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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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings

Aegean A321 SX-DGA (3878) was delivered From Finkenwerder to Athens on 24/4.
Aeroflot Cargo B733F VP-BCN was ferried from Karaganda (Kazakhstan) to Ostrava on 23/4 following a period of storage.
Aerologic B744F D-AALA (36001) made its first flight on 23/4.
Air Arabia Maroc. A320 CN-NMA (3809) was rolled out at Toulouse on 23/4 in full scheme. Also see under Air Berlin.
Air Austral B773 F-OSYD (35782) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery from Paine Field, WA on 24/4
Air Berlin A320 D-ABDV (3833) is confirmed as destined for Air Arabia Maroc. It was rolled out at Shannon in full scheme on 20/4 & is to become CN-NMB.
Air Union aircraft continue to be returned to ILFC. B733 EI-DNS was ferried from Budapest to Shannon to 24/4.
Arkefly B738 PH-TFC (35146) was delivered from Boeing Field, WA to Brussels on 21/4.
Astraeus B752 G-OJIB (24292) was noted at Southend on 19/4 in full Astraeus colours, having been repainted from its Iron Maiden scheme. B737 G-STRN (28007) had been due for delivery from Budapest to Gatwick on 24/4, but the flight was postponed. This aircraft was previously with Sterling as OY-MRD & then had the registration D-AABH allocated. The airline is also due to receive B733 G-TRAW (24011), which is currently with KD Avia as EI-DOM.
AtlasJet A332 TC-ETL (364) was ferried from Filton to Madrid on 23/4 in full Saudi Arabian scheme prior to lease. The aircraft was previously with Eurofly as I-EEZB.
Axis A/W B738 F-GZZA (28591 ex EI-ECN) was delivered to Marseilles on 21/4 & wears the airline's new scheme.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAR (E2350) was delivered from Norwich to Helsinki on 24/4. This aircraft was previously with Cityjet as EI-RJM.
Blue Wings A320 D-ANNJ (1896) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Abu Dhabi on 23/4 on lease to Tunisian Elite Air & is due to be followed by D-ANNB (1240).
British A/W B733 G-LGTF (24450), having made its last flight revenue flight on 13/2, was ferried from Gatwick to Chateauroux on 24/4 on return to the lessor.
Centralwings B733 SP-LME (28590) is destined for WebJet as PR-WJL & delivery to Brazil is scheduled for June.
Cityjet. See under Blue1.
Corendon has added B734 TC-TJF (26078 ex TC-JEU) to its fleet.
CSA. See under Sky A/L.
Delta A/L B772LR N707DN (39091) was delivered to Atlanta, GA on 24/4.
Denim Air Fk50 PH-KXM (20252) left Maastricht on 18/4 en route to Lagos on lease to Arik Air.
DHL. The three B763Fs due later this year, G-DHLE/F/G (37805/6/7), will have winglets fitted after delivery but prior to entering service.
Eagle Aviation B752 F-GTIB (25131) was ferried from St Nazaire to Bangor, ME on 21/4, still in Saudi Arabian scheme.
EasyJet A321 G-TTIG (3382) is due to go to Monarch as G-OZBV during the second week of May. B737 G-EZJM (30248) flew its last revenue service on 20/4 from Zurich to Luton & was then ferried to Southend later that day prior to return to the lessor.
Euroair MD-83 SX-BEV (49668) became N668SH on 14/4 & left Athens en route to Tucson, AZ on 18/4.
Eurofly. See under AtlasJet.
Eurowings CRJ-900 D-ACNA (15229) was delivered to Nuremberg on 24/4 in Lufthansa Regional scheme. This is the first of 15 aircraft of this type that the airline has on order.
Finnair A333 OH-LTN (1007) was delivered from Toulouse to Helsinki on 24/4.
Freebird is to receive a fifth A320. The aircraft in question is currently registered N580CG (0580) & was ferried from Dusseldorf to East Midlands on Saturday in basic LTE scheme. This airframe started life with Aer Lloyd as D-ALAC, before becoming D-ARFC with Aero Flight & finally EC-JRX with LTE.
Gulf Air has added a third B773, VT-JEJ (35161), on lease from Jet A/W. These aircraft will now only be leased for 6 months. Also see under MEA.
Iberworld A320 EC-KYZ (3758) was rolled out in full scheme at East Midlands on 19/4 & ferried back to Madrid the same day. A320 EC-KZG (3868) left Toulouse on delivery to Madrid on 23/4.
Icelandair B763 TF-FIB (25365) was ferried from Prague to Budapest on 19/4 following lease to Travel Service.
KD Avia. See under Astraeus.
MEA A332 F-OMEA (527) has become A9C-KG with Gulf Air & was registered as such on 21/4.
MK A/L B742F G-MKKA (21940 ex HS-ORA) was registered on 17/4 & made its acceptance flight on 23/4.
Monarch. See under easyJet.
Naysa ATR72 EC-IPJ (307) left Las Palmas for Dinard on 17/4 on return to ATR.
Orion Air B463 EC-JVJ (E3195) was ferried from Madrid to Exeter on 24/4 following a period of storage & is destined for Syrian Pearl. This will be the first of two B463s for this new startup.
Ryanair B738s EI-EBV (35009) & EI-EBW (35010) arrived at Dublin on delivery at lunchtime on 21/4. EI-EFA (35005) & EI-EFB (37532) both made their maiden flights on 22/4. EI-CSQ (29930) was ferried from Prestwick to Lasham on 21/4 as RYR07P in basic scheme & is destined for Garuda.
SATA is due to take delivery of A320 CS-TKO (3891) in the near future.
Sky A/L took delivery of former CSA B734 TC-SKM (28882 ex OK-CGI) on 22/4.
Spanair MD-82 EC-HHF (49509) is the latest of the type to leave the fleet. It departed Madrid on 20/4 en route to Tucson, AZ via Keflavik, Bangor, ME & Indianapolis, IN.
Thomas Cook B752 G-WJAN (28674) was restored to the UK register on 21/4 ex C-FFAN.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAE (26964) flew its last revenue service on 3/4 & was ferried to Shannon the following day. It was noted on 14/4 minus titles & tail logo. B733s G-THOI (29327) & G-THOK (28660) are to become PR-WJN/M respectively when they go to WebJet.
Transavia now has B738 PH-HST (32576) on lease from Gol until October. It was delivered on 20/4 & was formerly PR-GIC. Similarly, PR-GIB has become PH-HSS. B738 PH-HZE (28377) returned to Amsterdam on 21/4 following its winter spell with Sunwing A/L.
Travel Service. See under Icelandair.
Turkuaz Air will add two A321s to its two A320s with the addition of former Air Jamaica machines 6Y-JMD (666) & 6Y-JME (775). Both are currently undergoing maintenance at Shannon & will join the Turkish register before entering service.
Uzbekistan A/W is to lease two A300-600Fs from Korean Air.
Viking B733 SE-RHT (24962 ex G-BYZJ) was ferried from East Midlands to Bournemouth on 23/4 following painting. It is all white with large blue "VIKING" titles (the same as SE-RHS) & it is understood that these latest two aircraft have plain tails while awaiting the final design of a new tail logo.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LPU (3877) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 24/4.


Ian Gawtrey said:

Hi John,

Very interesting Blog. Keep up the good work.Love reading your LGW roundups.

# April 24, 2009 11:26 PM