Eurowings extends BAe 146 leases


Eurowings BAe 146-300 D-AHOI

Eurowings BAe 146-300 D-AHOI, seen at Stuttgart in January (Herbert Ade-Thurow)

German airline Eurowings has extended its leases on five BAe 146s (four Series 300 and one Series 200). The airline currently operates eight 146s, having returned two series 200s in 2003. “We find that the BAe 146 is the right size aircraft with good economics for our operations,” Eurowings Senior Vice President Peter Kranich said. “We like its flexibility and its reliability and our passengers love the wide, comfortable cabin.” Eurowings is being brought under the Lufthansa Regional umbrella. CityLine also recently extended the leases on its fleet of sixteen Avro RJ85s. With the Eurowings contract, BAE Systems signed new leases and lease extensions covering 42 BAe 146s and Avro RJs during 2003.

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