Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3 Posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1196 times:
Now that Scotland is getting another airline, I (and probably quite a few others) would like to know:
When's England going to get an airline. OK, I know that most British airlines are based in England...but it's not the same.
Has their been an English airline?
I know that BD were thinking of a name change...how about becoming more English?
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1160 times:
Someone did set up a company called Air England (logo: Coss of St George) in the mid 80's - I have no idea whether or not it actually took off. Actually, out of the cobwebbed recesses of my mind, I seem to recall it was some old codger who offered it to a mate of mine when I was at LTN ...
Actually, the primary reason we're going all out as the Scottish flag carrier is that every other UK airline (with the exception of Air Wales, which got their AOC today - congratulations to them!) is actually English based and/or owned - even Loganair, part of BRAL.
PhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
Its interestng how the "Hub" at MAN is very BRAL and other "partner" airline intensive, leaving BA with the Heathrow Shuttle, Gatwick and New York, plus a handful of European B737 trips, having withdrawn as much as possible from long haul (e.g. Canada, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, LAX)
G-BEAK From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
Guernsey Airlines was not an English Airline. Guernsey is in the Channel Islands not England. As someone of Guernsey descent I am extremely insulted by this suggestion.
As far as Scottish Airlines as concerned I can't think of too many still in existence. If the English want their own airline they are welcome to it but don't deprive us of one. We get little enough here as it is. Easyjet won't give us any European routes, the charter airlines rip us off with supplements and don't go anywhere exotic and I can't say I've ever noticed Virgin Atlantic operating schedules out of Glasgow or Edinburgh. I think England does pretty well aviation wise.
Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
Wasn't their an airline called Highland Express? I remember seeing pictures of a 747-200 with a blue tail and a white diagonal cross on it.. supposed to be based in Prestwick or Glasgow? I don't think it ever began actual revenue service.