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Amendments  

11 May 2018

Trans-European Airways started operations from Swansea in May1959 with two Dragon Rapides, transferring to Baginton in May1960. Ceased operations in Aug1962 [updated]

04 May 2018

Wizz Air UK is Wizz Air (Hungary)s' new airline in the UK, commenced operations on 03May2018 with London Luton to Bucharest [updated]

03 May 2018

Executair was formed to operate charter services primarily for business executives [added]

2Excel Aviation  last update: 01Mar2018

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. It is a busines and charter carrier based out of Northampton Sywell (ORM)
Aircraft : Beech King Air | Piper Navajo

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

A2B   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Keenair Charter >FlyKeen Airways >A2B
Comments : A2B was founded in 1968 as Keenair Charter
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AB Airlines  last update: 16May2018

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 Beal and Tony Auld & commenced operations in Oct1993. Initially the airline marketed itself as Air Belfast, reflecting its then principal route between Belfast International Airport and London Stansted. Renamed to AB SHANNON. Renamed to current name in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999 - Operated regional services out of several UK airports
Aircraft : Boeing 737-300 | BAC 1-11

AB Shannon  last update: 09Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time - [AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beal 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]
Aircraft : BAC 1-11

ABC (Air Bridge Carriers)  last update: 21Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972 - 1992
Airline Code : AB : ---
Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland
Comments : - [AIR CONTRACTORS was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Briefly known as AIR BRIDGE and then renamed to HUNTING CARGO AIRLINES in Sep1992 and then to Air Contractors in Jun1998 following the acquisition by Compagnie Maritime Belge and Safair. Moved to Dublin at that time. Air Contractors acquired French carrier Europe Airpost on 14Mar2008. Following the acquisition of EAP into the ACL group of companies, the group was rebranded ASL Aviation Group]
Aircraft : AW Argosy | HP Merchantment | L-188 Electra | Vickers Vanguard

Aberdeen Airways (i)  last update: 25Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934 - 1937
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aberdeen Airways (i) >Allied Airways >>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. Taken over by BEA after AAJC - [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. Ceased operations 31Mar1974 & merged with BOAC to form BRITISH AIRWAYS] - [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)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aberdeen London Express  last update: 14Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flew Aberdeen-Stansted. Eventually ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AC & T (Air Charter & Travel)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

ACE Freighters (Aviation Charter Enterprises)  last update: 23Jan2018

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). It was formed in 1962 and commmenced operations in Mar1964. Operated air cargo contract and charter nights from its base at London Airport (Gatwick). Went into liquidation and ceased operations in 1966
Aircraft : Lockheed Constellation freighters | DC-4 freighter

ACE Scotland  last update: 03Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966 - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ACE Scotland was ACE Freighter's foray into IT flights out of Glasgow. Ceased flying in 1966
Aircraft : Lockheed Constellation

Acropolis Aviation  added: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AD Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aerocontacts   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aerofilms  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeromega   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Directflight >>Aeromega
Comments : Aeromega acquired Directflight in 2003
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeroservices   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aerotime   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Afrek   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

African Air Safaris   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

AFX Cargo (Air Freight Express)  last update: 17Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AFX Cargo (Air Freight Express) was formed in 1998 as scheduled cargo operator providing a regular service from LHR to the USA. Grounded by CAA in 2002 for irregularities in flight operations and engineering. Intended to restart in 2004
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air 2000  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987 - 2004
Airline Code : DP : AMM
Genealogy : Leisure International Airways >>Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways >TUI Airways
Comments : Air 2000 was founded by Errol Crossley at Manchester started operations on 11Apr1987. In 1998 First Choice acquired rival tour operator Unijet including their in-house airline Leisure International Airways. The Leisure International Airways fleet was repainted in Air 2000 colours. Renamed to First Choice Airways on 11Apr2004 - [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]
Aircraft : A.320-200 | A.321-200 | B.737-300 | B.757-200 | B.767-300ER

