EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 08-05-10
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK OR THE WEEK AFTER AS I AM ON MY TRAVELS AGAIN. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON 28/5.
Aegean. See under Mistral Air.
Aer Lingus A333 EI-DUB (55) has become VQ-BEU & left Shannon on 5/5 en route to Vladivostok Avia.
Aerosvit. Having been temporarily allocated the registration M-ABCO, B734 UR-VVN (24903) was noted back in service on 2/5. The Manx registration was cancelled on 28/4. Also see under Dniproavia.
Air Baltic DH8D YL-BAE (4289) arrived at Riga as C-FZGL on delivery on 2/5. This is the first of eight for the airline, with another five due for delivery this year & the final two in 2011.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFG (4291) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 3/5, with D-ABFH (4294) following on 4/5. B738 D-ABBR (28825) was ferried from Eindhoven to Munich on 1/5 in Yakutia A/L scheme, with who it is to become VQ-BOY. Also see under Avanti Air.
AirExplore is a Slovakian start-up intending to lease B734 OM-AEX (25178 ex D-ABAD, N601TR, EC-GNZ, D-AEFL) from mid May.
Air India B773 VT-ALS (36317) left Paine Field, WA on 30/4 on delivery to Delhi.
Air Moldova E190 ER-ECB (19000325) is due to arrive at Chisinau on 8/5 on delivery from Sao Jose dos Campos.
Armavia A320 EK-32006 (0772 ex B-2360, M-ABCQ) was delivered from Ahmedabad to Istanbul on 1/5, continuing to Yerevan on 7/5.
Avanti Air AT72 D-ANFC (237) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Siegerland on 1/5 following wet-lease to Air Berlin. AT42 D-BCRN (329) was ferried from Siegerland to Friedrichshafen on 3/5 on wet-lease to Intersky.
Avia Nova. See under easyJet.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYL (19000346) arrived at Exeter on delivery on 2/5. B463 G-BZAU (E3328) was ferried from Norwich to Kemble on 6/5 after painting all white for Cobham Aviation. G-BZAV (E3331) was ferried from Kemble to Southend all white on 6/5.
Bangladesh Biman. See under Transaero.
Binter Canarias AT72 EC-LGF (907) was delivered from Toulouse to Las Palmas on 30/4 & will be operated by Naysa.
BMI. Solving a mystery from last week, the destination for A321 G-MIDC (0835) when it left LHR on 21/4 was Malta.
Bremenfly B734 D-ABRE (27826) was ferried from Cologne to Tel Aviv on 30/4 on lease to Israir.
British A/W A320 G-BUSG (0039) was technically accepted by the owners on 30/4 & ferried to Lourdes on 5/5 as BAW9256P for scrapping. G-BUSH (0042) & G-BUSI (0103) are both expected to be ferried from LHR to Gatwick in the next few weeks for overhaul & storage prior to return to the lessor. B752 G-CPEL (24398) seems likely to be the first aircraft to be ferried to the USA for freighter conversion for FedEx. It is currently stored at Gatwick & the sale transfer should be take place in June. G-CPEM (28665) flew its last revenue service on 1/5 as BAW459 from Madrid to LHR.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-HOU (24925) left storage at Victorville, CA on 6/5 heading back to Hong Kong.
Central Charter A/L. See under Thomson A/W.
City A/L. See under SAS.
Dniproavia B763 UR-DNM (25280 ex N645UA, VT-SDL, N202AC, PR-ONA, N202AC) was noted in service in full scheme on 29/4 following lease to Aerosvit.
EasyJet A321 G-TTIC (1869) was ferried back to Gatwick from storage at Shannon on 1/5 as EZY30M. A320 G-TTOH (1993) was noted as EI-ELN for Avia Nova at Shannon on 3/5.
Euro Atlantic. See under Transaero.
Eurowings. Correcting last week, D-ACNN (15253) should read D-ACNM (15253). B463 D-AEWQ (E3203) was ferried from Exeter back to Nuremberg on 3/5 following maintenance & will remain in service until July.
FedEx A313F N451FE (303) was ferried from Memphis, TN to Victorville, CA for storage on 30/4.
Hapag-Lloyd B738 D-AHFL (27985) left Halifax, NS on 5/5 as HLF940 en route to Hannover after winter lease to CanJet.
Hello is to replace its MD90s with three A320s between November 2010 & spring 2011. The carrier still operates three MD90s, having disposed of another three to Delta A/L.
Iberia A346 EC-LFS (1122) was noted in full scheme at Toulouse on 1/5. A320 EC-FCB (0158) has been removed from storage & was painted all white at Madrid on 3/5 prior to transfer to Vueling.
Iberworld A333 EC-JHP (670) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Madrid on 2/5 following lease to XL A/W France.
Icelandair B752 TF-FII (24760) left Keflavik on 3/5 on lease to SBA A/L.
Intersky. See under Avanti Air.
Jet2 B733 G-GDFB (25743 ex SX-BBU) was registered on 4/5 & delivered from Shannon to Leeds/Bradford on 5/5.
Jetairfly B738s OO-JBG (35142) & OO-VAS (30285) left Halifax, NS on 5/5 returning to Brussels following winter lease to CanJet.
Lufthansa A306 D-AIAZ (701) was ferried from Dresden to Kiev/Borispol on 7/5 prior to delivery to Mahan Air.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACLR (7086) has become C-FLHQ with Skyservice Business Aviation & was in the static display at EBACE in Geneva this week. CRJ2 D-ACJB (7128) left Cologne on 5/5 en route to Toronto for preparation for UT Air.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F D-ALCR left storage at Victorville, CA on 6/5 returning to Frankfurt for service re-entry.
