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August 17, 2017 

Wheels Up Europe is the UK subsidiary of the USA company & is a private & business charter service [added]

July 8, 2017 

Start-up carrier FlyLolo, intend to start operations this year, with Christmas flights from the UK to the Canary Island [added]

June 29, 2017

In May1927, Alan Cobham founded Alan Cobham Aviation Limited with offices in London's New Bond Street [added]

Airlines

2Excel Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

A.V. Roe   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919 - 1920
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

A2B   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

AB Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1999
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
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Airline Code : 7L : AZX

AB Shannon  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 1996
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]
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Airline Code :  

ABC (Air Bridge Carriers)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1992
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
Airline Code : AB : ---

Aberdeen Airways (i)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1934 - 1937
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
Airline Code :  

Aberdeen Airways (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aberdeen London Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

AC & T (Air Charter & Travel)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

ACE Freighters (Aviation Charter Enterprises)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964 - 1966
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ACE Scotland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Acropolis Aviation  added

Status : Active

Dates :

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

AD Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aerocontacts   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aeromega   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aeroservices   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aerotime   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Afrek   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

African Air Safaris   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

AFX Cargo (Air Freight Express)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air 2000  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1987 - 2004
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 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 : Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways
Airline Code : DP : AMM

Air Ads   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Alba   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Anglia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1980
Comments : No further information at this time
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
Airline Code : AQ : ---

Air Atlanta Europe   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2006
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)
Airline Code : 5A : EUK

Air Atlantic Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AAG

Air Atlantique  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
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
Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Airline Code : 7M : AAG

Air Atlantique (Atlantic Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Atlantis   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Belfast   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Bridge   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Bristol  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1995
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]
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Airline Code :  

Air Caernafon   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Caledonian   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Cam   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Camelot   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Cargo Distributors   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Cavrel   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Charter (i)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1960
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
Genealogy : Fairflight >>Surrey Flying Services >>Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Airline Code :  

Air Charter (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Charter Scotland   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2007*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EDC

Air Charters Experts   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1949*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Commerce   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Commuter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Condor   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Continental   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Contractors  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Corbiere  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 1994
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]
Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Airline Code :  

Air Cordial   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Couriers (Transport)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Cruises   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Dispatch   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Ecosse   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Enterprises  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Europe  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Europe Express  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Exel UK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Faisal   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Ferry  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 1968
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Flight   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Foyle   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 2001
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
Airline Code :  

Air Foyle Charter Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Foyle Executive   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Foyle Heavylift   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2008*
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
Airline Code : -- : ADB

Air Foyle Passenger Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Freight (i)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Freight (ii)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Furness   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Gregory   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Hanson   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Hire (i)  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Hire (ii)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1958*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Intercontinental Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Kilroe   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 1999
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
Airline Code : 9R : ---

Air Kruise (Air Kent)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Kruise (Trans-Channel Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1958
Comments :  
Genealogy : >British World Airlines
Airline Code :  

Air Links   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1959 - 1965
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
Airline Code :  

Air Luton (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Luton (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Manchester   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1982
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
Airline Code :  

Air Mashriq   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2009)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Metro   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1987*)
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
Airline Code :  

Air Nana   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Navigation & Trading (ANT Air Taxi)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Navigation & Trading Company   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Oxford   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Post of Banks   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Publicity   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Safaris   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Salaris   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Sarnia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Scandic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2005
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 :  
Airline Code : -- : SCY

Air Schools   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Scotland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Shetland   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978 - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air South West   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Southwest   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2011
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
Airline Code : SZ : WOW

Air Survey Company   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Sylhet   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Taxi (Cumberland)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1961*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Taxis   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Thanet   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Touring Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : HG : ---

Air Tours   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Air Transcontinental Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Transport (Charter)  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air UK   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1980 - 1998
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
Airline Code :  

Air UK (Commuter)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air UK (Leisure)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 1996
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Thomson Airways
Airline Code :  

Air Ulster (Ulster Air Transport)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Wales (i)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Wales (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2006
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 6G : AWW

Air West  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979 - 1980
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]
Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Airline Code :  

Air Westward   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Airbourne Display   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

AirCam   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airflight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Airfreight Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airlines (Jersey)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

AirRep   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airspan Travel   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airtours International  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 2002
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]
Genealogy : Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >>Thomas Cook Airlines
Airline Code :  

Airviews   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airways International Cymru   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1988
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 :  
Airline Code : AK : CYM

Airwork   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Airworld  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Alan Cobham Aviation  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Aldernay Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1972* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ALex (Aberdeen-London Express)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Alidair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

All Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

All European   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2009)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

All Leisure Airlines  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995* - 1997
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]
Genealogy : All Leisure Airlines >>TransAer
Airline Code :  

Allied Airways (Gandar Dower)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1937 - 1947
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
Airline Code :  

Allied British Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Alpha Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Alpha One Airways (AlphaOne Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4J : ---

Alpine Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Ambassador Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Amber Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Amber Airways (Amberair)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Amiga Airways  updated

