The airline was established and began operations in 1987. it had been shaped by Andy Janes and his wife Hilary as Janes Aviation at Southend airport. the corporate was renamed Emerald in 1992, in recognition of the massive quantity of business across the Irish ocean and established its base in Liverpool. In October 2002, Emerald bought Exeter based mostly Streamline Aviation. The airline was wholly owned by AS Janes and HJ Janes.
In June 2005, EuroManx successfully bought the passenger service of Emerald Airways, that was operating low price services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to the Isle of Man, using BAe ATPs. Following the takeover these services were then operated underneath the EuroManx name and booking system, however typically the cabin crew utilized and therefore the planes used were those of Emerald Airways.
Following the suspension of Emerald’s AOC and therefore the company subsequently calling in directors, one among the ATP’s was impounded by the Isle of Man Government at Ronaldsway Airport.