Flights: People to Places in Style
- Price: £14.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584362
- Availability: In Stock
The name Flights is well known and highly
respected in the world of coach travel. The company can trace its roots back to
1912 when Frank Flight started a Garage and Taxi business in the Aston district
of Birmingham. An ex-Army ambulance was acquired in 1923 which served as a
delivery van during the week and was fitted with seats at weekends to operate
The demand for pleasure trips and holiday
travel in the post war years allowed Frank Flight to expand his coach
operation. Following Frank’s death his son Ken joined the family business.
Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s licences were gained to operate to over 300
excursion destinations plus summer coastal services and holiday tours. Further
expansion came with the acquisition of Grimsley’s, Sugden’s and Dalton’s.
A change of direction in the 1970’s
followed as a result of the drop in demand for holiday coach travel. In 1977 a
daily coach service linking Birmingham with Heathrow Airport was started. Later
Gatwick and Manchester airports were added and these services, operating under
the Flightlink title, proved hugely successful – eventually carrying around 400,000
In this book Andrew Roberts recalls the history of the coach fleet during the period of ownership by the Flight family. A fine collection of photographs and other memorabilia is included. The book is complete with a fleet list of vehicles operated in the period 1923-2002.
|297mm x 210mm
|305 colour and black & white