Titan Airways has placed former Ansett Cargo BAe 146-200QT freighter VH-JJZ (msn E2114) into service as G-ZAPR, still wearing her basic Ansett colors. G-ZAPR is Titan’s first pure freighter 146; the airline already operates three BAe 146-200QC convertible freighters.
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 […]
Mesaba Airlines has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for its pilots with the the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Negotiations had been on-going since 2001, and had become increasingly acrimonious. After the National Mediation Board declared negotiation to be at an impasse, the pilot union issued a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]