EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 01-05-10
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) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Ljubljana on 28/4.
Aerolineas Argentinas A343 LV-CEK (94 ex 3B-NAV, EI-EHZ) was noted all white at Hamburg on 28/4 prior to delivery.
Air Berlin. Correcting last week's blog, A320 D-ABFF (4291) should have read D-ABFG & D-ABFG (4294) should have read D-ABFH. Also see under Corendon Air.
Air Cargo Germany. See under Martinair.
Air France A320 F-HEPC (4267) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/CDG as AFR382V on 28/4.
Air France Cargo B742F F-GCBL (24735) was ferried from storage at Vatry to Amsterdam on 26/4 for painting for MidEx A/L.
Air Greenland DHC8 OY-GRH (488) was registered on 27/4 prior to delivery.
Air Italy B733 EI-IGR (28561 ex N561SM) was delivered from Shannon to Verona on 29/4.
Air Via A320 LZ-MDC (4270) was delivered from Toulouse to Varna on 28/4 as VIM904P.
Alitalia A320 EI-DTM (4119) was delivered from storage at Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino as AZA8805 on 29/4.
Arkefly B738 PH-TFC (35146) left Halifax, NS on 26/4 on its return flight to Amsterdam following winter lease to CanJet.
Atlant-Soyuz B738 VQ-BDV (29937 ex EI-CTB) was at last delivered from storage at Chateauroux to Brno on 26/4.
Aviogenex is restarting its own operations after a lull of almost ten years.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BZAU (E3328) was ferried from Kemble to Norwich as CFE01P on 28/4 for painting all white & is destined for Cobham Aviation. E190 G-LCYL (19000346) was registered on 29/4 & is due to arrive at Exeter on delivery on 1/5.
BH Air A319 LZ-AOA (3139) left Sofia as BGH6001 on 27/4 bound for Windhoek on wet-lease to Air Namibia.
BMI A321 G-MIDC (0835) flew its last revenue service on 13/4 from Manchester to LHR as BMA579. It was then ferried to an unknown location as BMA9531 on 21/4.
CCM A/L A320 F-GYFL (0548) was ferried from Toulouse to Ajaccio as CCM950GS for further storage all white on 28/4.
Central Charter A/L is the correct name of the carrier that I have been referring to as Czech Charter A/L.
City A/L. See under Flybe.
CityJet B462 EI-RJF (E2337) was ferried from Norwich, where it had been stored since last June, to Paris/CDG on 28/4 for service re-entry.
Continental A/L. According to the Wall Street Journal, Continental A/L & United A/L are expected to announce on 3/5 that they are merging to form the world's largest airline.
Corendon Air. Former Air Berlin B738 TC-TJG (29120 ex D-ABAT) was registered at Shannon on 28/4 & delivered to Antalya as CAI2002 on 29/4.
Danish Air Transport AT72 OY-RUB (301) was ferried back to Copenhagen on 24/4 following lease to Mauritania A/W.
EasyJet A320 G-TTOH (1993) flew its last revenue service on 5/4 as EZY8536 from Basel to LGW & was ferried to Shannon as EZY8001 the following day. It was rolled out there on 28/4 in full Avia Nova scheme & will possibly become EI-ELF. A320 G-EZTX (4286) was delivered from Toulouse to Gatwick on 29/4. A319 G-EZFU (4313) was noted at Finkenwerder on 29/4 along with G-EZFV (4327) as D-AVXE. A321 G-TTIC (1869) was due to be ferried back from Shannon back to Gatwick on 30/4 all white having been in store since 1/10 last year.
Egypt Air B773 SU-GDM (38285) left Paine Field, WA as MSR3330 on 23/4 on delivery to Cairo.
El Al has cancelled its outstanding order for four B772s.
Eurowings B463 D-AEWQ (E3203) was ferried from Nuremberg to Exeter as DLH9920 on 26/4 prior to return to the lessor. D-AQUA (E3118) was ferried from Exeter to Southend as DLH9921 on 26/4 on return to the lessor. CRJ9s D-ACNN (15253) & D-ACNO (15255) are due to leave Montreal tomorrow on delivery to Nuremberg. Both are in Lufthansa Cityline scheme.
Finnair Cargo MD-11F OH-LGC (48512) arrived back at Helsinki on 24/4 following freighter conversion at Singapore/Paya Lebar.
Flybe E145 G-EMBV (145482) left Exeter on 29/4 as SE-RAE on delivery to City A/L at Gothenburg.
FlyLAL B733 LY-FLD (24664) has become SP-HAA for a new subsidiary, FlyLAL Polska, & was noted at Warsaw on 17/4 (see Skyliner for photo).
Germanwings A319 D-AGWR (4285) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cologne on 30/4.
Hapag-Lloyd B738 D-AHFO (27987) left Montreal on 28/4 as HLF900 on its way back to Hannover following winter lease to CanJet, with D-ATUG (34688) following the next day as HLF910.
Iberia A320 EC-HQK (1454) left Madrid on delivery Koral Blue at Cairo as SU-KBE on 24/4. EC-HQH (0387) was ferried from Madrid to Chateauroux for storage as IBE2966 on 26/4.
JAL. See under Transaero.
JAT has cancelled its order for a pair of B737s that were due for delivery this summer.
KD Avia B733 VP-BJW (23551) made its delayed flight from Ostrava to Kemble on 29/4 where it is to be stored/scrapped.
Koral Blue. See under Iberia.
Korean Air B773 HL8208 (37645) made its first flight on 26/4.
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZF (4289) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 30/4.
Lufthansa Cityline continues to retire its CRJ2s:
D-ACHE (7407) ferried from Hamburg to Cologne 25/4 for storage
D-ACJE (7165) ferried from Dusseldorf to Cologne 26/4 for storage
D-ACLZ (7121) ferried from Cologne to Amsterdam 25/4 possibly for painting for UT Air.
