Suckling Airways (Flybe) (formerly ScotAirways) (Cambridge) was acquired by Loganair Limited in July 2011. The Dornier 328 fleet is now fully integrated into the Loganair operation. The move was completed in April 2013.
Loganair operates under the Flybe brand.
Suckling was founded by Roy and Merlyn Suckling in 1984 and commenced operations on April 26, 1986.
The former family airline honors its past with this historic record on its website, soon to be closed down: CLICK HERE
Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Now in Flybe colors, Dornier 328-110 G-BWWT (msn 3022) operates at Manchester.
Loganair (Glasgow) announced yesterday (July 8) it will acquired Suckling Airways, doing business as (dba) ScotAirways.
Here is the statement by Loganair:
“Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced that it is to acquire Suckling Airways, the Cambridge-based charter specialist.
Suckling is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loganair upon completion of the deal at the end of this month, and will continue to trade as a separate airline which holds its own licences and approvals. It operates a fleet of five Dornier 328-100 fast turboprop aircraft on ad-hoc and contract charter flights, servicing an extensive customer base which includes high profile sports teams, political parties, blue-chip corporate clients and other airlines. The aircraft seat 31 or 32 passengers and can fly throughout Europe.
Suckling is also one of a limited number of airlines able to offer ad-hoc charter services to and from specialist airports such as London City. The company has operating and engineering bases at Cambridge, Dundee and London City, employing a total of 60 staff. No job losses are anticipated, although the two organisations will immediately commence working together to identify synergies and cost savings through joint purchasing of items such as fuel, insurance and ground handling.”
Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. Please click on the photo for the complete story of this airline.