EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 29-05-10
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
Another large update this time following a two-week gap while I ventured to eastern Europe.
Adria A319 S5-AAR (4301) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Ljubljana on 11/5 as ADR4001.
Aegean B734 SX-BLM (24813) was ferried all white from Amsterdam to Athens on 12/5 & then on to Montpellier on 19/5 prior to return to the lessor.
Afriqiyah A332 5A-ONG (1024) tragically crashed on landing at Tripoli on 12/5. There was only one survivor among the 105 persons on board.
Air Baltic. See under Air Iceland.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKK (37753) left Boeing Field on 10/5 on delivery to Berlin/Tegel. D-ABKL (37754) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 26/5. A320 D-ABFF (4329) made its first flight on 25/5 as D-AXAP.
Air Cargo Germany. See under Martinair
Air Contractors. See under Alitalia Express.
Air Explore B734 OM-AEX (25178) was delivered from Saarbrucken to Bratislava via Berlin/Schonefeld over the period 25/5 to 28/5 & will be based at Verona.
Air France A320s F-HEPD (4295) & F-HEPE (4298) were delivered from Toulouse to Paris/CDG on 18/5 as AFR370V & AFR374V respectively. Also see under Eastern A/W.
Air Greenland DHC8 OY-GRG (504) was delivered from North Bay to Nuuk on 11/5.
Air Iceland Fk50 TF-JMN (20223) was ferried from Bergen to Reykjavik on 24/5 following lease to Air Baltic.
Air India B773 VT-ALT (36318) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Delhi on 24/5.
Air Italy B733 EI-IGS (28562 ex B-2979, N562SM) was delivered from Shannon to Milan/Malpensa on 20/5.
Air Mediterranee is to take a former Sterling B735 F-HCOA (28084 ex OY-APB). It made an acceptance flight from Chateauroux on 27/5.
Air Sweden A320 SE-RJN (0169 ex OY-CNG, G-TICL, 4R-ABE, N196AG) was delivered all white from Southend to Stockholm/Arlanda on 25/5 still as N196AG. It is to be operated on behalf of Travel Service & will be followed by a second as yet unidentified A320.
Alitalia MD82 I-DATU (53220) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Tamanrasset via Naples on 12/5 on delivery to ServisAir of Angola. I-DACP (49973) has become LZ-LDP for Bulgarian Air Charter & was delivered from Rome/Fiumicino to Sofia on 14/5. Two further aircraft, I-DATF (53224) & I-DAVV (49795) have become LZ-LDB & LZ-LDW, though which is which is currently unknown, & were delivered from Rome/Fiumicino to Sofia on 18/5 (LZ-LDW) & 21/5 (LZ-LDB).
Alitalia Express AT72 I-ATRS (467) was ferried from Cologne to Exeter on 28/5 for painting prior to delivery to Air Contractors.
All Nippon B773 JA786A (37948) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Tokyo/Narita on 19/5.
Astraeus A320 G-STRP (0136) is on lease to Travel Service from 14/5 to late September.
Atlant-Soyuz B738 VQ-BDU (29936 ex EI-CTA) left Chateauroux on 13/5 on delivery to Moscow/Vnukovo routing via Brno/Letiste. Presumably, this former Ryanair machine developed a fault en route as it was noted at Brno three days later & didn't complete the final leg of its journey to Moscow until 27/5.
Austrian Arrows DH8D OE-LGL (4310) arrived at Innsbruck on delivery on 16/5. OE-LTH (442) became C-GMWT & left Innsbruck on 20/5 on return to Bombardier. The following CRJ2s have been ferried from Vienna to Ljubljana:
OE-LCJ (7142) on 17/5
OE-LCN (7365) on 19/5
OE-LCP (7480) on 25/5
OE-LCQ (7605) on 27/5
OE-LCR (7910) on 27/5
Avianova took delivery of former easyJet A320 EI-ELN (1993 ex G-TTOH) on 13/5 when it was delivered from Shannon to Moscow/Sheremetyevo.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BZAY (E3368) was ferried from Kemble to Southend on 24/5 on return to the lessor, while G-BZAZ (E3369) was flown from Norwich to Kemble the same day having been painted all white. E190 G-LCYM (19000351) is due to arrive at Exeter on delivery on 29/5.
Belair. See under Thomson A/W.
Blue1 is to replace its fleet of seven B462s & five MD90s with nine B712s between August this year & spring next year. Five will be former Quantum Air aircraft & the other four will be ex Spanair machines.
