British Airways has taken a further step in its plan to re-structure its regional operations by merging its subsidiaries British Regional Airlines (BRAL) and Brymon to form British Airways CitiExpress (BACX). BRAL was bought by British Airways in March 2001, and the plan to merge it with Brymon was announced in May 2001. The merger took effect on 31 March 2002. BRAL’s sister airline Manx will also be integrated into BACX, in September. BACX’s fleet includes four BAe 146s: one series 100, two series 200s, and one series 300. Manx will add another series 200.
Recent news items on British Regional Airlines:
- British Airways begins to transfer Avro RJ100s to CitiExpress (2002-09-30)
- Manx loses its identity (2002-02-13)
- British Regional merger plans detailed (2001-05-10)
- British Airways buys British Regional (2001-03-08)
- British Airways reportedly eyeing British Regional (2000-12-14)