Spanish airline Orionair is leasing one of its two BAe 146s to Compagnie Aérienne du Mali (CAM). Formed in April 2005, CAM flies domestic services from Bamako to Kayes, Mopti, and Tombouctou, and regional services to Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), and Conakry (Guinée), as well as a longer-range […]
The number of remaining former Ansett BAe 146s at Melbourne Tullamarine continues to dwindle. BAe 146-300 ZK-NZN (msn E3177) was the latest to be parted out, on 22 March. That leaves three 146-300s still in storage at Tullamarine: ZK-NZK (msn E3190), ZK-NZL (msn E3175), and ZK-NZM (msn E3173).
Flightline is once operating on behalf of low-cost airline Jet2. Like last year, BAe 146-300 G-FLTC (msn E3205), is doing the honors. The 146 is used primarily on the route from Newcastle to London Gatwick, which Jet2 started flying on 25 March, a few days after British Airways abandoned it. […]
SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express formally adopted the Brussels Airlines name for their merged operations on 25 March 2007. Brussels Airlines operates six 84-seat BAe 146s, fourteen 82-seat Avro RJ85s, and twelve 97-seat RJ100s. Several have already been painted in the new airline’s colors. The others have been re-branded […]
Flybe completed its takeover of BA Connect on 25 March. Although Flybe has owned BA Connect since 28 February, flights had continued under the BA Connect name until 24 March. Flybe’s takeover of BA Connect brings with it three BAe 146s — two series 200s and a series 300 — […]
South African airline Airlink is planning to lease three BAe 146s from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. The BAe 146 was selected over the Fokker 100. The first aircraft for Airlink, former Flybe series 200 G-JEAV (msn E2064), was painted at Norwich on 16 March. She will eventually become ZS-PUL. Another […]
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has announced that it has selected Aerostar of Bacău, Romania, as the prime contractor for the re-launched BAe 146QT freighter conversion program. Aerostar will be responsible for assembly of the large freight door, and for manufacture and installation of the E-Class cargo interior kit. Other Romanian […]
The former Azzurra Air Avro RJ70 acquired by Royal Jet in 2005 was rolled out in the colors of the Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight at Basel on 9 March. She has been at Basel since November 2005 for installation of a luxurious VVIP interior.
BA CityFlyer, the new company formed by British Airways to operate the former BA Connect Avro RJ100s, has announced a major expansion on routes from London City. New services to Glasgow and Zürich, each served four times a day, will begin on 26 March and an extra round trip to […]
Verona-based Club Air has announced that it intends to resume operations in April, with new owners and new management. The airline ceased operations on 12 December 2006, after Italian civil aviation authority ENAC withdrew its operating certificate. As in the past, Club Air will focus on services from Italy to […]