UK International Airlines

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UK International Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2007
Fleet size2
HeadquartersSheffield, England, UK
Website longer active)

UK International Airlines was a British airline based in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. UK International Airlines Limited held a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats, for a very short period of time.[1]

On 8 January 2008 the UK Civil Aviation Authority suspended the AOC held by UK International Airlines. It has also suspended the Route licences for both charter and scheduled operations held by the airline.[2]


UK International Airlines Limited was formed on 13 September 2005 [3] to operate services between United Kingdom and Pakistan. The airline was awarded its worldwide scheduled Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) [4] and Type A Operating Licence (OL) [1] on 5 September 2007 from the UK CAA.

The license and AOC was surrendered by the company.

The airline commenced services on 19 October 2007 with a flight from East Midlands Airport to Sharjah and Islamabad.[5]

Suspension of services[edit]

UKIA have suspended all operations since 27 December 2007. The company cites ongoing concerns about the fleet and problems with security at Islamabad International Airport.[6] The UK International Airlines website now redirects to a holding page and all traces of the airline seem to have disappeared.


The airline formerly served the following destinations prior to ceasing operations. It suspended charter flights and scheduled services due to security issues raised by UKDTI.


  1. ^ a b "Type A Operating Licence Holders". UK Civil Aviation Authority.
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Licensing Notices No 1832a
  3. ^ Companies House (English Company 05561856)
  4. ^ "AOC Holders". UK Civil Aviation Authority.
  5. ^ "UKIA First Flight Press Release". UKIA.
  6. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Official Record Series 2 Number 1844 dated 8 July 2008

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