Duo Airways

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Duo Airways
Duo airways logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded June 2003
Commenced operations November 2003
Ceased operations 1 May 2004
Operating bases Birmingham Airport
Edinburgh Airport
Fleet size 9
Destinations 16
Headquarters Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Website www.duo.com

Duo Airways was an airline based in the United Kingdom. Its main bases were Birmingham Airport and Edinburgh Airport. It ceased operations in May 2004.


The airline was formed by a management buyout of the former Maersk UK in June 2003. The airline relaunched services in November 2003 but a shortage of funds led to it suspending flights and entering administration on 1 May 2004.

The airline sought to provide a high quality of service at moderate prices, but faced a marketing challenge in explaining that it was not a low cost, no-frills carrier, and load factors took longer than expected to reach budgeted levels. Despite overwhelmingly positive reaction from passengers and an encouraging outlook, the airline had to close down when an investor withdrew support at short notice.


A Duo Airways Bombardier CRJ-200LR landing at Bournemouth Airport, England. (2003)

Duo Airways served the following destinations throughout operations:

[Base] Base
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Berlin Germany TXL EDDT Berlin Tegel Airport
Birmingham United Kingdom BHX EGBB Birmingham Airport [Base]
Cologne/Bonn Germany CGN EDDK Cologne Bonn Airport
Copenhagen Denmark CPH EKCH Copenhagen Airport
Edinburgh United Kingdom EDI EGPH Edinburgh Airport [Base]
Geneva Switzerland GVA LSGG Geneva International Airport
Gothenburg Sweden GOT ESGG Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Helsinki Finland HEL EFHK Helsinki Airport
Lyon France LYS LFLL Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Milan Italy MXP LIMC Milano Malpensa Airport
Nice France NCE LFMN Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Oslo Norway OSL ENGM Oslo Airport
Stockholm Sweden ARN ESSA Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stuttgart Germany STR EDDS Stuttgart Airport
Vienna Austria VIE LOWW Vienna International Airport
Zurich Switzerland ZRH LSZH Zurich Airport


The Duo Airways fleet consisted of the following aircraft through operations:

Duo Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Bombardier CRJ-200LR 4 48
Bombardier CRJ-700 3 68
Bombardier CRJ-700ER 2 68
Total 9

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