Athens-based airline Aegean Aviation has placed an order for an additional Avro RJ100, just six weeks after placing an initial order for two RJ100s. Aegean Aviation’s pilots are currently undergoing training in the UK, in anticipation of the delivery of the first two RJ100s, scheduled for late April. Scheduled services are set to begin on 1 June, linking Athens with Thessaloniki (four times daily), Rhodes (two times daily), Heraklion (three times daily), and Chania (two times daily). The third RJ100 will be delivered in late September, and will be used to develop additional routes in the recently deregulated Greek market, including services from Corfu. Aegean Aviation’s RJ100s will be configured in a two class, 100-seat layout. The order brings sales of the Avro RJ family to 153 aircraft.
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