Brussels Airlines has put an end to Avro RJ100 operations as of Saturday, October 28. The aircraft performed its flight from Geneva to Brussels National.
The end of Avro services is emotional for the airline since it launched its services back in 2001 with Avros. CEO Bernard Gustin confirmed that this was the aircraft with which Brussels Airlines was born and was an important asset in their fleet for so many years. The airline used to operate 32 such regional jets. Now the Avro jets are sold for further operations elsewhere or to be parted out. Some of them are used as firefighting aircraft in North America. One ARJ100 is used as a training jet by the fire brigade at Brussels airport.
Now, Brussels Airline’s fleet consists only of Airbus aircraft comprising twenty-two A319-100s, thirteen A320-200s, four A330-200s and six A330-300s. It also has wet-leased Sukhoi Superjets from Irish carrier CityJet. They are used with the Brussels Airlines livery on the routes previously serviced by the Avro aircraft.