Ellinair


Tez Jet acquires Avro RJ85 from Ellinair

Kyrgyz airline Tez Jet has acquired one of the Avro RJ85s that Greek airline Ellinair recently withdrew from use. SX-EMS (msn E2296) operated her last service for Ellinair on 24 September. Now registered EX-27003, she departed Thessaloniki for the Kyrgyz Republic on 30 September, routing via Aktau, Kazakhstan. Tez Jet already operates BAe 146-200 EX-27002 […]

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMS

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMI

Ellinair withdraws Avro RJ85s from use

Greek airline Ellinair has withdrawn its two Avro RJ85s from service. RJ85 SX-EMS (msn E2296) flew her last service on 24 September, flying from Athens to Santorini and then on to Thessaloniki. Sistership SX-EMI (msn E2305) followed suit on 1 October, returning to Thessaloniki from Krasnodar. Later that day, she […]


Second Avro RJ85 delivered to Ellinair

Ellinair has taken delivery of its second Avro RJ85. RG85 G-CHIN (msn E2296 ex OO-DJW) had been returned by previous operator Brussels Airlines in June 2012 and stored at Kemble as G-CHIN. She departed to Craiova on 29 March for pre-delivery work by Daedalus Tech, but had to return to […]

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMS

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMI

Ellinair begins operations

On 19 February, new Greek Avro RJ operator Ellinair operated its first flight, ELB200 from the airline’s base at Thessaloniki to Kyiv Boryspil, using RJ85 SX-EMI (msn E2305). SX-EMI had been delivered on 12 December, still wearing the basic colors of previous operator Brussels Airlines. She had been ferried to […]


First Avro RJ85 delivered to Ellinair

Ellinair has taken delivery of its first Avro RJ85. SX-EMI (msn E2305 ex G-CHPB/OO-DJZ) was ferried to the airline’s base at Thessaloniki from Craiova, where she had been prepared by Daedalus Tech, on 12 December. She still wears the basic colors of her previous operator, Brussels Airlines, but with Ellinair’s […]

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMI

New Greek airline to operate Avro RJ85s

A new Greek airline, Ellinair, is planning to launch services using two former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85s. The airline is being started by Thessaloniki-based tour operator, Mouzenidis Travel. It plans to fly primarily between Greece and Russia, beginning in the summer of 2014. Its first RJ85, G-CHPB (msn E2305 ex […]