Blue Air took delivery of former Flyglobespan B738 YR-BIF (32841 ex G-SAAW) on 20/5 when it was delivered from Belgrade to Bucharest.
BMI A320 G-MIDR (1697) was ferried from East Midlands to Toulouse on 10/5 prior to delivery to Nesma A/L & it is currently parked at Toulouse as SU-NMA, while G-MIDP (1732) was ferried from Budapest to Norwich on 20/5 for painting into Nesma A/L scheme & will become SU-NMB. G-MEDE (1194) was cancelled from the UK register on 11/5 & was delivered from East Midlands to Antalya on 12/5 as TC-SKT for Sky A/L. A332 G-WWBB (404) was ferried from Dresden to Manchester on 19/5 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
BMI Baby B733s G-TOYA (26310), G-TOYB (26311) & G-TOYC (26312) were cancelled from the UK register on 11/5. G-TOYB (26311) left East Midlands as VQ-BHC on 18/5 on delivery to Kuban A/L at Krasnodar. G-TOYA (26310) followed as VQ-BHB on 21/5 & G-TOYC (26312) as VQ-BHD on 26/5.
Bremenfly B734 D-ABRF (26281 ex N401KW, SX-BKN, N164LF) left Miami on 11/5 bound for Gander on its delivery flight.
British A/W A320 G-EUYI (4306) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWIC on 14/5, returning to Toulouse on 25/5. B752 G-CPEL (24398) had the registration N946FD applied at Gatwick on 28/5 & is due to leave on 4/6 on delivery to FedEx.
Bulgarian Air Charter. See under Alitalia.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744BCF B-HUR (24976) left storage at Victorville, CA on 22/5 bound for Hong Kong & service re-entry.
Croatia A/L A320 9A-CTM (0671) was ferried from Zagreb to Hamburg on 22/5 all white for painting for Safi A/W.
CSA A313 OK-YAC (672) arrived at Prague on 10/5 at the end of the carrier's last ever A310 revenue flight & was ferried to Manchester on 11/5 for painting all white, returning to Prague on 21/5. B734 OK-CGT (28549) was ferried from Southend to Prague on 19/5 having been painted all white.
Darwin A/L S2000 HB-IZP (31) rejoined the Swiss register on 20/5 after storage following spells with Golden Air as SE-LOG & Ginn Racing as N168GC. It was, of course, originally with Crossair as HB-IZP.
Eastern A/W will reportedly add two former Air France E135s to its fleet. Possibly connected with this, F-GOHA (145189) arrived all white at Humberside on 27/5.
EasyJet A319 G-EZFU (4313) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/CDG on 21/5. G-EZFV (4327) made its first flight on 12/5 as D-AVXE. Also see under Avianova.
Egypt Air A333 SU-GDS (1143) was noted at Toulouse on 8/5 in primer but with tail colours.
El Al Cargo B744F 4X-ELF (26563 ex 9V-SFA) was noted in service on 10/5.
Emirates A388 A6-EDN (056) made its first flight on 17/5 as F-WWAR in primer but with tail markings & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. A6-EDI (028) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 28/5.
Estonian Air B735 ES-ABH (29074) has become 9J-ZJC for Zambezi A/L & left Tallinn on 26/5 routing via Luxor to Lusaka on delivery.
Eurocypria will operate B738 C-GLBW (30671) again this summer. It passed through Gatwick on 26/5 en route to Warsaw. At present, it is unclear whether it will remain Canadian registered (as it did last summer), or will revert to its previous marks of 5B-DBW.
Eurowings B462 D-AEWF (E2184) was ferried from Exeter to Bacau on 11/5 on return to the lessor. B463 D-AEWL (E3123) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 20/5 prior to return to the lessor.
EVA Air Cargo MD11F B-16113 (48790) left storage at Victorville, CA on 8/5 bound for Taipei & a return to service.
Finnair is to lease two E170s to Kenya A/W for four years from June.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOW (4021) is to be withdrawn from service late May & will be returned to the lessor in late June or early July.
Flyglobespan. See under Blue Air.
FlyLAL Charters Polska B733 SP-HAA (24664 ex LY-FLD) was noted in service at Warsaw on 19/5.
German Sky A/L had been due to add B738 D-AGSA (28323 ex LN-RPM, SE-DYA, LN-RPD, EI-CXU, EC-IVV) to its fleet, but it appears that the deal fell through as it was registered to SAS as OY-CJS on 7/5 & is currently stored at Budapest.
Iberia A346 EC-KZI (1017) was delivered from Toulouse to Madrid on 21/5 as IBE2977.
