British Westpoint Airlines

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British Westpoint Airlines was a British charter and scheduled airline from 1962 to 1967.

Douglas C-47A Dakota of British Westpoint Airlines at Manchester Airport in 1965


The airline started operations in March 1961 operating charters and summer pleasure flights from a base established at Exeter Airport using a fleet of de Havilland Dragon Rapides. In 1961 the first two of three former British European Airways Douglas DC-3s were acquired and a scheduled service was started linking Exeter with Newquay Airport and London Heathrow Airport.

In 1964 further Dragon Rapides along with Mayflower Air Services were acquired in 1964. During 1966 the airline looked at the feasibility of re-equipping with larger aircraft and expanding the network further, but financial problems caused the cessation of flying in May 1966.[1]

Aircraft operated[edit]


  1. ^ Merton-Jones, 1976, p. 69
  • Merton Jones, T. (1976). British Independent Airline 1946-1976. UK: The Aviation Hobby Shop. ISBN 0-907178-82-0.