9/12/2008: XL Airways UK Ceases Operations

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, British charter airline XL Airways UK (JN) ceased operations in 2008 due to a deteriorating financial position.

The airline, a subsidiary of the XL Leisure Group, had been the 3rd largest package holiday group in the UK. From its three bases at London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), and Glasgow (GLA), the airline provided short-haul and long-haul charter services, predominantly to leisure destinations.

Two other airlines (also defunct as of 2019) within the group used the XL Airways branding: XL Airways France and XL Airways Germany, and were not at the time affected by the insolvency of the XL Leisure Group.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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