8/16/1964: Euravia Rebrands as Britannia Airways

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the iconic charter carrier Britannia Airways (BY) is born after the rebranding of Euravia in 1964.

Euravia commenced operations on May 5, 1962. With a fleet of three Lockheed Constellations, the airline operated flights on behalf of Inclusive Tour company Universal Sky Holidays from its London Luton (LTN) base.

The new carrier was an overnight success. In October that year, Euravia purchased rival Skyways for just £1. The takeover expanded the fleet with three more Constellations and four Avro Yorks.

Euravia started life with a fleet of four Lockheed Constellations in 1962. read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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