Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Greek airline to operate Avro RJ85s

A new Greek airline, Ellinair, is planning to launch services using two former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85s. The airline is being started by Thessaloniki-based tour operator, Mouzenidis Travel. It plans to fly primarily between Greece and Russia, beginning in the summer of 2014. Its first RJ85, G-CHPB (msn E2305 ex […]

Negotiations for CityJet revived

Irish newspaper The Independent reports that Air France‘s negotiations with Intro Aviation for its CityJet subsidiary, which had apparently stalled a few months ago, have resumed. The paper reports that Air France’s may have agreed to pay off CityJet’s debts in an effort to break the impasse. CityJet has been losing money since 2007; in […]

Ecojet begins services

After many delays, Bolivia’s Ecojet finally began operations on 24 November. RJ85 CP-2814 (msn E2278) operated the first departure, from the airline’s Cochabamba base to Sucre. The flight then continued to Santa Cruz before returning to Cochabamba. Meanwhile, RJ85 CP-2788 (msn E2278) flew from Cochabamba to Trinidad and Riberalta. The […]

Ecojet RJ85 CP-2814

Avro RJ85 G-CFZM

Indonesia’s Rajawali Group to acquire VIP Avro RJ85

Indonesia’s Rajawali Group will acquire former Royal Jet Avro RJ85 G-CFZM (msn E2299 ex A6-RJE). The Rajawali Group is a an industrial conglomerate, which operates in numerous sectors, including telecommunication, hotel, cement, consumer goods, retail, department store, and transportation. G-CFZM would be operated on its behalf by Premiair, which already […]

Titan Airways ends BAe 146 operations

Titan Airways ended to over 17 years of BAe 146 operations in November. Since acquiring its first BAe 146 in 1996, Titan operated a total of five BAe 146s and one RJ100, including one series 200 (G-ZAPL, msn E2030), three series 200QCs (G-ZAPK msn E2148; G-ZAPN, msn E2119; and G-ZAPO, msn […]

Titan BAe 146QC G-ZAPK

LaMia shifts base to Isla Margarita

Venezuela’s LaMia has shifted its base of operations from Mérida to Porlamar, on Isla Margarita, in the Caribbean. Its name has also changed correspondingly to Línea Aérea Margarita Internacional de Aviación, though the acronym LaMia remains the same. LaMia has been trying to begin operations with four former CityJet Avro […]