Monthly Archives: January 2011

Titan adds an Avro RJ100

Titan Airways has purchased former BA CityFlyer Avro RJ100 G-CFAA (msn E3373) from BAE Systems. Continuing Titan’s tradition of giving aircraft registrations with comic-book sounds, and having run out of “ZAPs”, she has been registered in the “POW” range as G-POWF. She will initially replace BAe 146-200QT G-ZAPO (msn E2176) […]

Basel to lose Swiss flights to London City

Beginning on March 27, Swiss‘ 3 daily Avro RJ100 flights from Basel to London City will be replaced by flights to Heathrow operated by Star Alliance partner British Midland International with Airbus A319s. BMI will also replace Swiss’ two daily flights to Manchester, also operated with RJ100s. The move further […]

Nationale Régionale Transport ends BAe 146 operations

It has now been confirmed that BAe 146 operations by Gabon’s Nationale Régionale Transport (NRT) ended soon after the collapse of African Airline Investments (AAI). AAI had been operating BAe 146-300 ZS-SOP (msn E3187) on behalf of the Gabonese airline. Like other AAI 146s, ZS-SOP had been operated under the […]

CityJet RJ85 EI-RJU at Firenze

CityJet adds London City-Firenze

CityJet began service on a new route London City Airport to Firenze, linking two city-center airports. Service officially began on 10 January, but several services had already been flown during the Christmas holiday season. On January 19, a formal ceremony was held to mark the new route, with Avro RJ85 […]

Aegean-Olympic merger blocked

European antitrust regulators have blocked the proposed merger between Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air because it would create a “quasi-monopoly” in the Greek domestic market. Although the two airlines offered to give up some take-off and landing slots, the European Commission found this remedy inadequate as Greek airports are not […]