Blue1 to phase out Avro RJ85s

Finland’s Blue1 has announced a plan to phase out its five remaining Avro RJ85, focusing its fleet entirely on the Boeing 717. The airline will also concentrate on routes in the the Finnish and Nordic markets. Blue1 built up a fleet of seven RJ85s and two RJ100s when it was still known as Air Botnia, but later reduced its fleet to five RJ85s (though these were supplemented by two more leased from CityJet in 2009-2010). The phase out of the RJ85s will begin in August.

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