter Enterprises)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964 - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

ACE Scotland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966 - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Acropolis Aviation  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Acropolis Aviation is a Farnborough based private business carrier operating under a UK Civil Aviation Authority EASA Air Operator Certificate

AD Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerocontacts   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerofilms  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1919* - 1925
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerofilms >>Hunting Aerosurveys + Hunting Geophysics =>Hunting Surveys
Comments : Aerofilms was the UK's first commercial aerial photography company, founded in 1919 by Francis Wills and Claude Graham White. Operations began from the Stag Lane Aerodrome at Edgware, using the aircraft of the London Flying School. The Aircraft Operating Company was a British aerial photography company, that took over Aerofilms in 1925, and expanded its operations, based at Hendon. Aerofilms remained operational until in 1940, its staff and equipment were requisitioned by the Air Ministry, and in 1944 the company itself was taken over by Hunting Aerosurveys [Hunting Aerosurveys was a British aerial photography company. Its operations became more diversified under the name Hunting Surveys. The firm incorporated Aerofilms and the Aircraft Operating Company. In 1960 the firm was merged with Hunting Geophysics to form Hunting Surveys. Hunting Surveys & Consultants announced the appointment of a liquidator in Dec2001 and final dissolution in Jan2003]

Aeromega   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Directflight >>Aeromega
Comments : Aeromega acquired Directflight in 2003

Aeroservices   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerotime   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1979 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Afrek   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Air Safaris   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1954 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Safaris
Comments : No further information at this time

AFX Cargo (Air Freight Express)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air 2000  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1987 - 2004
Airline Code : DP : AMM
Genealogy : Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways >TUI Airways
Comments : Air 2000 started operations on 11Apr1987. Renamed to First Choice Airways in Apr2004 [FIRST CHOICE was founded by Errol Crossley at Manchester as AIR 2000. Was the 2nd largest charter airline in the UK in 2000. Absorbed LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in 1998. Name changed in 2003 to reflect parent company] [Thomson Airways formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations on 05May1962. Britannia Airways was adopted in Dec1964. Orion Airways, founded in 1979 by Horizon Holidays and later owned by the large brewing firm Bass Brewery and InterContinental Hotels Group, merged into Britannia Airways in 1989. became Thomsonfly on 09May2005. Thomson Airways officially changed its legal name to TUI Airways on 02Oct2017]

Air Ads   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1952 - 1956
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Alba   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Alba >Highland Airways
Comments : Highland Airways was formed in 1991 as Air Alba & ceased operations on 24Mar2010

Air Alderney  added in 2017 + updated

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Alderney is a proposed airline to serve the island of Alderney, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The airline is based at the island's only airport, the States of Guernsey-operated Alderney Airport. Air Alderney was founded on 31Jan2017, and was hoping to commence commence operations in Sep2017 but didn't make it

Air Anglia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1980
Airline Code : AQ : ---
Genealogy : Nilrfolk Airways + Rig Air + Anglian Air Charter =>Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Atlanta Europe   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Airline Code : 5A : EUK
Genealogy : Air Atlanta Europe >>XL Airways (UK)
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]

Air Atlantic Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : AAG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Atlantique  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : 7M : AAG
Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Comments : AIR ATLANTIQUE was formed & began operations as an air taxi operator in Jersey as GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES in 1969. Renamed to AIR ATLANTIQUE in 1977 upon launching DC3 charter work. Moved to Coventry Airport in 1985. Renemed to AIR CORBIERE from 1990 to 1994. Now operates vintage aircraft only with Air Atlantic Express handling the passenger and cargo services

Air Atlantique (Atlantic Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Atlantique
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Atlantis   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Belfast   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : 7L : AZX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Bridge   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Bristol  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Comments : [AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beak and Tony Auld. Renamed to AB SHANNON.Renamed again in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999. Operated regional services out of several UK airports]

Air Caernafon   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Caledonian   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : CSF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Caledonian ceased operations on 19Jan2005

Air Cam   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Camelot   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978 - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Cargo began operations in Feb1991. Privately owned cargo airline serving West Africa from Gatwick using DC8 aircraft

