Like I said before I scanned front page of Manx Anual Report for 1999. Also inside is few pictures, all of them of ERJ145 in British Airways c/s one of them is G-EMBH
British Regional Air Lines Group plc operates two airlines, British Regional Airlines and Manx Airlines. British Regional Airlines operates over 190 daily flights under a British Airways Franchise agreement, serving regional and hub airports throughout the British Isles and Continental Europe. Manx Airlines has proudly served the Isle of Man for many years, flying business and leisure travellers between the Island and major airports in the UK and Ireland.
During the year, six aditional 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft were brought into operation which, together with two subsequent deliveries in early 2000, brings the current fleet size to 15 aircraft. Currently the Group has ordered 23 ERJ 145 and holds options for a further two aircraft. It remains the objective of the Group to operate an all-jet aircraft fleet, where operational facilities permit, at the earliest opportunity and accelerate the disposal of remaining turbo-prop aircraft as appropriate. Expansion of the Group is continuing at a brisk but controlled pace by developing scheduled airline activities and through the medium/long term leases of 7 aircraft to other airlines during 2000.
1999 was a year of significant progress for the Group. During the twelve months, we introduced a further six ERJ 145 regional jets into service, and obtained shareholder approval to increase our firm orders for the type to twenty-three, with a further two options. Fifteen are now in operation. In addition, we committed to two further 146 jets, since delivered in January and February 2000. This brings our total fleet for 2000 to 49, of which 40% are now jet.