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bluestreak
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Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:58 pm

I was looking to fly on the RJ85 before they are gone. I tried to fly on one a few years ago, but the airline changed the plane before my trip was scheduled.

Anyway, what I am looking at is the CityJet (Aer Lingus) service from DUB to LCY. I am looking to book a flight anywhere from late May, to late July. It looks like they will be operating the type through the summer, so catching one should not be a problem from DUB.

It looks as if this is the only route out of DUB. Are there any other routes City Jet flies with the RJ85?
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Re: Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:41 am

I’m on the same mission and am doing LCY-DUB at the end of June. In my research, this is the only route they’re used on until they find another LCY compatible plane or drop the LCY service all together.

While I’ve not heard anything concrete, based on the fact they went through the time and expense of painting them in the new Aer Lingus livery I can assume they’ll be around for a little bit, but with emphasis on little.
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Re: Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:52 pm

I haven't booked the flight yet, but June, and July look to be my best opportunity. I am waiting to see what my wife's work schedule will be for that time frame. So I probably will not be able to book the flight until early February at the earliest. Last year, a friend of mine flew from CDG to BLQ on a CityJet (Air France) RJ85. But it looks as if that route is all main line Air France now, with a mix of A318, A319, and A320's.

We plan on flying to DUB from the US, visit Ireland for a couple of days, and then on to LCY. We will stay in the city a few days and fly back to the US from LGW, or LHR.

This will be my 3rd attempt to fly on a 146/ARJ. I tried to fly on Air Wisconsin/UA Express back in the day, but they changed the aircraft type before my scheduled flight. The same with Mesaba/NW Airlink, I missed the ARJ by about a month. So we shall see how this goes!
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Re: Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:50 am

bluestreak wrote:
It looks as if this is the only route out of DUB. Are there any other routes City Jet flies with the RJ85?


No idea - sorry! But you can follow the news on this very excellent web-page to find out more, regarding schedules and fleet updates! :airplane: http://smiliner.com/category/news/
 
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Re: Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:51 pm

DUB-LCY is the only route that the RJ-85s are scheduled on. The good news is that there is no immediate replacement in prospect and to date no announcement has been made by Aer Lingus or Cityjet in this regard.
 
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Re: Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:02 pm

If you want to fly a RJ-85 or RJ-100, your best bet is to go to Sweden. Braatens Aviation (TF) still have 12 aircraft in active service. Stockholm City (BMA) is still a AVRO heaven. Not for long though, as aircraft will be replaced by ATR-72 in the fall of 2020
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Re: Looking to fly on CityJet's RJ85

Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 pm

CPHFF wrote:
If you want to fly a RJ-85 or RJ-100, your best bet is to go to Sweden. Braatens Aviation (TF) still have 12 aircraft in active service. Stockholm City (BMA) is still a AVRO heaven. Not for long though, as aircraft will be replaced by ATR-72 in the fall of 2020

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Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:08 pm

I've been wanting to check this aircraft off my list and know they're getting harder and harder to find scheduled service on. I believe EI fly's them DUB-LCY and AF's regional CityJet may fly them still, though I'm unsure on what routes. Does anyone happen to have a list of the current routes still operating with Avro RJ85/RJ100's in North America, Europe or South Africa? Appreciate any info!
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:18 pm

I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:20 pm

Skyjet Philippines operates a fleet of 4xBAe146, recently flown them from Manila to Caticlan (Boracay).

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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 pm

YLWbased wrote:
Skyjet Philippines operates a fleet of 4xBAe146, recently flown them from Manila to Caticlan (Boracay).

YLWbased


Interesting option. Asia is a bit far, but I'd love it if that were a little closer.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:27 pm

In Bolivia, they are still flying by EcoJet airline.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:29 pm

CityJet don't operate for Air France anymore, however they operate 4 RJs on behalf of Aer Lingus. They are used on DUB-LCY only.
BRA (Braathens Regional Airlines) operate some RJ85's/100's in Sweden mostly on BMA-MMX but also on some BMA-GOT flights. They also do some charters. However the BRA RJ's will be gone by March being replaced by E190's
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:29 pm

IWMBH wrote:
I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe.


Do you happen to know what routes they fly them on or where I might be able to find that info?
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:34 pm

You can have a look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BAe_146_operators

Or use airfleet database
Cross reference the registration numbers and look them up on flightradar24

Your best bet in North America is Summit Air
Registrations:
C-FERJ
C-FXRJ
C-GZRJ operates between Yellowknife and Edmonton according to flightradar24 history

FYI Air France divested from Cityjet in 2012
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:35 pm

jakeroberts212 wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe.


Do you happen to know what routes they fly them on or where I might be able to find that info?


Cityjet have RJ-85s, of which two are in EI livery and dedicated to DUB-LCY. Alternative RJ-85s (i.e. not in EI livery) may be substituted on occasion to ensure service continuity. Cityjet have no other scheduled routes that use the RJ-85.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:40 pm

SA Airlink should still have some not sure on routes but they are being replaced by E175s

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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:42 pm

Cityjet still uses them sometimes between CDG and TRN
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm

IWMBH wrote:
I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe.

Yep, I was on one two years ago between GOT and VBY. And they still fly for Braathens, mostly between MMX and BMA it seems. At least I found two active birds on that line a few minutes ago in Flightradar24 when filtering for the Callsign SCW. And another one seems to be based in GOT.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:56 pm

Astra Airlines of Greece still operates 1.
So combining a wonderfull aircraft whith a wonderful country is possible :)
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:06 pm

If you’re feeling especially brave (political tensions) there’s Qeshm Air [QB] out of Tehran.

Love the Avro RJ in EI’s colours. Shame its days in Europe are numbered. Used to see BA/LX/LH ones all the time at MAN.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:15 pm

I have one clear memory from m childhood of the swissair in the green livery on it at MXP... I wish i had flown on one of those!!
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:22 pm

The UK Royal Flight still uses them, but not sure which model. Saw a clip of the PM at the Berlin Talks the other day with a UK Government (?) version in the background.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:23 pm

Flygbra's flying at least one a day to Innsbruck in the winter. Think they come from somewhere in Sweden...

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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:37 pm

Erickson Air Tanker is using one or two as firebombers in Western US- saw one at KSBD at the US Forest Service base there a while ago. Does that count?
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:52 pm

330lover wrote:
Astra Airlines of Greece still operates 1.
So combining a wonderfull aircraft whith a wonderful country is possible :)

Astra Airlines suspended operations in 2019...
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:24 pm

EI used the Cityjet RJ85 as well for the evening BHX flight (EI276) most days of the week last summer, assumedly to free up A320's for sun flights. Looks to be scheduled similarly for S20.
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:08 am

spud757 wrote:
If you’re feeling especially brave (political tensions) there’s Qeshm Air [QB] out of Tehran.


Also in Iran, most likely also out of Mehrabad, Mahan Air with a number of RJ85, RJ100, and even 146-300, and Taban Air with a single RJ85
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:51 pm

Become Royalty and the RAF will fly you about ;)
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:42 am

YLWbased wrote:
Skyjet Philippines operates a fleet of 4xBAe146, recently flown them from Manila to Caticlan (Boracay).

YLWbased


Do you have any pictures or even Tripreport?! :hyper:
 
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Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:06 pm

chiki wrote:
SA Airlink should still have some not sure on routes but they are being replaced by E175s

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Airlink retired the last few that was still operating at the beginning of December 2019.
Replaced with E190 and E170...no 175s

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