British United Island Airways

Operated from Nov 1968 to Jul 1970

Main Base – Jersey

Founder/Director – Successor to B.U.A.

B.U.I.A. was formed as part of a merger between British United Airways, British United (C.I.) Airways and Moreton Air Services. Services continued to operate under this banner, although numerous routes were dropped during this time. The airline quickly evolved again, this time into British Island Airways which was then purchased by Caledonian Airways in November 1970. As far as operations to SEN were concerned, at the end of 1969 B.U.I.A. spent several weeks flying newspapers into the airport due to the temporary closure of Gatwick for runway repairs and maintenance. Several types would come and go including DC-3s, Herons and Heralds.

 

B.U.I.A. fleet in 1969

(Only those aircraft that were likely to have been seen at SEN are included)

Douglas C-47/DC-3

G-AMHJ – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-AMPZ – 10/68 to 11/69

Sold to J.G. Brampton & L.G. Wright

G-AMRA – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-AMSV – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

De Havilland D.H.114 Heron

G-ANSZ – 10/68 to 7/70

Sold to Executive Air Engineering

G-ANWZ – 10/68 to 7/70

Sold to Executive Air Engineering

G-AOXL – 10/68 to 7/70

Sold to Shackleton Aviation

Handley Page H.P.R.7 Herald

G-APWE – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-APWF – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-APWG – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-APWH – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-APWI – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-APWJ – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-ASKK – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-AVEZ – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

G-AVPN – 10/68 to 7/70

TFR to British Island Airways

 

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