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Name: LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: UKL
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: STANSTED
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 450
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Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1993. CHARTER, JET AIRPLANE OPERATOR.

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.

SEPTEMBER 1995: 737-4H6 (27191), (MAS) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1995: PLANS TO REPLACE 7 737-400'S, 172 PAX.

NOVEMBER 1995: RETURNING 3 737-400'S TO LESSOR. 1 B AE 146-300 (ALF502R-5).

DECEMBER 1995: TO LEASE 4 737-400'S TO (KLM). 3 737-400'S TO (MOU) (PW001; PW014; & PW017).

JANUARY 1996: 1995 = +7.4% PASSENGERS (PAX).

FEBRUARY 1996: 3 A320'S (190; 343; EX-(EXW) & 189, EX-(ROY)
(CFM56-5A3), GATX LEASED FOR 2 YEARS. 2 F 100'S, EX-(TAT), (ILF) LEASED.

APRIL 1996: NOW KNOWN AS "LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS."

3 A320-100'S (CFM56-5P3/P), 185 PAX, 2 CLASS, 2,700 NM RANGE, REPLACES 737-400'S, 1 EX-(ROY), 1 EX-(EXW).

CODE SHARE WITH (NWA).

JUNE 1996: 4 ORDERS (1997) A321-200'S (CFM56).

OCTOBER 1996: NEW ROUTE TO INVERNESS, SCOTLAND.

DECEMBER 1996: TO MOVE HQ FROM STANSTED TO (LGW).

FEBRUARY 1997: A321 TECH SUPPORT BY FLS AEROSPACE (ATD), LINE/HEAVY MAINTENANCE & COMPONENT SUPPORT.

MARCH 1997: 1 F 100 (TAY 620-15), EX-(KLM).

APRIL 1997: AIR UK = 2,000 EMPLOYEES. LEISURE INTERNATIONAL = 160 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1997: 1ST OF 4 A321-200'S. 737-4YO LEASED TO (TAV).

JUNE 1997: 1 F 100 (TAY 620-15), EX-(KLM). LEISURE INTERNATIONAL
ORDERS (1998) 2 A321-200'S (CFM56-5B).

JULY 1997: (KLM) BUYS REMAINING 55% OF AIR UK FOR TOTAL 100% FROM BRITISH AIR TRANSPORT HOLDINGS. AIR UK 1996 = 3.6 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

1 737-4Y0 (24468) RETURNED FROM (TAV). 1 F 100 (TAY 620-15), EX-(KLM).

SEPTEMBER 1997: LAST QUARTER = 824,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+14%).

CODE SHARE WITH (NWA), EAST MIDLANDS-AMSTERDAM (F 50).

(EC) OK'S (KLM)'S FULL CONTROL OF AIR UK. TO BECOME KLM UK (AUK).

NOVEMBER 1997: 1 ORDER (APRIL 1999) A321-200 (CFM56-5B), (GUI) LEASED.

JANUARY 1998: 2 ORDERS (2000) A330-200 (PW4168) TO REPLACE 767'S ON TRANSATLANTIC & CARIBBEAN CHARTER ROUTES.

FEBRUARY 1998: "AIR UK" NAME CHANGED TO "KLM UK" (AUK).

A320-212 (190) SUBLEASED TO NOVAIR (NOO).

MARCH 1998: 1 A321-200 (CFM56-5P3/P) DELIVERY.

APRIL 1998: LEISURE INTERNATIONAL = 450 EMPLOYEES.

1ST QUARTER = 677 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 6.6 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 241,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

JULY 1998: IN OCTOBER 1998, LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS (UKL) WILL BE ABSORBED INTO AIR 2000 (ATZ) AT MANCHESTER, AS A RESULT OF FIRST CHOICE HOLIDAYS (WHO OWNS (ATZ) PURCHASING UNIJET GROUP, WHO OWN (UKL).

SEPTEMBER 1998: LONDON GATWICK - PISA.

MARCH 1999: PAUL TILLIN, ENGINEERING MANAGER LEAVES TO JOIN AIRTOURS (GUE) AS MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

JANUARY 2000: CANCELS 1 ORDER A330-200.

FOR FUTURE DATA, SEE AIR 2000 (ATZ).

Fleet:
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May 2000:

2 767-300ER, (ETOPS) (LEISURE INTNL).

3 A320-212 (CFM56-5P3/P) (190), (GAX) LSD, 2,700 NM RANGE (LEISURE INTNL), 190 WET-LST (NOO), 185 PAX.

2 +2 ORDERS A321-200 (CFM56-5B3/P), (ATD) MAINT, LEISURE INTNL.

1 ORDER (/00) A330-223 (PW4168) (320), TO REPL 767'S.

Management:
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CHRIS PARKER, CHAIRMAN.

JEREMY DIXON, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (1996-10).

PHILIP OVENDEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER (1996-10).

PAUL TILLEN, ENGINEERING MANAGER (LGWOOMV), TO (GUE) 1999-03.

 
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