HISTORY: BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES started as BRITISH AIR FERRIES (BAF). In April 1993, BAF was renamed British World Airlines. Following delivery of BWA's first ATR 72 on 1 April 1996, the airline converted its three remaining passenger-configured Viscounts to freighters. On 18 April the same year, BWA Viscount G-APEY operated the type's last passenger flight, marking the 43rd anniversary of the Viscount's entry into full commercial air service with British European Airways (BEA). BWA ceased trading on 14 December 2001, as a result of the tough business climate during the post-9/11 downturn.
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