Tag archive for : Boeing 737

G BSNR BAe 146 – 300. Dusseldorf July 2001

G BSNR BAe 146 – 300. Dusseldorf July 2001

Buzz was formed as a sub brand to KLMUK to compete with other low cost airlines such as Easyjet, Go Fly and Ryanair. Buzz commenced operations on the 04th January 2000. Photo Paul Spijkers.

G UKHP BAe 146 – 300. Marseille February 2001

G UKHP BAe 146 – 300. Marseille February 2001

Buzz started with eight BAe 146 aircraft transferred from KLMUK many of the routes were also transferred to Buzz, but the feeder routes into Amsterdam were retained by KLMUK, and they were later transferred to KLM City hopper. Photo Eduard Marmet.

G UKID BAe 146 – 300. Dusseldorf July 2002

G UKID BAe 146 – 300. Dusseldorf July 2002

Buzz unlike other low cost operators flew from London Stansted to the main city airports like Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, trying to attract the high yield business traffic. Despite contrary industry predictions KLMs no-frills venture proved successful with revenue up by 50% in the six months to September 2001, bucking the worldwide downturn following the US September 11 tragedy. Photo Paul Spijkers.

G BTTP BAe 146 – 300. Dusseldorf May 2002

G BTTP BAe 146 – 300. Dusseldorf May 2002

Although buzz seemed well placed to capitalise on the promising 2001 results, after three years of continuing losses KLM lost patience and on the 31st of January 2003 KLM announced its intention to sell Buzz to Ryanair, this was complete by 10 April 2003, Ryanair took over all the leased Boeing 737s and the four sub leased BAe 146 aircraft from KLM. Photo Udo Haafke.

G BZZE Boeing 737 – 3Q8. Prestwick February 2004

G BZZE Boeing 737 – 3Q8. Prestwick February 2004

Buzz operated a total of ten Boeing 737 – 300 aircraft. The aircraft pictured here is operating a Stansted Prestwick flight, getting away from the original Buzz intention of operating to the main line airports. Photo Alastair T. Gardiner.

G BZZF Boeing 737 – 3Q8 Frankfurt February 2003

G BZZF Boeing 737 – 3Q8 Frankfurt February 2003

In the September of 2004 Ryanair decided to close the Buzz Stansted operation and flying ceased on 31st October 2004. Photo Sven Pipjorke.

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G BMOR Boeing 737 - 2S3. London Stansted June 1988

G BMOR Boeing 737 – 2S3. London Stansted June 1988

Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLA Boeing 737 – 4Y0. Edinburgh September 1989

G UKLA Boeing 737 – 4Y0. Edinburgh September 1989

Photo John Allan.

G UKLB Boeing 737 – 4Y0. London Gatwick September 1991

G UKLB Boeing 737 – 4Y0. London Gatwick September 1991

Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLC Boeing 737 – 42C. Manchester May 1991

G UKLC Boeing 737 – 42C. Manchester May 1991

Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLD Boeing 737 – 42C. Manchester May 1993

G UKLD Boeing 737 – 42C. Manchester May 1993

Photo Alastair T. Gardiner.

G UKLE Boeing 737 – 4Y0. Palma June 1995

G UKLE Boeing 737 – 4Y0. Palma June 1995

Photo Toni Marimon.

G UKLF Boeing 737 – 42C. Palma April 1995

G UKLF Boeing 737 – 42C. Palma April 1995

Photo Javier Rodriguez.

G UKLG Boeing 737 – 42C. London Gatwick May 1996

G UKLG Boeing 737 – 42C. London Gatwick May 1996

Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLI Boeing 767 – 39H. London Gatwick May 1998

G UKLI Boeing 767 – 39H. London Gatwick May 1998

Photo Richard Vandervord.

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G BNZT Boeing 737 - 2E3ADV. Southend July 1988

G BNZT Boeing 737 – 2E3ADV. Southend July 1988

AirUK Leisure was established in 1987 as the charter subsidiary for AirUK, in association with Viking International a charter brokerage company. They operated two 737 200 series initially first registered in March 1988. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLA Boeing 737 - 4YO. London Gatwick September 1991

G UKLA Boeing 737 – 4YO. London Gatwick September 1991

The first 400 series arrived in October 1988 making AirUK Leisure the first operator of the type in Europe. Shown wearing the part colours of Malaysia Airlines following a lease to that company in 1990/91. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLB Boeing 737 - 4YO London Gatwick May 1992

G UKLB Boeing 737 – 4YO London Gatwick May 1992

AirUK leisure did occasionally fly for AirUK, when used for flying back logged passengers to Jersey owing to weather delays, the aircraft were great people movers, one rotation with this aircraft was nearly equivalent to four with a F27. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLH Boeing 767 - 39H. London Gatwick May 1995

G UKLH Boeing 767 – 39H. London Gatwick May 1995

AirUK Leisure entered the long haul market with two Boeing 767 300 series aircraft in 1993, aircraft contracted to tour operator Unijet. They flew as Leisure Airways. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLK Airbus A320 – 212. London Gatwick May 1996

G UKLK Airbus A320 – 212. London Gatwick May 1996

AirUK Leisure ordered A320s to replace the 737 – 400. Later in 1996 AirUK Leisure was sold to Unijet and renamed Leisure International Airways. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G UKLO Airbus  A321 – 211. London Gatwick June 1997

G UKLO Airbus A321 – 211. London Gatwick June 1997

Still wearing similar AirUK Leisure colours, Leisure International was bought by Air 2000. Photo Richard Vandervord.

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