BA CityFlyer begins to return its Avro RJ100s


BA CityFlyer began the process of replacing its fleet of Avro RJ85s and RJ100s with Embraer 170s and 190s by ferrying RJ100 G-BZAW (msn E3354) to Exeter for hand-back maintenance, prior to being returned off-lease to BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. She arrived at Exeter on 30 May. G-BZAW’s departure further reduces capacity at the airline, already strained by the loss of Flightline‘s two BAe 146s and by the accident to G-BXAR (msn E3298) on 13 February. Although the first Embraer E-Jet is not due to arrive until September, the airline preferred to reduce services rather than retaining G-BZAW — and is blaming the accident to G-BXAR for the resulting cutbacks. Services between Edinburgh and London City will be cut from from eight to six, and the airline is looking to shed about 25 staff members.

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