Avro RJ100 SX-DVB (msn E3343) of Aegean Airlines underwent her first C check at Woodford in late February; she was followed by SX-DVA (msn E3341). Recent news items on Aegean Airlines:
TNT Airways began operating from its Liège base in mid-February. Hitherto, TNT’s fleet of freighters, including its 18 BAe 146QTs, has been operated on its behalf by a variety of European airlines. As an Australian company, TNT had been precluded from operating its own airline. After TNT was bought by […]
Titan Airways is operating BAe 146-200QC, G-ZAPN (msn E2119) between Augsburg and Berlin on behalf of Augsburg Airways, covering for late deliveries of Dash 8s ordered by the German airline. The lease will run through 28 March, but may be extended further given the delays Dash 8 deliveries are currently […]
Air New Zealand announced on 18 February that it will buy News Corp’s 50 per cent stake in Australian airline Ansett, giving it complete control. The sale is subject to regulatory approval. Ansett Australia will continue to operate independently, under its own brand, though various functions of the two airlines […]
In a move to cut costs, British Airways is considering transferring some of its short-haul routes from London Gatwick to subsidiary CityFlyer. Should the transfer take place, an order for twelve additional Avro RJs is being considered to supplement the seven RJ100s (with three more on order) and ATR turboprops […]
Air Canada began the process of consolidating its regional partners into a single airline by coordinating their summer schedules with that of Canadian Regional. Aircraft and routes are being re-aligned to eliminate duplication. The move will allow some of the BAe 146s operated by Air Canada’s regional partners to be […]
Swissair cargo subsidiary Swisscargo is replacing its truck service between Zürich and Northern Italy with direct air cargo services, using cargo capacity on the BAe 146-200s operated by Flightline on Swissair Express flights from Zürich to Bologna, Venezia, and Torino. Each 146 has a maximum cargo capacity of 1,000kg.
British Midland Commuter‘s long-delayed BAe 146 operations on behalf of Lufthansa began on 7 February with a single aircraft. British Midland was awarded the contract to operate five BAe 146s on services from Münich, replacing bankrupt Debonair, but found it difficult to secure suitable aircraft. The first aircraft is in […]