Air Ads   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Alba   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Alba >Highland Airways
Comments : - [Highland Airways was formed in 1991 as Air Alba & ceased operations on 24Mar2010]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Alderney  added: 2017 + last update: 01Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Anglia  last update: 09Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1980
Airline Code : AQ : ---
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
Comments : Air Anglia was formed by the merger of 3 charter/air taxi operators, NORFOLK AIRWAYS, ANGLIAN AIR CHARTER and RIG AIR - [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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Fokker F.27 | Fokker F.28

Air Atlanta Europe   

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Atlantic Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Atlantique  last update: 09Apr2018

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
Aircraft : DC.3C | DC.6A | DC.6A/B

Air Atlantique (Atlantic Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Atlantique
Comments : (Charter, cargo international, regional domestic passenger airlin) AIR ATLANTIQUE 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. Renamed to AIR CORBIERE from 1990 to 1994]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Atlantis   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Belfast   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Bridge  last update: 02Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland
Comments : [AIR CONTRACTORS was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Briefly known as AIR BRIDGE and then renamed to HUNTING CARGO AIRLINES in Sep1992 and then to Air Contractors in Jun1998 following the acquisition by Compagnie Maritime Belge and Safair. Moved to Dublin at that time. Air Contractors acquired French carrier Europe Airpost on 14Mar2008. Following the acquisition of EAP into the ACL group of companies, the group was rebranded ASL Aviation Group]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Bristol  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Comments : Nil further at this time - [AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beal 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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Caernafon   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Caledonian   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Cam   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Camelot   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Cargo Distributors   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Cavrel  last update: 03Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ACL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Cavrel was formed by ACS in 1997. Operated out of East Midlands Airport as a charter cargo carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter (ii)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Charter Scotland   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Charters Experts   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Commerce  last update: 25Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934 - 1945
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Railway Air Services + Great Western & Southern Airlines + Isle of Man Air Services + Scottish Airways + Highland Airways + North Eastern Airways + West Coast Air Services + Air Commerce + Western Isles Airways >>BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
Comments : Air Commerce ceased operations in 1939 and was absorbed into BEA after AAJC (Associated Airways Joint Committee) - [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. Ceased operations 31Mar1974 & merged with BOAC to form BRITISH AIRWAYS] - [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)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Commuter   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Condor  last update: 02May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1960 - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Shortcut Airlines >Air Condor
Comments : Air Condor was a Southend based charter carrier that ferried passengers, cargo and livestock to the near continent. It had been formed as Blackbushe based Shortcut Airlines but finally went into Administration in Dec1960
Aircraft : Bristol 170 Freighter | Vickers Viking | DC.4

Air Continental   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Contractors  last update: 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.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Corbiere  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Cordial  last update: 06Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : International charter flights from Manchester to holdiay destinations. Aircraft operated by Air Scandic
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Couriers (Transport)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Cruises   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Dispatch   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Ecosse   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Enterprises  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Europe  last update: 04May2018

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
Aircraft : B.737-200 | F.100 | MD.11 | Shorts 360

Air Europe Express  last update: 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 1989 was forced to halt its operations on 08Mar1991
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Exel UK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Faisal  last update: 16Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Faisal was a cargo airline that was founded in 1975. It operated into Luton Airport in the early 1980s. Mostly used to carry meat for it's owner, an Asian butcher in Birmingham. Eventually ceased operating after the CAA revoked it's license because the owner, Umjal Patel was doubly charged with smuggling cannabis resin into the UK
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Ferry  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Flight   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Foyle   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Foyle Charter Airlines  last update: 08Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Foyle Passenger Airlines
Comments : Air Foyle Charter Airlines was formed in 1992 & enamed to AIR FOYLE PASSENGER AIRLINES (Passenger services for various airlines)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Foyle Executive   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Foyle Passenger Airlines  last update: 08Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Foyle Passenger Airlines
Comments : Air Foyle Passenger Airlines was set up in 1992 as AIR FOYLE CHARTER AIRLINES to operate passenger serices for various airlines. Eventually ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Freight (i)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Freight (ii)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1967* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Freight >Skyways Air Cargo
Comments : Skyways Air Cargo was formed in 1967 as Air Freight
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Furness   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Gregory  last update: 04Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Gregory Air Taxis >Air Gregory >Denham Air Taxi Services
Comments : Gregory Air Service was founded in 1963 under the name Gregory Air Services (Gregory Air Taxis) by Ken Gregory. The home base was at the airfield in Denham, northwest of London and offered with flights to the surrounding area and to London Heathrow and -Gatwick. In 1964 the carrier merged with Marshall Dunn Aero Services. In December 1968, Air Gregory, as the company was now called, was acquired by the Bristol Street Motor Group. The airline was renamed to Denham Air Taxi Services around 1976
Aircraft : Piper Aztec | Piper Twin Commanche

