TAP Air Portugal has ordered 18 Airbus A319s and taken an option on eight more, for delivery between December 1997 and June 2000, as part of its decision to become an all- Airbus operator. Cathay Pacific is ordering three more A340-300s. Dragonair will purchase two A320s, with options on five more, and will lease a fifth A330 from ILFC.

Northwest Airlines has ordered 12 Avro RJs, with options on a further 24, with deliveries starting in April 1997. The aircraft will be operated by Mesaba Airlines.

LOT has ordered two Boeing 737-800s, for delivery in mid-1998.

Jersey European is adding two more BAe146s, bringing its fleet of the type to nine.

Air Maldives has ordered one de Havilland Dash 8-200 for delivery in mid-1998 with an option on a second.

Community Express of the UK has acquired a second Jetstream 31. British Airways franchisee Maersk Air has replaced a J31 with a J41 and Swedish regional Highland Air has replaced a Dornier 228 with a Jetstream 32.

LAM of Mozambique has added a Fokker 100.


Source: Airline Business