• 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.

    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.

    CargoLogicAir 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.

    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 UK 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.

    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

    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.

    Ryanair UK Ltd

    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.

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    TUI 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.

    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.

    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.

    West Atlantic 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.

    Wizz Air UK 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.

    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

    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.

    Air Charter Scotland 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.

    Apollo Air Services 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.

    Arena 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.

    Atlas Helicopters 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.

    Blu Halkin 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.

    Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore 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.

    Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore 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.

    Bookajet 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.

    British International Helicopter Services 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.

    Capital Air Ambulance 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.

    Capital Air Services 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.

    Cardinal Helicopter Services Ltd

    Castle 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.

    Catreus AOC 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.

    Centreline AV 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.

    CHC Scotia Ltd

    Cheshire Flying Services Ltd t/a Ravenair

    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.

    Concierge U 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.

    Cutting Edge Helicopters 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.

    Devon Air Ambulance Trading 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.

    DEA 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.

    Directflight 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.

    Dragonfly Aviation Services 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.

    Eagle European 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.

    EBG Helicopters 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.

    Excel Charter 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.

    ExecuJet (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.

    Executive Aviation Services Ltd

    Executive Jet Charter 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.

    FlairJet 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.

    Flight Academy Ltd

    FR 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.

    Gama 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.

    Haverfordwest Air Charter Services Ltd

    Heli 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.

    Helicentre Aviation Ltd

    HH Helicopters 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.

    IAS Medical 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.

    Isles Of Scilly Skybus 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.

    Jet Exchange Ltd

    Kingmoor Aviation Ltd t/a Helicentre Liverpool

    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.

    Loch Lomond Seaplanes Ltd

    London Executive 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.

    London Helicopter Charters Ltd

    London's Air Ambulance 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.

    Looporder Ltd t/a East Midlands Helicopters

    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.

    Lydd 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.

    Multiflight 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.

    Newcastle Aviation Ltd

    North Wales Air Academy Ltd

    Northumbria Helicopters 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.

    Pen-Avia 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.

    Phoenix Helicopter Academy 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.

    PLM Dollar Group Ltd t/a PDG Helicopters

    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.

    Polo 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.

    Rise 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.

    SaxonAir Charter 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.

    Sloane Helicopters 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.

    Solent Helicopters Ltd  t/a Elite Helicopters

    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.

    Sovereign Business Jets 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.

    Specialist Aviation Services 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.

    Starspeed 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.

    Synergy Aviation Ltd

    Un Pied Sur Terre Ltd t/a Whizzard Helicopters

    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.

    V21 Ltd t/a Helicopter Services

    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.

    VLL Ltd

    Voluxis 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.

    Woodgate Aviation (NI) 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.

    XJC 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.

    Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ltd

    Zenith 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.

    Zephyr 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.

    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