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Swiss ends Avro RJ100 operations

Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYZ (msn E3338) operated the airline’s last scheduled Avro RJ100 service on 14 August, bringing to an end almost 28 years of operations with BAe 146s and Avro RJs. HB-IYZ began the day by operating LX1612/1613 from Zürich to Milano Malpensa and back. Fittingly, her last scheduled service was […]

Swiss employees greet Avro RJ100 HB-IYZ on its final arrival at Zürich

Airlink puts Embraer 190 into service

South Africa’s Airlink placed its first Embraer ERJ 190 into service on 3 August, on flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg and Bulawayo. The airline is planning to replace its fleet of 12 Avro RJ85s with Embraer E-Jets over the next three years, and has already acquire three ERJ 170s and two ERJ […]


Air Libya Avro RJ100 5A-FLE

Air Libya acquires ex Swiss Avro RJ100

Air Libya has acquired former Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYR (msn E3382) from Falko as 5A-FLE. HB-IYR has been in storage at Cranfield since February, when she was returned off-lease to Falko. She was re-registered as G-CFAF in March. That registration was cancelled on 12 July, and she was registered M-ABKX […]


Out of cash, BVI Airways lays off flight crew

BVI Airways has announced that a shortage of cash has forced it to lay off its flight crew, including both pilots and flight attendants. The airline indicated that the protracted regulatory process had burned through its available funding, including USD7 million provided by the government of the British Virgin Islands. […]


Astra BAe 146 flies for Meridiana

Astra Airlines‘ BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ (E3206) has been frequently operating for Italy’s Meridiana in the past few months, usually for a single day at a time. These assignments are a far cry from la dolce vita, however. On the latest such assignment, on 9 July, SX-DIZ began the day by […]

Astra Airlines BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

BVI Airways denies date for service start

BVI Airways has indicated that the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, which operates Miami airport, “jumped the gun” when it announced that the airline would begin services there on 22 July. The MDAP had announced that BVI Airways would operate two weekly roundtrips between Tortola and Miami, on Saturdays and Sundays. The […]