Yearly Archives: 2013

SkyJet BAe 146-100 RP-C8538

BAe 146 delivered to SkyJet 1

On 30 December, SkyJet took delivery of BAe 146-100 RP-C8538 (msn E1015). The arrival of RP-C8538 should enable the airline to resume its flights, which have been suspended since its previous BAe 146, series 200 RP-C5525 (msn E2031), was damaged beyond repair when she over-ran the runway at Balesin on […]

Intro Aviation to buy CityJet

Air France has reached an agreement to sell its CityJet subsidiary to Intro Aviation. Under the agreement, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, Intro will pay an undisclosed sum to take over CityJet, as well as its subsidiary VLM. Cooperation with Air France would continue. Although details of what […]

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMI

First Avro RJ85 delivered to Ellinair

Ellinair has taken delivery of its first Avro RJ85. SX-EMI (msn E2305 ex G-CHPB/OO-DJZ) was ferried to the airline’s base at Thessaloniki from Craiova, where she had been prepared by Daedalus Tech, on 12 December. She still wears the basic colors of her previous operator, Brussels Airlines, but with Ellinair’s […]

New Greek airline to operate Avro RJ85s

A new Greek airline, Ellinair, is planning to launch services using two former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85s. The airline is being started by Thessaloniki-based tour operator, Mouzenidis Travel. It plans to fly primarily between Greece and Russia, beginning in the summer of 2014. Its first RJ85, G-CHPB (msn E2305 ex […]

Negotiations for CityJet revived

Irish newspaper The Independent reports that Air France‘s negotiations with Intro Aviation for its CityJet subsidiary, which had apparently stalled a few months ago, have resumed. The paper reports that Air France’s may have agreed to pay off CityJet’s debts in an effort to break the impasse. CityJet has been losing money since 2007; in […]