Air Cargo Distributors   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1848
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Cavrel   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ACL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Charter (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fairflight >>Surrey Flying Services >>Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Comments : AIR CHARTER was founded in 1947. It was Freddie Laker's first entry into owning an airline using Bovingdon and Croydon. Air Charter inaugurated its first vehicle ferry service between Southend and Calais using a Bristol 170 Mark 32 Super Freighter on 14Apr1955. Also was used on Berlin Airlift. Initially a car ferry service. These Bristol 170s were the last flying operations of the type, which had been employed on charter runs as far afield as Christmas Island during its career with Air Charter. Air Charter's operations were absorbed into the newly formed BUA, as a result of the Airwork — Hunting-Clan merger in Jun1960

Air Charter (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Charter Scotland   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : EDC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Charters Experts   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1949*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Commerce   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1934 - 1945
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Commerce =>BEA…...>British Airways
Comments : Air Commerce ceased operations in 1939 and was absorbed into BEA after AAJC (Associated Airways Joint Committee)

Air Commuter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1982* - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Commuter >Venture Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Condor   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1960 - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Continental   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Contractors  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Contractors was a Bovingdon based passenger and cargo airline that took part in the Berlin Airlift. Eventually ceased operating.

Air Corbiere  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Comments : [AIR ATLANTIQUE was formed & began operations as an air taxi operator in Jersey as GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES in 1969. Renamed to AIR ATLANTIQUE in 1977 upon launching DC3 charter work. Moved to Coventry Airport in 1985. Renemed to AIR CORBIERE from 1990 to 1994. Now operates vintage aircraft only with Air Atlantic Express handling the passenger and cargo services]

Air Cordial   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000 - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Couriers (Transport)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1956* - 1956*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Cruises   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1936* - 1936*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Dispatch   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1936* - 1940*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Ecosse   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977 - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Ecosse +>Aberdeen Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Enterprises  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1947* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Enterprises operated scheduled services out of Thruxton, Gatwick & Croydon using DH Dragon Rapides

Air Europe  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Europe began operations on 04May1979 & ceased on 08Mar1991. Operated scheduled and charter flights

Air Europe Express  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Connectair >Air Europe Express
Comments : Air Europe Express was renamed from CONNECTAIR. Had GUERNSEY AIRLINES merge in in 1989was forced to halt its operations on 08Mar1991

Air Exel UK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Faisal   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Ferry  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Ferry was founded in 1961 & started general charter and inclusive tour operations on 01Apr1963. Operated cargo and holiday flights from Manston into France

Air Flight   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948 - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Foyle   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Foyle >Air Foyle Heavylift
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

Air Foyle Charter Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Foyle Passenger Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Foyle Executive   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Foyle Heavylift   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ADB
Genealogy : Air Foyle >Air Foyle Heavylift
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

Air Foyle Passenger Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Foyle Passenger Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Freight (i)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1947* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Freight (ii)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Freight >Skyways Air Cargo
Comments : Skyways Air Cargo was formed in 1967 as Air Freight

Air Furness   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Gregory   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1965* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Gregory
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Hanson   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1965* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Hire (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1934 - 1935*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wrightson Air Hire >Air Hire
Comments : Wrightson Air Hire was renamed 1934 to Air Hire

Air Hire (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1958*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Intercontinental Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975* - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Transasian Airlines >Air Intercontinental
Comments : Air Intercontinental Airlines was formed as Transasian Airlines in 1975

Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Kilroe   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 1999
Airline Code : 9R : ---
Genealogy : Air Kilroe >>Eastern Airways
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]

Air Kruise (Air Kent)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kruise >>British Aviation Services >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Kruise (Trans-Channel Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1958
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >British World Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Links   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1959 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Links >Transglobe Airways
Comments : Transglobe Airways was renamed from Air Links on 01Aug1965. Operated holiday and cargo services from Gatwick in the 1960s. Ceased operations on 28Nov1968

Air Luton (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1984*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Luton (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Manchester   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1982
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Manchester +>BAF >British World Airlines
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

Air Mashriq   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Metro   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1987*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Metro >>EVA >>Air Sarnia
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

