Monthly Archives: September 2011


New PNG airline considers Avro RJ85

Travel Air, a new low-cost airline being established in Papua New Guinea, has expressed interest in adding an Avro RJ85 to its planned fleet of Fokker 50s. The airline has received the first two of a planned six Fokker 50s, and hopes to start services soon from its base in […]


Blue1 RJ85s parked at Helsinki

Atlantic Avro RJ85s fly for Blue1

Although Blue1 retired all their Avro RJ85s at the beginning of September, the type has not disappeared from the airline’s network, as an Atlantic Airways RJ85 has been wetleased to cover some routes. RJ85 OY-RCE (msn E2233) arrived in Helsinki on 6 September, and entered service the following day. OY-RCD […]


Starbow begins services

New Ghanaian airline Starbow Airlines operated its first service, from Accra to Kumasi, on 26 September. In addition to twice daily flights to Kumasi, Starbow is planning to launch daily flights to Takoradi and Tamale. Longer term, Starbow’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dr Brock Friesen, has stated that the airline plans […]

Starbow BAe 146 9G-SBB

Blue1 RJ85 OH-SAL without titles

Blue1 prepares to phase out Avro RJ85s

Finland’s Blue1 is preparing to phase out its five Avro RJ85s so as to standardize its fleet on the Boeing 717. All five RJ85s are scheduled to be withdrawn from service in September. One, RJ85 OH-SAL (msn E2392), has already lost her titles and logo during a maintenance visit to […]


Blue1 withdraws its Avro RJ85s from service

In keeping with its announced intention of focusing its fleet on the Boeing 717, Finland’s Blue1 has withdrawn all five of its remaining RJ85s from service. OH-SAK (msn E2389) and OH-SAO (msn E2393) both flew their last services on 31 August, OH-SAL (msn E2392) on 1 September, and OH-SAP (msn […]

OH-SAJ after operating Blue1's last RJ85 service