Airlines for Europe has, in a very short time, established itself as the leading association,
representing the interests of European airlines. We are pleased to be adding’s support to the existing members, as we tackle the challenges of disproportionate increases in aviation taxes and the high levels of disruption, to both airlines and passengers, as a direct result of Air Traffic Control strikes”,

Steve Heapy
CEO is one of the leading leisure operators in Europe and operates from seven Northern UK bases – Leeds Bradford, Belfast International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. has flown over 30 million customers to more than 50 destinations and currently operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft. has an illustrious history that spans over 30 years, with their roots lying in the commercial aircraft company Channel Express (Air Services).

Their name change to the much snappier occurred just a few months before the first leisure flight in February 2003. They launched from Leeds Bradford Airport, flying daily to and from Amsterdam operated twice daily with two Boeing 737-300 aircraft. During 2003, further scheduled flights were launched to seven European sun and city break destinations. carried over 600,000 passengers in its first year of operation and over six million passengers during 2014, its highest recorded total. Limited is a subsidiary of the Dart Group PLC, an aviation services and distribution group.

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