EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 27-02-10
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS MY LAST BLOG FOR FOUR WEEKS
Aegean A/L has retired its last two B734s. SX-BGV (26308) was ferried from Athens to Shannon on 15/2 as AEE002F. SX-BLM (24813) left Athens for Amsterdam on 21/2 on return to the lessor. This was the last B733/4 left with the airline & it has used the following eighteen aircraft over the years (with thanks to Alexandre/ATDB).
SX-BBT B733 (25011 ex PP-SOF, N227AW, VH-OAN, OO-LTO, F-GRSA) to Astraeus as G-STRI
SX-BBU B733 (25743 ex EC-970, EC-FMP) stored at Shannon
SX-BGH B734 (23866 ex TC-ADA, VT-EWL, EI-CMO, B-2969, N4360W) to ACG Acquisitions as N238AG
SX-BGI B733 (27061 ex D-ADBD) to AirAsia as 9M-AAG
SX-BGJ B734 (25595 ex 9M-MLG, TC-APA, N280CD) stored at Shannon
SX-BGK B733 (24679 ex 9V-TRA) to Swiftair as EC-KRA
SX-BGN B734 (28753 ex SP-LLG) returned to LOT as SP-LLG
SX-BGQ B734 (25177 ex G-OBMM, F-GLXJ) stored at Shannon
SX-BGR B734 (25063 ex TF-FID) to ACG Acquisitions as N563AC
SX-BGS B734 (26279 ex TC-AFM) to AWAS as N279AD
SX-BGV B734 (26308 ex HL7235) stored at Shannon
SX-BGW B733 (29264 ex D-ADBT) to Norwegian Air Shuttle as LN-KHB
SX-BGX B734 (24124 ex G-BOPK, N689MA, EC-655, EC-FYG, SU-SAA, EC-309, EC-GHF, SU-SAB, EC-GNC, EI-CRC, EC-HCP, EC-HME, PT-TDH, TF-ELD, N412CT) to Jordan Aviation as JY-JAP
SX-BGY B733 (29100 ex D-ADBR) to Norwegian Air Shuttle as LN-KHA
SX-BGZ B733 (29265 ex D-ADBU) to Norwegian Air Shuttle as LN-KHC
SX-BLM B734 (24813 ex G-UKLF, PH-BPF) stored
SX-BTN B734 (28494 ex B-18677, N462PR, OK-BGQ) to Donavia as VQ-BCS
SX-BTO B733 (25033 ex G-MONV, OY-MBN, TC-IAD, N5033, RP-C4008) to Norwegian Air Shuttle as LN-KKA
Has agreed to merge with Olympic Air, with the Aegean name to disappear.
Aerosvit B734 UR-VVN (34903) has been registered to Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management as M-ABCO & was noted as such at Vilnius on 24/2, still in full Aerosvit scheme. Two of the carrier's B735s were registered to CIT Leasing on 9/2, UR-VVB (26537) as N265CL & UR-VVD as N419CT, both being noted at Vilnius on 24/2 minus registrations.
Air Europa B738 EC-JKZ (34251) has become TC-SNL for Sun Express & was noted at Palma on 20/2 still in full Air Europa scheme.
Air France A388 F-HPJD (049) made its first flight on 22/2 as F-WWAL in primer but with Air France tail marks.
Air France Cargo B744F F-GISA (25238) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Vatry for storage on 22/2.
Air One. See under Volare.
AnadoluJet. See under THY.
Alitalia A320 EI-EIB (4249) was noted at Toulouse as F-WWDX on 19/2 in primer but with Alitalia tail markings.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BXAR (E3298) was cancelled from the UK register on 24/2 as destroyed. This was the one that had the nosewheel collapse at London City Airport back on 13/02/09.
BMI A332 G-WWBM (398) flew its last revenue service on 25/2 as BMA776 from Riyadh to LHR & was then ferried to Dresden the same day as BMA9251 prior to return to the lessor.
British A/W A320 G-EUYG (4238) was noted at Toulouse on 23/2 in full scheme, still as F-WWDH.
Brussels A/L will take delivery of former MAS A333 OO-SFV (95 ex 9M-MKR) in March.
Danube Wings will cease its experiment with the jet age on 7/3 & will return its single B734 OK-WGY (25839) to CSA.
Denim Air looks to be another carrier that is to disappear as bankruptcy proceedings were started against it this week. The fleet comprises ten DHC-8s (all leased out), seven Fk50s (stored at Maastricht) & two Fk100s (one stored at Woensdrecht).
EasyJet B737 G-EZJW (32418) flew its last revenue service on 21/2 as EZY68F from Geneva to Luton & was ferried to Southend on 23/2 on return to the lessor. G-EZJV (32417) was ferried from Southend to Amsterdam on 23/2 for painting for Eastar Jet as HL8215.