Air Nana   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Navigation & Trading (ANT Air Taxi)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ANB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Navigation & Trading Company   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1951 - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Oxford   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1979* - 1979 *
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Post of Banks   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1920* - 1920*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Publicity   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1936* - 1936*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Safaris   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1959 - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Meredith Air Transport >Air Safaris
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Salaris   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1961* - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Sarnia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1990
Airline Code : SG : ---
Genealogy : Air Sarnia
Comments : Guernsey based Air Sarnia went bankrupt in late 1990

Air Scandic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : SCY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Scandic was founded in 1997 & offered charter services from Manchester & Newcastle to holiday destinations although incorporated in Finland. Ceased operations on 14Sep2005

Air Schools   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1938* - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways
Comments : Air Schools was founded in 1938

Air Scotland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : HLN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Shetland   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air South West   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2004*
Airline Code : 8H : ---
Genealogy : Newquay Air >Air South West
Comments : Air South West started as Newquay Air in 1993 based at Newquay Airport

Air Southwest   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2011
Airline Code : SZ : WOW
Genealogy : Air Kilroe & Air Southwest >>Eastern Airways
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]

Air Survey Company   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1955* - 1956*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Sylhet   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2009
Airline Code : SL : SHR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Sylhet was founded in early 2007 & started operations on 04Apr2009 using a wet-leased B.757-200

Air Taxi (Cumberland)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Taxis   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1929* - 1946*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Thanet   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Touring Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : HG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Tours   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Transcontinental Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Transport (Charter)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947* - 1949*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Transport (Charter) took part in the Berlin Airlift but eventually ceased operating. Jersey based

Air UK   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1980 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
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]

Air UK (Commuter)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1984 - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air UK (Leisure)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Thomson Airways >TUI Airways
Comments : Holiday charter carrier. [LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS was renamed from AIR UK (Leisure). Eventually into AIR 2000]. [FIRST CHOICE was founded by Errol Crossley at Manchester as AIR 2000. Was the 2nd largest charter airline in the UK in 2000. Absorbed LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in 1998. Name changed in 2003 to reflect parent company] [Thomson Airways formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations on 05May1962. Britannia Airways was adopted in Dec1964. Orion Airways, founded in 1979 by Horizon Holidays and later owned by the large brewing firm Bass Brewery and InterContinental Hotels Group, merged into Britannia Airways in 1989. became Thomsonfly on 09May2005. Thomson Airways officially changed its legal name to TUI Airways on 02Oct2017]

Air Ulster (Ulster Air Transport)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Ulster ceased operations on 07Jan19780

Air Wales (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977 - 1980
Airline Code : XE : ---
Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Comments : [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].

Air Wales (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2006
Airline Code : 6G : AWW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Wales started in early 2000 from Pembrey Airport providing scheduled service between Wales and the Irish Republic. Founded by a group of Welsh investors reviving the old name. Ceased operations on 23Apr2006

Air West  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Comments : AIR WEST was formed as AIR WESTWARD in 1977. Merged with BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS, AIR WALES and AIR ANGLIA to form AIR UK. [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]

Air Westward   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 1979
Airline Code : WP : ---
Genealogy : Air Westward >Air West + Air Anglia + Air Wales + BIA =>Air UK >KLM uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Comments : No further information at this time

Airbourne Display   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AirCam   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989 - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aircraft Operating Company  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1924* - 1944
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Hunting Surveys
Comments : The Aircraft Operating Company was a British aerial photography company, that took over Aerofilms in 1925, and expanded its operations, based at Hendon. Aerofilms remained operational until in 1940, its staff and equipment were requisitioned by the Air Ministry, and in 1944 the company itself was taken over by Hunting Aerosurveys [Hunting Aerosurveys was a British aerial photography company. Its operations became more diversified under the name Hunting Surveys. The firm incorporated Aerofilms and the Aircraft Operating Company. In 1960 the firm was merged with Hunting Geophysics to form Hunting Surveys. Hunting Surveys & Consultants announced the appointment of a liquidator in Dec2001 and final dissolution in Jan2003]

