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Airlines

Name: BRITANNIA AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: BRI
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LUTON
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 3542
Web: britanniaairways.com
Email: helpdesk@uk.britanniaairways.com
Telephone: +44 (1582) 424 155
Fax: +44 (1582) 428296
Sita: LTNAPBY
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FORMED IN 1961 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1962. REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
BRITANNIA HOUSE
LONDON LUTON AIRPORT
LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE LU2 9ND, GREAT BRITAIN

Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland) was established in 1066, it covers an area of 242,432 sq km, its population is 59 million, its capital city is London and its official language is English.

JANUARY 1993: BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) IS THE UK'S 2ND LARGEST AIRLINE & WORLD'S LARGEST CHARTER OPERATOR.

1992 = +$47.7 MILLION (+$73.4 MILLION) (NET PROFIT): +11% (RPK) (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), +8.9% PASSENGERS (PAX), +6.4% (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC).

1ST EUROPEAN OPERATOR OF 737-200 IN 1968 AND 767 IN 1988.

MAY 1993: LAYOFFS OF -560 (FLIGHT CREW (FC) & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT) FROM TOTAL 3,300 EMPLOYEES.

737-28A (NB429), (ILF) LEASED, 4 757-204'S (NB425; NB426; NB427; NB430) & 2 757-28A'S (NB424; NB428) (ILF) LEASED DELIVERIES. $275 MILLION, 5/7 ORDERS 757-200'S.

SEPTEMBER 1993: RECEIVED 180 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) APPROVAL FOR 767 (CF6-80C2 FADEC).

DECEMBER 1993: 737-204'S REDUCED TO 6, 130 PAX. TO PHASE OUT ALL 737'S BY MAY 1994.

MARCH 1994: 3 757-200'S DELIVERIES.

APRIL 1994: 1 767-200ER (CF6-80A2), EX-AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ).

MAY 1994: 1 757-200 DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 1994: 767-204 (VB322) SOLD TO ANSETT (ANS).

DECEMBER 1994: $800 MILLION, 4/4 ORDERS (APRIL 1996) 767-304ER'S (CF6-80C2B7F) (VL911 - 4).

MARCH 1995: 1 767-200ER (CF6-80A2), EX-DINAR (DIR).

APRIL 1995: 1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (NB438), 8TH, 20 757'S.

JULY 1995: 1ST 6 MONTHS = +$441 MILLION (+$11 MILLION) REVENUE.

OCTOBER 1995: LONDON GATWICK (LGW) TO WEST PALM BEACH (767-300ER, WEEKLY).

1 757 BASED AT TENERIFE, CANARY ISLES. 757 LEASED TO (LADECO (LDE) UNTIL MARCH 1996. 757 LEASED TO ICELANDAIR (ICE) UNTIL EARLY 1996. 757'S (NB072 & NB429) RETURNED TO LESSOR. 767-204 (VB330) LEASED TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) UNTIL JANUARY 1996. LEASE ON 767-200'S (VB325, 8) EXTENDED FOR +1 YEAR.

NOVEMBER 1995: 767-204 (VB321) SOLD TO ANSETT (ANS). THE 767-200'S FLY SHORT-HAUL MEDITERRANEAN FLIGHTS & 767-300'S FLY LONG-HAUL, MOSTLY TO FLORIDA & THE CARIBBEAN. DURING WINTER MONTHS, THE 767'S OPERATE TO AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, INDIA, & SINGAPORE WITH A TECHNICAL STOP IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

NEW ROUTES TO COLOMBO, DUBAI, CANCUN, MALE (MALDIVES).

APRIL 1996: 1 757-27B (NB072) 3 YEAR LEASED TO EL AL (ELA). 1 757 (NB424) WET-LEASED TO FREEDOM AIR, NEW ZEALAND (SPT). 767-200 (VB325) TO PEMCO, ALABAMA, FOR "C" CHECK THEN LEASED TO ANSETT (ANS). 767-204 (VB328) RETURNED TO LESSOR, THEN ON TO AIR EUROPA (ARE).

MAY 1996: 3,235 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,602 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 688 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

3 767-300'S (VL911; VL912; VL913) DELIVERIES.

JULY 1996: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 3.3 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

THOMPSON TOURS OWNS 87% OF BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI).

757 (NB421) TO BE RETURNED TO BOUILLON IN APRIL 1997. NEGOTIATIONS WITH GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA) FOR 2 767-300'S WET-LEASED APRIL & MAY 1997, 344 PAX.

SEPTEMBER 1996: HAVING ESCALATED "A" CHECKS ON 757/767'S FROM 500 TO 650 HOURS, NOW WANTS TO ESCALATE "C" CHECKS FROM 18 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS.

TO SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS NOVEMBER 1996 (767-200). FAVORITE BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) DESTINATIONS ARE MAJORCA & MINORCA, IBIZA, CYPRUS, FLORIDA & THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

THOMPSON TOURS, (BRI) OWNER, PURCHASES BUDGET TRAVEL, IRELAND'S LARGEST TOUR OPERATOR.

