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Jota Aviation establishes a Birmingham – Ostend – Birmingham air bridge due to Brexit

Jota Aviation (Southend) has made this announcement:

We have teamed up with up Priority Freight, a leading time-critical logistics specialist, to set up an ‘air bridge’ between mainland Europe and the UK – starting early January 2021.

The partnership aims to keep supply chains moving through new customs challenges and the predicted congestion at ports when the UK completes its Brexit transition and leaves the European Union at the end of the year.

Operating a twice daily schedule on a BAe 146 Freighter aircraft, we can offer a faster alternative to road and typically we can have your cargo available from drop off to pick up 7 hours from Birmingham to Ostend or 5 hours Ostend to Birmingham.

Available Aircraft Pallet Space

Block space is available on BAe 146 freighter (max payload 10,500 kgs)

Pallets available for loads from 1 pallets up to 7 pallets (per flight)

Each pallet is available for loads up to 1500kg or 9 cubic meters (volume).

Pallet Dimensions – 250 x 200 CMS / 98 x 78 INCHES

Provisional Scheduled Operating Times (UTC):

01:00 BHX OST 02:00
03:00 OST BHX 04:00
19:30 BHX OST 20:30
21:30 OST BHX 22:30


Jota Aviation aircraft slide show:

JOTA Aviation acquires its first BAe 146 for charters

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/ G-SMLA arrives at the Southend base.