woady
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Whatever Happened To Air Ops?

Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:06 am

Does anyone remember the airline Air Ops? They were around in the early 90s but I dont recall what actually happened to them. While I'm here, does anyone remember what happened to Aviaco from Spain?

Can anyone shed any light on what happened?

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Longhornmaniac
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RE: Whatever Happened To Air Ops?

Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:15 am

Here's a link from Wikipedia about Aviaco:

Wikipedia Aviaco Link

It seems like Aviaco was dissolved into Iberia.

Air Ops shut down in 1996, but didn't go bankrupt per this website...interesting.

Air Ops Link

Hope this helps!

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Cameron
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woady
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RE: Whatever Happened To Air Ops?

Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:24 am

Interesting reading, I thought that Aviaco might have been absorbed by another airline but wasnt sure which.

I'm still curious about Air Ops... I remember seeing the 3 tristars parked on the cargo apron at MAN for months and months!

Thanks for that.

While I'm here again... just as an aid to memory, am I right in thinking the following;

Airtours renamed My Travel
Air2000 renamed First Choice
Caledonian and Flying Colours merged to JMC then to Thomas Cook
Britannia taken over and renamed TUI?

Are there any more UK Charter airlines that have been renamed/merged that I've missed? I'm not particularly bothered about the ones that have just ceased/folded.

Thanks for any help  Smile

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RE: Whatever Happened To Air Ops?

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:18 am

Orion merged with Brittania and if i remember coorrectly there was a 3rd airline that merged with Flying Colours and Caledonian to form JMC
 
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RE: Whatever Happened To Air Ops?

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:35 am

Quoting Gooner (Reply 3):
Orion merged with Brittania and if i remember coorrectly there was a 3rd airline that merged with Flying Colours and Caledonian to form JMC

Air World

Quoting Woady (Reply 2):
Are there any more UK Charter airlines that have been renamed/merged that I've missed?

Here's a few...
Amberair merged into Paramount AW
UK Leisure merged into Air 2000
British Air Ferries renamed to British World
British Airtours renamed to Caledonian
Sabre AW renamed to Excel
Dan Air taken over by British AW
Inter European merged into Airtours
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