Filipino BAe 146 operator SkyJet added Siargao Island to its network. Siargao Island is touted as the ‘Surfing Capital of the Philippines’ and hosts an annual world surfing competition. Like many other SkyJet destinations, Siargao is a restricted airport, with a runway length of only 1,326m/4,420ft and hot ambient temperatures. BAe 146-100 RP-C5255 (msn […]
Lessor Tronos operated former Swiss Avro RJ100 T7-IXS (msn E3280 ex HB-IXS) to St. Helena airport in the south Atlantic on 21 October. The flight was intended to test the RJ100’s suitability for operations at the new St. Helena airport, which was built with funding from the government of the […]
Avro RJ85 EI-RJG (msn E2344) of CityJet was damaged in a hard landing at Firenze on 23 March. She touched down hard on landing at the completion of WX281 from London City. None of the passengers and crew on board were injured, but the aircraft suffered substantial damage. The return flight was […]
CityJet Executive Chairman Pat Byrne has warned that higher charges would jeopardize the viability of operations at London City, the airline’s main hub. “The airport is expensive for airlines,” said Mr Byrne, “both in terms of equipment required to operate within the unique physical constraints of the airport, and also in terms […]
WDL Aviation‘s BAe 146-200 D-AMGL (msn E2055) was damaged in a hard landing at London City on 16 August. She had been ferried in from Köln that morning, and then operated the BA8734/BA8735 London City-Frankfurt rotation on behalf of British Airways, a route she has flown frequently in the past month. […]
Jota Aviation operated its first flight on behalf of BA CityFlyer on 6 February. After positioning from Southend to London City, BAe 146-200 G-SMLA (msn E2047) operated BA8712 to Edinburgh, then BA8717 back. She returned to Southend that evening. Jota was recently added to the list of airlines that BA […]
Summit Air‘s new Avro RJ85, C-FLRJ (msn E2302), underwent a series of tests in early December to obtain Canadian certification for operation from gravel strips. The airline has contracted B/E Aerospace to conduct the certification process.
Continuing its strategy of linking untapped tourist spots, SkyJet is planning to fly to Baler Airport, in eastern Luzon. The airline operated an initial test flight, on 4 June, using BAe 146-100 RP-C8538 (msn E1015). Baler is one of the country’s top five surfing destinations, as well as being of historical interest. […]
SkyJet began services to Caticlan Airport on Boracay on 27 April, using BAe 146-100 RP-C8538 (msn E1015). Caticlan is the main gateway to Boracay, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, but its runway is only 950m long, generally limiting operations to turboprops. Interisland Airlines was the […]
Cello Aviation is operating Avro RJ85 G-LENM (msn E2273) on British CityFlyer‘s behalf on flight from London City. She was ferried from Cello’s base at Birmingham to London City on 30 March, and flew her first service later that day. She is on a three month wet-lease to BA CityFlyer.