airBaltic‘s Avro RJ70 YL-BAK (msn E1223) has returned from her lease to Druk Air and is now flying airBaltic services from Riga. This is a much-travelled RJ70. Originally built for US airline Business Express, she was acquired by airBaltic in 1996. The then young airline did not have enough work for her, and so she was leased out to Australia’s National Jet Systems (NJS) from 1997 to 2000. During this period, she also operated for Norfolk Jet Express and Air Niugini. Upon her return to Europe, she commenced a new lease, to Azzurra Air, who employed her on flights operated on behalf of Alitalia Express.