‘New’ WDL BAe 146 enters service


WDL BAe 146-200 D-AZFR

WDL BAe 146-200 D-AZFR lands at Berlin Tegel on her first day of operations on behalf of EasyJet (Lars Rohde)

Germany’s WDL Aviation has put into service its newest BAe 146-200, D-AZFR (msn E2108), which it recently bought from Cello Aviation. After having her cabin changed from Cello’s VIP configuration to a regular 6-abreast passenger configuration at Prestwick, she was ferried to WDL’s base at Köln on 5 April. After a test flight on 27 April, she was ferried to Berlin Tegel on 30 April, still wearing basic Cello colors, but with WDL’s new logo on the tail and with large EasyJet titles on the aft fuselage and smaller titles near the entrance doors. She flew her first service on behalf of EasyJet on the following day, flying to Zürich and back as U2 5863/5864. She flew two more roundtrips to Zürich that day. D-AZFR is replacing series 300 D-AWBA (msn E3134), who returned to Köln on 20 April for a C check.

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