Syria holds Orionair BAe 146

The Syrian government is preventing OrionAir from recovering BAe 146-300 EC-JVO (msn E3179). The 146 had been flown to Syria in early May for operation on behalf of new airline Syrian Pearl, beginning operations on 4 May. On 7 May, however, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the […]

Syrian lifeline for Orionair

Spanish airline Orionair has received a one-year ACMI contract to operate its two BAe 146s on behalf of a new Syrian airline, Syrian Pearl. Syrian Pearl, a joint venture of Cham Holding, Syrianair, Kuwaiti company Aqeeq Aviation, and several individual investors, will be Syria’s first private scheduled airline. Operations are […]

Syrian Pearl BAe 146-300 EC-JVO

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 […]

VolaSalerno BAe 146 EC-JVO

VolaSalerno to add routes

Italian start-up VolaSalerno is planning to add several new routes in the winter. The airline began operations from Salerno on 2 August, and currently flies to Milano Malpensa, Barcelona, and Bucuresti. On 1 December, flights will be added to Verona, Torino, and Catania. Verona will be served with twice-daily roundtrips […]