United Airways Limited
|Ceased operations||1935 merged into Allied British Airways|
|Operating bases||Stanley Park Aerodrome|
|Destinations||Isle of Man, Glasgow, London, Carlisle|
|Parent company||Spartan Aircraft Ltd|
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United Airways Ltd, also known as United Airways Blackpool, was a British airline operating in 1935.
United Airways Ltd was formed on 4 April 1935 as a sister company to Spartan Air Lines Ltd, to operate services to the Isle of Man, connecting with services from London (Heston Aerodrome) to Stanley Park Aerodrome (Blackpool) in a similar manner to Spartan's services from London to the Isle of Wight. It also operated flights from Blackpool to Glasgow and Carlisle)
- Armstrong Whitworth Argosy II - three-engined biplane airliner for 20 passengers. One aircraft (G-AACJ) operated July 1935 to January 1936, formerly owned by Imperial Airways, and was used mainly for pleasure flights around Blackpool Tower.
- de Havilland DH.84 Dragon - twin-engined biplane transport for six/eight passengers, three aircraft operated during 1935
- de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide - twin-engined biplane transport for eight passengers, two new aircraft (G-ADBU, G-ADBX) operated from April and July 1935 to January 1936.
- Spartan Cruiser II - three-engined monoplane transport for six passengers, one new aircraft (G-ACYL) operated from October 1934 to December 1935.
Accidents and incidents
- On 23 March 1936, Spartan Cruiser G-ADEL crashed at Ronaldsway Airport. The aircraft was operating a mail flight from Hall Caine Airport, Ramsey. The aircraft was dismantled and departed the island on board SS Conister of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. It was repaired by its manufacturers and returned to service.
- Doyle, 2001, p.42
- Sherwood (1999)
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- http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1935/1935%20-%201087.html Flight 9 May 1935
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- Jackson 1973 (Vol.2), p. 461
- Jackson 1974 (Vol.3), p. 582
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