LATVIAN FLAG CARRIER AIR BALTIC has taken delivery of the first of three ex-Business Express Avro RJ70s, leased from Avro International Aerospace. Two further aircraft will join the fleet in March and April. The RJs will replace two Boeing 727-100s on routes from Riga to Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London Gatwick and Stockholm, and on planned services to Moscow and Kiev. Saab 340s are being retained for flights to Tallinn, Vilnius, St Petersburg, Minsk and Warsaw. Maintenance of the RJ70s will be carried out by Avrotech, a separate maintenance, support and overhaul unit within Avro International.

Source: Flight International