http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0211/1224289523901.html 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.