HISTORY: BKS AIR TRANSPORT LIMITED was an airline based in the United Kingdom that operated from 1951 until 1970. The airline commenced operations in October 1951 from its base at Southend Airport as BKS Aero Charter flying a Douglas DC-3. (BKS were the founders' initials – i.e. James Barnby, Thomas Keegan and Cyril Stevens). BKS and Cambrian Airways formed the "British Air Services" group in 1967. British Air Services was a holding company 70% owned by British European Airways and 30% by the former shareholders of BKS and Cambrian. The airline's name was changed to Northeast Airlines on 1 November 1970.
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