List of airlines of the United Kingdom

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The following is a list of operational airlines in the United Kingdom. For British Overseas Territories, see the sections for Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Scheduled airlines[edit]

Airline Image IATA code ICAO code Call sign Remarks
Type A Operating Licence holders[1]
Aer Lingus UK EG EUK GREEN FLIGHT The Northern Irish subsidiary of the Irish Flag Carrier, Aer Lingus. Based in Belfast.
BA CityFlyer G-LCYK British Airways Embraer 190 pic2.JPG CJ CFE FLYER Regional airline, flying Embraer aircraft, it is a subsidiary of British Airways with its head office based at Didsbury, Manchester, England, the airline operates all flights from its hub at London City Airport to UK and European destinations with the BA's full colours and flight numbers.
BA EuroFlyer A0 EFW Subsidiary of British Airways, operating flights from its hub at London Gatwick to short haul destinations with BA's full colours and flight numbers.
British Airways British Airways Airbus A380 (G-XLEC) departs London Heathrow 7June2015 arp.jpg BA BAW/SHT SPEEDBIRD/SHUTTLE The flag carrier, with its hubs at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the airline flies to 245 destinations all around the world. With a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline is the second largest UK carrier behind easyJet.
Eastern Airways Easternairways j41 g-majx arp.jpg T3 EZE EASTFLIGHT Regional airline with its hub at Humberside Airport near Kirmington North Lincolnshire, England. It operates domestic, international and private charter services. It has a fleet of ATR, Embraer, and British Aerospace Jetstream 41.
easyJet EasyJet, G-UZMF, Airbus A321-251NX (49585805831).jpg U2 EZY EASY Low-cost carrier with its the main hub at Luton Airport. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on 1,000 routes to 30 countries via its affiliate airlines operating Airbus aircraft.
Jet2.com Boeing 737-8K2, Jet2.com JP7173073.jpg LS EXS CHANNEX Low-cost-leisure airline offering scheduled and charter flights from the country. With a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, it is the third largest airline in the UK after easyJet, and British Airways.
Loganair Loganair new livery on Saab 340 G-LGNN (1).jpg LM LOG LOGAN Scottish regional airline with its base at Glasgow Airport near Paisley, Scotland.
Norse Atlantic UK UBT LONGBOAT Low-cost carrier Long-haul. A subsidiary of Norse Atlantic Airways, its base at Gatwick Airport.
Ryanair UK G-RUKA (44727655070) RK RUK BLUE MAX Low-cost carrier. A subsidiary of Ryanair, its base at London Stansted Airport.
Virgin Atlantic G-VLUX landing at EGPF.jpg VS VIR VIRGIN Long haul airline based in Crawley, England.
Wizz Air UK Wizz Air UK, G-WUKL, Airbus A321-231 (49601847236).jpg W9 WUK WIZZ GO Low-cost carrier. A subsidiary of Wizz Air, with its base at Luton Airport.

Charter airlines[edit]

Airline Image IATA code ICAO code Call sign Remarks
Type A Operating Licence holders[1]
2Excel Aviation G-IMEA (8700424946).jpg BRO BROADSWORD
AirTanker ZZ336@PEK (20180131143656).jpg TOW TOWLINE
BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel/Marine G-BLRA 146-100 B.Ae Systems XXB 20AUG00 (6021099338).jpg BAE/VSB FELIX/VICKERS
Bristow Helicopters Bristow Helicopters Australia Aerospatiale AS-332L1 Super Puma Vabre.jpg BHL BRISTOW
Directflight DCT AIRTASK
SaxonAir SaxonAir, G-RANE, Bombardier CL605 Challenger (49566072018).jpg SXN SAXONAIR
RVL Aviation G-BODY Cessna 310R (13272136325).jpg 7M REV ENDURANCE
TAG Aviation (UK) G-EGVO (8480007772).jpg VIP SOVEREIGN
TUI Airways TUI, G-TUIL, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (47663114461).jpg BY TOM TOMJET Largest charter airline in Europe.
Titan Airways G-POWK1-28.03.2015 (16932328896).jpg ZT AWC ZAP

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airline Image IATA code ICAO code Call sign
Type A Operating Licence holders[1]
CargoLogicAir G-CLBA KJFK 2 (37725306166).jpg P3 CLA FIREBIRD
DHL Air UK G-DHLF KJFK (37741870092).jpg D0 DHK WORLD EXPRESS
West Atlantic UK West Atlantic UK, G-JMCR, Boeing 737-4Q8 SF (43103501082).jpg NL NPT NEPTUNE

Helicopter airlines/general aviation[edit]