Airflight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airfreight Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999 - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airlines (Jersey)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1954* - 1954*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AirRep   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airspan Travel   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1949* - 1950*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airtours International  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >>Thomas Cook Airlines
Comments : Airtours International was launched on 01Oct1990 & began operations on 11Mar1991. Absorbed INTER EUROPEAN AIRWAYS in 1993. Danish tour airline, Simon Spies and it's airline [MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS was formed when the parent company consolidated AIRTOURS with PREMIER into a single fleet and renamed it in keeping with the corporate image. Integrated into THOMAS COOK AIRLINES]

Airviews   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1957*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airways International Cymru   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1988
Airline Code : AK : CYM
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Airwork   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1928 - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Airworld  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 1998
Airline Code : RL : AWD
Genealogy : Airworld >>Flying Colours + Caledonian Airways =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines
Comments : Airworld flew on behalf of Sunworld holiday company. First UK operator of A321 and Integrated into Flying Colours

Alan Cobham Aviation  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1927 - 1928
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : In May1927, Alan Cobham founded Alan Cobham Aviation Limited with offices in London's New Bond Street

Aldernay Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1972* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ALex (Aberdeen-London Express)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Alidair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972* - 1981*
Airline Code : QA : ---
Genealogy : >Inter City Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

All Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

All European  updated in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Charter operation from Blackpool)

All Leisure Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : All Leisure Airlines >>TransAer
Comments : Founded by All Leisure Trading for holiday charter flights in 1995. [TRANSAER was formerly known as TRANSLIFT AIRWAYS. Acquired ALL LEISURE AIRLINES in 1997. Main business is holiday charters. Ceased operations in 2000]

Allied Airways (Gandar Dower)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1937 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aberdeen AWs >Allied AWs >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
Comments : Allied Airways was formed 02Jan1934 as Aberdeen Airways with its first service on 19Sep1934

Allied British Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1935 - 1935
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >British Airways
Comments : Allied British Airways Ltd was formed on 30Sep1935 by merger of SPARTAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRWAYS and HILLMAN AIRWAYS in 1935

Alpha Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Alpha One Airways (AlphaOne Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : 4J : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Alpine Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1997* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ambassador Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Amber Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Amber Airways (Amberair)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 1988
Airline Code : DD : AMB
Genealogy : Diamond Airways >Amber Airways >>Paramount Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Amiga Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1992)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure if the license was ever issued.

Amsair   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglia Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglian Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglian Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglo American Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglo Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglo European Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1940* - 1940*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Anglo Normandy Aviation  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
Comments : [Aurigny Air Services was founded by Sir Derrick Bailey in 1968 & started operations on 01Mar1968 after British United Airways withdrew the Alderney to Guernsey route. Took over Anglo Normandy Aviation (an air taxi operator formed in 1975) Provided inter-Channel Island passenger and freight services and routes to Britain and France. Along with Glos-Air was the first customer for BN-2 Islander in 1967. Aurigny was acquired by the States of Guernsey on 15May2003]

Ant Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Antipodean Air Charter   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aquilla Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1958
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Aravco  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1979 - date
Airline Code : -- : ARV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aravco provides executive jet management, sales and charter services out of Farnborough.

Argus Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1957* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Argus Air Transport > (1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines
Comments : Court Lines was founded in 1957 as Argus Air Transport

Assistair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1974* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Burnthills Aviation
Comments : No further information at this time

Astraeus   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2011
Airline Code : 5W : AEU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Astraeus was established on 17Jan2002 & 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

Astral Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1919 - 1921
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AT&T +>Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways
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]

Atlanta Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlantic Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlantic Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1998 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : NPT
Genealogy : LBF-Eda Varken >Abal Air >Time Air Sweden >West Air Sweden + Atlantic Airlines + West Air Luxembourg => West Atlantic >West Atlantic Cargo
Comments : Atlantic Airlines operations started on 30Jun1998. Merged with West Air of Sweden & renamed West Atlantic

Atlantic Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Atlantique
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlantic Cargo   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Atlantique
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlantic Coast Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1935* - 1937*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlantic Express (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlantic Express (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Airline Code : 7M : AAG
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Atlantic Reconnaissance   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1997* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Atlantique
Comments : No further information at this time

