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This page provides links to all currently operating international, regional, domestic, passenger and cargo airlines registered in the United Kingdom. Click on Airline Name for contact, fleet, route and accident data.


Find current airlines in these Countries:
Airlines of UK
Airline Main Base
IATA code
ICAO code
IATA Prefix
Start of ops.
Atlantic Airlines Coventry (CVT)
-
NPT
1998
Aurigny Air Services Guernsey (GCI)
GR
AUR
924
1968
BA CityFlyer London City (LCY)
CJ
CFE
2007
Blue Islands Jersey (JER)
SI
BCI
1999
bmi Regional Aberdeen (ABZ)
BM
BMR
480
2001
British Airways London (LHR)
BA
BAW
125
1924
CargoLogicAir London (STN)
P3
CLU
2015
Cello Aviation Birmingham
-
CLJ
-
2010
Coyne Airways London (STN)
7C
COY
1990
DHL Air East Midlands (EMA)
D0
DHK
936
2001
Eastern Airways Humberside (HUY)
T3
EZE
467
1997
easyJet London (LTN)
U2
EZY
1995
Flybe Exeter (EXT)
BE
BEE
267
1979
Hebridean Air Services Cumbernauld
-
-
1995
Isles of Scilly Skybus Lands End (LEQ)
5Y
IOS
1984
Jet2.com Leeds/Bradford (LBA)
LS
EXS
839
1978
Links Air Humberside (HUY)
-
LNQ
2009
Loganair Glasgow (GLA)
LC
LOG
1962
Lydd Air Lydd (LYX)
-
LYD
1997
Manx2 Isle of Man (IOM)
NM
-
2006
Norwegian Air UK London (LTN)
DI
NRS
-
2015
OpenSkies Paris (ORY)
BA
BOS
2008
RVL Aviation East Midlands
-
REV
-
2007
ScotAirways Dundee
CB
SAY
969
1984
Thomas Cook Airlines Manchester (MAN)
MT
TCX
2001
TUI Airways London (LTN)
BY
TOM
754
2016
Titan Airways London (STN)
ZT
AWC
1988
Virgin Atlantic Airways London (LHR)
VS
VIR
932
1984

Airlines defunct since 2000 in
Airline Fate
IATA code
ICAO code
Start of ops.
End of ops.
Air 2000 Renamed First Choice AW on 7/10/03.
DP
AMM
1986
2003
Air Atlanta Europe AOC voluntarily suspended 12/10/06-12/4/07 and all ops takenover by XL Airways
-
EUK
2002
2006
Air Cavrel Formed by ACS/Air Charter Service
-
ACL
1996
2002
Air Cordial Operating licence suspended on 12/11/2004
-
ORC
2000
2004
Air Foyle Ceased own ops and became a finance company only in 2001
GS
UPA
1978
2001
Air Scandic Acquired by Minerva Financial Services in 2002; Ceased ops 14/9/05
-
SCY
2003
2005
Air Scandic International Aviation Formed by ex-Nordic European staff, using Air Foyle's AOC. Obtained own AOC in 2001 under the name of Air Cordial.
-
SCY
1997
2003
Air Southwest Shut down ops on 30/9/11 and released AOC on 2/10/11
SZ
WOW
2003
2011
Air Sylhet Started ops 4/4/09 and ceased activities 27/4/09
SL
SHR
2007
2009
Air Wales Ceased all pax services 23/4/06 and all ops shortly thereafter.
6G
AWW
1999
2006
Air-Scotland.com Suspended ops on 23/4/06 until 6/06; ceased all ops on 1/11/06
-
-
2003
2006
Airfreight Express Formed by ex-BA staff. AOC suspended by CAA 3/03, revoked in 2004
5Z
AFX
1999
2003
Airtours International Airways Renamed MyTravel, effective 8/2/02 (officially 1/10/02).
