Daallo Airlines to operate a BAe 146

Another of the BAe 146s that Airlink traded in to BAE Systems for Avro RJ85s has found a home. Djibouti’s Daallo Airlines has acquired series 200 ZS-PUZ (msn E2074) from Falko Aviation. Daallo will use the 146, configured with 93 seats, to replace a wet-leased Airbus A320 on its services from Djibouti to Somalia and Saudi Arabia, as well as on aerial relief and medical supply flights throughout the region and on Haj and Umrah pilgrimages. Mr Mohammed Yassin, Daallo’s founder and CEO, called the BAe 146 “ideally suited to the demands of African air travel” and stated that “with its capacity of 93 seats [it] is ideally sized for our network requirements.” ZS-PUZ has been in storage at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport since March 2011, when she was traded in by Airlink as part of its purchase of Avro RJ85s. She has been flown to Sofia, where she is being prepared for service by Bulgarian airline Aviostart, who will operate her on Daallo’s behalf.

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