EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 09-01-10
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
Welcome to my first blog of 2010. I hope that you all enjoyed the recent festivities.
Adria A320 S5-AAB (0113) was ferried from Ljubljana to Lahore on 24/12, possibly on delivery to Myanmar A/W.
Aegean A320 SX-DGB (4165) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWBX on 5/1.
Aer Lingus has reached agreement with Airbus to defer deliveries of two A320s due in October & November this year to April & May 2011.
AeroLogic B777F D-AALD (36004) left Paine Field, WA on 30/12 on delivery to Leipzig.
Air Berlin A320s D-ABDI (2853) & D-ABDJ (2865) were both ferried from Shannon to Dusseldorf on 30/12 for painting for Azerbaijan A/L, with whom they are to become 4K-AZ78 & 4K-AZ79 respectively. Meanwhile, D-ABDH (2846) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Eindhoven on 4/1 for painting & will become 4K-AZ77. B738 D-ABBQ (28608) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Manchester on 4/1 for painting prior to return to the lessor. D-ABKI (37748) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 7/1.
Air Dolomiti ATR72 I-ADCE (668 ex D-ANFL) was ferried from Dinard to Verona on 31/12 after painting.
Air France Cargo B742F F-GCBH (23611) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Chateauroux on 8/1 in Ocean A/L scheme for storage.
Air Iceland Fk50 TF-JMM (20124) was ferried to Stockholm/Arlanda from Reykjavik on 8/1 for lease to Avia Express, who will operate it on behalf of Blue1.
ANA B773 JA784A (37950) left Paine Field, WA on delivery on 6/1.
Astraeus. Adding to my last blog, B737 G-STRH (32737) is in full Cimber Sterling scheme, but sports a white rudder. B752 G-OJIB (24292) was ferried from Jeddah to Gatwick as AEU006P on 1/1 following Hajj lease to Saudi Arabian.
Atlantic A/W B463 OY-FJE was restored to the UK register as G-CCTB on 7/1. It is currently stored at Bacau.
Augsburg A/W DHC8 D-BDTM (545) has become TR-CLB with Nouvelles Air Affaires Gabon & left Munich on delivery on 3/1 routing to Libreville via Monastir, Tamanrasset & Niamey.
Avia Express. See under Air Iceland.
Azerbaijan A/L. See under Air Berlin & Belair.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BZAT (E3320) was ferried from Kemble to Southend as CFE01P on 27/12.
Belair A320 HB-IOT (2991) is to become 4K-AZ80 for Azerbaijan A/L & was ferried from Dusseldorf to Shannon for painting on 28/12, returning to Dusseldorf on 6/1.
Blue1. See under Air Iceland.
Bora Jet is a new Turkish start-up, which is expected to receive three ATR72s. The first of these is G-CGFT (588 ex I-ATMC), which was cancelled from the UK register on 4/1 as exported to Turkey.
British A/W B752 G-CPEN (28666) flew its last revenue service on 20/12 as BAW705 from Vienna to LHR & is now stored at LHR awaiting delivery to FedEx. B735 G-GFFI (27425), which flew its last revenue service back on 24/10 as BAW2579 from Turin to Gatwick, left Gatwick on 5/1 as BAW9270 en route to Glasgow for end of lease checks.
Carpatair. See under Malev.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPN (36165) left Paine Field, WA on 28/12 on its delivery flight to Hong Kong. A343 B-HXL (381) flew its last revenue service from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, CA on 5/1 & was then ferried to Victorville, CA for storage.
China Eastern A/L signed a MoU with Airbus for sixteen A330s in late December with deliveries between 2011 & 2014. The carrier is already an A330 operator with five A332s & fifteen A333s in service.
Condor B753 D-ABOJ (29019) was ferried from Helsinki to Frankfurt on 2/1 following winglet fitting.
Contactair will receive another Fk100 in the near future. PH-MJR (11500 ex B-12291) was ferried from Woensdrecht to Amsterdam for painting on 4/1.
Delta A/L. See under Northwest Cargo.
EasyJet has transferred another aircraft to its Swiss subsidiary. This time it is A319 G-EZBP (3084), which was cancelled from the UK register on 5/1 & became HB-JZS. B737 G-EZJS (32414) is becoming F-GZTC with Europe Airpost & was noted all white & minus titles at Southend on 2/1 prior to delivery. G-EZJC (30237) was cancelled from the UK register on 5/1 & has become N386DF prior to being delivered from Southend to Aerolineas Argentinas. A320 G-EZTP (4157) is due for delivery from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 11/1.
Etihad A/W A333 A6-AFB (1081) was noted in full scheme as F-WWYL at Toulouse on 4/1.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763 CS-TFT (26208) was ferried back from Lagos to Lisbon on 25/12 following its lease to Med-View A/L for Hajj duties.
