BRITANNIA AIRWAYS, one of the most respected names in British Aviation, is to disappear (although not legally) as TUI continues to re-vamp its operations in the UK in a slightly different way to that expected. Founded as Euravia in 1961 the carrier was created as a holiday charter airline operating the legendary Lockheed Constellation. In 1964 the Bristol Britannia came along and with it a change of name. Acquisition by holiday company Thomson followed in 1965 and soon afterwards another big step forward with the acquisition of the first of many Boeing 737s. The airline still flies an all Boeing fleet. The new brand name for Britannia is Thomsonfly the same as its prot”g” established earlier this year at Coventry Airport. Additional aircraft are expected to be confirmed shortly. ABTN shows a Boeing 767-300 in the traditional Britannia paint scheme.