E195 D-AEBE (19000350) arrived at Munich on delivery on 29/4. Also see under Eurowings.
Martinair B744F PH-MPQ (24975) left Xiamen on 26/4 bound for Amsterdam after painting for Air Cargo Germany.
CS-TSR A318CJ (3932) was actually delivered on 22/4 & not 23/4 as reported last week.
F-WCDH A320 (0234 ex OM-HLD), registered to Macquarie AirFinance, was noted cocooned at Montpellier on 27/4, still in full Seagle Air scheme.
G-CDOF B461 (E1225), registered to Trident Aviation Leasing, was ferried from Southend to Bacau on 29/4 for further storage.
G-RAJJ B462 (E2108) of Cello Aviation was delivered from Southend to Birmingham on 28/4.
G-UKRC B463 (E3158) registered to Trident Aviation Leasing, was ferried from Bacau to Manston on 30/4. It is understood that this is the first of five for Aviation Capital Solutions, who will use them for ACMI work throughout Europe. All five are expected to arrive by June.
VQ-BSF A319CJ (3932) had its delivery flight delayed from 22/4 to 26/4.
Nordstar. See under TUIfly.
Olympic A/L B734 SX-BKX (27000) was ferried from Athens to Southend on 27/4 for scrapping.
Qatar Cargo B777F A7-BFA (36098) made its first flight on 28/4.
RAM B738 CN-ROZ (33071) left Boeing Field on 29/4 on delivery to Casablanca.
Royal Jordanian former Air Comet A332 EI-EJY (970) was ferried from Frankfurt to Hamburg on 29/4 for painting.
Ryanair B738 update:
EI-EMB (38511) arrived Dublin on delivery 27/4
EI-EMC (38510) arrived Dublin on delivery 27/4
EI-EMD (38509) arrived Dublin on delivery 29/4
EI-EME (35029) arrived Dublin on delivery 29/4
EI-EMF (34978) arrived Dublin on delivery 30/4
EI-EMI (34979) first flight 23/4
EI-EMJ (34975) first flight 28/4
EI-EMK (38512) on Renton flightline 26/4
SAS A343 LN-RKF (413) was ferried from storage at Lourdes to Oslo on 24/4. MD82 SE-DFX (49242) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 27/4 bound for Kingman, AZ on delivery to Allegiant Air & OY-KHR (53275) also left Stockholm/Arlanda on 29/4 on delivery to Allegiant Air. B735 LN-BRM (24645) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Oslo on 28/4 following storage & maintenance.
Singapore A/L. See under Transaero.
Sky A/L is adding two former Gol B738s to its ever-growing fleet. Both were noted at Porto Alegre on 24/4 & are TC-SKR (32576 ex PR-GIC) & TC-SKS (32348 ex PR-GIB), the former due for delivery this month & the latter in June.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNO (40776) was noted on the Renton flightline on 26/4 & made its first flight on 29/4. TC-SNN (40775) left Boeing Field on 28/4 as SXS022 on delivery.
Swiftair AT72 EC-JRP (446) returned to Alicante on 27/4 following UN operations in the Sudan. EC-KAD (171) left Madrid on 29/4 en route to Belize for lease to Maya Island Air.
TAAG Angola has ordered two B773s with options for a further. The carrier already operates three B772s.
TAP A320 CS-TNE (0395) was registered VH-YQC for Strategic A/L at Porto on 23/4.
Thomas Cook A320 G-TCAC (1411) was leased to Skyservice last winter & registered C-FRAA on 16/10/09. However, it was reregistered as N411MP on 26/4 for Wells Fargo Bank Northwest & so looks as if it has been returned to the lessor.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia A333 OY-VKH (356) was ferried from Oslo to Manchester on 23/4 on summer lease to the parent company.
Thomson A/W B763 G-OBYE (28979) left Birmingham on 24/4 s TOM9812 en route to Greensboro, NC via Bangor, ME for winglet fitting. The future G-OOBN (29379) was ferried from Eindhoven to Munich on 24/4 as HB-IHR after painting all white. B752 G-OOBH (29944) was restored to the UK register on 28/4 following its spell with Skyservice as C-FOBH, with G-OOOX (26158 ex C-FLOX) following on 29/4. The future B752 G-OOBP (30394) was ferried from Madrid to Munich on 30/4 as HB-IHS having been painted all white.
THY took delivery of former Air India Express B738 TC-JHJ (30296 ex VT-AXA) on 24/4 when it was delivered from Delhi to Istanbul.
Transaero is to massively increase its long haul capacity by adding five former Singapore B777s & nine ex JAL B744s to its fleet, replacing the seven B742/743s.
Transavia has leased EnerJet B737 C-GOEJ (33920 ex N268AT) for the summer. It was ferried from Calgary to Hamburg on 24/4 & had been reregistered PH-OEJ by 29/4 (see Skyliner for photo). B738 PH-HSC (34173) made its first flight on 24/4.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFD (27978) was ferried from Hannover to Maastricht on 26/4 for painting for Nordstar with whom it is to become VQ-BDZ.
Ukraine International B738 UR-PSD (29686) made its first flight on 26/4. B735 UR-GAJ (25192) was ferried from Kiev/Borispol to Southend on 21/4 as AUI1503 where it was painted all white before flying to Lisbon on 26/4 as AUI1905. It is rumoured that it is to become N494MS.
United A/L. See under Continental A/L.
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Wizz Air A320 F-WWDT (4323) was noted at Toulouse on 24/4 in primer & with Wizz Air tail markings. Its in-service registration is not yet known.