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User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1014 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?

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 978 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.  


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 960 times:

The only one I can think of is Air Guernesy, which flew Vickers Viscounts.


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User currently offlineBSL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Which one is the Scottish airline you're talking about?

ScotAir?

Thanks
BSL


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Pardon me for saying this but i thought all BA cared about was London. So i would call them an English airline.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 936 times:

GKirk,

Doesn't that make BA a regional airline, not a truly English one?  


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Hmmmm.... You have a point there PhilB. Although BA does have a hub at MAN i suppose so that makes it an English one. Does anyone know if BA will ever expand ops from Glasgow or Edinburgh?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 932 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)

User currently offlineEgbb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 925 times:

mmm...don't forget the BA Euro-Hub at Birmingham

User currently offlineG-BEAK From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 920 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.


User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Scotty,
I'm refering to Caledonian Wings.


User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 901 times:

egbb,

my comments on the MAN situation are equally as valid for BHX


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 885 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.

User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 883 times:

Highland Express did run revenue services across the Atlantic from Stansted and Prestwick in 1987.
Its only 747, G-HIHO was repossessed in January 1988 and became Virgin's G-VMIA


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