Monthly Archives: September 1999


Debonair grounded

Luton-based BAe 146 operator Debonair entire fleet was grounded on 30 September after it ran out of cash. The low-cost airline has struggled during the three years since it began services in 1996, managing to turn a profit only once, in the last quarter of 1998, despite high load factors. […]

Debonair BAe 146 G-DEBC

VLM said to acquire Avro RJ85s

Flight International is reporting that Belgian airline VLM is planning to acquire two Avro RJ85s to initiate jet services. Antwerp-based VLM currently flies Fokker 50s on services from London City to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Münich (Munchengladbach), and Luxembourg, and from Rotterdam to Manchester, Jersey, and Guernsey. VLM had hoped to acquire […]