HISTORY: AIR ATLANTIQUE was an airline based at Coventry Airport operating a number of classic aircraft, both for passenger operation and for cargo transportation. Started as an air taxi operation in 1969 under the name of General Aviation Services, based in Jersey, Channel Islands. The Air Atlantique name was adopted in June 1977 when freight charter flights were launched with Douglas DC-3 aircraft. The Group moved to its base in Coventry in December 1985. Between 1990 and 1994 scheduled passenger services were operated from the Channel Islands as Air Corbiere. Highland Airways was established in 1991 at Inverness Airport. Atlantic Airlines, which previously operated all-cargo airline activities within the Air Atlantique Group, was the subject of a management buy-out in July 2004 and now operates as an independent company.
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