Monthly Archives: January 2004


SN Brussels to operate Marseilles-Geneva

SN Brussels Airlines will operate an Avro RJ service from Genève to Marseilles, beginning March 1, as a continuation of its Brussels-Genève service. The service is made possible by the European Union/Swiss air agreement, which came in force in June 2002. Swissair and its successor, Swiss, have substantially reduced service […]


Ryanair ends BAe 146 operations

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has retired its four BAe 146-300s, as planned. The airline inherited eight series 300s when it took over buzz in May 2003, but returned four at once to BAE Systems. The four others were used on a variety of routes from Stansted. All four have remained in […]


Air Botnia is now Blue1

Finnish Avro RJ operator Air Botnia officially changed its name to Blue1 on 1 January 2004. The four new Avro RJs the airline recently took delivery of had already been painted with the new titles and livery (which differs from the previous one in having blue rather than red engine […]

Blue 1 Avro RJ85 OH-SAO

Meridiana to replace BAe 146s

Italian airline Meridiana has ordered four Airbus A319s to replace its four Firenze-based BAe 146-200s. The airline has been searching for a replacement for its 146s for quite some time, and was once considered a prime candidate for the Avro RJX. A decision was repeatedly postponed, however. The airline has […]