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 full buzz colors, with no visible indication of their use by Ryanair. The airline’s last BAe 146 service, RYR2757 from Blackpool to Stansted, was operated by G-UKAC on 4 January. The four aircraft will be ferried to Norwich for maintenance and storage.
Recent news items on Ryanair:
- Ryanair’s Buzz Stansted subsidiary returns to the air (2003-05-05)
- End of the line for buzz (2003-04-02)
- Ryanair takes the axe to buzz (2003-02-27)
- Ryanair buys buzz (2003-02-05)