Posted on: 18 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Sky Wings Airlines of Greece has bought four Avro RJ100s from Aegean Airlines in a transaction arranged by Skyworld Aviation and Prisma Aviation Services.
Skyworld Aviation acted on behalf of Skywings Airlines, and Prisma Aviation Services acted on behalf of Aegean Airlines. The sale includes a large package of spare parts and tooling and Aegean will also provide support during the phase-in period in terms of training and maintenance. Initial deliveries of the aircraft are imminent.
The deal marks the move into a new type for Sky Wings and the exiting of the type for Aegean after nearly 12 years of regional jet operations.
Sky Wings Airlines was established in 2005 utilising an MD-80 aircraft, also sourced by Skyworld Aviation. The airline now operates six aircraft, a combination of MD-80s and A320s, on non-scheduled charter and wet lease operations.
Aegean Airlines started operations in 1999 with the Avros and have since grown to now operate a fleet of more than 20 A320 and A321 aircraft on 24 domestic and 35 international routes out of Greece.