UK CHARTER CARRIERS: A VITAL FORCE IN A SPREADING MARKET

This article describes the UK charter carrier market and focuses on the activities of five major airlines-Britannia Airways, British Airtours, Dan-Air, Laker Airways, and Monarch Airlines. The UK non-scheduled carriers have apparently not been affected by inflation, the devaluation of the Pound sterling or the leap in fuel prices. They have demonstrated their flexibility and entrepreneurial skill by finding alternative solutions and remaining financially sound. The UK Civil Aviation Authority has not hampered independant carriers by giving preferential treatment to the national carrier. The Authority's policy is to impose the least restraint on the industry and encourage the provision of profitable services by British airlines in both public and private sectors. It is noted that the independant carriers have the distinct advantage of having two London airports at their disposal-Gatwick and Lutton. Both have rail and road links and have excellent passenger facilities.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 131-135
  • Serial:
    • Interavia
    • Volume: 33
    • Publisher: Jane's Information Group
    • ISSN: 0020-5168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Interavia
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM