EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 13-02-10
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
Aegean. See under Olympic Air.
Aer Arann. See under Air Contractors.
Aer Lingus. See under Air Contractors.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBQ (28608) was registered HL8214 for Jeju Air at Munich on 9/2 & left on its delivery flight the following day. Also see under Belair. D-ABBP (29641), currently parked all white at Munich, is to join Blue Air as YR-BID.
Air Contractors ATR72s EI-SLM (413 ex N643AS) & EI-SLN (405 ex N640AS) were registered on 3/2 & 4/2 respectively &, along with EI-SLL (387 ex N641AS), are to be leased to Aer Arann & will be painted into Aer Lingus colours.
Air Europa B738 EC-IYI (30194) was ferried from Norwich to Budapest on 11/2 having been painted all white & is being returned to the lessor.
Air France A388 F-HPJB (040) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/CDG on 10/2 as AFR381V.
Air Zena Georgian A/W B735 4L-TGI (26366 ex B-2973) was noted in service on 6/2.
AIS A/L seems to be a new start-up who took delivery of Jetstream 31 4X-CII (860) at Lelystad on 11/2. It is to become PH-CCI.
Alitalia is reregistering its A321s & the following have been noted this week.
I-BIXH (0940) to EI-IXH
I-BIXJ (0959) to EI-IXJ
I-BIXV (0819) to EI-IXV
I-BIXZ (0848) to EI-IXZ
A320 F-WWIE/EI-DTM (4119) had been prepared for storage at Toulouse by 8/2. It is in full Alitalia scheme & joins F-WWDS/EI-DTL (4108). Also see under Volare.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BZAU (E3328) was ferried from Glasgow to Kemble on 11/2 & will be going to Australia for Cobham Aviation Services.
Belair B753 HB-ISE (27600) left Munich on 9/2 bound for Lake City, FL via Bangor, ME on return to the lessor. A320 HB-IOP (4187) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dusseldorf on 12/2 in Air Berlin scheme.
Blue Air. See under Air Berlin.
BMI Baby B733 G-TOYB (26311) has become VQ-BHC & was noted as such at East Midlands on 7/2 prior to delivery to Kuban A/L. G-TOYA (26310) & G-TOYC (26312) are also destined for Kuban A/L.
Brussels A/L will soon have a further A319. F-OHJX (1086) was noted at Shannon in Star Alliance scheme on 12/2 & is due to be delivered next month.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPP (36164) left Paine Field, WA on 10/2 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-KAI (27217) left storage at Victorville, CA on 9/2 bound for Xiamen prior to return to service.
Condor B753 D-ABOL (29021) was ferried from Helsinki to Frankfurt on 8/2 following winglet fitting.
Corendon Air B734 TC-TJD (25375) was returned to Antalya on 11/2 following lease to Sun Air.
Cyprus A/W A320 5B-DCH (2359) left Marana, AZ on 11/2 heading for Bradley, CT on delivery to Cyprus, moving on to Keflavik on 12/2. It was previously with America West/US A/W as N674AW.
Danu Oro Transportas is expected to take delivery of ATR42 LY-DAT (445 ex F-GJMV, F-WWLZ, F-OHFM, I-ADLH, VT-ADO, F-WKVF) in the next few days.
Eastern A/W has leased Jetstream 41 G-MAJX (41098) to Flyglinjen for operations between Jönköping & Bromma.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTR (4179) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/Orly on 9/2. G-EZTS (4196) made its first flight on 10/2 as D-AVVE while G-EZTV (4234) was noted at Toulouse in 10/2 as F-WWBZ in full easyJet scheme.
Emirates B773 A6-ECZ (38983) left Paine Field, WA on 11/2 on delivery to Dubai.
Europe Airpost. See under Thomson A/W.
Eurowings B463 D-AEWA (E3163) was ferried from Exeter to Southend on 11/2 on return to the lessor.
