Air UK were formed in 1980 through the merging of Air Anglia, BIA and Air Wales (nothing to do with the current Air Wales!).
The combined fleet at that time was a mixed bag of 1-11's, F28, F27's, Herald's and Bandeirante's.
A handful of Shorts 330's and 360's were purchased in the mid 1980's and the 1-11's and F28 were replaced by 146's, which quickly grew in numbers as the network expanded.
When BCal was integrated into BA
were forced to surrender the LGW
services which Air UK took over. F100's began to join the fleet and F50's replaced most of the F27's. Two ATR72's were leased towards the end of Air UK's life to operated the SOU
services but these routes were quickly dropped after becoming KLM UK in 1998.
The main UK airports served by Air UK during its existance were:
Norwich (which was formerly it's base and remained as it's engineering HQ
Over the years, services also came and went from:
Isle of Man
Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.