Blue 1 is one of the operators of the Boeing 717-200 jet. Blue1 is operating the Boeing 717-200 aircraft as the only aircraft in their fleet. Blue1 is a part of the SAS Group (Scandinavian Airline System). SAS Group's primary airline is Scandinavian Airlines and operates the majority of the flights for the company. In 2012 Blue1 started operating flights for Scandinavian Airlines. All Blue1 flight are marketed by Scandinavian Airlines with SAS flight numbers and operated by Blue1.
Update - SAS Group to End Boeing 717-200 Operations at Blue1
On December 18th, 2014, SAS Group announced in their year end report that they will be ending Boeing 717 operations in 2015. SAS is going to transfer Boeing 737-600 flying to Blue1 in an effort to have more fleet commonality.
The Blue1 Boeing 717-200
Blue1 only has the Boeing 717-200 commercial jet in their fleet. The airline had 9 Boeing 717-200s that are used for their flight operations, however in 2014 Blue1 divested 4 of their aircraft as apart of a restructuring plan from SAS. As mentioned above, SAS is ending all 717 operations in 2015. Blue1 also provides wet leasing (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance ACMI) of their aircraft. The Blue1 Boeing 717-200 is used primarily for operating SAS flights and for wet leasing services. Also on January 27th, 2011, Blue1 partnered with Boeing to provide training services for the 717 in Europe. A Boeing 717 simulator was relocated from Atlanta to Stockholm, Sweden as a part of the deal. Boeing has the exclusive license to market the training services to third parties.
Blue1 Boeing 717-200 Seating Configuration / Layout
Blue1 is operating the Boeing 717 with 120 seats in a one class layout. Previously the airline operated the 717 with 115 seats. Seat pitch on-board the Blue 1 Boeing 717-200 is 32 inches.
Blue1 Boeing 717-200 Destinations / Routes
Blue1 operates the 717-200 in SAS Group's network in Europe.
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Above Blue1 Boeing 717-200 photo originally by Alf van Beem on Wikimedia Commons. Modified by FlyRadius.
Other Names for the Boeing 717-200 Blue1
The Boeing 717-200 jet aircraft has a few different names that it is called by. If you are learning more about the aircraft you will find the following names for the airplane:
- Boeing B-717-200 Blue1: the "B-717" or "B-717-200" name is used by many, including the FAA, to refer to the aircraft.
- Boeing B712 Blue1: B712 is the ICAO code for the airplane that is used by air traffic controllers, airlines and others.
- Boeing 717 Blue1 (with out the -200): Many call the 717-200 just the 717, which is the main aircraft program the plane is in (the only plane in the 717 program). "717" is also the IATA code for the jet. Boeing's KC-135 tanker was the first aircraft that was called the 717 by Boeing, so Boeing gave the 717 jet the 717-200 model name.