Blue1 extends Avro RJ85 leases but reduces fleet size


Blue1 Avro RJ85 OH-SAO

Avro RJ85 OH-SAO will be staying with Blue1 (Stefano Pagiola)

Finnish regional carrier Blue1 has signed long-term lease extensions with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft on four Avro RJ85s (OH-SAJ msn E2388, OH-SAK msn E2389, OH-SAO msn E2393, and OH-SAP msn E2394). While these four RJ85s will continue to fly for Blue1 well into the next decade, the three other RJ85s and two RJ100s that the airline operates will be disposed of. “Following an extensive fleet evaluation,” explained Stefan Wentjarvi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue 1, “we are slightly reducing the size of our regional jet operation in favour of acquiring larger aircraft. However, the Avro RJ will continue to be our preferred regional jet solution for many years to come as the aircraft has served us well since introduction into service in 2001.”

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