CitiExpress begins BAe 146 retirement

BA CitiExpress BAE 146-200 G-MIMA

BA CitiExpress BAE 146-200 G-MIMA just prior to her retirement (Andrew Marks)

As planned, British Airways CitiExpress has begun retiring its BAe 146s. Series 200 G-MIMA (msn E2079) was the first to leave the fleet. She flew her last revenue service (BA4328 from London Gatwick to the Isle of Man) on 3 May, and was then ferried to Stansted and stood down. CitiExpress inherited five BAe 146s from British Regional Airlines and Manx: one series 100, three series 200s, and one series 300. Under the latest BACX re-organization plan, all five are to be retired by April 2006. In the meantime, series 100 G-MABR (msn E1015) has taken over the Gatwick to Isle of Man service that G-MIMA had been flying.

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