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British World Airlines Grounded | Staff Axed  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

It's a shame. The service was quite good for a "charter" airline. The planes smelt nice and were tidy. It's a shame. They filled in for buzz on my BOD - STN route. I was impressed.


BWA staff axed as airline grounded

A UK airline which specialised in providing back-up planes to other carriers has gone into receivership with the loss of 320 jobs.

British World Airlines, which was based at Southend airport in Essex, said it had failed to find a solution to financial problems exacerbated by the terrorist attacks in the US.

Fifty of the lost jobs are at Aberdeen, from where the airline operated flights to the North Sea oil rigs. The end for the 10-plane carrier came when lessors said the airline's leased aircraft would have to be returned.

The airline began life as Silver City Airways in 1946 and also operated for a time as British Air Ferries.

It operated six 68-seat BAe ATP planes, three Boeing 737s and one Boeing 757.

Among carriers for whom British World Airlines supplied aircraft were British Airways and low-cost airlines easyJet and Go.

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13605 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1702 times:


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Another good British airline gone. Maybe some part of this can be saved because of the contract with the oil workers??????

User currently offlineSBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

When i heard the news...i was shocked.
i thought they were doing really well with plans for expansion in summer 2002.

I work for another charter airline and due to BWL going into recievership,we have now taken over their flying programme.
Great news for us but i do feel for those who were with BWL,i know a few people who worked for them.

Sad to see what was a good airline....gone.


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