Air Hanson   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Hire (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1934 - 1935*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wrightson Air Hire >Air Hire
Comments : Wrightson Air Hire was renamed 1934 to Air Hire
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Hire (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Air Intercontinental Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975* - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Transasian Airlines >Air Intercontinental
Comments : Air Intercontinental Airlines was formed as Transasian Airlines in 1975
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Kilroe   

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Kruise (Air Kent)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Kruise (Trans-Channel Airways)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Links   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Luton (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Luton (ii)  last update: 09Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Formed as a maintenance company in 1986. Charter, regional, domestic cargo airline based at Luton Airport.
Aircraft : Nil 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Mashriq   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Air Nana   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Air Navigation & Trading (ANT Air Taxi)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Navigation & Trading Company   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Oxford   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Post of Banks   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Publicity   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Salaris   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Schools  last update: 10May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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 - 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. Integrated into British Airways in Oct2012 - International, regional and domestic passenger and freight carrier] - [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)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Scotland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Shetland   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Survey Company   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1955* - 1956*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil 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
Aircraft : B.757-200

Air Tabernacle  added: 02May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Willow Air + Streamline Aviation +>Air Tabernacle
Comments : Air Tabernacle was formed in Aug1994 and started operating from Southend in late-1996. It was formed by a merger between Willow Air and Streamline Aviation. It was formed primarily to ferry parcels for OCS (Overseas Courier Service)
Aircraft : Embraer Badierante |

Air Taxi (Cumberland)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Taxis   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Thanet   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Touring Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Tours   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Air Transcontinental Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Transport (Charter)  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air UK  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air UK (Commuter)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air UK (Leisure)  last update: 11Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Leisure International Airways >>Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways >TUI Airways
Comments : Air UK (Leisure) Limited was formed in 1987. Holiday charter carrier that was renamed to Leisure International Airways - [Air 2000 was founded by Errol Crossley at Manchester started operations on 11Apr1987. In 1998 First Choice acquired rival tour operator Unijet including their in-house airline Leisure International Airways. The Leisure International Airways fleet was repainted in Air 2000 colours. Renamed to First Choice Airways on 11Apr2004] - [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]
Aircraft : B.737-200 | B.737-400 (first operator in Europe) | B.767-300 | Airbus A320

Air Ulster (Ulster Air Transport)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Wales (i)  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air West  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Westward  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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 : - [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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airbourne Display   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

AirCam   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aircraft Operating Company  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aircruise (Operating)  added: 21Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1966* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aircruise (Operating) was a taxi and executive charter operator based out of Leavesden Aerodrome, Watford
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airflight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Airfreight Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Airlines (Jersey)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

AirRep   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Airspan Travel   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Airtask  added: 23Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1983 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airtask was founded and started charter operations in 1983
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airtours International  last update: 25Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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. Premair were acquired in 1996. UK's second largest tour operator in 1998 - [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] - [THOMAS COOK AIRLINES was formed through the merger of CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS and FLYING COLOURS as JMC AIRLINES on 01Sep1999, which took it''s name from the initials of John Mason Cook, son of the founder Thomas Cook. Operations started 27Mar2000. Renamed to current name on 30Mar2003. MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS merged in in 2008 - International passenger charter carrier specialising in holiday traffic]
Aircraft : A.320-200 | A.321-100 | A.321-200 | A.330-200 | A.330-300 | B.757-200 | B.767-300ER | DC.10-10 | DC.10-30 | MD.83