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Amsair   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Anglia Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Anglian Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Anglian Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Anglo American Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Anglo Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Anglo European Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Anglo Normandy Aviation  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
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]
Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
Airline Code :  

Ant Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Antipodean Air Charter   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aquilla Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1958
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aravco  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Argus Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Assistair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1974* - 1975
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Burnthills Aviation
Airline Code :  

Astraeus   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2011
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 5W : AEU

Astral Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1919 - 1921
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
Airline Code :  

Atlanta Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Atlantic Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Atlantic Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1998 - 2008
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
Airline Code : -- : NPT

Atlantic Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Atlantic Cargo   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Atlantic Coast Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Atlantic Express (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2007
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Atlantic Express (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
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 :  
Airline Code : 7M : AAG

Atlantic Reconnaissance   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Atlas Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aurigny Air Services  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1968 - date
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
Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
Airline Code : GR : AUR

Autair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Autair Helicopters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953 - 1965*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Autair International   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1963 - 1968
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
Airline Code :  

AV Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SMJ

AV8air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aviation Tours   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aviation Traders   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aviation West   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aztec Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

BA Cityflyer  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
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 :  
Airline Code : CJ : CFE

BA Connect   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2007
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
Genealogy : Brymon Airways + British Regional Airlines =>CitiExpress >BA Connect >FlyBE
Airline Code : TH : BRT

BAC Aircraft   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1995
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
Airline Code : -- : ABR

BAC Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

BAC Express Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 2007
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
Airline Code : -- : ABR

BAF (British Air Ferries)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967 - 1993
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
Airline Code : VF : ---

Baltic Airlines  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
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]
Genealogy : Baltic Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Airline Code :  

Bance Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

BANCO (British Air Navigation Company)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Bard Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Bardock Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Baylee Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

BCAL (British Caledonian Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1988
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
Airline Code : BR : ---

BEA (British European Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1974
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
Airline Code :  

BEA Airtours   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1974
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
Airline Code :  

BEA Helicopters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1966)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Berkshire Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Berlin European UK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Berlin Regional UK   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985* - 1990
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Berlin European UK
Airline Code : WZ : ---

Berrad Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1974 - 1985
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Interflight Air Charter
Airline Code :  

BIA (British Island Airways)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1980
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]
Genealogy : Jersey Airlines + Silver City (North) =>BUIA >BIA + Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Airline Code : UK : ---

BIA (British Island Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Biggen Hill Executive Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Bilga Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Birkett Air Services  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Birmingham Aviation  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Birmingham European Airways (i)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 1992
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]
Genealogy : >Duo Airways
Airline Code :  

Birmingham European Airways (iii)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2009)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Birmingham Executive Airways (ii)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1983 - 1989
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
Airline Code :  

BKS Aerocharter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1951 - 1953
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
Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter. >BKS Air Transport > North Eastern Airways >> BEA…..>British Airways
Airline Code :  

BKS Air Survey   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

BKS Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1953 - 1970
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
Genealogy : BKS Aerocharter. >BKS Air Transport > North Eastern Airways >> BEA…..>British Airways
Airline Code :  

BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944 - 1946
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
Airline Code :  

Black Lion Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Blackpool & West Coast Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Blackpool Flying Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Blink   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008 - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Blink   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
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 :  
Airline Code :  

Blu Halkin Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Blue City Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Blue Fox Executive Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Blue Islands  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
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
Airline Code : SI : BCI

Blue Line Airways  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Blue-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1959
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
Airline Code :  

BMAN (British Marine Air Navigation)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923 - 1924
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)]
Genealogy : Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways
Airline Code :  

BMED (British Mediterranean Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944 - 2007
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
Airline Code : KJ : LAJ

bmi   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

bmi (british midland international)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001 - 2012
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
Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways
Airline Code : BD : BMA

bmi Regional  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
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
Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional
Airline Code : BD : BMR

bmibaby   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2012
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 :  
Airline Code : WW : BMI

BNWA (British NorthWest Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : W9 : BNW

BOAC (British Oriental Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp.)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1940 - 1974
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
Airline Code :  

BOAC Cargo Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

BOAC-Cunard   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Bon Accord Airways  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1997
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bond & Union Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Bond Air Services (i)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Bond Air Services (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Bond Air Services (iii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bond Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001* - 2001
Comments :  
Genealogy : Bond Aviation >>Gama Aviation
Airline Code :  

Bookajet   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2004
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
Airline Code :  

Bostonair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bournemouth Air Taxi   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Breeze  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2002
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Brighton City Airways  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2013
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bristol Air Taxi  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1934
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]
Genealogy : Bristol Air Taxi >Western Airways (Norman Edgar) >Western Airways
Airline Code :  

Bristol Air Taxis   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bristow Helicopters  added

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Britannia Airways  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1964 - 2005
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 [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 : Euravia >Britannia Airways >Thomson Airways
Airline Code : BY : BAL

Britavia (British Aviation Services)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

British & Continental Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

British & Continental Shipping   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

British Aerial Transport Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

British Air Lines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

British Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

British Air Transport  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1932* - 1951
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Airline Management   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Airtours   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1988
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
Airline Code :  

