Aviro Air BAe 146-300 YR-AVR

Aviro Air ends flying for Astra

Aviro Air‘s BAe 146-300 YR-AVR (msn E3193) has returned home to Romania at the completion of her contract to operate on behalf of Greece’s Astra Airlines. YR-AVR started operating for Astra on 26 May. She flew primarily on domestic routes within Greece, but also occasionally on international charters. Her schedule became considerably […]

Astra Airlines BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

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 […]

Romanian start-up buys Astra BAe 146

New Romanian airline Aviro Air has acquired BAe 146-300 SX-DIX (msn E3193) from Astra Airlines. She arrived at Bucuresti’s Baneasa Airport on 4 March and was parked there. On 8 April, she was registered YR-AVR. She remains parked at Baneasa, in full Astra green colors but without titles. Aviro Air […]

Astra Airlines BAe 146-300 SX-DIX

Astra Airlines adds a second BAe 146

Greece’s Astra Airlines has leased former Air Dolomiti BAe 146-300 I-ADJF (msn E3193) from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft as SX-DIX. She was ferried from Southend to Thessaloniki on 20 May, still wearing basic Air Dolomiti colors with no titles. She is configured in a 99-seat all economy class layout and […]

Astra Airlines begins operations

New BAe 146 operator Astra Airlines began operations on 5 July, with a flight from its home base at Thessaloniki to Rhodos. Astra took delivery of former Flybe BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ (msn E3206 ex G-JEBE) in mid May. A demonstration flight was flown on 17 June.

Astra Airlines BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

Astra Airlines BAe 146-300 G-JEBE

New Greek airline to operate BAe 146s

Another airline is joining the ranks of BAe 146 operators. New Greek airline Astra Airlines has taken delivery of former Flybe BAe 146-300 G-JEBE (msn E3206). G-JEBE departed Southend on 20 May after painting in the new airline’s colors. She is due to become SX-DIZ. Astra Airlines is backed by […]