Throwback Thursday

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: AirUK

AirUK began with a merger of four British regional airlines. British Island Airways, Air Anglia, Air Wales, and Air Westward merged together beginning in March of 1979 to form AirUK. The airline was officially incorporated on January 1st, 1980 and commenced operations on January 16th. Following this merger AirUK became the largest regional carrier in the United Kingdom and the third largest carrier, behind British Caledonian and British Airways. Because of this AirUK became known as the “Third Force” in…