OCTOBER 1996: NEW ROUTE LONDON GATWICK (LGW) TO CALGARY (767).

757'S & 767S BEING BROUGHT IN FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE THROUGH APRIL 1997.

DECEMBER 1996: TO RETURN 757 (NB421) TO BOULLIOUN IN APRIL 1997. IN SPRING 1997, TO WET-LEASE 2 767-300'S (VL911; VL912) TO GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA) FOR HADJ.

JANUARY 1997: LOCAL MEDIA INDICATED THOMSON INCORPORATED (USA) TO SELL THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP (UK), WHO OWN BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI).

ROGER BURNELL REPORTED THAT 1996 WAS MOST PUNCTUAL YEAR ON RECORD!

1996 = 7.5 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

MARCH 1997: 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B4) DELIVERY (4TH).

APRIL 1997: KEITH BAKER, GENERAL MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. KEN BARBOUR, GENERAL MANAGER MAINTENANCE, RICHARD BALL TEAM LEADER TECHNICAL SERVICES (ENGINEERING), JOHN BRIGHT, GENERAL MANAGER AIRWORTHINESS DISCUSSING EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR (CF6-80A).

3,235 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,000 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 650 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

WORKING ON CERTIFICATION OF 767-300ER FROM 328 TO 344 PAX CONFIGURATION.

TO RETURN 757 (NB421) TO BOULLION LEASING IN SPRING 1997. SHORT TERM
LEASE OF AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) 767-200ER (23250) UNTIL NOVEMBER 1997. SUMMER LEASE FROM AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID) OF L-1011 TO COVER FOR 767-300 IN FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE.

JULY 1997: PLANS TO START SUBSIDIARY IN GERMANY WITH BASE AT BERLIN OR MUNICH STARTING OPERATIONS IN NOVEMBER 1997 WITH 2 767-300ER'S, 328 PAX, 1 FROM (ILF) & 1 NEW. INVESTMENT OF $4.6 MILLION IN NEW COMPANY TO HAVE 200 STAFF INITIALLY & EXPAND TO 500.

180 MINUTES (ETOPS): 757 FLIGHTS: 414 OVER NORTH ATLANTIC, 18 INDIAN OCEAN/AFRICA, 369 S/W PACIFIC, & 767 FLIGHTS/MONTH: 276 NORTH/MID ATLANTIC, 28 INDIAN OCEAN, INDONESIA, AFRICA, & 767 FLIGHTS: 420 SOUTH PACIFIC.

AUGUST 1997: 1ST DRY RUN OF INTEGRATED ENGINEERING SYSTEM (IES) FOR ALL TECHNICAL DIVISION.

SEPTEMBER 1997: TO STANSTED, GLASGOW, BELFAST AND LEEDS.

1 767-300ER (GE), (ILF) LEASED. 3 A320'S TO BE WET-LEASED FROM (TSD) IN APRIL 1998.

OCTOBER 1997: BRITANNIA AIRWAYS GMBH GERMAN OPERATIONS TO START NEXT MONTH WITH 1 767-300 FOR WINTER SEASON UNTIL APRIL 1998 WITH 2ND AIRPLANE IN MAY 1998. THE AIRLINE WILL BE BASED AT SCHOENEFELD AIRPORT, BERLIN.

1 ORDER (FEBRUARY 1999) 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (28834), (ILF) 7 YEAR LEASED. 1 ORDER (FEBRUARY 1998) 767-300 (VN731), (ILF) 2 YEAR LEASED, EX-TACA INTERNATIONAL (TAC). RETURNED 767-200 (VB324) TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ).

NOVEMBER 1997: GERMANY AUTHORITIES OK START OF SUBSIDIARY BRITANNIA AIRWAYS GMBH, 43% OWNED BY (BRI), FROSCH TOURISTIK, GERMAN TOUR OPERATOR 12%, & GERMAN MERCHANT BANK MERCK FINK 45%.

2 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 1999) 767-300ER'S (28883; 28884), (ILF) LEASED.

DECEMBER 1997: APPLIES TO THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) TO CONDUCT FOREIGN CHARTER COMBI SERVICE TO THE USA FOR SUBSIDIARY BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) GMBH.

1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (24528), TOMBO (TOM) LEASED.

JANUARY 1998: THE THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP, CANADIAN-OWNED, WHO OWNS THOMPSON TRAVEL, BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI)'S SISTER ORGANIZATION, AWAITS EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) OK ON $427 MILLION TAKEOVER OF FRITIDSRESOR, WHICH OWNS BLUE SCANDINAVIA (TNS) WHICH WILL BE PASSED ON TO (BRI) WITH 5 757-200'S LEASED AS NEW NAME "BRITANNIA AB" (TNS).

1997 = #58 MILLION POUNDS (+8 MILLION POUNDS >1997 TARGET).

1 767-300ER (25221), EX-TACA INTERNATIONAL (TAC), (ILF) LEASED.