Euro Atlantic Cargo B763F CS-TLZ (24086 ex C-FCAJ, PP-VPV, N240SZ, PP-VPV, N240LD) was noted at Tel Aviv in full scheme on 27/12 following freighter conversion.
Europe Airpost. See under easyJet.
European Air Transport/DHL is to reregister all its Belgian registered B752Fs to EAT Leipzig GmbH as follows.
OO-DLJ (24971) to D-ALEJ
OO-DLN (22172) to D-ALEA
OO-DLP (22179) to D-ALED
OO-DLQ (22175) to D-ALEC
OO-DPB (22183) to D-ALEE
OO-DPF (22173) to D-ALEB
OO-DPJ (23493) to D-ALEI
OO-DPK (23492) to D-ALEH
OO-DPM (22189) to D-ALEF
OO-DPN (23533) to D-ALEK
OO-DPO (23398) to D-ALEG
FedEx A312F N417FE (333) left Tokyo/Narita on 31/12 routing via Anchorage, AK to Victorville, CA for storage.
Finnair A333 OH-LTT (1088) was noted in full scheme as F-WWKH at Toulouse on 4/1.
Flyglobespan B763 G-CEOD (30586) was ferried from Delhi to Shannon on 25/12 on return to ILFC, while G-SPNA (27957) was ferried from Shannon to Belgrade on 31/12 on return to ILFC. Four of the former airline's 737s were ferried to Belgrade on 4/1 also on return to ILFC.
G-DLCH B738 (30040) from Glasgow
G-MSJF B737 (30710) from Edinburgh
G-SAAW B738 (32841) from Glasgow
G-SEFC B737 (30687) from Southend
Golden Air ATR72 SE-MDC (???) was delivered from Toulouse to Angelholm on 8/1. Its pedigree is currently not known.
Hellenic Imperial A/W B742 SX-TID (23502) was ferried from Delhi to Athens on 4/1 at the end of Hajj operations.
Hi-Fly A332 CS-TFZ (1008) was ferried from Palembang to Lisbon on 1/1 following Hajj operations with Garuda.
Iberworld A333 EC-JHP (670) left Solo City bound for Madrid on 2/1 following Hajj lease to Garuda.
Jet2 is adding a further B733 to its fleet. OE-IAD (24011 ex N304AW, N370WL, EI-DOM, OM-HLX), registered to CIT Aerospace & formerly with Seagle Air, arrived at Leeds/Bradford from Sofia on 7/1 as EXS31E & is expected to be reregistered G-GDFA next week.
Jet A/W. See under Royal Brunei A/L.
Kalitta Air B741F N702CK (20332) re-entered service on 26/12. This aircraft was previously reported as permanently withdrawn from use on 04/09/08 & has spent a lot of time in storage over the past decade.
KLM Cityhopper Fk50 PH-LXR (20277) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich on 4/1 prior to return to the lessor. PH-LXT (20279) flew its last revenue service on 4/1 & is now parked at Amsterdam.
Korean Air Cargo B744F HL7484 (26392) was ferried from Xiamen to Busan for painting on 6/1 following freighter conversion.
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZC (4153) made its first flight on 5/1 as D-AVVL.
Lufthansa CityLine CRJ2 D-ACJJ (7298) was noted at Hamburg on 28/12 in full UT Air scheme prior to delivery & was ferried to Cologne on 5/1.
Luzair B763 CS-TQI (25221) was ferried from Calicut to Lisbon on 5/1 following lease to Nas Air for Hajj duties.
Malev Fk70 HA-LMB (11565) was ferried from Budapest to Norwich on 3/1 for painting prior to becoming YR-FMB with Carpatair.
MK A/L B742F G-MKKA (21940) was ferried from Manston to Kemble for storage on 2/1.
New Axis A/W B738 F-GIRS (28612) has been registered OK-PIK for GECAS & was noted as such at Ostrava on 7/1. It is to be ferried to Shannon for painting prior to delivery to Kulula.
Northwest Cargo has retired its last B742Fs & the following movements have been noted recently.
N631NW (23111) from Los Angeles, CA to Marana/Pinal Air Park, AZ for storage on 26/12
N632NW (23112) from Chicago/O'Hare, IL to Marana/Pinal Air Park, AZ for storage on 28/12
N639US (23887) from Los Angeles, CA to Victorville, CA for storage on 27/12
N643NW (22245) from Chicago/O'Hare, IL to Walnut Ridge, AR for scrapping on 29/12
N644NW (24177) from Chicago/O'Hare, IL to Marana/Pinal Air Park, AZ for storage on 26/12
Nouvelair A320 TS-INP (1597) has become SU-KBD with Koral Blue & was delivered from Monastir to Cairo on 24/12.
