QUIZ: UK holiday airlines

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Question 1 of 10

Caledonian Airways and Flying Colours merged in September 1999 to form which airline?

Thomas Cook Airlines
AirTours International

Question 2 of 10

Which two UK carriers were nicknamed 'Air Two Bob' and 'The Lady in the Wheelchair'?

Air 2000 and Monarch Airlines
Air 2000 and Britannia Airways
Monarch Airlines and Flying Colours
Caledonian Airways and Airworld

Question 3 of 10

The collapses of which two UK airlines sparked what, at their respective times, were the UK's two biggest peacetime repatriations?

XL Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines
Monarch Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines
FlyGlobespan and Monarch Airlines
First Choice Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines

Question 4 of 10

British Airways was the first UK carrier to fly the Boeing 757, but which Luton-based airline was the second?

Monarch Airlines
Britannia Airlines

Question 5 of 10

Which Scottish airline began operations in 2003 with Boeing 757-200s leased from Greece Airways?

Highland Express Airways
Air Scotland

Question 6 of 10

What was the name of Sir Freddie Laker's long-haul, low-cost transatlantic operation?

The Flying Charabang

Question 7 of 10

Virgin Atlantic Airways started operations in what year?


Question 8 of 10

And what was the name of Sir Richard Branson's short-lived charter airline which specialised in Mediterranean and Canary Island connections and offered passengers ice lollies as they boarded?

Virgin Sky
Virgin Sun
Virgin Sea
Virgin Sand

Question 9 of 10

Which airline rebranded as 'Britannia Airways' upon receiving several second hand Bristol Britannias?


Question 10 of 10

Which British holiday airline became the first European carrier to fly the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar in 1973

British European Airways
BEA Airtours
Court Line
Caledonian Airways

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