MARCH 1998: PETER STEINER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRITANNIA GERMANY. MR THIESSEN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, EX-DELTA AIRLINES (DAL) EUROPE.

1 ORDER (APRIL 1999) 757-200ER (RB211-535E4) (28836), (ILF) 7 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 1998: 3,200 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,000 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 650 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAY 1998: BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) GERMANY WAS OPERATING 1 757 & 1 767. SINCE (BRI) GERMANY HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS IN LAST YEAR, NOW WILL OPERATE 2 767-300'S. ALSO, 3 A320'S TO BE OPERATED FROM BRITISH AIRPORTS TO MEDITERRANEAN DESTINATIONS, WITH MAINTENANCE BY MONARCH ENGINEERING (MON), EX-TRANSAER (TSD).

737-800 (28213), STERLING AIRWAYS (STR) LEASED.

JUNE 1998: EXPECT TO LOSE USE OF ONE OF LUTON MAINTENANCE HANGARS IN 1999.

PLANS FOR NEW SUBSIDIARY IN AUSTRALIA.

1 737-800, SHORT-TERM LEASE. 1 747-100, AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID) LEASED, TO OPERATE OUT OF MANCHESTER THROUGH JULY 1998. 1 767-300ER, (ILF) LEASED, DELIVERY. 1 L-1011, AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID) TO BE RETAINED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1998.

JULY 1998: PETER BUCKINGHAM, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) UK, REPLACES ROGER BURNELL WHO MOVED TO THOMSON TRAVEL.

AUGUST 1998: MARTIN VATTER, GENERAL MANAGER, TECHNICAL OPERATIONS RETIRES DUTIES INCORPORATED INTO JOHN BRIGHT'S RESPONSIBILITIES, AS GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING SERVICES.

SEPTEMBER 1998: KEN BARBOUR, GENERAL MANAGER MAINTENANCE TO RETIRE NEXT MONTH.

OCTOBER 1998: OWNER, THE THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP BUYS CRYSTAL INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GROUP FOR $109 MILLION, MAKING IT LEADER OF SKIING & MOUNTAIN RESORT HOLIDAY COMPANIES IN GREAT BRITAIN.

UK MAGAZINE "TRAVEL BULLETIN" VOTES BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) "LONGHAUL CHARTER AIRLINE OF YEAR" FOR 2ND YEAR RUNNING (VOTED BY 30,000 TRAVEL AGENTS).

NOVEMBER 1998: AT TRADE GAZETTE AWARDS IN ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, THOMSON TRAVEL RECEIVES "#1 IN TOURIST BUSINESS." BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) RECEIVED "BEST CHARTER AIRLINE" FOR 8TH TIME!

2/2 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 2000) 737-800'S & 3/3 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 2000) 737-800'S, (ILF) LEASED. 3 A320-231'S (247; 257; 476) RETURNED TO TRANSAER (TSD).

JANUARY 1999: 7TH 767-304ER DELIVERY (29137, G-OBYG).

FEBRUARY 1999: OWNER, THE THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP CONTINUES WITH EUROPEAN TOUR MARKET ACQUISITIONS, BUYING AIR TRAVEL GROUP, CALLERS-PEGASUS, TRAVEL SERVICES, SIMPLY TRAVEL, HEADWATER HOLIDAYS, QUALITY ACCOMMODATIONS, OUTDOORSMAN HOLIDAYS, AND SCAN HOLIDAYS (POLAND).

757-204 (28834, G-BYAX) & 1 767-304ER (28883, G-OBYH), DELIVERIES, LATTER FOR (BRI) GERMANY. 4 767-300ER'S (28039, 28040, 28042, 29137) WET-LEASED TO GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA) FOR HADJ.

MARCH 1999: PRELIMINARY DESIGN COMPLETED OF NEW LUTON MAINTENANCE FACILITY CAPABLE OF HANDLING 4 777'S. IF OK'D, WOULD RELINQUISH LEASE ON 2-BAY 757 HANGAR BUT RETAIN 767 HANGAR.

757-200 (24528) RETURNED TO LESSOR TO AIR HOLLAND (HOL). 3 A320-231'S (429, 476, 758), (TLF) DAMP LEASED (FLIGHT CREWS ONLY) MAY - OCTOBER 1999.

APRIL 1999: 3,235 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,OOO FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 650 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.vlnet.com/britannia).

757-200 DELIVERY.

MAY 1999: 1 737-300, STERLING (STR) WET-LEASED.

JULY 1999: 757-200 RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO NATIONAL AIRLINES (NAB).

AUGUST 1999: FOLLOWING EUROPEAN UNION (EU) INVESTIGATION, AIRTOURS INTERNATIONAL (GUE) LET ITS BID FOR "FIRST CHOICE AIRWAYS" (ATZ) TO LAPSE, AS IT WOULD HAVE MADE IT THE WORLD'S LARGEST INCLUSIVE TOUR OPERATOR, A POSITION CURRENTLY HELD BY BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI).

