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Lockheed L-1011 - Caledonian Airways

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Lockheed L-1011 TriStar - Caledonian Airways

Caledonian Airways was a British Airways charter subsidiary, formerly known as British Airtours. The name 'Caledonian Airways' was adopted after the takeover by BA of British Caledonian Airways in 1988. In 1995 BA sold the airline to UK tour operator Inspirations, after which the airline flew for a short time as Peach Air. Later, in 2000, the airline was merged with another charter airline, Flying Colours, and the result was named JMC Air, today's Thomas Cook.

The Caledonian fleet consisted mainly of widebody aircraft like the Lockheed TriStar, Boeing 747, Airbus A300 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10. British Airtours already operated the L-1011 since 1982 and as Caledonian Airways it kept six aircraft of the type in service. The TriStars were mainly used on popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean. In 1998 four L-1011s were leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic (photo below). TriStar operations ended in October 1999. Both pictures are taken at London Gatwick Airport.

Lockheed L-1011 - Caledonian Airways







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