Dutch ACMI operator Interstate is wet-leasing BAe 146-200 LZ-HBC (msn E2093) from Hemus Air. Maastricht-based Interstate has been operating flights from Reggio Calabria airport in southern Italy on behalf of the airport’s managing company, SOGAS, since December 2005. The 88-seat BAe 146 replaces a Boeing 737-500 leased from Lithuanian Airlines on services to Bologna, Roma, and Torino. The 125-seat 737 proved too large for the routes. The 146 was meant to enter service with Interstate on 31 May, but certification problems delayed it by a day.