By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Philippine-based Royal Air Charter Services, otherwise known as Royal Air, has reportedly parked three of its BAe Avro RJ100 aircraft from service. Also known as "Jumbolino", the aircraft has been part of the Royal Air fleet since it began operations. Today, the airline now operates two Airbus A319-100 aircraft which the airline purchased from Lanmei Airlines.
Royal Air began services as a charter airline last February 2018 using three former Swiss RJ100 aircraft, and later on went into adding scheduled services. It was in June 2019 when Royal Air received its first Airbus A319, followed by a second one in August.
The A319s immediately replaced the RJ100s, the first aircraft with registry RP-C8960 paked at Clark International Airport mid-June. The second RJ100 with registry RP-C8962 was parked last September 9 after operating its last revenue flight from Caticlan to Clark. On the same day, the third RJ100 with registry RP-C8961 operated its last commercial flight from Davao City to Cebu. The aircraft was then ferried back to Clark the following day.
Presently, Skyjet is the only airline in the Philippines that operates the BAe 146 / RJ100 type aircraft. It is also rumoured that the boutique airline is looking into purchasing Airbus aircraft to add capacity.