Dan-Air will always be sadly missed, and fondly remembered as the airline that flew so many British people on their very first foreign holidays. It was a real shame that as the British tour operators increasingly started their own 'in house' airlines that left Dan-Air somewhat isolated - coupled with quite a large fleet of fuel thirsty aircraft (BAC1-11/727-100/727-200/737-200). If only the 737-300/400's had been introduced sooner this may have helped, along with the move away from charter and towards scheduled flying.
Many of my colleagues now are ex - Dan-Air (their crews were invariably the most friendly, genuine & down to earth around) and every flight I took with them was always excellent - I loved flying on the 727 and wish I'd had the chance to fly on the Comet 4!
It will 10 years exactly (November 1992) since Dan-Air ceased to exist, ironically in their 40th year of flying. A small part of their operation (short haul operations at LGW and the 737-300's & 400's) were purchased by British Airways for the token amount of £1, as they took over DA's debts. Sadly, the majority of the Dan-Air staff were not needed for the new 'EOG' operation at LGW.
I wonder if any special events are being planned to mark the 10th anniversary?