5/4/1979: Air Europe Commenced Operations

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, London Gatwick-based (LGW) Air Europe (AE) operated its maiden flight in 1979. Flight AE1004, operated by Boeing 737-200 (G-BMHG), departed LGW bound for Palma (PMI).

The airline was established in 1978 by two former Dan-Air (DAA) executives, Errol Cossey and Martin O’Regan. The pair approached UK Inclusive Tour (IT) operator Intasun to operate their charter flights. 

The 737-300 was used to replace the older -200s and began to arrive in 1987. Photo: Pedro Aragão, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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