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4/11/1987: Air 2000 Takes Flight

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, British charter carrier Air 2000 (DP) commenced operations in 1987. The inaugural flight departed Manchester (MAN) bound for Malaga (AGP).

The UK’s third-biggest tour operator, Owners Abroad, had set up the airline after seeing the success its rivals Thomson and International Leisure Groups (ILG) were having with their own in-house airlines.

In a surprise move, Air 2000 chose the Airbus A320 over the Boeing 737 to supplement its 757s. Photo: Pedro Aragão, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons)

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The tour operator teamed up with Errol Cossey, the former CEO of Air Europe. read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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