Airviews  last update: 17Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1953* - 1957*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerial photography based at Ringway Airport
Aircraft : Nil 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airwork  last update: 24Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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 : The origin of AIRWORK can be traced back to 1928 when it trained pilots and flew pleasure trips Heston Aerodrome. Also operated at Shoreham and Perth. Ceased flying during the war and recommenced in 1946. Used on Berlin Airlift. Acquired TRANSAIR in 1958. Merged with HUNTING CLAN AIR TRANSPORT and AIR CHARTER to form BUA. [BCAL was an international and regional passenger and cargo airline that was formed by the merger of BUA and CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS in 1970 and known as CALEDONIAN/BUA until 1972. Acquired by BA ]. [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)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airworld  last update: 25Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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. Integrated into Flying Colours - THOMAS COOK AIRLINES was formed through the merger of CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS and FLYING COLOURS as JMC AIRLINES on 01Sep1999, which took it''s name from the initials of John Mason Cook, son of the founder Thomas Cook. Operations started 27Mar2000. Renamed to current name on 30Mar2003. MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS merged in in 2008 - International passenger charter carrier specialising in holiday traffic]
Aircraft : A.321 (First UK operator) | A.320

Alan Cobham Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alderney Air Charter  last update: 06Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Alderney Air Charter >Mossair
Comments : Alderney entrepreneur Peter Moss founded Alderney Air Charter with a Cessna 336 and then a similar Cessna 337 (basically a 336 with retractable gear) G-AVJG. His next acquisition was a DH Dove G-ALGT, by which time he had renamed his operation Mossair
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alderney Air Ferries  added: 06Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979* - 1982
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Alderney Air Ferries >Metropolitan Airways
Comments : Operated out of Alderney - [Metropolitan Airways was a Bournemouth based airline that operated Shorts 330's and ceased operations in 1985. It was owned by the same holding company as Alderney Air Ferries. As from 29Mar1982, all operations were handled by Metropolitan Airways (One of the Dan Air City Link carriers)]
Aircraft : BN Islander

ALex (Aberdeen-London Express)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Alidair  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972 - 1981*
Airline Code : QA : ---
Genealogy : Alidair >Inter City Airlines
Comments : Alidair was formed as a charter carrier in 1972 and started schedule services in 1973. Ceased operations in 1974 following the fuel crisis then started up again concentrating on oil and cargo charters. Renamed to INTER CITY AIRLINES
Aircraft : Nil at this time

All Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

All European  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Charter operation from Blackpool)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

All Leisure Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Allied Airways (Gandar Dower)  last update: 25Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1937 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aberdeen Airways (i) >Allied Airways >>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. Taken over by BEA after AAJC - [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. Ceased operations 31Mar1974 & merged with BOAC to form BRITISH AIRWAYS] - [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)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Allied British Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alpha Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Alpine Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Ambassador Airways  last update: 19Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994
Airline Code : B3 : AMY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ambassador Airways was organised in late 1992 as the air transport division of the U. K.’s seventh largest tour operator, Best Travel Group, Ltd., to offer passenger charter services to regional and Mediterranean destinations. The carrier’s charter services were launched on 01May1993 from Newcastle and Larnaca. When Best Travel Ltd went bankrupt on the 28Nov1994 the fleet were impounded and operations ceased
Aircraft : B.757-236

Amber Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Amber Airways (Amberair)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Amiga Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Amsair   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Anglia Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Anglian Air Charter  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1950 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anglian Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Anglo American Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Anglo Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Anglo European Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Anglo Normandy Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time - [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ant Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Antipodean Air Charter   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Aquilla Airways  last update: 18May2018

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
Aircraft : Short Solent | Short Sunderland

Aravco  last update: 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.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Argus Air Transport   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Assistair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Astraeus  last update: 06Apr2018

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
Aircraft : A.320-200 | A.330-300 | B.737-300 | B.737-500 | B.737-700 | B.757-200ER

Astral Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1919 - 1920
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlanta Airways  last update: 04Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Low cost subsiduary of Caledonian Airways
Aircraft : L.1011 Tristar

Atlantic Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Atlantic Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantic Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Atlantic Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Atlantic Coast Air Services  last update: 30Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1935* - 1937*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Barnstaple based charter carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantic Express (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Atlantic Reconnaissance   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Atlantic Star Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Atlantic Star Airlines intended to commence scheduled charter flights to St. Helena from Stansted with effect from 22May2016. Did not happen
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlas Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines  added: 23Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of London Stansted (STN). In the process of obtaining its AOC
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aurigny Air Services  last update: 23Mar2018

