Peach Air

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Peach Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
- KGC - Goldcrest
Founded 1996
Ceased operations 1998 (Merged with Flying Colours Airlines to form JMC Air)
Operating bases London Gatwick Airport
Fleet size 6
Parent company Caledonian Airways (1988)
Headquarters London Gatwick Airport
Peach Air Boeing 737-200 at Funchal, Madeira, 1998

Peach Air was a United Kingdom charter airline that operated for two years between 1997 and 1998.


Peach Air was formed in 1996. It was part of Caledonian Airways (1988), created to operate for the tour operator Goldcrest.

In 1999, Thomas Cook completed the acquisition of Carlson Leisure Group, who operated Caledonian Airways and Peach Air. This led to a complete rebrand by Thomas Cook of its growing tour operation.

In 2000, Thomas Cook rebranded their charter airline operations as JMC Air, part of a new universal customer-facing brand "JMC".

Flying Colours ordered 2 Airbus A330-200 aircraft to begin long haul operations; these aircraft arrived after the JMC rebrand.

JMC Air was rebranded as Thomas Cook Airlines in 2002.

Thomas Cook Airlines UK then announced a merger with fellow Manchester-founded airline MyTravel Airways. The parent companies had merged in June 2007, with the two airlines merging in November that year.


Peach Air operated two 737-200 and four Lockheed L-1011 aircraft – the latter from Air Atlanta Icelandic.


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