SEPTEMBER 1999: ACCDT: (BRI) 757-200 CRASHED ON LANDING IN A HEAVY THUNDERSTORM AT GIRONA, SPAIN = 55 INJURIES, 1 FATALITY, OF 9 (FC - CA)/236 PASSENGERS. AIRPLANE BROKE INTO 3 PIECES & DESTROYED.

OCTOBER 1999: 757-200 (22612) RETURNED TO CIT GROUP (TCI), LEASED TO AIRTOURS INTERNATIONAL (GUE).

NOVEMBER 1999: PAUL BRETT, CEO THOMSON TRAVEL, RESIGNS, AND IS TEMPORARILY REPLACED BY ROGER BURNELL, COO. RICHARD MANLEY, STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR. MIKE MCTIGHE, MANAGING DIRECTOR BRITANNIA AIRWAYS GMBH (GERMANY). DON LANDSBOROUGH, TECHNICAL LIAISON MANAGER, RESIGNED TO JOIN AIRBUS (EDS), TOULOUSE. THOMSON CHAIRMAN, MICHAEL BROWN, ANNOUNCES THAT CHARLES GURASSA, CEO OF THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2000, EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).

(BRI) GERMANY RECEIVES (JAR-OPS 1) APPROVAL. 4TH AIRLINE IN GERMANY TO GAIN IT.

737-800 FLEET WINTER MAINTENANCE BY SHANNON AEROSPACE, IRELAND.

JANUARY 2000: THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP BUYS FINNMATKAT, 2ND LARGEST TOUR OPERATOR IN FINLAND FOR P10.6 MILLION & PLANS AIR TRANSPORT THROUGH FINNAIR (FIN).

VERNON SANKEY, THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP CHAIRMAN, REPLACES MICHAEL BROWN.

1 737-800 DELIVERY. +5 737-800'S & 2 767-300'S TO BE DELIVERED IN 2005. 737-800 5 YEAR TOTAL COMPONENT SUPPORT BY LUFTHANSA TECHNIK (LHT) (DLH).

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 767-33AER (PW4060) (4911-25535, VH-NOE), EX-AIR NAMIBIA (NAM), AWAS (AWW) LEASED FOR BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) GERMANY, OPERATIONS BY NORDSTRESS. 2 767-304ER'S (29138, G-OBYI; 29384, G-OBYJ) (ILF) LEASED.

MARCH 2000: WEEKLY FLIGHTS FROM LEIPZIG & DRESDEN TO VARADERO, CUBA (767-300ER).

DECIDES TO OUTSOURCE ALL LIGHT AND HEAVY MAINTENANCE FOR 757/767 AIRPLANES. BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) WILL NOT INVEST IN THEIR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT AND THIS WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT 500 EMPLOYEES. PLANS TO SELL ITS HEAVY MAINTENANCE FACILITY.

6 767-304ER'S (28040; 28042; 28208; 28879; 29137; 29138) WET-LEASED TO GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA) FOR 3 MONTHS. 737-804 (30466, G-BYNB), (ILF) LEASED. 767-304ER (28041, D-ABYA) LEASED TO (BRI) GERMANY.

APRIL 2000: 3,235 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,000 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 650 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.britanniaairways.com).

FOR BRITANNIA AIRWAYS AB (SWEDEN), SEE (TNS), OR SEE WEBSITE AT: (http://www.britanniaairways.se) OR E-MAIL AT: (britannia@se.britanniaairways.com).

BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (GERMANY):
(http://www.wilde.de/html-de/britannia/home.htm).
SITA: BEROOBN. MAIN BASES: MUNICH & BERLIN SCHONEFELD.

JUNE 2000: PREUSSAG, GERMANY, BUYS THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP, UK, BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI)'S PARENT CO) FOR 1.8 BILLION POUNDS.

737-804 (30465, G-BYNC) DELIVERY. 1 ORDER (MAY 2000) A320-200 (V2500-A5) (258), TRANSAER (TSD) WET-LEASED FOR 6 MONTHS.

JULY 2000: +1 MILLION POUND ONE YEAR CONTRACT TO BRITISH AIRWAYS COMPONENT ENGINEERING (BACE) & BRITISH AIRWAYS AVIONICS ENGINEERING (BAAE) FOR OVERHAUL OF AVIONIC & MECHANICAL COMPONENTS ON ALL BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) 757/767'S.

1999 = 21.75 BILLION (RPK) (PASSENGER TRAFFIC) (-6.7%); 44.13 MILLION (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) (-12.6%); 8.18 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (-5.3%); 3,200 EMPLOYEES (-12.6%).

SEPTEMBER 2000: SELLS 2 OLDEST 767-204ER'S TO AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID), WHO WILL WET-LEASE THEM TO SABRE AIRWAYS (SBE).

BOB BATLEY, MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE WILL COVER ANY JOINT INITIATIVES WITH SISTER AIRLINE HAPAG LLOYD (HAP).

