The Bolivian Air Force has acquired two former Air China BAe 146-100s from Aircraft Holdings Network. The first, B-632L/N76HN (msn E1076) was inspected by Bolivian personnel at Southend in late November, and had a Bolivian flag and the registration FAB-098 applied. The two 146s will be operated by Grupo Aéreo […]
Taban Air, a new Iranian airline, has started operations with a BAe 146-300 wet-leased from Hemus Air. Taban Air is based in Mashhad, in northwestern Iran. Its fleet also includes a Tupolev Tu-154 leased from Kolavia. Some reports indicate that a second BAe 146 is also being operated, but only […]
Dutch ACMI operator Interstate‘s contract to operate a BAe 146-200 LZ-HBC (msn E2093, wet-leased from Hemus Air) on services from Reggio Calabria airport in southern Italy has ended. From 5 November, the contract was taken over by ItAli, using an MD-80. Interstate had been operating the flights on behalf of […]
Bhutanese airline Druk Air has placed its two BAe 146-100s back into service to deal with heavy demand for travel to the Mountain Kingdom during the autumn tourist season. Additional flights have been scheduled to Bangkok, while flights to Delhi and Kathmandu have been split into separate services. Druk Air […]
The practically anonymous, all-white color schemes worn by the BAe 146s of Spanish start-up airline Orionair have been slightly enlivened by small Orionair tail logos. Orionair operates two former Ansett BAe 146-300s, EC-JVJ (msn E3195) and EC-JVO (msn E3179).
The love affair between the Lufthansa Group and the BAe 146/Avro RJ continues. Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings, which operates as Lufthansa Regional, is adding another BAe 146 on lease from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, and extending the leases on seven examples it currently operates. The new addition is former National Jet […]
The steady flow of former Mesaba Avro RJ85 crossing the Atlantic continues. N515XJ (msn E2333) was the latest to make the crossing. She transited through Halifax on 16 November, heading for Keflavik. N519XJ (msn E2344) was also at Halifax that day, a technical problem preventing her from continuing her journey.
Air One began scheduled services from Milano Linate to London City on 20 November, using Avro RJ70 SE-DJX (msn E1223). The former airBaltic RJ70 is operated on Air One’s behalf by Transwede. The RJ70 is configured with five-abreast seating, but the middle seat of three is not sold in the […]
South African airline Airlink has been named the preferred bidder for Air Botswana by Botswana’s Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB), beating out rival bids from Lobair Botswana (Pty) Ltd and African World Airlines (Pty) Ltd. No details of Airlink’s bid or of its plans for Air Botswana were […]
Flightline‘s BAe 146-300 G-FLTC (msn E3205) operated its last flights on behalf of low-cost airline Jet2 on 31 October. She is now once again available for ad hoc work.