HISTORY: GIBRALTAR AIRWAYS LTD was established in 1931 as an offshoot of Gibraltarian shipping company MH Bland, in Gibraltar. Started operations later that year between 'the Rock' and Tangier, Morocco, using a Saunders-Roe A21 Windhover flying boat. During World War II, the airline represented Imperial Airways/BOAC and in 1947 began its relationship with the newly created British European Airways (BEA). BEA began flying between London and Gibraltar, connecting with Gibraltar Airways' flights to Morocco. BEA took a 49% stake in the airline, which began trading as GibAir. In 1985 the airline, known as GB Airways.
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