EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 11-04-09
The information in this blog comes from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, both of which are very highly recommended.
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
Aegean B734 SX-BGX (24124) has become JY-JAP with Jordan Aviation & was delivered from Norwich to Amman/Marka on 4/4.
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DVJ (3857) was delivered to Dublin on 3/4.
Air Berlin A319 D-ABGS (3865) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 6/4.
Air Europa A330 EC-KTG (950) returned to Madrid on 6/4 following winter lease to Finnair.
Air France B773 F-GZND (35543) left Everett/Paine Field, WA on its delivery flight to Paris/CDG on 10/4. This is the first aircraft painted in the revised colour scheme.
Air France Regional Fk100 F-GLIR (11509) was ferried from Woensdrecht to Norwich on 2/4 on return to the lessor & rolled out all white on 8/4. The airline's fourth EMB170, F-HBXD (17000281), arrived at Clermont-Ferrand on delivery on 10/4.
Air One A320 EI-DTD (3846) was ferried all white from Toulouse to Seville on 3/4 for painting in Alitalia colours & was delivered to Rome/Fiumicino in full scheme on 8/4. EI-DTC (3831) will be delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino later this month & is expected to arrive in the new Alitalia scheme.
Air Union B762 EI-DMP (24448) has been returned to ILFC & was ferried from Moscow/Vnukovo to Shannon on 4/4, continuing on to Bangor, ME on 10/4. Also returning to ILFC was B752 EI-DUA (26247), which flew from Moscow/Vnukovo to Shannon on 9/4.
Alitalia - see under Air One.
Arkefly B738 PH-TFC (35146) made its first flight from Renton on 5/4.
AnadoluJet. See under Sky Europe.
Astraeus B752 G-STRX (25621) seems to have finished its lease to BMA, flying its last service for them on 28/3 & operating with Astraeus flight numbers since then. The airline is to acquire a further B737. Formerly operated by Sterling as OY-MRD (28007), it is to become G-STRN.
BMI. See under Astraeus.
BMI Baby B733 G-TOYE (27455) made its last revenue flight on 26/3 from Amsterdam to East Midlands.
Bulgaria Air took delivery of former Vueling A320 LZ-FBD (2596 ex EC-JNA) on 3/4 when it was delivered all white from Madrid to Sofia. It entered service the following day.
Cargo B A/L B744F OO-CBD (36785) should be delivered in the next few days as it was noted at Everett/Paine Field, WA in full scheme on 7/4.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-HUR (24976) was ferried from Los Angeles, CA to Victorville, CA on 7/4 for one year's storage. B744F B-LIF (36871) left Everett/Paine Field, WA on 9/4 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Centralwings B733 SP-LMD (28669) left Warsaw on 8/4 routing to Keflavik, Bangor, ME & then Opa Locka, FL on return to the lessor.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTB (3843) was delivered from Toulouse to Gatwick on 9/4.
El Al B738 4X-EKH (35485) made its first flight at Renton on 6/4.
Eurofly A320 I-EEZD (1920) departed Olbia for Sharjah on 9/4 en route to Spring A/L.
Finnair. See under Air Europa.
Gadair B752 EC-JRT (24772) was registered C-GTSJ with Skyservice on 7/4. The aircraft previously wore these marks when operated by Air Transat between April 1993 & May 2003.
Georgian A/W B737 4L-TGM was delivered to Bucharest/Baneasa via Keflavik on 10/4. At present, its pedigree remains unknown.
Germania Fk100 D-AGPQ (11338) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Woensdrecht on 9/4, for pre-delivery work for a new customer. Following it on the same routing the next day was D-AGPG (11306).
Iberworld A320 EC-KYZ (3758) was delivered to Madrid on 3/4.
KD Avia B733 EI-DOO (23971) was ferried to Lasham on 3/4 for storage.
LTU A320 D-ALTG (1762) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Southend on 9/4 for painting for Swiss International.