Finnair A332 OH-LTS (1078) was delivered from Toulouse to Helsinki on 11/2 as FIN8961.
Flyglinjen. See under Eastern A/W.
Flyglobespan. See under Travel Service.
Freebird A320 TC-FBH (4207) was delivered all white on 12/2 from Toulouse to Istanbul.
Iberia A319 EC-LEI (3744) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Madrid for painting on 9/2 & not on 5/2 as stated last week.
Jet2 is thought to be intending to add a B767 to its fleet later this year - possibly a former Varig example.
KLM B734 PH-BDY (24959), currently parked at Woensdrecht, was cancelled from the Dutch register on 3/2 & has become N959PR.
KLM Cityhopper E190 PH-EZM (19000338) is due to arrive at Amsterdam on delivery on 13/2.
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZD (4191) made its first flight on 10/2 as D-AVVD.
Lufthansa Cityline E190 D-AECD (19000337) arrived at Munich on delivery on 10/2.
F-GTIP B752 (25624), currently with ILFC, was ferried from storage at Cotonou, Benin to Luton on 11/2 & was then flown to Lasham the following day.
F-WWEK ATR72 (845) returned to Toulouse on 11/2 following demos to UT Air. It still wears fly540 scheme.
N946BB B752 (29946 ex N547NA, B-2861), recently with China Southern & now with WFBN, was ferried from Guangzhou via Abu Dhabi to Southend where it arrived on 12/2. It is all white & without titles.
SE-DJG EMB135BJ (14501042) of European Flight Service left Stockholm/Arlanda on 10/2 on return to Embraer.
VP-BJX B733 (23557), formerly with KD Avia, was ferried from Minsk to Kemble for further storage on 12/2.
VQ-BOS B737BBJ (35792) of Bayham Holdings completed its delivery flight on 11/2 ferrying from Basel to Jeddah.
Olympic Air is reported in the Greek press as being in talks with Aegean regarding a possible merger.
Ryanair B738 EI-EKN (35026) made its first flight on 9/2. EI-EKI (38496) & EI-EKK (38500) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 12/2.
SAS B735 LN-BRK (24274) was ferried from storage at Oslo to Tel Aviv on 8/2, following LN-BRM (24645), which made the same journey on 28/1. MD82 SE-DMI (53347) left Oslo on 9/2 bound for Keflavik en route to the USA for Allegiant Air.
SATA DH8D CS-TRE (4295) left Toronto on delivery on 11/2. This is the second of four for the airline, with the other two due for delivery in March & April.
Southern Air B777F N774SA (37986) was ferried from Paine Field, WA to Victorville, CA on 5/2 for painting prior to lease to Thai International.
Tailwind A/L B734 TC-TLD (28199) arrived at Istanbul on delivery 7/2. This machine was previously with Alaska A/L as N784AS.
Thomson A/W B733 G-THOG (29057) was ferried all white from Shannon to Luton on 8/2. It is still due for Europe Airpost as EI-STA & will be operated by crews from Air Contractors.
Transwede. The three B461s stored at Southend have reverted to their previous UK registrations as follows:
SE-DJX (E1223) restored as G-BZFA
SE-DJY (E1224) restored as G-CDOE
SE-DJZ (E1225) restored as G-CDOF
Travel Service B738 OK-TVN (29643) was noted at Shannon on 10/2 in full scheme awaiting delivery. This was formerly with Flyglobespan as G-CEJO.
US A/W A332 N284AY (1095) made its first flight as F-WWYS on 10/2 in primer but with US A/W tail markings & was ferried to Chateauroux the following day.
Volare A320 I-WEBA (3138), which is lease to Alitalia, was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Manchester on 11/2 for painting into Alitalia colours.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWA (4223) made its first flight on 8/2 as F-WWBI in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Yemenia has converted a MoU for eleven A320s into a firm order with deliveries to be made between 2011 & 2013.