Airline Image IATA code ICAO code Call sign
Type B Operating Licence holders[1]
Acropolis Aviation G-NOAH19062011LHR (5855987875).jpg CRV ACROPOLIS
AH Helicopters Hughes500.g-bioa.arp.jpg
Air Charter Scotland G-OODM (8484061422).jpg EDC SALTIRE
Apollo Air Services
Arena Aviation Arena AS355 fleet.jpg REN ARENA
Atlas Helicopters TDT TRIDENT
Blu Halkin
Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore BND BOND
Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore RHD REDHEAD
Bookajet BOO BOOKAJET
British International Helicopter Services BRT BRITISH
Capital Air Ambulance EGL PRESTIGE
Capital Air Services WDK WOODSTOCK
Cardinal Helicopter Services
Castle Air CASTLEFILM
Catreus AOC VCG THUNDER CAT
Centreline Air Charter CLF CLIFTON
CHC Scotia CHC Helicopter Scotia Sikorsky S-92A.jpg GCY HELIBIRD
Concierge U JCO CINCIERGE
Corporate Jet Management CJM CHECKMARK
Cutting Edge Helicopters
Devon Air Ambulance HLE HELIMED
DEA Aviation Limited WKT WHITE KNIGHT
Directflight DCT AIRTASK
Dragonfly Aviation Services CBM CAMBRIAN
Eagle European
East Midland Helicopters (Looporder Limited) CTK COSTOCK
EBG Helicopters G-DLUX-EC120Colibri-Redhill-A1703.jpg REDHILL
Elite Helicopters SOLENT
Excel Charter XEL HELIEXCEL
Execujet (UK) LCY LONDON CITY
Executive Aviation Services JTR JESTER
Flairjet FLJ FLAIRJET
Flight Academy Limited EQT EQUITY
Flight Calibration Services Ltd VOR FLIGHTCAL
FR Aviation Dassault.falcon20.g-frak.arp.jpg FRA RUSHTON
Gama Aviation G-GMAB (8490531786).jpg GMA GAMA
GB Helicopters (VLL Limited) EDY SOLWAY
Haverdfordwest Air Charter Services
Hebridean Air Services G-HEBS (8491334275).jpg HBR HEBRIDEAN
Heli Air HLY WHISPER
Helicentre Aviation
Helicentre Liverpool (Kingmoor Aviation) HLL FUSION
Helicopters Services (Un Pied Sur Terre Limited)
HH Helicopters HHH CORINIUM
IAS Medical MDI MEDOPS
Isles of Scilly Skybus Skybus otter ml.jpg 5Y IOS SCILLONIA
Jet Exchange XCH EXCHANGE
Loch Lomond Seaplanes G-MDJE (9153702360).jpg
London Executive Aviation G-LEAC (8490532898) (2).jpg LNX LONEX
London Helicopter Centres LHC MUSTANG
London's Air Ambulance London's Air Ambulance Helicopter at Tower Bridge.jpg HLE HELIMED
LyddAir LYD LYDDAIR
Multiflight G-WENA (8489500811).jpg MFT YORKAIR
Newcastle Aviation APX APEX
NHV Helicopters NHZ GOLD
North Wales Air Academy
Northumbria Helicopters NHL NORTHUMBRIA
PDG Helicopters Departing Drumnadrochit - geograph.org.uk - 1417721.jpg PDG OSPREY
Pen-Avia PDY PENDLEY
Phoenix Helicopter Academy BPH BLACK PHOENIX
Polo Aviation CUK CHUKKA
PremiAir Aviation Services PGL PREMIERE
Ravenair G-ORVR (6995623606).jpg RVR RAVEN
Regency Jet Ltd. LJC LITTLE JET
Rise Aviation
Scillonia Airways[2] De Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide ‘G-AHAG’ (28115505980).jpg SCI SCILLONIA
Sloane Helicopters SLN SLOANE
Sovereign Business Jets RHK REDHAWK
Specialist Aviation Services PLC SPECIAL
Starspeed SSP STARSPEED
Synergy Aviation G-FFFC (31975006192).jpg SYG SYNERGY
Voluxis Limited VXS VOLUXIS
Whizzard Helicopters SPELLCASTER
Woodgate Aviation (NI) Woodgate Hangar1.png CWY CAUSEWAY
Yorkshire Air Ambulance G-YAAC Eurocopter EC145 Helicopter (29158621942).jpg HLE HELIMED
Zenith Aviation BZE ZENSTAR
Zephyr Aviation MBG CHALGROVE

Channel Islands and the Isle of Man[edit]

Airline Image IATA code ICAO code Call sign
Aurigny ATR72-G-BWDA-02.jpg GR AUR AYLINE
Blue Islands Blueislands G-BYHG.jpg SI BCI BLUE ISLAND

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Airline licence holders | UK Civil Aviation Authority". www.caa.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)