The Great British Holiday Airline Quiz!

As millions of us jet off for our annual break, what better time to celebrate some of the famous airlines which were once holiday favourites? From first flights to forgotten liveries, this week's quiz will certainly make you sweat!


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  1. Sun and reign: The Monarch Airlines story
  2. Court Line: The colourful holiday airline
  3. Air Europe: When the luck ran out

Question 1 of 10

1. What was the first jet type to join the Monarch fleet?


Boeing 707
Boeing 720
Airbus A300
Airbus A320

Question 2 of 10

2. What is Court Line widely credited with inventing?


Telephone ticket sales
Non-smoking flights
Hand luggage only fares
'Seat-back' catering

Question 3 of 10

3. Which aircraft type did Air 2000 receive direct from Boeing for its 1987 launch?


Boeing 737-400
Boeing 757-200
Boeing 757-300
Boeing 767-300

Question 4 of 10

4.  In what year did British Airtours change its name to Caledonian Airways?



Question 5 of 10

5. This rather smart aircraft is in the livery of which leisure carrier?

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Air Europe
Canada 3000
Orion Airways
Laker Airways

Question 6 of 10

6. Which of these types did Flying Colours NOT operate?


Airbus A319
Airbus A320
Airbus A321
Boeing 757-200

Question 7 of 10

7. Which charter firm was the UK launch customer for the Boeing 757-300?


Britannia Airways
JMC Airlines
Thomson Airways
MyTravel Airways

Question 8 of 10

8. This tail belongs to which now-defunct holiday airline?

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Virgin Sun Airlines
Club 18-30 Air
Palmair Flightline
First Choice Airways

Question 9 of 10

9. What was the immediate successor brand to Britannia Airways?

TUI Airways
Thomson Airways
Thomas Cook Airlines

Question 10 of 10

10. Where were the headquarters of Flyglobespan?



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Impressive stuff - the sun was certainly shining on you today!