VZ
TIH
1993
2002
Airtours International Airways Management buy-out, becoming RVL Aviation, part of RVL Group, in 4/07
-
-
1985
2007
BA Connect Purchased by FlyBE 5/3/07; ops ceased 24/3/07
TH
BRT
2006
2007
BAC Express Airlines Expected to be integrated into Air Contractors during 2004, plan cancelled.. AOC suspended 4/3/05 and renamed HD Air in 4/08
-
ABR
1994
2005
BMed Controlling interest purchased 2/2/07 by BMI - franchise with BA lapsed 28/10/07
KJ
LAJ
2004
2007
bmi British Midland Operated last flight on 31/10/12, transferring ops to British Airways.
BD
BMA
2001
2012
bmiBaby Announced 3/5/12 that it will shut down all ops on 9/9/12
WW
BMI
2002
2012
Britannia Airways Acquired by TUI, dba World of TUI from 2001. Named Thomson.co.uk on 31/10/05
BY
BAL
1964
2005
British Airways Citiexpress Renamed BA Connect on 26/3/06
TH
BRT
2002
2006
British Airways Citiexpress Isle of Man Integrated 31/3/02 into BA Citiexpress
TH
MXE
2002
2002
British Asia Airways Formed by British AW to operate into Taiwan
BA
-
1993
2002
British European Renamed FlyBE on 18/7/02 (legalchange of name on 1/12/05)
BE
BEE
2000
2002
British Midland Airways Renamed 1/2/01 to bmi.
BD
BMA
1964
2001
British Midland Commuter Renamed 1/2/01 to bmi Regional.
BD
GNT
1998
2001
British Regional Airlines/British Airways Express Fully acquired by British AW in 2001, integrated in 2002 into British Airways Citiexpress.
TH
MXE
1996
2002
British World Airlines Ceased ops on 15/12/01
VF
BWL
1993
2001
Brymon Airways Integrated in 2002 into British Airways Citiexpress
-
BRY
1993
2002
Buzz Acquired in 2003 by Ryanair and voluntarily shut-down
UK
BUZ
1999
2003
Buzzaway Ceased own ops on 1/4/03, becoming a division of Ryanair. AOC revoked in 11/2004 at the request of Ryanair.
-
BUZ
2003
2003
Channel Express Air Services Renamed Jet2.com Ltd effective 3/1/06
LS
EXS
1983
2006
Citelynx Travel Ceased ops on 19/9/07
-
-
2005
2007
City Airline -
-
-
2004
2008
CityFlyer Express Acquired by British AW during 1998 and merged with BA's Gatwick ops
FD
CFE
1992
2002
Club328 Licence revoked by CAA in 6/08
-
BOO
2004
2008
Cougar Airlines -
-
GCR
2001
2003
Duo Airways Ended franchise with British AW.
VB
DAW
2003
2004
Emerald Airways AOC suspended by CAA on 4/5/06 and entered administration on 12/5/06. Sold 10/06 to IAP Group (Australia)
G3
JEM
1993
2006
Euroceltic Airways Reorganized in 2002 when acquired by Ireland's Global Ocean Technologies
5Q
ECY
2000
2003
Euromanx Reorganized 9/04 when purchased by Club 328. Ceased all ops on 9/5/08
3W
EMX
2002
2008
European Aircharter Closed down ops and entered administration on 30/11/08.
E7
EAW
1993
2008
Excel Airways Management buy-out in 10/06 and renamed XL Airways on 23/11/06.
JN
XLA
2000
2006
First Choice Airways Purchased by TUI in 2008; formally merged into Thomson Airways 1/11/08
DP
FCA
2003
2008
First Choice Airways Entered administration on 3/12/08 and immediately ceased all ops.
B5
FLT
1989
2008
Flyglobespan.com Entered administration on 16/12/09 and ceased ops
Y2
GSM
2002
2009
Flying Colours Airlines Acquired in 1998 by ThomasCook, merged with Caledonian AW, forming JMC Airlines on 28/4/00
MT
FCL
1996
2000
Flyjet Purchased 2/10/06 by Silverjet. Shutdown and merged into Silverjet effective 4/10/07
Y7
FJE
2002
2007
GB Airways Purchased by EasyJet 31/1/08; ops integrated in 3/08 with AOC transferred to EasyJet.
