- Ambassador Airways
Ambassador Airways is a former
airlinethat was founded in 1992.
*ICAO Code: AMY
*IATA Code: B3
*Call Sign: Ambassador
Following the collapse of
Air Europe, there were capacity shortages amongst British tour operators and the airline founders hoped that there would be realistic chances of success for a new charter company, so they founded Ambassador Airways in 1992. [Airlines Remembered by BI Hengi, Midland Publishing]
Delivery positions were quickly secured for two
Boeing 757s, even though the necessary licensing procedures had not been completed. As the airline did not have its own operating licence, two 757’s from Caledonian Airwayswere used. Operating approval followed in the spring of 1993, with the first flight on May 21, 1993.
From Newcastle, London Gatwick and Glasgow flights were mainly operated to
Cyprusand Greecebut other Mediterraneandestinations were frequently visited, as well as Birminghamand Manchester.
In the summer of 1994 the fleet consisted of four 757s and two B737-200s. Also, two
Airbus A320s were operated exclusively for the tour operator Goldcrest.
However, on November 28, 1994 Ambassador ceased flying. The tour operator Best Travel ltd trading as Greciana and Cypriana Holidays, heavily associated with the airline, went
bankrupt. The business of another tour operator, Inspirations, was lost through its purchase of Caledonian Airways.
The airline had hoped to start long haul operations in the summer of 1995 using a leased
Tri-Staraircraft, but no such operations were undertaken.
Fleet list and A/C registrations
*4 - Boeing 757-200 G-BUDX, G-BUDZ, G-SRJG, G-BRJI
*2 - Boeing 737-200 G-BAZH and G-BFVB
*2 - Airbus A320-221 SX-BSH and SX-BSJ
* [http://rzjets.net/operators/operator.php?opid=114|Fleet information]
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