Airways International Cymru

Airways International Cymru was a British charter airline based in Cardiff, Wales, which ceased operations in early 1988.


Airways International Cymru was established in November 1983 by Anthony Clemo as proprietary charter airline of the British tour operator Red Dragon Travel to perform holiday packages from Cardiff Airport in the Mediterranean region. The flight operations began on 1 February 1984 with two used BAC 111-300, which originated from the Canadian Quebecair. These were supplemented from the holdings of Britannia Airways in 1986 through a leased factory new Boeing 737-300 on March 28, 1984, a Boeing 737-200. In addition Airways International Cymru rented if required additional aircraft from other airlines and continued this for a short time during the season in their colors on your own route grid. The company ran into financial difficulties in September 1987. As a result, there were debates about a sale of the company with the UK carrier Paramount Airways, but were unsuccessful. After the failure of negotiations Airways International Cymru announced in January 1988 bankruptcy. The air services were continued by the successor company Amber Airways.


The airline operated from various UK airports destinations in Europe and North Africa in charter flights, including Salzburg, Gran Canaria, Tenerife ( Tenerife South ), Paris -Orly, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Rotterdam, Milan -Malpensa, Faro, Palma de Mallorca, Girona, Basel and Geneva.

Used aircraft

  • BAC 111-300
  • Boeing 737-200 and Boeing 737-300