Ryanair ends BAe 146 operations

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has retired its four BAe 146-300s, as planned. The airline inherited eight series 300s when it took over buzz in May 2003, but returned four at once to BAE Systems. The four others were used on a variety of routes from Stansted. All four have remained in […]

End of the line for buzz

Stansted-based buzz ceased flying on 31 March, and its fleet — including its eight BAe 146s — has been parked at Stansted. The airline is being acquired by Ryanair, but the transaction has been delayed by difficulties in securing the approval of Britain’s Office of Fair Trading. Ryanair is also […]

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Ryanair takes the axe to buzz

Ryanair has announced swingeing cuts in the operations of buzz, which it is acquiring from KLM. As of 1 April (when the transaction is scheduled to be closed), all buzz flights will be grounded to allow time for the company to be restructured. Service on most buzz routes will be […]

Ryanair buys buzz

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced on 31 January that is buying KLM’s low-cost subsidiary, buzz for EUR24 million. The transaction is expected to be completed on 1 April. Ryanair will inherit buzz’s fleet, which will then consist of six Boeing 737s and six BAe 146-300s. buzz had earlier announced its […]