Posted on: 14 July 2010 by Mark Howells
The final British Airways Avro RJ aircraft has left the fleet as the airline continues its rollover to an all Embraer E-Jet fleet.
The nine Avro RJ100 and two RJ85 aircraft operated by BA CityFlyer have been the backbone of the regional fleet at London City Airport since 2003. For many years before that they operated at Gatwick and other UK regional bases.
The London City operated RJs have been replaced by 11 Embraer 170 and 190SR aircraft with the final Embraer 190SR to be delivered in November this year.
Peter Simpson, managing director BA CityFlyer, commented, “The RJs have given us long and valuable service but it’s time to move onto the next generation and we are delighted with our new fleet of E-Jets that are operating all our domestic and European services from London City Airport. Passenger feedback on the new fleet has been fantastic, with the two by two seating configuration and the additional space a particular hit over the RJs they have replaced.”