Britannia Airways is believed to be eyeing the southern hemisphere for its next off-shore subsidiary, with a new Australian operation under consideration.

The UK-based charter carrier has already established a start-up operation in Germany and a Swedish-based carrier, built on the acquisition of existing charter airline Blue Scandinavia.

Britannia will not comment specifically on its next plans, saying only that it is always "looking at potential opportunities", but airline sources suggest that it has now turned its attention to Australia. The airline serves seven Australian cities from the UK, but it is not clear if the new division would take over any international routes.

Source: Flight International