N80NA
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Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:57 am

found 2 pics of BAE-146 jets in the colors of AIR BERLIN :

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?85084

and

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?85084

anyone know what routes these are intended for ?
are they starting a regional arm ?

haven't heard anything about this, their website just lists
B737-400's and B737-800's

 
Scorpio
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:09 am

You posted the same picture twice.

Anyway, I know the planes are leased from WDL Aviation. They'll be used for some new routes from Moenchengladbach, which can't handle 737s. The routes will include Vienna and Zürich.
 
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:11 am

STN is also one of AB`s new destinations out of MGL.

Patrick
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N80NA
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:21 am

planepictures has the same nbr listed for the 2 pics

you can do a search on their site if you want to view the 2nd one
 
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sat Feb 15, 2003 9:03 pm


MGL´s runway has 1200 metres - apparently AB want to gain a foothold there before the runway extension - maybe to battle FR at nearby LRC (Laarbruch)?

D-AMAJ, a -200 is 18 years old, D-ABWA, a -300 is 14 years old.

Other WDL 146s, of which I don´t know whether they´ll fly for AB or not include
D-AWDL, -100, 19 yo
D-AWUE, -200, 17 yo

I wonder whether AB will continue to constantly brag about their oh-so-young fleet  Laugh out loud

Daniel Smile

P.S.: I´ll fly MGL-STN on March 15.

 
airsicknessbag
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sat Feb 15, 2003 9:40 pm

Some more info:

One will be based at MGL for flights to STN, BGY, VIE, ZRH from March 1.
One will be based at TXL for flights to CIA, VIE, ZRH from April 1.
One will be based at PAD from April 1.

Cockpit crews will be provided by WDL, cabin crews by AB.

Daniel Smile

 
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:07 pm

Correct breakdown is:

BAe 146-200 based at MGL for flights to BGY, VIE, ZRH from March 1 (VIE from May 1; replaces the STN rotation) + a BGY - DTM - BGY rotation.
BAe 146-300 based at DTM for flights to VIE and STN from April 1.
BAe 146-200 based at PAD for flights from STN to PAD, FKB and MGL from May 1.

Lease contract is for 12 months initially.
 
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:54 pm

I've booked an MGL-STN-DTM daytrip in late June just to get on one of those WDL 146's, so watch out for a trip report.  Smile
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RE: Air Berlin BAE-146 Jets

Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:23 am

Nice looking 146!

Looking forward to your report Tristar500.

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