EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 24-04-10
The information in this blog comes from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
Drewski/737NG Line Number list
Adria A319 S5-AAP ((4282) made its first flight on 21/4 as D-AVWR in full scheme.
Aegean B734 SX-BGJ (25595) has become EI-ELY for TrawelFly & was noted fully painted at Shannon on 19/4 prior to delivery.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKK (37753) made its first flight on 19/4. D-ABBR (28825) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Eindhoven on 21/4 for painting for Yakutia A/L. D-ABAU (29121) has become TC-TJH with Corendon Air & was delivered from Munich to Antalya on 21/4. A320 D-ABFE (4269) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel as BER993P on 21/4. D-ABFF made its first flight as D-AXAG (4291) on 22/4, followed by D-ABFG (4294) as D-AXAH on 23/4.
Air Europa B738 EC-IYI (30194) has become TC-SKU for Sky A/L & was delivered all white from Budapest to Antalya on 19/4.
Air France A320 F-HEPD (4295) made its first flight on 21/4 as F-WWIZ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. F-HEPE (4298) made its first flight on 22/4 as F-WWDF & in full scheme. F-GFKN (0128) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Kemble on 22/4 as AFR370V for scrapping. Also see under Cargolux.
Air India B773 VT-ALS (36317) made its first flight on 19/4.
Air Italy B752 EI-IGC (24747) was ferried from Nimes to Warsaw on 21/4 on summer lease to Air Italy Polska.
Air Nostrum has taken over Denim Air DHC8 PH-DMX (574) & it was noted at Palma on 19/4 as EC-LFU in a hybrid Arik Air scheme.
Air Via A320 LZ-MDT (2108) was ferried from Varna to Amman on 17/4 for painting prior to delivery to Cyprus A/W. LZ-MDC (4270) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 21/4 as F-WWBS.
AIS A/L is a Dutch newcomer operating single Jetstream PH-CCI (860 ex N860AE, 4X-CII)
Albanian A/L MD82 ZA-ASA (49165) has become ZS-GAB with Global Aviation & was noted in service as such on 20/4.
Alitalia A320 EI-DTL (4108) was ferried from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 23/4 following storage.
Alitalia Express. See under Dniproavia.
Austrian Arrows CRJ2s OE-LCI (7133), OE-LCK (7148) & OE-LCO (7371) left Vienna on 21/4 on return to the lessor at Blytheville, AR. With OE-LCF (7094) & OE-LCG (7103) having been scrapped at Ljubljana & OE-LCH (7110) stored at Vienna, this leaves only seven CRJ2s in service with the airline.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-CFAA (E3373) was ferried from Edinburgh to Kemble on 22/4 as CFE02P prior to return to the lessor, while G-BZAV (E3331) was ferried from Southend to Kemble the same day after painting all white. E190 G-LCYK (19000343) was ferried from Exeter to London City as CFE03P on 21/4, then operating its first revenue service to Edinburgh as CFE97D.
BMI A320 G-MIDR (1697), due to go to Nesma, was ferried from Norwich to East Midlands on 22/4 from where it made a test/acceptance flight as BMA9513. Another A320, G-MEDE (1194), which is due to go to Sky A/L as TC-SKT, was also up on a test flight on 22/4 as BMA9549. A332 G-WWBM (398) was flown from Dresden to Manchester on 22/4 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
British A/W A320 G-EUYH (4265) was delivered from Toulouse to LHR as BAW9259 on 22/4.
Cargolux B744BDSF LX-ZCV (24801) positioned from Xiamen to Hong Kong on 18/4, all white. This machine was formerly with Air France as F-GISF.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPQ (36162) left Paine Field, WA on delivery to Hong Kong on 19/4.
Cityline Swiss who are due to start a service to Gatwick on 2/6, are now believed to be intending to use MD-83 HB-LKW. While the pedigree of this aircraft is currently unknown, it is understood that it is still on the US register & a possible candidate must be N598BC (53232 ex I-DATP, HK-4399X, HK4399), which was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Istanbul over the period 9-11/4.
Condor B753 D-ABOM (29022) was ferried from Helsinki to Dusseldorf on 20/4 following winglet installation.
Continental A/L B772ER N76021 (39776) made its first flight on 22/4.
Corendon Air. See under Air Berlin.
Cyprus A/W. See under Air Via.
Czech Charter A/L. See under Thomson A/W.
Danish Air Transport AT42 OY-RUF (515 ex F-OHFN, I-ADLI, F-WQNN, VT-ADP, F-WKVK, F-GVIJ) was delivered from Toulouse to Copenhagen all white on 23/4.
Denim Air. See under Air Nostrum.
Dniproavia has a "new" EMB145. UR-DNR was noted in service on 20/4 & the airline also now has UR-DNS. Both are ex Alitalia Express, but the former identities are not yet known.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJY (32420) was cancelled from the UK register on 16/4 & was delivered all white from Southend to THY at Istanbul as TC-JKT on 22/4. A320 G-EZTX (4286) made its first flight on 14/4 as F-WWIR & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day, returning to Toulouse on 21/4.
Enter Air B734 SP-ENB (26299) arrived at Warsaw on 23/4 on delivery from Singapore/Seletar, having routed via Calcutta, Dubai & Jasionka (Poland).
Eurocypria B738 5B-DBX (33699) left Toronto on 22/4 en route to Ponta Delgado on return to Eurocypria following winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Europe Airpost B737 F-GZTD (32418) was ferried from Dinard to Paris/CDG on 22/4 for service entry.
