Debonair made its first aircraft purchase on 31 March, when it bought BAe 146-200 G-DEBF (msn E2023), which it had been sub-leasing from US Airways, with financing provided by Finova Capital Ltd. Debonair is considering purchasing more of the aircraft it is currently leasing, as well new additions to the fleet. Debonair currently operates 12 BAe 146s (10 series 200s and 2 series 100s). It also uses a Boeing 737-300 wet-leased from AB Airlines. The airline plans to add the Boeing 737-300 to its Air Operator Certificate and use it for longer routes, while continuing to use 146s on shorter routes and on contracted services for Lufthansa and Swissair Express.
Recent news items on Debonair:
- Debonair orphans find homes (2000-04-28)
- BRAL adds former Debonair BAe 146 (2000-01-22)
- Former Debonair BAe 146 returns to Australia (1999-12-31)
- Debonair aftermath: Flightline and British Midland pick up the pieces (1999-10-30)
- Debonair grounded (1999-09-30)