British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1992*
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
Airline Code :  

British Airways (i)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1936 - 1940
Comments : British Airways Limited was formed from United Airways, Hillman’s Airways and Spartan Airlines on 01Jan1936 BRITISH AIRWAYS was formed in 1935 by the merger of SPARTAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRWAYS and HILLMAN AIRWAYS and known as ALLIED BRITISH AIRWAYS. The name was shortened to B.A. later in the same year. Joined by BRITISH CONTINENTAL AIRWAYS in 1936. Merged with IMPERIAL AIRWAYS to form BOAC in 1940 [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 : United Airways + Hillman’s Airways + Spartan Airlines =>British Airways…..>British Airways
Airline Code :  

British Airways (ii)  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1974 - date
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 [In 1924, Britain's four main fledgling airlines, which had by then evolved into INSTONE, HANDLEY PAGE, THE DAIMLER AIRWAYS and BRITISH MARINE AIR NAVIGATION COMPANY, merged to form IMPERIAL AIRWAYS] [BRITISH AIRWAYS was formed in 1935 by the merger of SPARTAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRWAYS and HILLMAN AIRWAYS and known as ALLIED BRITISH AIRWAYS. The name was shortened to B.A. later in the same year. Joined by BRITISH CONTINENTAL AIRWAYS in 1936] [BA Merged with IMPERIAL AIRWAYS to form BOAC in 1940] [BEA was originally based at Northolt and took over the RAF transport wing. In 1947 took over several airlines after AAJC was ceased. (RAILWAY AIR SERVICE, GREAT WESTERN & SOUTHERN AIRLINES, ISLE OF MAN AIR SERVICES, SCOTTISH AIRWAYS, HIGHLAND AIRWAYS, NORTHEASTERN AIRWAYS, WEST COAST AIR SERVICES, AIR COMMERCE and WESTERN ISLE AIRWAYS). Later acquired CHANNEL ISLAND AIRWAYS and ALLIED AIRWAYS (same year)] BRITISH AIRWAYS 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). Launch customer for B777-200ER in 1997. Now privately owned (National carrier for the UK. Scheduled passenger and cargo services)]
Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
Airline Code : BA : BAW

British Airways Express  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Comments : [BRITISH AIRWAYS CITIEXPRESS was formed by the amalgamation of BRYMON AIRWAYS and BRITISH REGIONAL. MANX AIRLINES was fully integrated in in 2002 [BRITISH REGIONAL AIRLINES was formed as MANX AIRLINES (Europe) in 1991. Became a BA franchise in 1995 operating as British Airways Express and eventually renamed]
Genealogy : >FlyBE
Airline Code :  

British American Air Services  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1938* - 1949*
Comments : British American Air Services operated from Heston to 30 destinations connected with race meetings. Chartair merged in in 1947. Also operated on Berlin Airlift but ceased operating.
Genealogy : Chartair >>British American Air Services
Airline Code :  

British American Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

British Amphibious Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1932 - 1933
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 :  
Airline Code :  

British Asia Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1995*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Atlantic Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984 - 1984
Comments : British Atlantic Airways was formed in 1982
Genealogy : British Atlantic Airways >Virgin Atlantic
Airline Code :  

British Aviation Services  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1962
Comments : British Aviation Services was formed in 1946. Its main activities included trooping, inclusive tour (IT) and worldwide passenger and freight charter services. In 1953, British Aviation Services took over the independent airline Air Kruise. In 1962, BAS Group merged with British United Airways (BUA)
Genealogy : British Aviation Services >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Airline Code :  

British Caledonian Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984 - 1988
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
Airline Code :  

British Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979 - 1980
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
Airline Code :  

British Continental Airways  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1935* - 1936
Comments : British Continental Airways Limited was formed on 15Apr1935. Joined BRITISH AIRWAYS which merged with IMPERIAL AIRWAYS to form BOAC in 1940. [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 : >British Airways
Airline Code :  

British Eagle International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 1968
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
Airline Code :  

British Emerald Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1983*)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British European   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2002
Comments : [FLYBE is a privately owned company formed on 01Jan1969 as INTRA AIRWAYS. Merged with SPACEGRAND in 1983. Intra merged with EXPRESS AIR FREIGHT to form JEA (Jersey European) in 1985. Renamed to BRITISH EUROPEAN on 01Jun2000 and then changed again on 18Jul2002 to current one]
Genealogy : Intra Airways + Express Air Freight =>JEA >British European >FlyBe
Airline Code :  

British European Air Ferries   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Flying & Motor Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1927* - 1927*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Flying Boats  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1932* - 1932*
Comments : British Flying Boats was registered on 23Jun1932. It was a private company registered in Edinbrgh, the directors of which are the Duke of Montrose (chairman). Sir Malcolm M'Alpine, Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton and Fit. Lt. J. Gordon Murray
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Global (MK Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy : British Global
Airline Code : 7G : MKA

British Independant Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1991
Comments : British Independant Airways was a Lydd based cross-channel airline
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

British Mediterranean Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 2004
Comments :