Atlas Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1946* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aurigny Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1968 - date
Airline Code : GR : AUR
Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
Comments : Aurigny Air Services was founded by Sir Derrick Bailey in 1968 & started operations on 01Mar1968 after British United Airways withdrew the Alderney to Guernsey route. Took over Anglo Normandy Aviation (an air taxi operator formed in 1975) Provided inter-Channel Island passenger and freight services and routes to Britain and France. Along with Glos-Air was the first customer for BN-2 Islander in 1967. Aurigny was acquired by the States of Guernsey on 15May2003

Autair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1960 - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Argus Air Transport > (1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines
Comments : Autair name changed to Autair International Airways on 27Sep1963

Autair Helicopters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953 - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Autair International   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1963 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Argus Air Transport >(1960) Autair >(27Sep1963) Autair Int. >(1968) Court Lines
Comments : Autair name changed to Autair International Airways on 27Sep1963 & commenced scheduled services on 01Oct1963

AV Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : SMJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AV8air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : MNF
Genealogy : Man Air >AV8air
Comments : AV8air was renamed from Man Air prior to starting. Operations from Manchester on holiday flights. Ceased operations in Apr2004

Aviation Tours   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1932* - 1937*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviation Traders   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1952* - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviation West   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1985* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aztec Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aztec Charter >Interline
Comments : No further information at this time

BA Cityflyer  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : CJ : CFE
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

BA Connect   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : TH : BRT
Genealogy : Brymon Airways + British Regional Airlines =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE
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 & ceased operations on 24Mar2007

Babcock MCS Offshore  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bond Offshore Helicopters >Babcock MCS Offshore
Comments : Babcock MCS Offshore provides transportation for the UK’s Oil and Gas industry, based out of Aberdeen International (ABZ). Rebranded from Bond Offshore Helicopters (1961-2016)

Babcock MCS Onshore  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Babcock MCS Onshore is an aviation emergency and passenger charter carrier

BAC Aircraft   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ABR
Genealogy : BAC Aircraft >BAC Express Airlines >HD Air
Comments : HD Air operations started on 30Jun1992 as BAC Aircraft. Renamed to BAC Express Airlines in 1995 & current name in 2007. Ceased operations

BAC Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BAC Express Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ABR
Genealogy : BAC Aircraft >BAC Express Airlines >HD Air
Comments : HD Air operations started on 30Jun1992 as BAC Aircraft. Renamed to BAC Express Airlines in 1995 & current name in 2007. Ceased operations

BAF (British Air Ferries)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967 - 1993
Airline Code : VF : ---
Genealogy : BAF >British World Airlines
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]

Baltic Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Baltic Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Comments : Baltic Airlines was based at Southend Airport. Merged with BAF [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]

Bance Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BANCO (British Air Navigation Company)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1931* - 1934*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bard Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bardock Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BAS Guernsey (Business Aircraft Services Guernsey)  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BAS Guernsey (Business Aircraft Services Guernsey), a wholly owned subsidiary of HongKong Jet, has been granted an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) by Guernsey. BAS will now been able to offer its BBJ 787-8 VVIP for commercial charter

Baylee Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1978
Airline Code : BC : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Baylee Air Charter was formed in 1971. Placed into liquidation and ceased operating in 1978

BCAL (British Caledonian Airways)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1988
Airline Code : BR : ---
Genealogy : Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Comments : Caledonian Airways took over BUA & renamed it British Caledonian on 21Oct1970 and known as CALEDONIAN/BUA until 1972. British Airways took over British Caledonian on 24May1988

BEA (British European Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
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

BEA Airtours   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines
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

BEA Helicopters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
Comments : BEA Helicopters was formed on 01Jan1964

Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1966)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Berkshire Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1921* - 1921*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Berlin European UK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Berlin European UK
Comments : No further information at this time

Berlin Regional UK   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985* - 1990
Airline Code : WZ : ---
Genealogy : >Berlin European UK
Comments : No further information at this time

Berrad Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1974 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Interflight Air Charter
Comments : No further information at this time

BIA (British Island Airways)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1980
Airline Code : UK : ---
Genealogy : Jersey Airlines + Silver City (North) =>BUIA >BIA + Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
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) [BIA was formed when JERSEY AIRLINES merged with the northern operations of SILVER CITY AIRWAYS.and renamed to BUIA (BRITISH UNITED ISLAND AIRWAYS) in 1963. [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]