OCTOBER 2000: OWNER PREUSSAG INTENDS TO MERGE BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) WITH HAPAG LLOYD (HAP).

NOVEMBER 2000: BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) GERMANY WILL CEASE OPERATIONS IN APRIL 2001 WHEN PREUSSAG CONTRACTS PASS TO (LTU).

767-304ER (28041, G-OBYC), RETURNED FROM (BRI) GERMANY.

DECEMBER 2000: KEVIN HATTON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) UK, EX-MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) WORLD CARGO, REPLACES PETER BUCKINGHAM, NOW INTEGRATION DIRECTOR FOR NEW PARENT COMPANY, PREUSSAG, & HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR FOR THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP.

FEBRUARY 2001: 2 ORDERS (APRIL 2002) 737-800'S. WILL REPLACE 2 BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) NORDIC (TNS) 757-200'S TO BE BASED IN SCANDINAVIA. TOTAL 7 737-800'S WITH 5 TO BE BASED IN SCANDINAVIA.

APRIL 2001: 1 767-39HER (26257, G-OOAO), AIR 2000 (ATZ) WET-LEASED.

JUNE 2001: IN DECEMBER 2001, WILL START DOING "C" CHECKS ON HAPAG LLOYD (HAP) 737-800'S.

OWNER, PREUSSAG AIRLINE GROUP (PAG) BRINGS IN A GROUP OF CONSULTANTS TO LOOK AT THE VARYING AIRLINE STRATEGIES WITHIN (PAG) (WHO OWN THOMSON TOUR GROUP). THE FREED HANGAR SPACE WILL ENABLE A NUMBER OF HAPAG LLOYD 737-800 AIRPLANES TO BE MAINTAINED AT LUTON.

BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) ENGINEERING CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF THE "TIMES TWO" PROJECT, WHICH RESULTED IN A +35% INCREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY FOLLOWING 1ST WINTER OF HEAVY MAINTENANCE USING THE NEW PROCESS DEVELOPED USING SIX SIGMA TECHNIQUES. 3 PRODUCTION LINES OF MAINTENANCE WERE REDUCED TO 2, WITH AVERAGE DOWNTIME FOR AN AIRPLANE REDUCED FROM 15 TO 9.7 DAYS.

SEPTEMBER 2001: AS AN EQUAL PARTNER MEMBER OF THE AIRLINE GROUP, INCLUDING BMI BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA), VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA), MY TRAVEL AIRWAYS (GUE), MONARCH (MON), & EASYJET (EZY) AND UNDER A PIONEERING PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT, BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) HAS ACQUIRED A 46% STAKE IN NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES (NATS), EMPLOYEES WILL HOLD 5% AND THE GOVERNMENT THE REMAINING 49%. THE GROUP HAS COMMITTED TO RUN THE BUSINESS ON A NOT-FOR-COMMERCIAL-RETURN BASIS. THE BENEFITS WILL COME FROM INCREASED OPERATIONS EFFICIENCY AND NOT PROFIT.

NEXT SUMMER, (BRI) WILL OPERATE A FULL PROGRAM FROM LIVERPOOL WITH A 737-800, STERLING (STR) DAMP LEASED, WITH SERVICE TO SPAIN, THE BALEARICS, PORTUGAL AND THE CANARIES.

OCTOBER 2001: TO LAY OFF -300 (-10%).

NOVEMBER 2001: CHARLES GURASSA, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, TUI NORTHERN EUROPE & PREUSSAG AIRLINES +TUI GROUP MARKETING. PETER ROTHWELL, CEO, FOR TUI NORTHERN EUROPE, INCLUDING ALL TOUR OPERATING & DISTRIBUTION BUSINESSES IN UK, NORTHERN IRELAND & NORDIC REGION. WOLFGANG KURTH, CEO PREUSSAG AIRLINES INCLUDING HAPAG LLOYD (HAP), BRITANNIA (BRI) + INVESTMENTS IN WHITE EAGLE (WEG) & CORSAIR (COR).

DECEMBER 2001: TO ORLANDO SANFORD AIRPORT (767-300ER).

CHRIS MOTTERSHEAD, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TUI UK PREUSSAG.

ALL BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) AIRPLANES BEING PAINTED IN TUI COLORS.

6 767-300ER'S WET-LEASED TO GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA) FOR HADJ UNTIL END OF APRIL 2002.

JANUARY 2002: HAS HAPAG LLOYD (HAP) MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR "C" CHECKS ON 11 737-800'S (1ST 3RD PARTY WORK IN 10 YEARS).

MARCH 2002: SITA: LTNAPBY.

2001 = 4.43 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 10 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 1.7 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

FEBRUARY 2002: NEW PARENT, PRUESSAG AIRLINE GROUP STATES ALL ENGINEERING FUNCTIONS WILL RESIDE UNDER HAPAG LLOYD (HAP) ENGINEERING GROUP FOR ALL (HAP), BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) AND BRITANNIA NORDIC (TNS) AIRLINES.

