Belle Air

Albanian Airlines grounded

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 […]

Belle Air begins service to Liège

Albanian airline Belle Air began schedules services from Tirana to Liège, Belgium, on 24 June. The inaugural service was flown by BAe 146-300 LZ-HBF (msn E3146). The service will be operated twice a week, routing through Pristina, Kosovo. It is Belle Air’s first route outside its traditional markets in Italy […]

Belle Air BAe 146 LZ-HBF

Belle Air adds another BAe 146

Albanian airline Belle Air has added another BAe 146 on lease from Hemus Air. Series 200 LZ-HBB (msn E2073) joined the airline in early April, with Belle Air titles applied on the standard Hemus Air color scheme. She replaces series 300 LZ-HBE (msn E3131), who flew regularly for Belle Air […]

Belle Air BAe 146-300 LZ-HBF

Belle Air leases a BAe 146

Another airline has joined the ranks of BAe 146 operators. Albanian low-cost airline Belle Air is wet-leasing BAe 146-200 LZ-HBF (msn E3159) from Hemus Air, replacing a Fokker 100 wet-leased from Montenegro Airlines. She entered service on 23 March. Hemus Air is providing both flight and cabin crew. Formed in […]