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
Aircraft : ATR 42 | ATR 72-202 | ATR 72-500 | BAe 146-200QC | BN-2A Islander | BN-3 Trislander | EMB-195 | Saab 340A | Shorts 360-300

Autair   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Autair Helicopters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Autair International   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AV Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Aviation Tours   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aviation Traders   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aviation West   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aztec Charter  last update: 05Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aztec Charter >Interline
Comments : No further information at this time Interline (Eagle Aviation) was formed as AZTEC CHARTER in Liverpool. Ceased operations in 1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BA Cityflyer  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BA Connect   

Status : Renamed / merged

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 - [FlyBE is a privately owned company formed on 01Jan1969 as Intra Airways. It then started operations on 01Nov1979 as Jersey European Airways as a result of a merger of Jersey-based Intra Airways and Bournemouth-based Express Air Services. In 1983 the airline was sold to Walker Steel Group, which also owned Spacegrand Aviation, and the two airlines were merged under the Jersey European name in 1985. Renamed to British European on 01Jun2000 and then changed again on 18Jul2002 to current one]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Babcock MCS Offshore  added: 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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Babcock MCS Onshore  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

BAC Aircraft   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BAC Charter  last update: 09Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Operated European routes with express parcels, mail and passengers from Gatwick, Southend and Jersey.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BAC Express Airlines  last update: 09Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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 (Contract mail for the Royal Mail. Charter, regional domestic, passenger and cargo.)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BAF (British Air Ferries)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Baltic Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bance Air  last update: 24Feb2018

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bance Air was formed in 2006 & had planned to fly LHR to India
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BANCO (British Air Navigation Company)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Bard Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Bardock Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

BAS Guernsey (Business Aircraft Services Guernsey)  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BAS Guernsey (Business Aircraft Services Guernsey), a wholly owned subsidiary of HongKong Jet that was founded in 2017. It 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BCAL (British Caledonian Airways)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BEA (British European Airways)  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Railway Air Services + Great Western & Southern Airlines + Isle of Man Air Services + Scottish Airways + Highland Airways + North Eastern Airways + West Coast Air Services + Air Commerce + Western Isles Airways >>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. Ceased operations 31Mar1974 & merged with BOAC to form BRITISH AIRWAYS - [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)]
Aircraft : Airspeed Ambassador | BAC 1-11 | DC.3 | DH Comet 4B | DH Heron | DH Trident 1C | DH Trident 2E | DH Trident 3B | DH.89 Dragon Rapide | HP Herald | HS Argosy | Junkers Ju-52/3m | Short Skyliner | Vickers Merchantman | Vickers Vanguard | Vickers Viking 1B | Vickers Viscount

BEA Airtours  last update: 25Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1974
Airline Code : KT : ---
Genealogy : BEA Airtours >British Airtours >Caledonian Airways + Flying Colours =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines
Comments : BEA Airtours was founded on 24Apr1969 & started operations on 06Mar1970 as a division of BEA to provide it with a low cost platform to participate in the then rapidly growing inclusive tour (IT) holiday flights market - [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] - [THOMAS COOK AIRLINES was formed through the merger of CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS and FLYING COLOURS as JMC AIRLINES on 01Sep1999, which took it''s name from the initials of John Mason Cook, son of the founder Thomas Cook. Operations started 27Mar2000. Renamed to current name on 30Mar2003. MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS merged in in 2008 - International passenger charter carrier specialising in holiday traffic]
Aircraft : DH Comet 4B | DH Trident

BEA Helicopters   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Berkshire Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Berlin European UK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Berlin Regional UK   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Berrad Aviation  last update: 03Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Berrad Aviation >Interflight Air Charter
Comments : INTERFLIGHT AIR CHARTER was formed as BERRAD AVIATION in 1974, specialising in pleasure flights. Moved into charters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BIA (British Island Airways) (i)  last update: 31Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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] - [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper and KLM (uk) to became KLM CityHopper on 01Apr1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BIA (British Island Airways) (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1990