APRIL 2002: MAIN BASE: LONDON LUTON AIRPORT (LTN).

HUBS: LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT (LGW); & BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BHX).

August 2002: Operations control for (TNS) transfers from Britannia Airways (BRI) operations in Luton (LTN) to the Group Operations Center currently located with Hapag Lloyd (HAP) Operations in Hanover. (HAP) will carry out Flight Planning, Slot Allocation, Flight Watch, Program Disruption, Customer Services, and Crisis Management duties previously carried out by (BRI) Operations in (LTN). All Maintenance Control duties previously assigned to (BRI)'s Maintrol office in (LTN) are transferring to (HAP)'s Maintenance organization. Advanced Program Planning for (TNS) will remain at (LTN).

September 2002: Will do heavy maintenance for 53 TUI Group airplanes this winter: 32 (BRI); 12 (HAP); 6 (TNS); & 1 (NEO).

Trade magazine: "Travel Bulletin" votes (BRI) "Top Long-Haul Charter Airline" for 6th year in succession.

Contract with Garuda Indonesia (GIA) for (BRI) 6 767-300ER's for 2003 Hadj period, starting from Ujung Pandang and Balikpapan to Jeddah in January 2003 and return in March 2003.

October 2002: 767-304ER (G-OBYD) has TUI colors and logo. Under "Britannia", below the windows is "www.britanniadirect.com"

November 2002: After successful e-Flightdeck project trial, all cabin crew (CA) will receive Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), handheld computers. Parts of the testing and the $1.6 million contract with (IBM) for providing ThinkPad X24 laptop computers to its 480 pilots (FC), are applicable to other airlines within TUI, supporting synergies within TUI Airline Management. These notebook computers will replace weighty paper manuals that are typically stowed on the flight deck. The electronic manuals, airline announcements, and safety notices will be automatically updated via wireless-connectivity at its home base at London Luton airport.

January 2003: 6 767-304ER's (28041; 28042; 28979; 29208; 29138; 29384;), wet-leased to Garuda Indonesia (GIA) for Hadj.

March 2003: 767-304ER (28040) wet-leased to Corsair (COR).

April 2003: 5-year maintenance engineering contract to provide maintenance support for Air Seychelles (ASY) 767-300's starting with major annual maintenance in June 2003.

May 2003: 757-204 (27237, G-BYAR), Itochu (CIF) leased.

September 2003: 2002 = 18.43 billion (RPK) traffic (-2.9%); -3.3% (ASK) capacity; 90.9% LF load factor (+.5); 8 million passengers (PAX) (+1.4%); 24 million (FTK) freight traffic (-21%).

2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC (RPK) (Billion):
32 (GUE) 21.90; 33 (ANZ) 21.48; 34 (SAA) 21.28; 35 (ASA) 21.23; 36 (SVA) 20.80; 37 (AAT) 19.93; 38 (EVA) 19.51; 39 (CEA) 18.63; 40 (BRI) 18.43; 41 (ARO) 17.65; 42 (CDF) 17.41; 43 (AUL) 17.34; 44 (AAR) 17.33.

November 2003: Britannia Airways (BRI) low-cost operations will be re-branded as "Thomson" (TFY). Thomson Holidays is the UK's leading tour and resorts operator under the German travel giant TUI. Repainting will begin this month and 18 of the 31 airplanes will be in the new livery by end of 2003. BritanniaDirect.com will be absorbed by Thomsonflights.com. The airplanes will keep the present light blue and red TUI livery, but the name "Britannia" will be replaced by "Thomson, operated by Britannia." The company Britannia Airways will continue to exist and hold the Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).

December 2003: TUI's new low-cost carrier (LCC) to be launched in March 2004, will be named "Thomsonfly.com" (TFY) and start initially under Britannia Airways (BRI)'s (AOC) on routes from Coventry to Rome, Pisa, Venice, Nice, Marseilles, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Malaga, (daily) as well as to Jersey (Channel Islands) using a fleet of 10 airplanes, starting with 2 737-500's, 131 PAX.

London Gatwick - Accra (weekly charter).

February 2004: In March 2004, will base 2 737-800's at West Midlands airport, which is regarded as a catchment area of 15 million people who are within 2 hours drive of the airport. Will add +2 737-800's later in 2004.

March 2004: 2 737-5L9's (24859; 24928), CIT (TCI) leased, for ThomsonFly (TFY) operations.

April 2004: Will base 4 737's at Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield (DSA) in March 2005. As well, a 757 will be based there for TUI UK operations.

737-59D (24694), Babcock (BBB) leased for ThomsonFly (TFY) operations.

May 2004: Resumes London Gatwick (LGW) - Barbados.

737-300 (SE-ROC), Fly Me (FME) short-term wet-leased until June 2004, to cover for late delivery of airplane. 737-59D (24695) (BBB) leased for ThomsonFly (TFY) operations. 767-383ER (25365, TF-FIB), First Choice (ATZ) wet-leased.

