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End of the line for buzz

Stansted-based buzz ceased flying on 31 March, and its fleet — including its eight BAe 146s — has been parked at Stansted. The airline is being acquired by Ryanair, but the transaction has been delayed by difficulties in securing the approval of Britain’s Office of Fair Trading. Ryanair is also […]

Ryanair takes the axe to buzz

Ryanair has announced swingeing cuts in the operations of buzz, which it is acquiring from KLM. As of 1 April (when the transaction is scheduled to be closed), all buzz flights will be grounded to allow time for the company to be restructured. Service on most buzz routes will be […]

Ryanair buys buzz

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced on 31 January that is buying KLM’s low-cost subsidiary, buzz for EUR24 million. The transaction is expected to be completed on 1 April. Ryanair will inherit buzz’s fleet, which will then consist of six Boeing 737s and six BAe 146-300s. buzz had earlier announced its […]

buzz to expand operations, but without BAe 146s

KLM has announced a substantial expansion of its low-cost subsidiary, buzz, so as to compete with EasyJet and Ryanair in the fast-growing low-cost airline market. A second hub will be opened at Bournemouth in March, and a third at another UK airport later in the year. The airline’s eight BAe […]

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buzz to replace BAe 146s as leases expire

Taking advantage of low lease rates, Stansted-based buzz has agreed to lease six Boeing 737-300s. The 737s will replace six of the airline’s eight BAe 146-300s as the 146’s leases expire over the next two years. Three will be replaced in 2003 and three in 2004. buzz parent KLM uk […]

buzz takes over KLM’s Amsterdam-Stansted route

Stansted-based BAe 146 operator buzz will take over KLM’s route from London Stansted to Amsterdam from the end of October. The move will allow KLM’s full-service subsidiary, KLM uk, to focus its operations on other routes. buzz will operate five times a day between Stansted and Schiphol, using one of […]

buzz to merge with Basiq Air

Stansted-based BAe 146 operator buzz will be merged with KLM’s other low-cost airline, Basiq Air, into a single airline. In March, KLM had signaled its intention to eventually consolidate its two low-cost subsidiaries by placing them under a single management team headed by Floris van Pallandt. KLM did not indicate […]

buzz expands into France

Low cost airline buzz is planning to add several new routes to and within France. Beginning on 31 March 2002, buzz will fly daily services from its base at London Stansted to Brest, Caen, Dijon, Bergerac, Grenoble, Limoges, Toulon-St Tropez, and Tours, and twice daily to Rouen. These routes will […]

buzz to add new summer routes

Stansted-based buzz announced it would add service to La Rochelle and Poitiers on 25 March, to Murcia on 27 March, and to Gerona on 31 March. In addition, it will resume flights to Jerez de la Frontera on 27 March and to Montpellier on 31 March. These summer destinations replace […]