BRITISH WORLD Airlines is considering expanding its fleet early in 1996, to meet increasing demands in the UK charter market for aircraft in the 130-seat range.

The Southend, Essex-based firm is believed to be looking for three aircraft in the Boeing 737-200 class, having had its fleet of five BAC One-Elevens and two British Aerospace 146-300s fully committed during the UK peak holiday season.

"After a very successful 1994 , summer 1995 looks like being equally as good, if not better," says Mike Sessions, the airline's sales and marketing director.

With many UK charter airlines moving aircraft capacity up to 150 seats and beyond, British World believes that it is well placed to build on its market position in the 110- to 130-seat sector.

Source: Flight International