July 2004: 2003 = 18.79 billion (RPK) traffic (+1.9%); 91.2% LF load factor; 7.97 million passengers (PAX) (-.6%).

December 2004: 767-304ER (29137, G-OBYG) wet-leased to Garuda Indonesia (GIA).

June 2005: UK's largest charter airline, undertaking flights from 24 airports to the Mediterranean holiday resorts, and worldwide, including services to Goa, Africa, Maldives, West Indies, and Florida, USA.

3,542 employees (+11.6%), includes Thomsonfly (TFY).

(IATA) Code: BY - 754. (ICAO) Code: BAL (Callsign - BRITANNIA).

Parent organization/shareholders: TUI AG (100%).

Main Base: London Luton airport (LTN).

Hus: Manchester airport (MAN); London Gatwick airport (LGW); & Birmingham International airport (BHX).

International, scheduled destinations: Accra; Alicante; Barbados; Cancun; Faro; Fuerteventura; Funchal; Geneva; Goa; Hurghada; Lanzarote; Las Palmas; Luxor; Lyons; Malaga; Male; Malta; Mombasa; Monastir; Montego Bay; Orlando; Palma de Mallorca; Paphos; Plovdiv; Puerto Plata; Punta Cana; Salzburg; Santa Cruz de la Palma; Sharm el Sheikh; Sofia; St Lucia; Tenerife; Toulouse; Turin; Varadero; & Verona.

October 2005: Monday October 31st is the official last day of Britannia Airways (BRI). The airline has already been operating as Thomsonfly (TFY) for a while but will legally disappear on the last day of this month.

SEE (TFY).

Fleet:
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November 2005:

0 737-300 (CFM56-3), (STR) WET-LSD 1999-05, RTND.

2 737-5L9 (CFM56-3B1) (1919-24859, /90 G-THOA; 1961-24928, /90 G-THOB), (TCI) LSD 2004-03. (TFY) OPS. 131Y.

2 737-59D (CFM56-3) (1834-34694, G-THOC 2004-04; 1872-24695, G-THOD, 2004-05), (BBB) LSD, (TFY) OPS. 131Y.

0 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B) (28213), SHANNON AERO MAINT, RTND (STR).

6 +1 ORDER 737-804 (CFM56-7B27) (452-28227, /00 SE-DZH*; 478-28229, /00 SE-DZI*; 502-30465, /00 G-BYNC; 505-30466, /00 G-BYNB; 538-28231, /00 SE-DZK*), *(ILF) LSD. (32903, SE-DZN; 1302-32904, SE-DZV, 2003-04). 30465; 30466; LST (TNS) 2001-11. 189Y.

19 757-204ER (RB211-535E4) (450-26963, /92 G-BYAD; 520-26966, /93 G-BYAH "WORLD OF TUI;" 600-27236, /94 G-YAP "JOHN LENNON;" 604-27238, /94 G-BYAS "WORLD OF TUI;" 663-27234, /95 G-BYAW "PHIL SLANEY, EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR;" 861-28836, /99 G-BYAY), 8 (ILF) LSD. 757-2YO: 472-26151 RTND (GEF) 2001-04. 235Y.

1 757-204 (RB211-535E4) ((602-27237, G-BYAR), (CIF) LSD 2003-05. 219Y.

4 767-204ER (CF6-80A2) (24013; 24239 SOLD) (296-24736, /90 G-BRIF "LORD HORATIO NELSON;" 299-24757, /90 G-BRIG "EGLANTYNE JEBB;" 362-25058, /91 G-BYAA "SIR MATT BUSBY CBE;" 373-25139, /91 G-BYAB "BRIAN JOHNSTON CBE"). 2 ST (AID), WET-LST (SBE) 2000-09. (ETOPS) EQ'PD. 290Y.

9 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (610-28039, /96 G-OBYA; 613-28040, /96 G-OBYB "BOBBY MOORE CBE;" 614-28041, /96 G-OBYC "ROY CASTLE OBE;" 649-28042, /97 G-OBYD; 691-28979, /98 G-OBYE "BILL TRAVERS;" 705-28208, /98 G-OBYF; 733-29137, /99 G-OBYG; 737-28883, /99 G-OBYH; 783-29138, /00 G-OBYI; 784-29384, /00 G-OBYJ), 3 (ILF) LSD. 28039 RTND, LST (AEY) 2002-07. 28040; 28041; 38042; 28979; 28208; 29138; 29384; WET-LST (GIA) 2003-01 FOR HADJ. 28040 WET-LST (COR) 2003-03. RF (COR) 2003-09. 29384 WET-LST (NIU) 2003-11. 28040; 28041; 28979; 29137; 28883; WET-LST (GIA) 2004-01. RF (GIA) 2004-03. 29137 WET-LST (GIA) 2004-12. (ETOPS). 328Y.

0 767-33AER (PW4000) (4911-25535, /93), (AWW) LSD, OPS BY NORDSTRESS FOR (BRI) GERMANY, EX-(NAM), 2000-02. RTND.

