Category Archives: Star Airways (Albania)

Star Airways will not use this Airbus A320, currently wet-leasing aircraft

Star Airways ( (Tirana) will not operate this Airbus A320-231 registered ZA-RED (msn 415) according to this report in Flightglobal. Two A320s were due to be leased from ILFC but the start-up Albanian carrier has lost its AOC. Instead the carrier is wet-leasing aircraft from ItAli Airlines. The Tirana-Bologna route started this month.

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Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. Airbus A320-231 N415MX (msn 415) passed through Shannon on April 3, 2010 before it became ZA-RED.

Star Airways to start operations on June 7

Star Airways ( (Tirana) as we previously reported, is the new budget carrier from Albania. The new airline is now planning to commence operations on June 7 with a pair of leased McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82s (MD82s) from ItAli Airlines. The company will initially fly to Milan (Malpensa) and Pisa.  After that Bergamo, Cuneo, Genoa,  Rimini, Rome (Ciampino), Turin, Treviso, Venice and Verona are expected to added.

As we previously reported, the new airline leased ex-Mexicana Airbus A320-231 ZA-RED (msn 415) on April 2.