Icelandair B763 TF-FIB (25365) was ferried from Shannon to Tenerife on 24/5 all white on lease to SBA A/L. B752 TF-FII (24760) arrived back at Keflavik on 25/5 following lease to SBA A/L.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAK (27973) was delivered from Lasham to Leeds/Bradford on 23/5.
KLM B737 PH-BGK (38054) made its first flight on 18/5.
Korean Air B773 HL8208 (37645) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Seoul on 10/5. HL8209 (37646) made its first flight on 23/5 & was ferried to Portland, OR the following day for painting.
Kuban A/L. See under BMI Baby.
Lufthansa received its first A388 on 19/5 when D-AIMA (038) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt as DLH380. A306 D-AIAX (773) was ferried from Dresden to Kiev/Borispol on 25/5 prior to delivery to Mahan Air. A320 D-AIZG (4324) made its first flight on 25/5 as D-AXAO in full scheme.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACLZ (7121) became VQ-BGJ & was ferried from Amsterdam to Cologne on 8/5 after painting. It then left Cologne on 19/5 heading for Toronto via Ponto Delgada & Gander for further pre-delivery work.
Martinair B744F PH-MPQ (24975) was delivered from Amsterdam to Hahn on 12/5 as D-ACGC for Air Cargo Germany.
MEA A320 F-OMRO (4296) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Beirut on 18/5. Three A321s have been reregistered as follows:
F-ORMH (1967) as OD-RMH on 28/5
F-ORMI (1977) as OD-RMI on 26/5
F-ORMJ (2055) as OD-RMJ on 27/5
Meridiana Fly A320 I-EEZO (1723) has been reregistered EI-EZO, with the Italian registration cancelled on 6/5.
Mistral Air B734 EI-ELY (25595 ex SX-BGJ) was delivered from Shannon to Rome/Fiumicino on 9/5 in TrawelFly scheme.
Monarch A332 G-SMAN (261) returned to service at Gatwick on 3/5 following winter lease to Air Mediterranee.
MyAir CRJ9 EI-DUY (15112) was ferried from storage at Ljubljana to Shannon on 25/5 for preparation for Skywest.
Niki E190 OE-IHC (19000349) arrived at Vienna on delivery on 13/5, with OE-IHD (19000354) following on 15/5. A320 OE-LEC (4316) made its first flight on 10/5 as D-AXAL & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dusseldorf on 19/5 as NLY100D.
D-ANNH A320 (1823), formerly with Blue Wings, was ferried from Chateauroux to Dublin on 12/5 after storage.
EC-LLG EMB135BJ (14501025 ex VP-CNJ) was registered to AeroDynamics Malaga on 8/5.
G-BSYT B463 (E3187) was cancelled from the UK register on 10/5 & became ZS-SOP for African Airline Investments, leaving Southend for Casablanca on 14/5.
G-CGFX AT72 (705) registered to Nordic Aviation Capital was ferried from storage at Cologne to Dinard on 20/5 & cancelled from the UK register the following day.
G-GJMB CRJ8 (8055 ex N850RJ) was delivered to TAG Aviation at Farnborough on 12/5.
G-PTHD DH8D (4311) registered to Mig Aviation was delivered to Exeter on 23/5. It was cancelled from the UK register on 26/5 & is to become SX-OBD with Olympic Air.
G-UKRH B462 (E2077) was cancelled from the UK register 10/5 & has become ZS-SOV for African Airline Investments, leaving Southend for Casablanca on 14/5.
N88ZL B707 (18928) of Lowa Ltd was noted back in service on 22/5 at Miami, FL following a period of storage.
SE-DUU Fk100 (11286) of Mass Holding was ferried all white from Tripoli to Bratislava on 18/5.
SE-REM B712 (55066 ex EC-HUZ), now registered to Pembroke Alpha Ltd, left Palma for Miami on 10/5 & was followed by SE-REN (55059 ex EC-HNY) on 19/5 & SE-REP (55061 ex EC-HOA) on 22/5. See under Blue1.
Nordstar. See under TUIfly.
Norwegian.se MD82 SE-RBE (49152) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Norrkoping in early May for storage,
Nordwind B763 VQ-BPT (27957 ex PH-BZA, C-GZNA, G-CZNA, N221LF, G-SPNA, N281LF) left Miami, FL on 28/5 on delivery to Moscow/Sheremetyevo.
Olympic Air. See under non-airline
Olympic A/L B734 SX-BMC (27143), now registered to Euro Aviation, was ferried from Athens to Chateauroux on 21/5.
