Monthly Archives: May 2017


CityJet to keep Avro RJ85s longer

Irish airline CityJet has decided to keep its Avro RJ85s in service longer than planned. The airline started taking delivery of Sukhoi SSJ100 SuperJets last year, and now has six in service. The SuperJets were to gradually replace the RJ85s. “We originally thought we wouldn’t be using [the RJ85s] by 2018 or 2019, but […]


Jota Avro RJ85 flies for Flybe

In a rather complicated arrangement, Jota Aviation is operating Avro RJ85 G-JOTR (msn E2294) on behalf of Flybe, on routes from Southend which Flybe is operating on behalf of Stobart Air. Flybe recently announced that it would operate two Embraer 195s on Stobart Air’s routes from Southend, on an ACMI […]


Atlantic Star bid for St Helena service rejected

Start-up Atlantic Star has indicated that it has been informed by the St Helena government that it will not be invited to participate in the next phase of the Air Access tender process. Atlantic Star had proposed basing an Avro RJ100 on St Helena for a twice weekly service to Ascension Island. The RJ100 […]