Citing safety concerns, the Albanian Civil Aviation Authority revoked the operating certificate of Albanian Airlines on 11 November, grounding the airline. Albanian operated three BAe 146s: a series 200 (ZA-MAL, msn E2054) and two series 300s (ZA-MAN, msn E3203, and ZA-MEV, msn E3197). Albanian rejected the allegations of unsafe practices, and […]
Albanian Airlines has acquired former Eurowings BAe 146-300 G-BTTP (msn E3203 ex D-AEWQ) from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft as ZA-MAN. She was flown from Bucuresti’s Baneasa Airport, where she had been stored since last October, to Tirana on June 15. ZA-MAN is configured in a six-abreast, 98-seat all-economy class layout. […]
Albanian Airlines has withdrawn from use BAe 146-100 ZA-MAK (msn E1085). The aircraft was due for a heavy check, which was thought to be uneconomic, and so she was parked at Tirana in March and used as a source of spares for the rest of the airline’s fleet. Albanian’s new […]
BAe 146-100 ZA-MAK (msn E1085) of Albanian Airlines was ferried home on 10 January, following the completion of her lease to Kenya’s Jetlink Express, routing via Cairo and Antalya. She is now once again flying on Albanian’s own services, but without titles and still showing traces of her recent lease.
Albanian Airlines has further revised its color scheme, enlarging the new red and blue logo first adopted a few days ago and applying it on both sides of the tail. BAe 146-200 ZA-MAL (msn E2054) was seen with the revised colors at Bologna on 16 October.
Azerbaijan-based Evsen Group acquired a 93% share of Albanian Airlines in August, and the head of the group, Dr. Ali Evsen, has become the airline’s President. The new management has introduced a revised color scheme, with a new logo and titles. The logo, which depicts a stylized ‘A’, is green […]
Albanian Airlines has announced that it will operate their BAe 146-100, ZA-MAK (msn E1085), on an ACMI lease on behalf of Kenya’s Jetlink Express for six months beginning in late July. The 146 will substitute for Jetlink Express’ Bombardier CRJ200 on services from Nairobi to Kisumu, near Lake Victoria. Runway […]
Albanian Airlines began a service from Tirana to London Stansted on 18 May. BAe 146-300 ZA-MEV (msn E3197) operated the inaugural flight. The 1,000nm, 3:15 flight is a long one for a 146. It is operated four times a week: in the mornings on Wednesdays and Sundays, and in the […]
Albanian Airlines has agreed with the administrators of Ansett to acquire one of the bankrupt carrier’s stored BAe 146s, series 300 VH-EWS (msn E3197). Albanian carrier bought a series 200 from BAE Systems in April 2001, to begin the process of replacing its Tupolev Tu-134s. The airline also began negotiations […]
Albanian Airlines took delivery of former Malmö Aviation BAe 146-200 SE-DRG (msn E2054) as ZA-MAL on 13 July. She entered service on 16 July, on services from the Albanian capital, Tiranë, to Frankfurt, Bologna, and Roma (Fiumicino).