Blue 1 Avro RJ85 OH-SAO

Blue1 Avro RJ85 OH-SAO (BAE Systems)

Finnish airline Air Botnia changed its name to Blue1 on January 1, 2004. The airline operated seven Avro RJ85s and two RJ100s on regional services between Finland and Scandinavia, feeding traffic to the SAS hubs at Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo, and on routes to Europe. The airline is a subsidiary of SAS. In late 2007, the airline signed long-term lease extensions on four Avro RJ85s, but decided to dispose of the three other RJ85s and two RJ100s that the airline operated. Blue1 retired its last five remaining RJ85s in 2011 to standardize its fleet on the Boeing 717.

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