1 767-383ER (395-25365, TF-FIB), EX-(AV8), (ATZ) WET-LST 2004-05.

0 767-39HER (488-26257, G-OOAO), (ATZ) LSD 2001-04. RTND.

1 L-1011, (AID) WET-LEASED AS SPARE AIRCRAFT.

0 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (429, EI-TLE; 476, EI-TLF; 758, EI-TLO), (TSD) DMP-LSD TIL 1999-11.

0 A320-200 (V2500-A5) (258), (TSD) 6 MTH WET-LSD 2000-05.

Management:
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TUI Airline Management (TUM):

DR RALF CORSTEN, CHAIRMAN (HAM) (TUI GROUP) (TUM) (1999-10).

DR RAINER KAESELAU, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (TUM) (2002-09)
(rainer.kaeselau@tui-airlines.com) (nicole.pruesse@tui-airlines.com)

CHRISTIAN COMMISSAIRE, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS, (2002-09)
(christian.commissaire@tui-airlines.com)
(corinna.hermstorf@tui-airlines.com).

ROLAND KEPPLER, DIRECTOR GENERAL

BERNARD NEWTON, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL (2002-09)
(bernard.newton@tui-airlines.com).

STEVE WOODS, DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

CHARLES GURASSSA, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN TUI NORTH EUROPE & PREUSSAG AIRLINES (2001-10).

PETER ROTHWELL, CEO TUI NORTH EUROPE (2001-10).

WOLFGANG KURTH, CEO PREUSSAG AIRLINES (2001-10).

CHRIS MOTTERSHEAD, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TUI UK (2001-12).

EUGENE CORCAN, MANGING DIRECTOR, TUI IRELAND.

COLIN MITCHELL, MANAGING DIRECTOR TUI NORDIC (ACTING).

WILL WAGGOTT, FINANCE DIRECTOR TUI NE.

ALEX HUNTER, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TUI NE.

JIM MANN, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO), TUI NE.

KEITH NEWMAN, DIRECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT), TUI NE.


Britannia Airways (BRI) Personnel:

KEVIN HATTON, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

PETER BUCKINGHAM, PREUSSAG INTEGRATION DIRECTOR.

MAURICE BOYLE, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS & CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) (2002-11).

CAPTAIN COLIN SHARPLES, DIRECTOR FLIGHT SAFETY, QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT
(dutyoperationscontroller@uk.britanniaairways.com).

KEITH BAKER, DIRECTOR AVIATION PLANNING TUI NE (2002-11).

NICK FISK, DIRECTOR EMPLOYEE RELATIONS.

NICK WHITE, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (LTNLEBY) (2002-07) (maintrol@uk.britanniaairways.com).

HANS-PETER THIESSEN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, (BRI) GERMANY, EX-(DAL) (1998-04), TO (HAP) AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 2001-07.

IAIN ANDREW, DIRECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) & CHANGE (2001-11).

BOB HUSSEY, DIRECTOR FINANCE & SUPPORT SERVICES.

COLIN SHARPLES, DIRECTOR INDUSTRY AFFAIRS.

STEVE WOODS, DIRECTOR PASSENGER SERVICES.

RICHARD MANLEY, STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR (2000-02).

CAPTAIN CHRIS TURNER, CHIEF PILOT & GENERAL MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS (chris.turner@uk.britanniaairways.com).

NICK WINSPEAR, CHIEF TRAINING PILOT.

JEZ LAST, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER.

ADRIAN VAUGHAN, GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING SERVICES.

TONY BISSON, GENERAL MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (1996-07).

BRIAN PORTCH, GENERAL MANAGER SUPPLY CHAIN (2001-03).

JOHN CORNWELL, MANAGER ENGINEERING TECHNICAL SERVICES, (john.cornwell@uk.britanniaairways.com).

JOHN HOAR, MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE BUSINESS PROJECTS (2000-10).

PETER WILSON, MANAGER AIRWORTHINESS, TRAINING (2000-10).

EDDIE RATHBONE, PROCUREMENT MATERIEL MANAGER.

BOB BATLEY, MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS (2000-10).

GEOFF SILK, MANAGER DATA SYSTEM PROJECTS (2000-10).

BRIAN KING, MANAGER CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

MARK GLAZE, MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC).

HOLGER STURTZ, QUALITY MANAGER (GERMANY) (BEROOBN) (1999-02).

RICHARD BALL, MANAGER AIRPLANE LEASING TECHNICAL SERVICES (2000-02).

SUE SIZER, MANAGER ENGINEERING PROCESS & KEY AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT.

STEVE PARKER, MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES (2001-11).

BOB GINNS, TUI FLEET PROJECT MANAGER.

PETER POPE, MANAGER HUMAN FACTORS.

JOY LAW, ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.

JOHN MATTHEWS, TECHNICAL CONTROL SUPERINTENDENT.

ALAN FREEGARD, SENIOR PLANNING ENGINEER.

 
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