Finnair B752 OH-LBU (29377) was noted at Hong Kong on 18/4 in basic scheme prior to return to the lessor. A333 OH-LTT (1088) was delivered from Toulouse to Helsinki as FIN8961 on 21/4.
FinnComm. The next AT72 for the carrier was noted at Toulouse in full scheme on 22/4 as F-WWEN (916). No in-service registration is known at present.
Flybe B462s G-JEAS (E2020) & G-MANS (E2088), at Exeter for scrapping, were cancelled from the UK register as permanently withdrawn from use on 16/4.
HiFly A333 CS-TFZ (1008) was ferried from Brussels to Porto on 20/4 following operations for the Belgian Air Force.
Icelandair B763 TF-FIB (25365) flew its last service for Travel Service on 21/4 & was ferried from Prague to Shannon on 23/4.
KD Avia B733 VP-BJW (23551) was ferried from Kiev/Borispol to Ostrava on 15/4 & will fly on to Kemble in due course.
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZF (4289) made its first flight as D-AXAF on 22/4.
Neos B763 EI-DOF (27610) was ferried from Milan/Malpensa to Greensboro, NC on 22/4 for winglet fitting.
CS-TSR A318CJ (3932) of MidEast Jet was delivered from Chateauroux to Jeddah on 23/4 following cabin outfitting & will be operated on behalf of the Saudi Arabian Red Crescent.
VQ-BSF A319CJ (4228) for a private customer in Saudi Arabia was delivered from Finkenwerder to Monastir on 22/4 prior to VIP cabin configuration.
Olympic A/L B734 SX-BKT (25377) was noted at Shannon in full UT Air scheme on 18/4. SX-BKH (24703) has become EI-ELW for ILFC & was noted at Shannon on 19/4 still in Olympic scheme.
RAM B738 CN-ROZ (33071) made its first flight on 16/4. CN-ROY (33070) arrived at Casablanca as RAM6310 on delivery on 22/4.
Regional F100 F-GNLI (11315) was ferried from Dinard to Norwich on 22/4 for painting (for a new operator?).
Royal Jordanian former Air Comet A332 EI-EJZ (979) was ferried from Frankfurt to Hamburg on 22/4 for painting.
Ryanair B738 update:
EI-EKY (35031) delivered to Dublin 22/4
EI-EKZ (38508) delivered to Dublin 22/4
EI-EMA (35032) delivered to Dublin 22/4
EI-EME (35029) first flight 16/4
EI-EMH (34974) first flight 20/4
EI-EMJ (34975) rolled out 22/4
SAS DH8D LN-RDD (4009) has become 5Y-VVY for Blue Bird Aviation & was in full scheme when seen at Eindhoven on 22/4 awaiting delivery.
SATA ATP CS-TGY (2049) was ferried from Ponta Delgada to Norwich via Porto on 23/4 on return to the lessor.
Sky A/L. See under Air Europa & BMI.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCF (0446) was noted at Dublin on 18/4 in full Strategic A/L scheme & departed to France on 22/4.
Strategic A/L A320 F-GSTR (0436) left Sharjah on 19/4 following its lease to Solomon Islands A/L, arriving at Paris/Le Bourget on 21/4 after a rest stop at Larnaca. Also see under SmartLynx.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia A332 OY-VKF (309) arrived at Manchester on 21/4 on summer lease to the parent company.
Thomson A/W. Attempting to make it back to Manchester on 17/4 after winter lease to Skyservice were the following:
G-OOAT (1605) A320 still as C-GTDH from Toronto
G-OOPP (1571) A320 still as C-GTDG from Toronto
G-CPEU (29941) B752 still as C-FLEU from Toronto
G-OOBB (32447) B752 still as C-GTBB from Toronto
G-OOBH (29944) B752 still as C-FOBH from Winnipeg
G-OOOX (26158) B752 still as C-FLOX from Winnipeg
Unfortunately, all six had to divert to Keflavik, before resuming their journeys on 20/4, when they then diverted to Prestwick before some continued to Luton & others to Manchester. The ferry flight of the future B752 G-OOBP (30394), still marked HB-IHS, from Munich to Madrid for painting was delayed from 16/4 to 20/4. B733 G-THOH (29058) made a test/acceptance flight from Southend on 23/4 as TOM9236 so will probably be delivered to Czech Charter A/L as OK-CCA in the near future.
THY has taken over the three A320s recently returned to the lessor by Bahrain Air. All have now been painted in THY scheme at Istanbul, but currently retain their previous identities, A9C-BAP (3949), A9C-BAS (3931) & A9C-BAT (3896).
Transavia B738 PH-HSC (34173) was rolled out at Renton on 20/4. PH-HSB (34172) arrived at Amsterdam as TRA8678 on delivery on 22/4.
Travel Service has transferred B738 OK-TVA (32243) to a new Slovak subsidiary as OM-TVA. Also see under Icelandair
TrawelFLy. See under Aegean.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFA (27981) was ferried back from Halifax to Hannover on 20/4 still as C-GCQS following winter lease to CanJet.
UT Air. See under Olympic A/L.
Wizz Air Bulgaria A320 LZ-WZC (4310) was noted at Toulouse as F-WWII on 17/4 in primer but with Wizz Air tail markings.
Yakutia A/L. See under Air Berlin.