Air UK Leisure
|Hubs||London Stansted Airport|
In June 1987 Air UK announced that it would start a new charter airline based at London Stansted Airport which would start operating in 1988 with two leased Boeing 737-200 aircraft. The company Air UK (Leisure) Limited was formed in 1987 with Air UK providing 30% of the £2.5 million capital, B&C Holding (the parent company of Air UK) 30% with the rest from the travel group Viking International.
The airline started operations in 1988 with two leased Boeing 737-200 aircraft and placed orders for four new Boeing 737-400s from a leasing company for delivery in October 1988. The first flight was from London Stansted Airport to Faro Airport in Portugal. The airline became the first operator of the Boeing 737-400 in Europe when the first aircraft was delivered on 14 October 1988.
Leisure International Airways
Over the years, Air UK Leisure operated the following aircraft types:
- "Air UK to set up charter airline". Flight International. 13 June 1987. p. 43.
- "Europe sees first 737-400". Flight International. 5 November 1988. p. 5.
- "Marketplace". Flight International. 24–30 March 1993. p. 11.
- "Air UK Leisure sign for Airbus". Flight International. 13–19 March 1996. p. 11.
- "Leisure puts its A320-200s to work". Flight International. 1–7 May 1996. p. 11.
- Air UK Leisure fleet list at airfleets.net
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