JOTA Aviation (Southend) has acquired its first BAe 146. Previously the company operated King Air 90s for ad hoc passenger and cargo charter flights.
The new BAE 146-200 is pictured arriving at Southend from Manston. Manston is being closed.
This could well be the last commercial aircraft to depart from Manston unless the African DC-8 does fly out as per the photo of mine you kindly used.
This airliner was delivered to Pacific Southwest in 1985 as N364PS and was last operated by Flightline as G-OZRH and stored at Southend. It then became N880PA and flew to Manston in February 2013.
The aircraft has now been re-registered as G-SMLA (msn E2047) recently.
Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. G-SMLA arrives at the Southend base.