Monthly Archives: January 2001


British Airways shops for regional jets

Flight International reports that British Airways has issued a request for proposals for up to 100 regional jets. BA is reportedly considering the BAE Systems Avro RJX, Bombardier CRJ 700/900, Embraer ERJ-170/190, and Faichild Dornier 728JET/928JET for the order, which would likely cover 50 firm orders and 50 options. The […]


Mixed news on Avro RJX competition

As the first flight of the Avro RJX nears, the competition is also moving forward. Bombardier has cancelled plans to develop an all-new 100-115-seat regional jet, the BRJ-X. The 86-seat CRJ-900 is on a fast track, however, with the construction of the prototype underway. The 70-seat CRJ-700 was certificated on […]


buzz to add new summer routes

Stansted-based buzz announced it would add service to La Rochelle and Poitiers on 25 March, to Murcia on 27 March, and to Gerona on 31 March. In addition, it will resume flights to Jerez de la Frontera on 27 March and to Montpellier on 31 March. These summer destinations replace […]


British European ends London City to Dublin service

British European is ending its three times daily service from London City to Dublin on 7 January. British European took over the route from Irish airline Cityjet in mid-1999, although CityJet continued flying it on British European’s behalf until October 2000. The route was initially profitable, but CityJet/British European lost […]