A water cannon salute greets Avro RJ85 D-AVRR at Münich

Lufthansa ends Avro RJ operations

CityLine operated its last Avro RJ85 flight on behalf of Lufthansa Regional on 27 August, bringing to an end eighteen years of RJ85 operations. CityLine received its first RJ85, D-AVRO (msn E2246), in October 1994, and gradually built up its fleet to eighteen examples. In the last few years, it […]

Brussels to Basel

Brussels Airlines took over the route between Bruxelles and Basel from Swiss on 21 May. Brussels will operate two roundtrips every weekday between the two airports, and one on Sunday, using Avro RJ85s or RJ100s. The flights will be codeshared with Swiss. The move allows Swiss to use its RJ100s […]

Conair takes Avro RJ85

Canada’s Conair Group has taken delivery of a former Lufthansa Avro RJ85, probably for conservion to air tanker. N839AC (msn E2270 ex D-AVRI) had flown her last service in December 2010, and then been stored at Köln. After handback maintenance at Stansted in April 2011, she was placed in storage […]

Lufthansa CityLine marks 50th anniversary

CityLine is marking its 50th anniversary with special markings on its aircraft. The airline operated its first service, as Ostfriesische Lufttaxi (OLT), on 17 June 1959. It began scheduled regional services in 1974 under the name DLT Luftverkehrsgesellschaft. In 1978, it began cooperating with Lufthansa, a process which increased over […]