Astra


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 […]


Astra BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

Astra BAe 146 returns home to Greece

Astra Airlines‘ BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ (E3206) is once again flying from her home base at Thessaloniki. She concluded a four-month contract flying in Sweden on behalf of NextJet on 30 April, after which she was ferried to Sofia for a C check. She was then ferried to Thessaloniki on 22 May, and re-entered […]


Astra contract with NextJet ends

Astra Airlines‘ contract to operate BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ (E3206) on behalf of Sweden’s NextJet has come to and end. SX-DIZ has been flying twice daily from Stockholm Arlanda to Örnsköldsvik and on to Gällivare, in northern Sweden, since 8 January. He last flight for NextJet was 2N 9209 from Gällivare to Stockholm Arlanda on 30 April, after […]

Astra BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

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 […]