ISBN-10:
0752442767
ISBN-13:
9780752442761
Pub. Date:
08/01/2007
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Britain's Airlines Volume Two: 1951-1964

Britain's Airlines Volume Two: 1951-1964

by Guy Halford-Macleod

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Overview

Britain's Airlines Volume Two: 1951-1964

Britain’s original independent airlines left an indelible mark on the industry which is still felt to this day. They were the first truly low-cost couriers, and they pioneered the concepts of operating at low costs with targeted marketing, differential prices, and cheap fares. This second volume follows the history of these innovative airlines in the post-war era. Following a heyday under Labour, the subsequent Tory governments placed restrictions on independents, bringing about the rise of such charter companies as Dan Air and Freddie Laker. Focus is also provided on manufacturing aspects of the industry, and the 1960 Civil Aviation Act and Air Transport Licensing Board, which together gave way to licensing battles and setbacks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752442761
Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Guy Halford-Macleod works for the curator of air transport at the National Aerospace Museum inWashington, DC.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

1 Under Conservative Government 1951-1953 21

2 Living with the New Deal 1953-1956 47

3 In the Doldrums 1957-1959 79

4 The Future Lies with the Strong: The Civil Aviation (Licensing) Act - 1960 113

5 Changes 1961-1962 137

6 Picking up the Pieces 1962-1964 161

Appendix 1 Aircraft Types 191

Appendix 2 List of Abbreviations 215

Appendix 3 Who's Who - Biographical Details 217

Appendix 4 Everybody's Airlines 225

Appendix 5 Report on Charter Flight AW/104/506, 30 April-3 May 1957 235

Appendix 6 British Independent Aviation - Past and Future (Twentieth Brancker Memorial Lecture) 243

Appendix 7 The Corbett Report (pages 82-98) 255

Table 1 BEA Annual Accounts 1952/53 to 1964/65 268

Table 2 BOAC Annual reports 1952/53 to 1964/65 268

Table 3 Passengers carried by BOAC, BEA and the Independents, 1951-1965 269

Table 4 Charter passengers (BIATA members only) 269

Table 5 Passengers carried on scheduled services 270

Table 6 Passengers carried by individual airlines, 1963 and 1964 271

Endnotes 272

Bibliography 279

Index 283

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