Throwback Thursday
A Channel Express Handley Page aircraft on approach to land. (Photo: JetPix [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Channel Express

In 1978, Channel Express took to the skies out of Bournemouth Airport in England as Express Air Services. Initially, the carrier focused on service to the Channel Islands off the coast of France and cargo operations in the U.K. and Europe, in addition to charter flights to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, until the early 1980s when its focus shifted to mail service following the acquisition of postal contracts. It was at that time the name changed to…