EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 13-06-09
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK AS I WILL BE OUT OF THE COUNTRY
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
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BCM (3923) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 9/6, with A332 VQ-BBE (1014) following it two days later.
Air Asia X took delivery of A343 9M-XAC at Kuala Lumpur on 5/6. The aircraft is painted in Oakland Raiders scheme & was previously with Air Canada as C-GDVZ.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABDW (3945) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWDX on 9/6. Also see under Sun Express.
Air Canada. See under Air Asia X.
Air France A321 F-GTAX (3930) was delivered from Finkenwerder To Paris/CDG on 8/6. B773 F-GZNE (37432) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 11/6 & sports SkyTeam colours.
Air India B773 VT-ALF (36305) made its maiden flight on 11/6.
Air New Zealand B744 ZK-NBS (24386) left Auckland on 5/6 en route to Roswell, NM via Los Angeles, CA for scrapping.
Air Transat A333 C-GCTS (177 ex B-HYE) was noted at Hong Kong in full scheme on 5/6 awaiting delivery.
Athens A/W. See under Flybe.
Atlantic Express ATR42 G-IONA (017) has been withdrawn from use & is to be broken up.
Augsburg A/W received its first EMB195 when D-AEMA (19000290) arrived at Munich on 11/6. This is the first of five on order for the airline & was delivered with Lufthansa Regional tail scheme.
Avianova is a new Russian low cost start-up, which is planning to commence service from Moscow/Vnukovo in July with a fleet of A320s in competition with Sky Express.
British A/W B772 G-YMMT (36518) made its first flight on 5/6. B733s G-LGTG (24470) & G-LGTI (23925) were both cancelled from the UK register as permanently withdrawn from use on 10/6. As a reminder, the former is at Kemble where it is to be broken up, while the latter is at Southend, where it also will meet the scrapman.
Centralwings B733 SP-LME (28590) left Warsaw on 10/6 on delivery to WebJet as PR-WJL.
Clickair A320 EC-GRG (0143) was returned from Maastricht to Madrid on 11/6 after painting all white & is to go to MyAir.
Delta A/L B772LR N708DN (39254) was delivered to Atlanta on 5/6.
Eagle Aviation is to introduce a B744 to its fleet. Presently registered N270RP (27071), it was ferried from Marana/Pinal Air Park, AZ to Amsterdam where it arrived for painting on 9/6. This aircraft was previously with Singapore A/L as 9V-SPF & will become F-GTIR.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJP (32412) was reported at Southend in full Eastar Jet scheme on 9/6. It is to become HL8205.
El Al B738 4X-EKL (35478) made its first flight on 9/6.
Elite A/L took delivery of B747SRF SX-DCB (22711) at Athens on 6/6. Originally with All Nippon & then Nippon cargo as JA8158, this was more recently registered N146RF.
Emirates B773 A6-ECR (35592) made its maiden flight on 11/6.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777F A6-EFE (35607) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 12/6.
Eurofly took delivery of former TACA A320 I-EEZP (2118 ex N488TA) at Milan/Malpensa on 12/6.
Flybe BAe 146 G-GNTZ (E2036), was permanently withdrawn from use on 3/3 is to be broken up at Exeter, while G-JEBB (E3185) is destined for Star Air Peru. EMB145 G-EMBM (145196) is to go to Athens A/W.
Hamburg International. See under Star1.
Icelandair B752 TF-FII (24760) returned to Keflavik on 6/6 after lease to SBA A/L.
JetranAir MD-82 YR-MDR left Bucharest on 9/6 bound for Abidjan & wet-lease to Air Ivoire.
KLM B734 PH-BDU (24857) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich all white on 7/6 prior to return to the lessor. It is understood that the airline may be about to sell up to 15 Fk100s possibly to a Jordanian or Saudi start-up.
LOT. Correcting last week's blog, B763 SP-LPG (26263) didn't arrive at Warsaw until 7/6.
Lufthansa A343 D-AIGR (274) has become 16+01 with the Luftwaffe & was noted in basic Lufthansa scheme at Hamburg on 3/6. A321 D-AISQ (3936) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 12/6.
Malev DHC-8 HA-LQB (4057) was ferried from Copenhagen to Norwich in basic SAS scheme on 11/6 for painting.
Medallion Air is a new Romanian operator who took delivery of MD-83 YR-HBA (49937) at Bucharest on 7/6. This aircraft was previously G-COES, EI-CMM & N983JJ & is thought to be going to operate for MyAir.
MyAir. See under Clickair & Medallion Air.
Niki now has a second EMB190 after OE-IHB (19000294) arrived at Vienna on delivery 11/6.
NordStar B738 VQ-BDN (32905) was delivered from Hannover to Moscow/Domodedovo on 12/6. This was previously with TUIfly as D-AHLP.
Nordwind A/L will soon receive B752 N380RM (29380), which was noted in full scheme at Mexico City on 6/6. This was originally delivered to Aeromexico as N380RM before moving to Mexicana & then becoming N405JS with Eos prior to reverting to N380RM with Mexicana.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOG (35647) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 11/6.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INP (1597 ex EC-KEN) was delivered to Monastir on 5/6.
Oman Air A332 A4O-DA (1038) was noted in the paint shop at Toulouse in full scheme on 8/6.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAL (35904) made it first flight on 6/6.
RAM ATR72 CN-COD (483) was delivered from Toulouse to Casablanca on 12/6.
Ryanair B738 EI-EFH (35012) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 6/6, followed by EI-EFI (35013) on 9/6. EI-EFJ (37536) made its first flight on 7/6.
Singapore A/L. See under Eagle Aviation.
Sky Europe B733 OM-CLC (25125) is due for delivery from Budapest to Bratislava this month. This aircraft started life with Maersk as OY-MMW, then moved to VASP as PP-SOR before returning to Europe as D-ADBG with DBA, G-BZZB with Buzz & easyJet & D-ADIF with DBA & Air Berlin.
Star1 B737 LY-STG (29083) has been rolled out in full scheme at Shannon. It was previously with Hamburg International as D-AHIB.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNJ (30827) was delivered from Eindhoven to Budapest on 7/6 & is ex D-ABBO of Air Berlin.
Swiss International A333 HB-IHB (1018) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 10/6.
Thomson A/W B733 G-THOF (26314) left Shannon on 11/6 all white on delivery to AVE.com as A6-PHH. G-THOG (29057) was ferried from Gatwick to Southend on 11/6 & is understood to have gone there for a gear change (prior to return to the lessor?). Also see under Ural A/L.
Transaero B738 EI-EEA (27989) was delivered from Hannover to Moscow/Domodedovo on 8/6. This was previously with TUIfly as D-AHFG. A future delivery will be B735 VP-BYT (28928), which was ferried from Rome, NY to San Antonio, TX on 9/6 still as N14668 (ex Continental).
TUIfly. See under NordStar & Transaero.
Tunisair has taken a second former Sterling B737 & promptly leased it to Mauritania A/W. The aircraft in question is TS-IEB (28015 ex OY-MRJ)
Ural A/L A320 VQ-BCZ (1777 ex G-OOPW) was delivered from Luton to Ekaterinburg on 6/6.
Virgin Atlantic B744 G-VHOT (26326) was ferried from Gatwick to Filton on 7/6 for painting into a special 25th anniversary scheme.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LPV (3927) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 10/6.