Olympic Air DHC8 SX-BIR (364) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich for painting on 4/1.
Omni Air International B763 N351AX (27908 ex I-DEIF) left Tel Aviv on 31/12 on its delivery flight/first service routing to Shannon & then to Kuwait City.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-KQC (26549) was ferried from Jakarta to Madrid on 2/1 following Hajj lease to Garuda.
Royal Brunei A/L is to lease three B773s from Jet A/W as B763 replacements.
Ryanair B738s EI-EKD (35024) & EI-EKE (35023) made their first flights on 6/1, while EI-EKF (35025) was noted on the Renton, WA flightline.
SAS B735 LN-BRS (24649) was reregistered as N139MN for WFBN at Bournemouth on 23/12. The carrier is to sell eighteen MD-80 aircraft to Allegiant Air, with deliveries to take place from this month & ending in 3Q10. Possibly in preparation for their disposal to Allegiant Air, the airline has reregistered eleven of its MD-82s from the Norwegian to the Swedish register. Most have been restored to marks that they previously carried, but two are new registrations.
LN-RLR (49437) to SE-DMI 15/12/09 new reg, active
LN-RMC (49909) to SE-DII 16/12/09 restoration, stored Stockholm/Arlanda
LN-RMD (49555) to SE-DIO 16/12/09 new reg, stored Stockholm/Arlanda
LN-ROM (53008) to SE-DIY 22/12/09 restoration, active
LN-RON (53347) to SE-DMD 22/12/09 restoration, stored Oslo
LN-ROO (53366) to SE-DME 23/12/09 restoration, stored Lourdes
LN-ROR (49385) to SE-DFT 16/12/09 restoration, stored Oslo
LN-ROS (49421) to SE-DFU 11/12/09 restoration, active
LN-ROU (49424) to SE-DFX 21/12/09 restoration, active
LN-ROW (49438) to SE-DFY 23/12/09 restoration, stored Lourdes
LN-ROY (49615) to SE-DID 22/12/09 restoration, active
Seagle Air. See under Jet2
Singapore A/L B744 9V-SPN (28031) left Singapore on 7/1 for storage at Victorville, CA
Southern Air B742F N746SA (21111) flew its last service from Ramstein AFB to Dover AFB, DE on 29/12, before being ferried to Mojave, CA the following day for storage.
Thomas Cook A320 G-VCED (0193) operated its final revenue service on 3/1 as TCX820L from Bodrum to Manchester. It left Manchester on 4/1 as TCX32M routing to Bangor, ME & then Greenwood, MS where it will be broken up. A332s G-MLJL (254) & G-OMYT (301) were ferried from Malmo & Oslo respectively to Manchester on 6/1 after lease to Thomas Cook Scandinavia.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia A333 OY-VKH (356) was ferried from Bahrain to Manchester on 1/1 following Hajj duties with Garuda, with OY-VKI (357) following the next day. They were then flown back to Oslo & Malmo respectively on 6/1. Also see under Thomas Cook.
Thomson A/W B763 G-OBYE (28979) was ferried from Al Ain to Luton on 30/12 as TOM9847 following Hajj lease to Garuda. B763 G-OOBM (27568) left Gatwick on 4/1 as TOM9278 for winglet fitting at Greensboro, NC.
THY is to order six A319s & fourteen A321s, with deliveries to take place between 2011 & 2012. It is also taking options on a further ten A320 family aircraft &, if exercised, these would be delivered from 2013.
Titan A/W B752 G-ZAPU (26151) left Southend, where it has been stored since 5/10, en route to Shannon on 4/1 as AWC01W, where it is to be painted all white on return to the lessor.
TNT A/W A300F OO-TZB (263) was ferried from Belfast to Mojave, CA via Bangor, ME on 27/12 on return to the lessor. B462QT G-TNTD (E2109 ex I-MSAA) emerged from storage at Norwich & was ferried to Brussels on 30/12. The carrier is currently using Air Atlanta A306 TF-ELK (557) on its European high demand services, with a second to follow shortly.
Trade Air once again swapped around the Fk100 on lease to Petro Air, with 9A-BTD (11407) ferrying from Mitiga to Bratislava on 30/12 & 9A-BTE (11416) flying from Zagreb to Mitiga the same day.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVL (37076) made its first flight on 6/1.
United A/L B744 N187UA (26876) was ferried from San Francisco, CA to Victorville, CA for storage on 5/1.
Windjet A320 EI-ELG (0877 ex B-HSH) left Cairo on delivery on 22/12 &, for some unknown reason, routed via Belfast before arriving at Catania on 23/12.