Hispania Líneas Aéreas was a Spanish charter airline.
Hispania was founded in 1982 as an on-demand charter operator and began operations using two SE 210 Caravelle
aircraft on charter flights to the Spanish resorts from Great Britain
and other countries. In 1985 three Boeing 737-200
were added and those eventually replaced all the Caravelles. As business increased, Hispania acquired a new fleet consisting of Boeing 737-300
and Boeing 757-200
, however, the aircraft lease payments were too expensive for the carrier to sustain and in 1988 it was nearly acquired by Air Europa
. After the attempted takeover and other cash-investment schemes failed, Hispania ceased operations in July 1989.
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