Oman Air A332 A4O-DF (1120) made its first flight on 21/5 as F-WWYA in full scheme.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBG (0916) arrived at Istanbul on 14/5 still as N590SH on delivery from San Jose.
Pegasus A/L B738 TC-AAV (40696) made its first flight on 20/5.
Pullmantur Air. See under Singapore A/L.
Qantas A388 VH-OQG (047) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWAD on 27/5 in primer but with Qantas tail markings.
Qatar A/W Cargo B77F A7-BFA (36098) left Paine Field, WA on 14/5 on delivery to Doha. A7-BFB (36100) made its first flight on 27/5.
Royal Jordanian A332s JY-AIE (970) & JY-AIF (979) were delivered from Hamburg to Amman on 21/5.
Ryanair B738 update as follows:
EI-EMI (34979) arrived at Dublin on delivery 11/5
EI-EMJ (34975) arrived at Dublin on delivery 14/5
EI-EMK (38512) arrived at Dublin on delivery 16/5
EI-EML (38513) first flight 13/5 & arrived at Dublin on delivery 26/5
EI-EMM (38514) first flight 11/5 & arrived at Dublin on delivery 27/5
EI-EMN (38515) first flight 14/5 & arrived at Dublin on delivery 27/5
Also see under Atlant-Soyuz.
Saicus Air B733 EC-JUV (23741) was ferried from Palma to Dinard on 21/5, having been in storage since 2/10 last year.
SAS MD82 OY-KHC (49436) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 11/5 on delivery to Allegiant Air & was followed by SE-DFU (49421) on 25/5. B735 LN-BRK (24274) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Oslo on 21/5 following storage & maintenance. Also see under German Sky A/L.
Singapore A/L B744 9V-SPH (26555) has become EC-LGL for Pullmantur Air & was delivered from Singapore to Madrid on 14/5.
Singapore A/L Cargo. See under El Al.
Sky A/L. See under BMI.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCA (0333) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Bratislava on 9/5 as 4X-ABC on return from lease to Israir. It has reverted to YL-LCA & is now on summer lease to Travel Service. YL-LCH (0814 ex SU-LBB, N471LF, I-PEKW, EI-DJH) was noted at Shannon on 21/5 all white prior to delivery.
Spanair MD83 EC-GNY (49396) left storage at San Jose on 23/5 bound for Palma & service re-entry.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNO (40776) arrived at Antalya on delivery on 16/5.
Swiftair AT72 EC-JRP (446) left Alicante on 11/5 en route to Khartoum for further UN duties.
Thomas Cook returned A333 OY-VKH (356) to its Scandinavian subsidiary on 11/5 following a short lease.
Thomson A/W former Belair B752 G-OOBN (29379 ex HB-IHR) was delivered from Munich to Manchester on 21/5.
Travel Service. See under Air Sweden, Astraeus, SmartLynx & TUIfly.
TrawelFly. See under Mistral Air.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFD (27978) has become VQ-BDZ for Nordstar & was delivered from Hannover to Krasnoyarsk on 21/5. D-AHXI (35141) has been transferred to TUI A/L Belgium as OO-JAO & was delivered from Hannover to Brussels on 21/5. D-AHLR (32907) has become OK-TVP with Travel Service & was ferried from Maastricht to Hannover all white on 21/5 prior to delivery.
TUI A/L Belgium took delivery of former Sun Country B738 OO-JAA (29660 ex N811SY) at Brussels on 24/5. Also see under TUIfly.
Ukraine International B735 UR-GAJ (25192) was noted at Southend on 21/5 as OE-IAH all white for Celestial Aviation. It seems that the taped over registration N494MS was not used.
UT Air Ukraine B734 UR-UTG (25377 ex EI-ELP) was noted at Shannon on 10/5 & was delivered from there to Lugansk on 22/5. Also see under Lufthansa Cityline.
VIA est vita A320 LZ-MDD (4305) was delivered from Toulouse to Varna on 27/5 as VIM905P.
Viking A/L B738 SE-RHS (28617) positioned from Lasham to Gatwick on 21/5 following winter lease to Sunwing A/L. C-FYLC (33029) arrived at Gatwick on 26/5 as SWG9006 on summer lease to the airline. SE-RHX (28592) was ferried from Gatwick to Lasham on 27/5 prior to lease to XL A/W France.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWC (4323) made its first flight on 21/5 as F-WWDT & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Wizz Air Bulgaria A320 LZ-WZC (4308) was delivered from Toulouse to Sofia on 21/5 as WZZ8001.
XL A/W France. See under Viking A/L.