Yearly Archives: 2008

VolaSalerno suspends operations

On December 18, Italian tour operator Global Aviation Network (GAN) abruptly suspended the services it was operating from Salerno under the VolaSalerno brand. The interruption came abruptly, with the day’s Malpensa-bound flight already loaded and ready to depart. GAN blamed the suspension in part on the poor state of the […]

Mahan Air operates a BAe 146

BAe 146-300 EX-27000 (msn E3216 ex B-2717) was spotted at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport in early December wearing the colors of Iranian airline Mahan Air. Like several other aircraft in Mahan Air’s fleet, she is registered in Kyrgyzstan to avoid the US embargo on sales of high technology to Iran. […]

Mahan Air BAe 146 EX-27000

Former Club Air Avro RJs at Verona

Brescia Airport backs Italiatour

Catullo spa, which manages Brescia’s Montichiari Airport, has announced that it will provide EUR1.6 million to Italiatour Airlines to support operations from the airport. Brescia was left without scheduled services when McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operator Air Bee suspended operations in September. Italiatour is being established by the Soglia Group and […]

WDL winds down operations for SAS

At the end of November, German BAe 146 operator WDL Aviation wound down the services it was operating on behalf of SAS. WDL began flying three BAe 146s on SAS services in late January, helping cover for the loss of capacity resulting from the grounding of the Scandinavian airline’s Bombardier […]

WDL BAe 146 D-AWBA flying for SAS