Air Botswana has leased a BAe 146-100 from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, doubling its fleet of the type. The airline’s ‘new’ 146, A2-ABF (msn E1160), was in fact built for Air Botswana in 1990 and delivered in 1991. When the airline’s ambitious regional expansion plans collapsed, it took advantage of […]
Swiss European Air Lines has taken delivery of the first of six former British Airways CitiExpress Avro RJ100s. RJ100 HB-IXR (msn E3282) was flown to Basel on 21 December after being painted in Swiss at East Midlands. As G-CFAF, she had operated her last British Airways service on 28 November. […]
The European Commission is investigating possible anti-competitive effects of Lufthansa‘s takeover of majority control of Eurowings. Lufthansa, which already owned 49% of Eurowings, recently agreed with majority shareholder Albrecht Knauff in November agreed to take over the majority of voting rights in the regional airline.
In a surprise development, two of the nine Avro RJ85s that Mesaba recently parked have returned to service. N503XJ (msn E2310) and N510XJ (msn E2323) had both been parked at Marana-Pinal Airpark in Arizona in early November, but were both ferried back in late November and placed in service on […]