GT
GBL
1981
2008
Gill Airways Entered receivership 24/2/00, released in 2001 but ceased ops 20/9/01
9C
GIL
1995
2001
Global Supply Systems British Airways World Cargo terminated its contract effective from 30 April 2014
XH
GSS
2001
2014
Go Fly Acquired by EasyJet (announced 16/5/02) and merged AOC's on 10/12/02
GO
GOE
1998
2003
Gregg Air -
-
GGV
1980
2006
HC Airlines Ceased ops 11/9/02 and entered receivership on 17/9/02.
-
HLA
2002
2002
HeavyLift Cargo Airlines Entered JV with Air Foyle in 2001, dba Antonov Airlines UK. Reorganized in 2001 as a division of HC Airlines & renamed 11/4/01
NP
HLA
1980
2002
Jersey European Airways Renamed British European 1/6/00
JY
JEA
1979
2000
JMC Air Renamed 27/3/03 to Thomas Cook Airlines (AOC transferred 31/3/03).
MT
JMC
2000
2003
KLM Cityhopper UK -
UK
UKA
2002
2003
KLM UK Renamed KLM Cityhopper (UK) on 14/11/02
UK
UKA
1999
2002
Maersk Air/British Airways Management buy-out in 2003 and renamed 12/5/03
VB
MSK
1993
2003
Manx Airlines Integrated into British AirwaysCitiexpress
JE
MNX
1982
2002
Markoss Aviation Entered bankrupcy on 13/11/08 and ceased ops.
-
MKO
2001
2008
Monarch Airlines Ceased trading 02 Sep 2017
ZB
MON
1967
2017
MyTravel Airways Announced 13/2/07 merger into Thomas Cook Group; AOC transferred 11/4/08 to Thomas Cook Airlines.
VZ
MYT
2002
2008
MyTravel Lite Activated in 2002. Reintegrated into MyTravel
VZ
MYL
2002
2003
OpenSkies Ops transferred 8/4/09 to Elysair (renamed OpenSkies) and AOC suspended 6/5/09
EC
BOS
2007
2009
Prime Air -
-
HLA
2001
2002
Sabre Airways Formed by Goldcrest Avn; 67% stake acquired by Cyprus-based Libra Holidays in 2000 and renamed Excel AW on 1/6/00.
JN
SBE
1994
2000
ScotAirways Purchased 8/7/11 by Loganair and immediately renamed back to Suckling Airways
CB
SAY
1999
2011
Silverjet Ceased all ops on 30/5/08
Y7
SLR
2006
2008
South Coast Airways -
-
GAD
1995
2002
Suckling Airways AOC merged into Loganair in 5/2013
CB
SAY
2011
2013
Thomas Cook Airlines UK Took-over MyTravel Airways and its AOC from 11/4/08 and renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines.
MT
TCX
2003
2008
Thomson Airways Renamed as TUI Airways from 11/16 with re-branding completed on 1/10/17
BY
TOM
2008
2016
Thomsonfly Took over First Choice AW 1/5/08; started trading as Thomson Airways on 1/11/08
BY
BAL
2005
2008
Thomsonfly Formed by Britannia AW as LCC; merged in 2012 into Thomson Airways.
-
TOM
2003
2012
Twinjet Aircraft AOC suspended on 30/6/14
-
TWJ
1982
2014
UK International Airlines Started its own services on 19/10/07 but stopped ops on 25/12/07.
IH
UKI
2006
2007
Virgin Sun Acquired in 2001 by First Choice and integrated into Air 2000.
V2
VIR
1998
2001
XL Airways Filed for administration on 12/9/08 and ceased ops
JN
XLA
2006
2008
Zoom Airlines UK Placed into administration on 28/8/08 along its parent company and ceased ops.
3Z
UKZ
2007
2008

Airline hull loss accidents in the United Kingdom
Date
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
Cat.
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