BIA (British Island Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BIAs' first revenue flight from Gatwick to Catania in Italy on 02Apr1982

Biggen Hill Executive Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bilga Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Birkett Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1933* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air taxi operator based at Croydon using Airspeed Consul and DH Dragon Rapide aircraft

Birmingham Aviation  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Birmingham Aviation was a Birmingham based charter airline

Birmingham European Airways (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Duo Airways
Comments : Birmingham European Airways was renamed from BIRMINGHAM EXECUTIVE AIRWAYS. Merged with BRYMON AIRWAYS to form BRYMON EUROPEAN AIRWAYS. Partnership dissolved and Brymon Airways sold to BA ]Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004]

Birmingham European Airways (iii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Birmingham Executive Airways (ii)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1983 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Duo Airways
Comments : Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004

BKS Aerocharter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1951 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter. >BKS Air Transport > North Eastern Airways >> BEA…..>British Airways
Comments : BKS Air Transport was formed in 1951 & started operations in Oct1951 as BKS Aerocharter. Name originated from the the initials of the 3 owners, James Barnaby, Thomas Keegan & Cyril Stevens

BKS Air Survey   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1957 - 1957*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BKS Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1953 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter. >BKS Air Transport > North Eastern Airways >> BEA…..>British Airways
Comments : BKS Air Transport was formed in 1951 & started operations in Oct1951 as BKS Aerocharter. Name originated from the the initials of the 3 owners, James Barnaby, Thomas Keegan & Cyril Stevens

BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944 - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BLAA >BSAA >>BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
Comments : BSAA was renamed from BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)(formed on 25Jan1944). Merged with BOAC on 30Jul1949

Black Lion Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1959* - 1959*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Blackpool & West Coast Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1933 - 1937
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >British Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Blackpool Flying Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Blink   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Blink   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Blu Halkin Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blu Halkin Jet is an executive charter carrier looking to expand into the leisure market

Blue City Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Blue Fox Executive Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Blue Islands  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : SI : BCI
Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands
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

Blue Line Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1935* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tollerton based user of Avro Anson aircraft. Eventually ceased operating

Blue-Air  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Independent Air Transport >Blue-Air
Comments : Independent Air Transport came into being in 1954 when a group of airline pilots purchased the London based travel agents, Independent Air Travel. However,an accident on the 02Sep1958,when Viking G-AIJE crashed at Southall after take off from Heathrow,killing the crew,led to allegations of improper practices in both maintenance and operations.This, in turn led to the departure of the company's chairman and managing director,Captain Marian Kozubski. The reorganized airline then changed it's name to Blue-Air, probably in order to distance itself from the adverse publicity surrounding the Southall crash. Charter operations continued throughout the summer of 1959,but the end was now in sight. By Sep1959,work was declining ,and on 12Oct1959,the last revenue earning service took place. Within a few days the company had ceased to exist,its aircraft being sold very quickly

BMAN (British Marine Air Navigation)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923 - 1924
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways
Comments : British Marine Air Navigation was formed on 23Mar1922 & commenced operations on 14Aug1923. Cross channel carrier that merged with DAIMLER AIRWAYS, INSTONE AIR LINES and HANDLEY PAGE TRANSPORT to form IMPERIAL AIRWAYS. [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)]

BMED (British Mediterranean Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944 - 2007
Airline Code : KJ : LAJ
Genealogy : BMED >>British Midland >bmi >>British Airways
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

bmi   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

bmi (british midland international)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001 - 2012
Airline Code : BD : BMA
Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways
Comments : [British Midland International (bmi) was established in 1938 as AIR SCHOOLS. Renamed to DERBY AVIATION in 1949 and then again to DERBY AIRWAYS in 1959. Took over the Birmingham based routes of Excutive Air Transport in 1962. BRITISH MIDLAND AIRWAYS (BMA) was adopted in 1965 when the airline moved from Derby to East Midlands Airport. INVICTA AIRLINES merged in in 1969 and LONDON CITY AIRWAYS in 1990. The 'airlines' was dropped in 1997 and eventually created a name to reflect the change in route structure in 2001. Absorbed BMED in in 2007. BMI was then rebranded to current name in late 2010. International, regional and domestic passenger and freight carrier] bmi was integrated into British Airways on 27Oct2012

bmi Regional  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : BD : BMR
Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional
Comments : bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional

bmibaby   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2012
Airline Code : WW : BMI
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

BNWA (British NorthWest Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : W9 : BNW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BOAC (British Oriental Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp.)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1940 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
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.

