Moroni-based Inter Iles Air has leased BAe 146-300 ZS-SMO (msn E3169) from Fair Aviation. The 146 was ferried to Dzaoudzi airport on August 3 and started services soon thereafter. She is initially being used on inter-island flights serving Moroni, Anjouan, Pemba, and Nosy Bé. Eventually, the airline plans to begin […]
Comores Aviation International is trying again, with a third South African BAe 146 operator. The airline first leased series 200 D6-BJH (msn E2030) from African Airline Investments in late 2008, then later switched to Allegiance Air, who provided series 200 ZS-AAY (msn E2044) in November 2010. However, ZS-AAY returned to […]
Comores Aviation International is once again a BAe 146 operator, having leased from Mouritzen a series 200 made idle by the collapse of East African Safari Air Express. ZS-AAY (msn E2044) was ferried from Nairobi to Dar es Salam on 22 November to begin service with Comores Aviation.
Comores Aviation International is suing the Comorian Minister of Transport and Tourism over an order he issued forbidding the takeoff of the airline’s BAe 146. The Minister issued the order on 23 February, allegedly in response to poor reliability of the aircraft. Comores Aviation obtained a court order lifting the […]
The BAe 146 operated by Comores Aviation International is believed to be BAe 146-200 ZS-SFZ (msn E2030), on lease from South Africa’s African Airline Investments. The 146 operates from the airline’s base at Moroni on inter-island services and to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mahe, Seychelles; and Mauritius. Additional details on […]
A BAe 146 operated by Comores Aviation International participated in the search for the Yemenia Airbus A310 that crashed off Moroni on 29 June. The 146’s crew located debris from the crashed aircraft at 7:00 am the following morning, helping to narrow further searches. The 146 is believed to be […]