BritONe | England | Category B
IATA: B1 | ICAO: BBN | HOME: London Stansted (STN/EGSS)
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Description - BritONe is a domestic English carrier flying from its major hub in Stansted to many "secondary" locations throughout the British Isles that have previously seen limited service. By providing more flights and using larger aircraft than typical, BritONe is able to keep costs low and enjoy profitability despite the lower demand.
Destinations (all flights originate from Stansted):
- Glasgow Prestwick
- Doncaster - Sheffield
- Isle Of Man
- 12 Boeing 737-700
The current fleet is comprised entirely of all-economy Boeing 737-700s fitted with 149 seats. This aircraft was chosen due to its ability to land at the short runways employed by some of the destination airports as well as its higher profitability.
Previously operated in the fleet were 4 737-500 configured in a 140 seat configuration that were used for several years until BritONe could afford newer aircraft. The airline has still never bought a brand new aircraft.
BritONe was founded in 2012 by a group of private investors over concerns that the acquisition of a large airline by the flag carrier would decrease competition in London as well as multiple secondary cities. Although the fears were somewhat alleviated by the expansion of multiple low-cost airlines in the London area, BritONe continues to be the only competitive presence on smaller routes, especially after the collapse of a large regional airline in 2020.