• Operating Licence Holders

    Holders of Operating Licences are able to operate within the European Economic Area with no further licences required, but for operations outside of the EEA, the carrier will need to hold route licences. Air carriers based in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, both of which are outside the EEA, may require Air Transport Licences.

  • 2Excel Aviation Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.
     
    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Air Kilroe Ltd trading as Eastern Airways

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.
     
    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Air Tanker Services Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passenger and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between and combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Atlantic Airlines Ltd

    BA Cityflyer Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    BAe Systems (Corporate Air Travel) Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Bristow Helicopters Ltd

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    British Airways plc

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    This company also holds a Scarce Capacity Allocation Certificate.

    British Midland Regional Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    CargoLogicAir Limited

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Cello Aviation Ltd

    DHL Air Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    easyJet Airline Company Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    This company also holds a Scarce Capacity Allocation Certificate. 

    Flybe Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Jet2.com Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Jota Aviation Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Loganair Ltd

    Monarch Airways Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Norwegian Air UK Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    RVL Aviation Ltd

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Thomson Airways Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Titan Airways Ltd

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Virgin Atlantic International Ltd

    Route Licence authorising scheduled flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    Route Licence authorising charter flights for the carriage of passengers and/or cargo and/or mail between any combination of points anywhere in the world, subject to the terms of the licence holder's Air Operator Certificate.

    The following companies hold Type B Operating Licences - that is, they are permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with fewer than 20 seats and/or weighing less than 10 tonnes.

    Some may be restricted to carrying cargo only.

    • Acropolis Aviation Ltd
    • AH Helicopters Ltd
    • Air Charter Scotland Ltd
    • Air Medical Ltd
    • Apem Aviation Ltd
    • Apollo Air Services Ltd
    • Arena Aviation Ltd
    • Atlas Helicopters Ltd
    • AV8 Helicopters Ltd
    • BIH (Onshore) Ltd
    • Blink Limited
    • Blu Halkin Ltd
    • Bond Air Services Ltd
    • Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd
    • Bookajet Ltd
    • Bristol Flying Centre Ltd t/a Centreline Air Charter
    • British International Helicopter Services Ltd
    • Capital Air Charter Ltd
    • Capital Air Services Ltd
    • Cardinal Helicopter Services Ltd
    • Castle Air Ltd
    • Central Helicopters Ltd
    • CHC Scotia Ltd
    • Cheshire Flying Services Ltd t/a Ravenair
    • Cobham Flight Inspection Ltd
    • Corporate Jet Management Ltd
    • Cutting Edge Helicopters Ltd
    • Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Ltd
    • Diamond Executive Aviation Ltd
    • Directflight Ltd
    • DO Systems Ltd
    • Dragonfly Aviation Services Ltd
    • EBG Helicopters Ltd
    • Excel Charter Ltd
    • ExecuJet (UK) Ltd
    • Executive Aviation Services Ltd
    • Executive Jet Charter Ltd
    • FB Heliservices Ltd t/a Cobham Helicopter Services
    • Finesse Executive Ltd
    • FlairJet Ltd
    • Fly Vectra Ltd
    • FR Aviation Ltd
    • Gama Aviation Ltd
    • Hangar 8 AOC Ltd
    • Haverfordwest Air Charter Services Ltd
    • Hebridean Air Services Ltd
    • Heli Air Ltd
    • Heli Charter Ltd
    • Helicentre Aviation Ltd
    • HH Helicopters Ltd
    • IAS Medical Ltd
    • Interflight (Air Charter) Ltd
    • Isles Of Scilly Skybus Ltd
    • Kingmoor Aviation Ltd t/a Helicentre Liverpool
    • Loch Lomond Seaplanes Ltd
    • London Executive Aviation Ltd
    • London's Air Ambulance Ltd
    • Looporder Ltd t/a East Midlands Helicopters
    • Lydd Air Ltd
    • Multiflight Ltd
    • Newcastle Aviation Ltd
    • North Wales Air Academy Ltd
    • Northumbria Helicopters Ltd
    • Pen-Avia Ltd
    • Phoenix Helicopter Academy Ltd
    • PLM Dollar Group Ltd t/a PDG Helicopters
    • Polo Aviation Ltd
    • Rise Aviation Ltd
    • SaxonAir Charter Ltd
    • Sloane Helicopters Ltd
    • Solent Helicopters Ltd  t/a Elite Helicopters
    • Sovereign Business Jets Ltd
    • Specialist Aviation Services Ltd
    • Starspeed Ltd
    • Synergy Aviation Ltd
    • Triair (Bermuda) Ltd
    • Un Pied Sur Terre Ltd t/a Whizzard Helicopters
    • V21 Ltd t/a Helicopter Services
    • VLL Ltd
    • VVB Aviation Services Ltd
    • Woodgate Aviation (NI) Ltd
    • Xclusive Jet Charter Ltd
    • Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ltd
    • Zenith Aviation Ltd
    • Zephyr Aviation Ltd

    Air Transport Licences are similar in their scope and their effect to Route Licences, but they are granted to air carriers which are either registered or based in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, both of which are outside the EU.

    These companies are unable to hold Operating Licences and are therefore also excluded from holding Route Licences, which may only be granted to holders of Operating Licences. Air carriers in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man which operate UK registered aircraft therefore require to hold Air Transport Licences.

    Aurigny Air Services Ltd

    Air Transport Licence authorising flights between any points within the European Economic Area, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and to offshore oil and gas installations.

    Blue Islands Ltd

    Air Transport Licence authorising flights between any points within the European Economic Area, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and to offshore oil and gas installations