Monthly Archives: September 2003


Air Botnia goes Blue

Finnish airline Air Botnia, a subsidiary of SAS, has announced that it will be changing its name to Blue1 from 1 January 2004. The name change comes as Air Botnia prepares to substantially increase its capacity, by adding two Avro RJ85s and two Avro RJ100s to its five current Avro […]

Air Botnia Avro RJ85 OH-SAI

Flightline rocks on

Flightline‘s BAe 146-300 G-BPNT (msn E3126) is back in the Rock’n’Roll business. After operating a series of charter flights on behalf of singer Robbie Williams in the early summer, she was employed to fly the Rolling Stones in the early fall. The inevitable question is: did the band get satisfaction?


Azzurra Air sold to investment group

British investment group 7 Group Plc has announced that it has acquired Italian airline Azzurra Air. Azzurra Air was set up in 1996 by Air Malta and Italian investors. The airline operates three Avro RJ85s and four Avro RJ70s on scheduled services, alongside several Boeing 737-700s and Airbus A320s used […]

Azzurra Avro RJ70 EI-CPL