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1970's London Gatwick Part 1 - Pistons & Turboprops

OY-STC Sterling Airways Douglas DC-6B

OY-STC Sterling Airways Douglas DC-6B - Once a familiar site at Gatwick along with several other operators DC-6's in the early 70's  - London Gatwick Airport

Photographic Copyright Caz Caswell © 1970-2008

Related Pictures and Links
Sterling Airways was started in 1962, when Eilif Krogager (Danish Pastor and entrepreneur), founder of Danish travel agency Tjæreborg (today part of MyTravel Group), started the Airline with two Douglas DC-6B bought from Swissair.

In 1965 Sterling joined the Jet Set with the arrival of the Airlines first Caravelle. The original Airline became Bankrupt in 1993.
But was reformed in 1994 as Sterling European Airlines with a 3 Aircraft Fleet. In 1996, the Fred Olsen Group Bought the Airline.
Fred Olsen expanded the Airline greatly both in terms of Fleet and in a move from being Charter only, to a Low Cost Scheduled Airline expanded the routes and frequencies flown.

In April 2005 Fred Olsen sold the Airline to Icelandic investment company Fons Eignarhaldsfélag and in June 2005 they bought Maersk Air from the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group and after regulatory approval merged two Airlines into a new entity Sterling Airlines A/S, which they then sold on in October 2005 to the FL Group, who in in December 2006 sold the Airline to Northern Travel Holding. On the 29 October 2008 Sterling Airlines A/S became bankrupt. Is this the end of the Sterling Story?

Other DC-6B Pictures in this Album:
LN-SUK Douglas DC-6B of Braathens S.A.F.E

HB-IBS DC-6 and HB-IDH DC-8 of Balair

Related Links:
Sterling Airways/Sterling Airlines - Wikipedia Entry

DC-6/C-118A Liftmaster Transport

The DC 6 Still Making History

Douglas DC-6 - Wikipedia Entry

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