Lufthansa A340 D-AIGR (274) flew from Munich to Hamburg on 8/4 for preparation for the Luftwaffe.
Martinair B744F PH-MPP (24061) left Amsterdam on 7/4 for temporary storage at Marana/Pinal Air Park, AZ.
MEA A320 OD-MRR (3837) was delivered from Toulouse to Beirut on 9/4.
Niki. See under Vueling.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has subleased former FlyLAL B733 LY-AQV (25069) from Jet Time. B738 LN-NOS (33018) was delivered from Shannon to Oslo on 7/4.
Polet is in talks with American Eagle regarding the possible lease of 25 SAAB 340s. The Russian carrier already operates 6 SAAB 2000s.
Primera Air received B737 TF-JXG (28210) on 4/4 when it was delivered to Copenhagen from Shannon. This was previously with Sterling as TF-NBA.
Quantum Air (formerly AeBal) B712 EC-JZX (55065) returned to Palma de Mallorca in full scheme on 4/4 following painting at Seville.
Rossiya A319 VQ-BAU (1851) is due to arrive on delivery at St Petersburg on 11/4, having routed from Montreal/Mirabel via Keflavik. This is a further former Frontier machine & was previously N915FR.
Ryanair B738s EI-CTA (29936) & EI-CTB (29937) were ferried from Prestwick to Chateauroux on 9/4 for painting for a new operator.
SAS Norge B735 LN-BRS (24649) was ferried from Oslo to Shannon on 8/4 prior to return to the lessor.
Seagle Air. See under TAP
Sky Europe. Another former Sky Europe machine has been on the move this week. OM-NGM (34758), which is now registered to GECAS as EI-EDU, was ferried from Ostrava to Chateauroux on 7/4 for painting for AnadoluJet.
Sterling. See under Astraeus & Primera.
Swiss International. See under LTU.
TAP A320 CS-TNO (0234) has become OM-HLD with Seagle Air & was ferried from Lisbon to Bratislava in full scheme on 8/4.
Thomas Cook A320 G-DHJZ (1965) was restored to the UK register on 2/4 after its winter lease to Skyservice as C-FOJZ. Further aircraft returning recently from their spell with Skyservice have been A320 C-FZAZ (2003 to revert to G-KKAZ) to Manchester on 3/4 & B752s C-FFAN (28674 to revert to G-WJAN) to Norwich & C-FULD (28718 to revert to G-FCLD) to Manchester - both arriving on 6/4. On the following day, C-FFLA (27621 to revert to G-FCLA) was also returned from Skyservice to Manchester.
Thompson A/W B752 G-OOOZ (25593) returned to Manchester on 7/4, still wearing C-GOOZ, following winter lease to Skyservice & was restored to the UK register two days later. G-CPEU (29941) followed on 8/4, still as C-FLEU. Having been painted at Maastricht, A321 G-OOAV (1730) returned to Manchester on 9/4 in full Ural A/L scheme & is due to become VQ-BCX.
Transavia B738 PH-HZC (28375) returned to Amsterdam on 7/4 after winter lease to Sunwing A/L as C-GHZC.
Ural A/L. See under Thompson A/W.
US A/W had added yet another B752 on the transatlantic run. N939UW (27303) made its first appearance operating AWE750 from Philadelphia to Brussels on 8/4.
Vueling A320 EC-LAA (2678 ex A6-ABZ) was noted in service on 5/4. On return from Niki, A320 OE-LEV (2761) did not revert to its previous marks of EC-JRI, but has become EC-LAB. Also see under Bulgaria Air.
West Atlantic may be the recipient of ATPs G-JEMD (2026) & G-JEME (2027) which were ferried from Kemble to Coventry on 9/4. They join G-MANC (2054) & G-OBWP (2051), which were restored to the UK register on 20th February after a spell with First Flight Couriers as VT-FFA/C respectively & are currently stored at Coventry still wearing First Flight titles.