Flightline (UK)

Flightline (UK)

Infobox Airline
airline=Flightline
logo=Flightline-logo.pnglogo_size=user
IATA=B5
ICAO=FLT
callsign=FLIGHTLINE
parent=
founded=1989
headquarters=London Southend Airport, United Kingdom
key_people=Alan Trotter, Gareth Evans, Kevin Callan
hubs=London Southend Airport
focus_cities=Aberdeen Airport, Zürich Airport, Rotterdam Airport, Malpensa International Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport
lounge=
alliance=
fleet_size=11
destinations=16
website= http://www.flightline.ltd.uk/

Flightline is an airline based in Southend-on-Sea, England. It operates branded wet lease, ad-hoc and contract passenger and freight charter services, as well as VIP flights and aircraft sales and maintenance. Sub-services are flown for major airlines in Europe as required. Its main base is at London Southend Airportcite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 82 | date= 2007-04-03] .

The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. [ [http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?categoryid=183&pagetype=90&pageid=340 Operating Licence] ]

Flightline currently operate up to 14 flights a day between Aberdeen (ABZ) and Scatsta in the Shetland Isles (SCS) on behalf of Shell Oil Europe and other members of the IAC (Integrated Aviation Consortium). Offshore workers are flown to Scatsta Airport and then transferred onto helicopters to several oil platforms.

History

The airline was established in April 1989 and started operations in 1990. It was formed for the purchase and sale of executive aircraft and operations and maintenance services for its own and customer's aircraft at Southend Airport. It began jet operations in March 1992 operating on behalf of independent tour operator Palmair from Bournemouth until 1999.

Destinations

*London Southend Airport
*Aberdeen Airport
*Zürich Airport
*Rotterdam Airport
*Malpensa International Airport
*Charles de Gaulle International Airport
*Cologne Bonn Airport
*Scatsta Airport
*Birmingham International Airport
*Venice Marco Polo Airport
*London City Airport
*Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
*Marsa Alam International Airport
*Reina Sofía Airport
*Lanzarote Airport
*Gran Canaria Airport

Fleet

The Flightline fleet consists of the following aircraft (at July 2008) [ [http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?categoryid=60&pagetype=65&applicationid=1&mode=summary&owner=Flightline%20Ltd UK CAA Aircraft Register] ] :

External links

* [http://www.flightline.ltd.uk/ Flightline]
* [http://www.flightline.net/ Flightline International]
* [http://www.flightline.org/ Flightline International]
* [http://www.flightline.es/ Flightline International]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=B5&al_op=1 Flightline Fleet]

References


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