The airline was formed 2 January 1934 as Aberdeen Airways with its first service on 19 September 1934 from Glasgow to Aberdeen using a Short Scion.  It later operated from Aberdeen to Orkney and Shetland using the twin-engined De Havilland Dragon. In 1937 the company changed name to Allied Airways. The airline continued to operate during the second world war. On 12 April 1947 the airline was merged into British European Airways.
- Merton Jones 1972, p. 17
- Doyle 2001, pp. 29–30