Martinair Cargo B744F PH-MPP (24061) left storage at Marana, AZ on 7/5 routing to Amsterdam via Phoenix, AZ for service re-entry.
Midwest B736 SU-MWC (28303) was ferried from Cairo to Kemble on 4/5 as MWA3101. It is reported that, despite being only 11 years old, this aircraft will be broken up since it has suffered structural damage in overweight landings.
Mint A/W is to double its fleet with the addition of former Air Slovakia B752 OM-ASG (24544), which is due to be delivered from Miami, FL in mid May.
Mistral Air took delivery of former Aegean B734 EI-ELZ (26308 ex SX-BGV) on 6/5 when it was ferried from Shannon to Rome/Fiumicino in Poste Italiane scheme. It was followed on 7/5 by EI-ELY (25595 ex SX-BGJ).
MK A/L B744 G-MKFA (21841), which was broken up at Filton, was cancelled from the UK register on 5/5 as permanently withdrawn from use.
Naysa. See under Binter Canarias
A6-AJE A318CJ (4211) of Al Jaber Aviation was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cambridge on 6/5 for VIP cabin outfitting.
N196AG A320 (0169 ex OY-CNG, G-TICL, 4R-ABE), currently registered to ACG Acquisitions, arrived at Southend from Colombo all white on 5/5.
N945BB B752 (29945 ex N546NA, B-2860), registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, arrived at Southend from Guangzhou on 1/5.
Nordstar. See under TUIfly.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBG (0916 ex N459TA, EI-TAI, N972PG, D-ANNA, (PR-MBL), N590SH) was noted at San Jose, Costa Rica in full scheme on 1/5, still as N590SH.
Royal Jordanian A332 JY-AIF (797 ex EI-EJZ) was noted painted at Hamburg on 1/5 & awaiting delivery.
Ryanair B738 update:
EI-EMH (34974) arrived at Dublin on delivery 6/5
EI-EMK (38512) first flew 1/5
EI-EMM (38514) on Renton flightline 6/5
SAS MD87 SE-DMK (53337) was ferried from Shannon to Stockholm/Arlanda on 3/5 in basic City A/L scheme prior to handover. MD82 OY-KGZ (49381) was ferried from Lourdes to Stockholm/Arlanda on 5/5 prior to delivery to Allegiant Air. A343 LN-RKF was ferried back from Copenhagen to Lourdes to re-enter storage after operating two relief flights.
SATA ATP CS-TGY (2049) was ferried from Norwich to Southend on 6/5 all white prior to return to the lessor.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCC (0310) was ferried from Rhodes to Prague all white on 30/4 on wet-lease to Travel Service. YL-LCE (0311) was ferried from Lyon to Prague on 3/5, also all white for wet-lease to Travel Service.
Spanair MD87 EC-JSU (49610) left Palma on 3/5 bound for Bangor, ME via Keflavik on delivery to Allegiant Air.
Swiss International A332 HB-IQI (291) re-entered service at Zurich on 27/4, having been stored since 2/2.
TAM A332 PT-MVS (1112) left Toulouse 6/5 on delivery to Sao Paulo/Guarulhos.
Thomas Cook has leased Aurela B752 LY-SKR (30233) from 30/4 for the summer season & it will be based at Gatwick. Flight deck crews will continue to be supplied by Aurela & LY-SKJ (30735) is due to join it in July. B763 G-TCCB (28865 ex G-DIMB) was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Manchester on 6/5 as TCX76P.
Thomson A/W. Restored to the carrier on 30/4 after lease to Skyservice were:
G-CPEU B752 (29941 ex C-FLEU)
G-OOBB B752 (32447 ex C-GTBB)
G-OOPP A320 (1571 ex C-GTDG)
B763 G-DBLA (26063) was ferried from Greensboro, NC to Manchester on 4/5 after winglet fitting. B733 G-THOH (29058) was delivered from Southend to Ostrava on 7/5 for Central Charter A/L, with whom it will become OK-CCA.
Transaero B735 VQ-BYQ (28919 ex N18658) arrived at Moscow/Domodedovo on 1/5 on delivery from Roswell, NM. The four B772s being acquired from Singapore A/L are reportedly 9V-SRB (28998), 9V-SRC (28999), 9V-SRD (28514) & 9V-SRE (28523). However, 9V-SRB (28998) has also been reported as due to go to Euro Atlantic for lease to Bangladesh Biman.
Transavia B738 PH-HSC (34173) arrived at Amsterdam as TRA8173 on delivery on 5/5.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVN (29643) was ferried from Lille to Prague on 2/5 following wet-lease to XL A/W France. Also see under SmartLynx.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFC (27977) has become VQ-BDW for Nordstar & was delivered from Hannover to Krasnoyarsk on 3/5. D-AHFD (27978) was ferried from Maastricht to Hannover on 4/5 in Nordstar scheme & will become VQ-BDZ.
Ukraine International B735 UR-GAJ (25192) was ferried back from Lisbon to Southend on 1/5 as AUI906. B738 UR-PSD (29686) left Boeing Field on 7/5 on delivery to Kiev/Borispol.
UPS B763F N339UP (37859) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Louisville, KY on 6/5.
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Viking A/L has taken Sunwing A/L B738 C-FTAE (30637) on summer lease. It arrived at Lasham on 30/4 as SWG9014 on its ferry flight from Toronto, was almost immediately reregistered SE-RHR & was due to be ferried from Lasham to Gatwick on 7/5. A further B738, SE-RHS (28617), left Toronto on 3/5 heading for Lasham following winter-lease to Sunwing A/L.
Vladivostok Avia. See under Aer Lingus.
Vueling. See under Iberia.
XL A/W France. See under Iberworld & Travel Service.
Yakutia A/L. See under Air Berlin.