KLM uk ceased to exist on 30Mar03 as by that date it was merged into KLM Cityhopper (KLC).
British Island Aws, Air Anglia and Air Westward merged and formed on 16Jan80 Air UK. The carrier was a subsidiary of British Air Transport
Holdings, in which British and Commonwealth Shipping Group had a 90% shareholding. Fokker F.27s were the main type in Air UK's fleet
abd by mid-19980 it was Britain's 3rd largest airline.
KLM acquired a 14.9% stake in Air UK and later increased this to 45%. In 1997 KLM took over the remaining shares and after a reorganisation within KLM Group, Air UK became KLM uk and a revised colourscheme was applied to the aircraft.
Since 01Nov02 KLM uk was operating as KLM Cityhopper UK, though that was not revised on the aircraft. On the British registered aircraft was written: "Operated by KLM Cityhopper BV".
Out of KLM uk also a low-cost operator "Buzz" was created by KLM, to compete with outher low-cost operators, but Buzz was sold to Ryanair during 2003.
Source: Airlines Worldwide, by B.I.Hengi (Midland Publishing, 2000)