A320 update as follows.
G-EZTT (4219) made it first flight on 24/2 as D-AVVM
G-EZTU (4233) ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWBV 22/2
G-EZTV (4234) ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWBZ 23/2
European Air Transport A302F OO-DLV (150) left Brussels on 23/2 routing via Keflavik & Bangor, ME to Sanford, FL for scrapping.
Eurowings B463 D-AQUA (E3118) was ferried from Frankfurt to Exeter on 21/2 prior to return to the lessor.
FlyLAL Charters. See under Ukraine International.
Hellas Jet. Correcting last week, A320 SX-BVK (0088) was ferried from Istanbul to Malta & then Santa Maria on 24/2 on return to the lessor.
Iberworld A333 F-WWKL (1097) made its first flight on 19/2 in full scheme. A320 EC-IMU (1130) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Seville on 24/2 & then to Madrid on 25/2 for painting for Rossiya as VQ-BRD.
Kingfisher A/L is to join OneWorld.
Lufthansa Italia is to replace one its nine A319s with a pair of A320s effective from the summer schedule.
Meridiana MD83 I-SMED (53182) was ferried from Olbia to Palma on 17/2, all white & reportedly for Quantum Air (about to start up again?).
Miniliner Fk50 I-MLDT (20197) was ferried back to Bergamo on 21/2 following wet-lease to Deccan Air Cargo.
G-RBNB EMB190BJ (19000203) for FlairJet was noted at Sao Jose dos Campos on 23/2 awaiting delivery. This will be the first Lineage on the UK register.
G-SHSI EMB135BJ (14501114) for TAG Aviation was also noted at Sao Jose dos Campos on 23/2 awaiting delivery.
N721BA B737BBJ (37111) of Starflight Express left Dallas, TX on 19/2 arriving at Luton on delivery on 20/2.
OE-ILZ CRJ-850 (8086) for VistaJet left St Johns on 19/2 on delivery to Munich.
RA-67219 CRJ-850 (8090) became the first of the three examples that have been at Kemble for some months to be delivered to Kolavia after VIP outfitting when it left the Cotswolds airport on 20/2 bound for Riga.
VP-BOQ B735 (27513), currently registered to AerCap, was ferried from Dinard to Woensdrecht on 18/2 for storage, still in Aeroflot-Nord scheme.
Olympic Air is to merge with Aegean, with the latter's name to disappear.
Oman Air A333 A4O-DE made its first flight on 24/2 as F-WWYM & in full scheme.
Quantum Air. See under Meridiana.
Regional Air Express went out of business in late January & its four Metros & single Citation have been returned to the lessor.
Rossiya. See under Iberworld.
Ryanair B738 update
EI-EKP (35028) made its first flight 21/2
EI-EKR (38503) made its first flight 23/2
EI-EKS (38504) made its first flight 24/2
EI-EKT (38505) was rolled out 22/2 & was on the flightline 23/2.
SAS MD82 SE-DIO (49555) was registered to Allegiant Air as N416NV on 19/2 & left Stockholm/Arlanda on 21/2 bound for Will Rogers Airport, OK routing via Keflavik & Bangor, ME. SE-DID (49615) left Oslo on 23/2 en route to Miami, FL via Keflavik & Bangor, ME also for Allegiant Air, but doesn't seem to have a US allocation yet. B737 LN-RNW (34549) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 24/2.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHG (1101) made its first flight on 24/2 as F-WWYI & in full scheme.
THY. Former AeroMexico B737 N342CT (34299 ex EI-DNB, XA-LUN), registered to CIT Aerospace, left Mojave, AZ on 24/2 routing to Istanbul via Keflavik where it will join THY or its subsidiary AnadoluJet.
Ukraine International B738 UR-PSC (29662) left Boeing Field on 19/2 as AUI6102 on its delivery flight to Kiev/Borispol via Keflavik. B733 UR-GAL (24275) has become LY-AWI with FlyLAL Charters & was noted at Vilnius on 24/2, still in full Ukraine International scheme.
Viking Hellas is to take delivery of two A320s. Both made acceptance flights at Chateauroux this week & are already in full scheme. These are SX-SMT (0393 ex VR-HYO, B-HYO, G-CVYD, N393NY, I-LINF, EI-EEX) & SX-SMU (0414 ex VR-HYR, B-HYR, EI-TLR, 5B-DBJ, I-LING, EI-EEY).
Volare A320 I-WEBB (3161) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Manchester on 21/2 for painting into Air One scheme.
Yakutia A/L took delivery of former ATA B752 VQ-BMV (29330 ex N522AT) at Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 20/2 when it arrived from Macon, GA.