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AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:56 am

Dear A.netters.

As you all probably know, the tiny British cigartube with four hairdryers, is soon to join the list of extinct airliners.

Thus, I would love to get the chance to log a few of these jumboliners before it's too late, I know that City Jet operates regular flights from AMS to LCY (RJ 85) and I even had the pleasure of flying that particular route in 2012. But apart from that, where else does the Avro fly regularly in Europe?

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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:36 am

LX are still flying them fairly extensively, and certainly to LCY and between ZRH and GVA for example....I'm sure there are other routes too.
SN - I'm not sure about where they operate theirs to presently, but worth a check
I was in HEL two weeks ago and a Braathen Regional Airlines RJ landed, I'm not sure what their network/operations are like, but I understand they are mainly Swedish domestics

LX certainly an easy one to choose.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:07 pm

fallap wrote:
Dear A.netters.

As you all probably know, the tiny British cigartube with four hairdryers, is soon to join the list of extinct airliners.

Thus, I would love to get the chance to log a few of these jumboliners before it's too late, I know that City Jet operates regular flights from AMS to LCY (RJ 85) and I even had the pleasure of flying that particular route in 2012. But apart from that, where else does the Avro fly regularly in Europe?

- Philip


What makes you think they are going extinct? Theres loads of them around.

In Europe you have Swiss, Brussels Airlines, CityJet, Malmo Aviation with sizeable fleets and others with 1 or 2 aircraft. Some are extensively used as charter and special mission aircraft too, which has seen increased use of the type in certain, particularly far flung regions.
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Lashings of flights from DUB to CDG with Cityjet
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:33 pm

Malmö Aviation is now part of Braathens Regional Aviation if I'm not mistaken. They fly both the RJ85 and the RJ100 Stockholm Bromma (BMA) to Malmö (MMX) and Goteborg (GOT). But I have read that Braathens Regional Aviation intend replacing them with the CS100 from 2018.
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:23 pm

I loved watching Northwest Airlink and United Express fly the Avro/146 in to SBN in the 1990s. Personally I loved the airplane :)

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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:27 pm

LX138 wrote:
fallap wrote:
Dear A.netters.

As you all probably know, the tiny British cigartube with four hairdryers, is soon to join the list of extinct airliners.

Thus, I would love to get the chance to log a few of these jumboliners before it's too late, I know that City Jet operates regular flights from AMS to LCY (RJ 85) and I even had the pleasure of flying that particular route in 2012. But apart from that, where else does the Avro fly regularly in Europe?

- Philip


What makes you think they are going extinct? Theres loads of them around.

In Europe you have Swiss, Brussels Airlines, CityJet, Malmo Aviation with sizeable fleets and others with 1 or 2 aircraft. Some are extensively used as charter and special mission aircraft too, which has seen increased use of the type in certain, particularly far flung regions.


The same could be said about the 727 in the late 80's. From what I've understood, the AVRO's of Swiss are soon to be replaced by the new CS100's. City Jet is in the process of acquiring SSJ's to replace their RJ 85's. Brussels also seems to be keen on finding new metal soon.
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:51 pm

BVI Airways is supposedly set to fly Tortoga-Miami in an RJ-85. Would love to get on that flight. Was on an RJ-85 into Aspen years and years ago when I was a little kid, really would love to get on one sometime soon.
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:10 pm

Also Astra Airlines in Greece operates them
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:29 pm

Astra's SX-DIZ is actually an "old school" BAe 146-300, while its sistership (formerly SX-DIX) is now active in Romania with Aviro Air as YR-AVR. SX-DIZ tends to fly around Greece and Cyprus (also on behalf of Cobalt Air) and YR-AVR seems to be popping up on ad-hoc work every now and then.

Swiss appears to be the biggest operator of the type these days with 16 units still, but expect these numbers to drop down quickly now, with Bombardier C-Series arriving in quick succession.

Brussels Airlines still has eleven RJ100s listed, along with BAe 146-300 D-AWBA leased in from WDL Aviation for some time. Also there, expect the number of BAe/Avros to drop further with the imminent arrival of more second-hand A319/320s. At least two more former Frontier A319s are in currently in the pipeline, which probably means that two more Avros will be axed pretty soon.

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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:05 am

DUB-CDG
DUB-LCY

WX are based in DUB and although not a huge fleet, there is usually 3 or 4 on the ground at any given time.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:16 am

Also in Greece, Ellinair.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:30 pm

I would highly recommend taking the ZRH-VCE route, sit towards the back and enjoy the view of the engines, wing and the alps, followed by the flight across the bay into VCE it really is stunning.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:00 pm

I was at the O2 centre near to London City Airport at around 5.15pm yesterday and in the space of 20 minutes or so saw 4 Avro RJs taking off - one Swissair and three Cityjet - and later on in the evening saw a couple more - seems the place to go to see and maybe sample theses birds.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:19 pm

I was at the O2 centre near to London City Airport at around 5.15pm yesterday and in the space of 20 minutes or so saw 4 Avro RJs taking off - one Swissair and three Cityjet - and later on in the evening saw a couple more - seems the place to go to see and maybe sample theses birds.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:13 pm

fallap wrote:
City Jet is in the process of acquiring SSJ's to replace their RJ 85's.


No. The SSJ is not to replace their RJ85 at first. Because the SSJ is not certified to fly out of LCY, Cityjet will keep the RJ85.
SSJ's are used for charter and adhoc operations, or lease-out to other airlines (such as operating for AY in August 2016).

You can fly RJ-85 from Cityjet on LCY-AMS, LCY-RTM, LX also flies it on some ZRH-AMS flights, as well you might get a BAe 146 by Jotta Aviation operating for BA on LCY-RTM and other routes.

Furthermore plenty around elsewhere as mentioned. You find them everywhere around the world :)
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:16 am

airbuseric wrote:

You can fly RJ-85 from Cityjet on LCY-AMS, LCY-RTM, LX also flies it on some ZRH-AMS flights, as well you might get a BAe 146 by Jotta Aviation operating for BA on LCY-RTM and other routes.

Furthermore plenty around elsewhere as mentioned. You find them everywhere around the world :)


The LX Avros are all the larger RJ100 model. They did have 4 RJ85s but they were disposed of about 9 years ago.
 
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Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:50 pm

Was scheduled to fly on my first RJ100 flight this September...SJJ to ZRH on LX. Now it was changed to a Helvetic F100...not too happy!

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