Royal Air parks its Avro RJ100s


Royal Air Avro RJ100 RP-C8962

Royal Air Avro RJ100 RP-C8962 seen landing at Clark International a week before her last services (Andrew Mendoza)

Filipino airline Royal Air has withdrawn its trio of Avro RJ100s from service. The airline started services using the former Swiss RJ100s in February 2018, initially flying charters and then adding scheduled services. In June, however, it took delivery of an Airbus A319, and a second was added in August. These A319s have now replaced the two RJ100s that had been flying Royal’s services. RJ100 RP-C8960 (msn E3338) had already been parked at Clark International in mid-June. On 9 September, she was joined by RP-C8962 (msn E3259), who operated her last service, RYL968/969 from Clark to Caticlan and back, and was then parked. On that same day, RP-C8961 (msn E3284) operated her own last service, RYL678/679 from Cebu to Davao City and back; she was then ferried to Clark on the following day.

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