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Euravia

Euravia (London)  - formed on 1 December 1961 as independent airline to focus in the operation of ITs with financial backing of Universal Sky Tours. Three Connies, two 049 and one 149, were purchased from El Al and converted to high-density 82 seaters by the Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI). The first Air craft was delivered on 12 April 1962 and entered service on 5 May. By 15 May, all three aircraft were in service. On 1 September 1962, Skyways of London with their fleet of three 749A Freighters and 3 Yorks was acquired. By 5 October Skyways' operations had been integrated and medium to long-haul passenger and freight charters were also added.


G-ALAL seen on approach to Palma in September 1964.

During the winter 1962-1963, two further 049s were purchased. Euravia averaged 45 return flights per week during 1964, compared with an average of 35 per week the previous season. On 16 August 1964, with the purchase of six Britannia, the airline was renamed Britannia Airways. The Connies which continued to operate under the Euravia brand, were gradually phased out during 1965. The last Connie was withdrawn from use and sold in August 1965.

Model
c/n
 Reg.  From To
 049 1965 G-ARXE  62 65
 049 1967
G-ARVP  62 65
 049 1980 G-AHEN  62 65
 049 1977 G-AHEL
 63 64
 049 2051
G-AMUP
 63 65
 749A
2548
G-ALAK
 62 65
 749A 2549
G-ALAL
 62
65
 749A
2565 G-ANUR  62 65


Construction number/registration/type

c/n 1967 G-ARVP L-049

c/n 1980 G-AHEN L-049


c/n 1977 G-AHEL L-049
c/n 2051 G-AMUP L-049

c/n 2051 G-AMUP L-049

  c/n 2548 G-ALAK L-749A


c/n 2549 G-ALAL L-749A


c/n 2565 G-ANUR L-749A


c/n 2565 G-ANUR L-749
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Notes
May 62 - April 65

Bought from EL AL by Universal Sky Tours in February 1962 and registered G-ARVP. Ownership transferred to Euravia in May 1963. To Britannia Airways 2 February 1965 and withdrawn from use 2 April 1965


Seen here at Heathrow in summer 1964

 



May 62 - April 65

Bought from EL AL by Universal Sky Tours in February 1962, converted to 049D and registered G-AHEN. Ownership transferred to Euravia in May 1963. To Britannia Airways 2 February 1965 and withdrawn from use 21 April 1965

Seen here at Heathrow in summer 1964




May 63 - December 64

Ex Trans European Airlines and in service with Euravia 23 May 1963. Sold to Britair East Africa in November 1964 as 5Y-ABF.

Here seen without titles but still wearing basic Trans European colors. Photo taken June 1963.





May 63 - August 65

Bought from Trans European Airlines and in service with Euravia 23 May 1963. Transferred to Britannia Airways 2 February 1965 and withdrawn from use at Luton 5 August 1965.

Ready for another schedule to a South European destination at Heathrow in July 1964.







G-AMUP wearing Britannia's colors.
Broken up late October 1965 (TT: 32'924 hrs.)


Seen here in a sorry state September 1965
, Zoggavia Collection.





September 62 - August 65

Taken over from Skyways 1 September 1962 and repainted in Euravia colors  in May 1963. Sold to ACE Freighters 6 August 1965.



Captured at Luton in summer 1964.






September 62 - August 65

Taken over from Skyways 1 September 1962 and repainted in Euravia colors  in May 1963. Sold to ACE Freighters 4 February 1965.


Photo taken at Luton in summer 1964.







September 62 - August 65

Taken over from Skyways 1 September 1962 and repainted in Euravia colors 15 November 1963. Leased to ACE Freighters 30 July 1965. Returned to Britannia Airways after bankruptcy of ACE, sold to Peru Internacional.


Seen here idle at Liverpool in May 1964, Bob O'Brien Collection.








Here seen at London Heathrow without titles in February 1965, Zoggavia Collection.