AV8 Air

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AV8 Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Commenced operations 2003
Ceased operations 2004
Hubs Manchester, England
Destinations Cape Town

AV8 Air was an airline based in the United Kingdom. It was established in June 2003 and started operations on 25 November 2003. It was launched as a subsidiary of tour operator CT2 and began operations on 7 April 2004 with a long-haul flight to Cape Town using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The company operated the 767 on a damp lease basis from Icelandair until their own Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) was granted from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Unfortunately, due to a lack of a bond, the AOC was revoked. A Boeing 757-200 aircraft was intended for use on short-haul flights to Mediterranean resorts, but due to the unsuccessful AOC application, the aircraft was only operated on a weekly check flight around Manchester. The airline ceased trading after only five months.

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AV8 Air originally intended to use "PENNINE" as their ICAO callsign, but due to clashes with 'Peninne Radar' in the Manchester TMA, this was rejected.

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