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Old 7th Apr 2020, 00:07
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
It's your list after all.

However most of the Channel Express flights were on Channex callsigns except the TNT which was "NITRO", and I don't remember the Royal Mail having their own AOC.

I've also remembered we did a weekly and sometimes twice weekly BA flight to Tel Aviv in 1997/8. BA callsign, and also STN-CGN-SHJ-LCA-STN for UPS 5 days a week in 2000/2001.

PS. Jet2 is Channex.

Formed in 1978 at Bournemouth Airport as Express Air Services with a small fleet of Dart Herald's operating flights to the Channel Island's of Guernsey and Jersey. Those flights particularly took newspapers outbound and flowers and vegetables on the inbound flights. The company also operated overnight cargo flights to Europe and within the UK.

In the early 1980's Air Express secured post office contract's by the Royal Mail and changed it's name to Channel Express.

In 1983 Philip Meeson and his DART GROUP acquired Channel Express.

In 2002 the owners of Channel Express, the DART GROUP PLC formed it's own low cost airline Jet2 based at Leeds/Bradford Airport.

In January 2006 the Channel Express name was completely dropped and the company rebranded entirely to become Jet2.

Throughout the company's history the,

IATA code LS
Callsign CHANNEX

And finally

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