Italian start-up Goldwing Airlines was forced to suspend operations when Palermo-based Med Airlines, which had been operating its SAAB 2000 on Goldwing’s behalf, shut down. Goldwing had planned to begin service using a BAe 146-100 leased from Air Botswana, but could not do so as it had not received its AOC. Instead, operations on 20 December using a BAe 146-200 wet-leased from Flightline. After a few days, however, the 146 was replaced by the Med Airlines SAAB 2000. Still without an AOC, Goldwing is unable to take delivery of the Air Botswana 146, which remains in storage at Southend.