Monthly Archives: November 2019


Ecojet celebrates 6th anniversary

Bolivia’s Ecojet is celebrating the 6th anniversary of its first flight, operated on 24 November 2013 by Avro RJ85 CP-2814 (msn E2278). The flight departed from the airline’s Cochabamba base and flew to Sucre; it then continued to Santa Cruz before returning to Cochabamba. On the same day, RJ85 CP-2788 (msn […]


Airlink Avro RJ85 ZS-SYO at Johannesburg on 23 November

Airlink Avro RJ85 flies on

Although South Africa’s Airlink officially ended Avro RJ85 operations on November 17, one of its RJ85s has operated several more flights since—pressed back into service to help the airline cope with the increased number of flights she is operating to cover for the strike affecting South African Airways and its subsidiary, SA […]


Pionair buys BAe 146s from WDL

Australia’s Pionair, which recently bought three BAe 146-300QTs freighters from WDL Aviation, has also bought two 146-200 passenger aircraft from the German airline. The first of these, D-AZFR (msn E2108), left Köln on delivery on 8 November, still wearing the basic livery of previous operator Cello Aviation but without WDL’s titles and […]

Former WDL BAe 146-200 D-AZFR

Astra Airlines suspends operations

Financial problems have apparently forced Greece’s Astra Airlines to suspend operations. The airline started cancelling flights on 9 November. Astra operates a BAe 146-300, SX-DIZ (E3206), as well as two ATR72s and one ATR42. The 146 has had a busy summer, operating a mix of domestic routes and charters. In October, for […]