BOAC Cargo Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960* - 1960*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cargo arm of BOAC that operated DC7C aircraft in 1960

BOAC-Cunard   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962 - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >British Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Bon Accord Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bon Accord Airways was set up in 1992 by John Begg (previously Peregrine Airways, Aberdeen) who also ran Grampian Railtours. BAC flew two leased Skyvans (?) and occasionally a single S.A. Jetsream. Note in history: Provided aircraft for Michail Gorbachev's private visit to the UK in 1996. Bon Accord ceased operations following the cancellation of their Royal Mail contract in 1997

Bond & Union Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bond Air Services (i)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bond Air Services (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990 - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bond Air Services (iii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bond Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bond Aviation >>Gama Aviation
Comments : No further information at this time

Bond Offshore Helicopters  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bond Offshore Helicopters >Babcock MCS Offshore
Comments : [Babcock MCS Offshore provides transportation for the UK’s Oil and Gas industry, based out of Aberdeen International (ABZ). Rebranded from Bond Offshore Helicopters (1961-2016)]

Bookajet   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : OurJet >Bookajet >Club328
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

Bostonair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bournemouth Air Taxi   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1961* - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Breeze  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Passenger-only operation run by HeavyLift Cargo Airlines (HC Airlines as they were by then) operating a single A300B4. Sadly for them, that market died just as they started the operation. The aircraft was still on strength when HC went under

Brighton City Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Brighton City Airways was founded on 20 November 2012 & commenced operations on 06Mar2013. It operated services from Shoreham Airport, initially to Paris. It suspended Paris operations from 06May2013

Bristol Air Taxi  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1934
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bristol Air Taxi >Western Airways (Norman Edgar) >Western Airways
Comments : [Bristol Air Taxi was formed in 1932 by Norman Edgar to fly chocolate consignments uder contract to J.S. Fry. Flew Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Weston-Super-Mare. Name changed to Western Airways (Norman Edgar) in 1934. On 18Oct1938, the Straight Corporation, headed by Whitney Straight purchased control of Norman Edgar (Western Airways). and renamed it Western Airways]

Bristol Air Taxis   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bristow Helicopters  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1955 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bristow Helicopters Limited was established on 24Jun1955 by Alan Bristow

Britannia Airways  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1964 - 2005
Airline Code : BY : BAL
Genealogy : Euravia >Britannia Airways >Thomson Airways >TUI Airways
Comments : Britannia Airways was formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations on 05May1962. It was the first European operator of B737-200 (1968) and B767 (1984). Largest charter company in the UK. Britannia Airways was adopted on 16Aug1964 & to Thomsonfly on 09May2005 [Thomson Airways formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations on 05May1962. Britannia Airways was adopted in Dec1964. Orion Airways, founded in 1979 by Horizon Holidays and later owned by the large brewing firm Bass Brewery and InterContinental Hotels Group, merged into Britannia Airways in 1989. became Thomsonfly on 09May2005. Thomson Airways officially changed its legal name to TUI Airways on 02Oct2017]

Britavia (British Aviation Services)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1948 - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kruise >>Britavia >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

British & Continental Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1947* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

British & Continental Shipping   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1970s*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

British Aerial Transport Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919 - 1920
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The British Aerial Transport Company began domestic flights between Hendon (London) and Birmingham on 30Sep1919

British Air Lines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1939* - 1939*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

British Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1969* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >British Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

British Air Transport  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1932* - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : British Air Transport was formed during 1932 to perform public charter flights. BAT resumed air charter operations from RAF Kenley in Surrey in May1946 after ceasing during WWII. Operated DH.95 Flamingo + Avro Anson & Avro Consul aircraft out of Redhill Airport and Croydon. In late 1948, the newspaper contracts were lost to a competitor and the airline operation was gradually run down, ceasing in 1951

British Airline Management   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

British Airtours   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines
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

British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)