Air Malta has decided to abandon the hub strategy which had been initiated by the previous management team. As a result, it will dispose of its 4 Avro RJ70s. Three will be transferred to Italian subsidiary Azzurra Air, replacing the latter’s RJ85s. The fourth RJ70 and Azzurra’s 3 RJ85s will be sold. However, Azzurra had earlier indicated it was seeking to add more RJs to its fleet, and apparently still intends to do so. One possibility is that the RJ70s will be added to, rather than replacing, Azzurra’s RJ85s.