'Virtual airline' sells seats for flights run by other carriers

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  1. sobore
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    THE MANX2 airline involved in yesterday’s crash at Cork Airport is a “virtual airline” in that it does not operate its own flights.
    Rather it sells seats on flights which are operated for it by a number of different carriers.
    The airline, based in the Isle of Man, has been in operation since 2006. It operates a number of scheduled services between destinations in Britain and Ireland.
    The aircraft involved in the crash, a Fairchild Metroliner turbo-prop, was leased from a company called Flightline BCN, which is based in Barcelona in Spain.

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