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EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 12-06-10

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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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://jethros.eu/
Drewski/737NG Line Number list
http://drewski2112.livejournal.com/

Aegean A/L. See under Non-airline.
Air Atlanta. See under MK A/L.
Air Baltic DH8D YL-BAI (4302) arrived at Warsaw on 8/6 for demos to LOT after which it will preform demos to Cimber Sterling before returning to Canada prior to delivery to Air Baltic.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFF (4329) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Schonefeld on 7/6 (the carrier's 50th Airbus narrow-body). B738 D-ABBR (28825) is now VQ-BOY & was delivered from Munich to Yakutsk on 10/6 for Yakutia A/L.
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLV (610) was ferried from Eindhoven to Mönchengladbach on 9/6 after painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Air Europa E195 EC-LFZ (19000357) arrived at Palma on delivery on 11/6.
Air Finland. See under easyJet.
Air Hamburg has added Islander D-ISLE (523 ex G-BDVX, G-OBNL) to its fleet.
Air India B772 VT-AIK (28714) is to become EI-UNV with Transaero & left Beijing in basic scheme on 4/6 routing to Rome, NY via Delhi & Frankfurt.
Airlinair AT42 F-GVZO (80 ex OY-PCG) was delivered from Mönchengladbach to Paris/Orly on 10/6.
Air Nostrum. See under Denim Air.
Alitalia. See under Bulgarian Air Charter.
All Nippon B773 JA787A (37949) made its first flight on 4/6.
Arik A/W A332 5N-EIA (1002) was delivered from Chateauroux to LHR on 10/6 & was then due to operate a service to Lagos on 11/6.
Astraeus B733 G-STRI (25011) positioned from Bournemouth to Bergamo on 5/6 in full TrawelFly scheme. B752 G-STRZ (27622) arrived at Gatwick on 7/6 from Manchester where it had been repainted from basic Ghana International colours to an all white scheme with Iceland Express titles & tail logo (see Skyliner for photos of both aircraft). Also see under easyJet.
AtlasJet. See under Swiss International.
Avanti Air AT42 D-BTTT (603) was ferried from Saarbrucken to Eindhoven for painting on 8/6, while D-BSSS (602) was delivered from Saarbrucken to Siegerland on 10/6.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-CFAA (E3373) is due to be ferried from Kemble to Southend on 12/6 for painting white prior to return to the lessor.
BMI A321 G-MIDC (0835) was ferried from Malta to East Midlands on 5/6 for painting prior to return to the lessor. A320 G-MIDP (1732) was ferried from Norwich to East Midlands on 1/6 in Nesma A/L scheme & is due to continue to Toulouse in the near future. G-MIDR (1697) was cancelled from the UK register on 9/6 & delivered from Toulouse to Cairo as SU-NWA on 11/6. A332 G-WWBM (398) was ferried from Manchester to Istanbul on 10/6 at the start of its nine month wet-lease to THY.
British A/W B752 G-CPEL (24398), which has become N946FD for FedEx, left Gatwick on 10/6 as FDX9081 en route to Victorville, CA via Bangor, ME.
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDN was delivered from Rome/Fiumicino to Sofia on 11/6. It is a former Alitalia machine, but which one is not yet known.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPR (36163) made its first flight on 10/6.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-HUS (25152) was ferried from storage at Victorville, VA to Xiamen on 7/6.
CCM A/L A320 F-GYFL (0548) was ferried from storage at Ajaccio to Alverca on 11/6.
Central Charter A/L B733 OM-CCA (28333 ex B-2504), has been temporarily registered OE-IAK & left Beijing on 9/6 on delivery to Ostrava via Novosibirsk.
Cyprus A/W. See under Via est vita.
Danish Air Transport AT42 OY-RUF (515) was ferried from Friedrichshafen to Copenhagen on 5/6 after wet-lease to Intersky.
Danu Oro Transportas AT42 LY-DOT (176) arrived at Friedrichshafen on 5/6 on wet-lease to Intersky.
Denim Air DHC8 PH-DMW (573) is now registered to Bombardier & left storage at Valencia on 11/6 still in Iberia scheme heading for Glasgow & Reykjavik on its way to Canada. It had previously been operated by Air Nostrum.
EasyJet is to lease an Astraeus B752, currently expected to be G-OJIB (24292), from 14/6 to 31/8 & Titan B763 G-POWD (30847) from early July. Both aircraft will be based at Gatwick & operate routes normally flown by A321s. The reason for the leases appears to be a shortage of crews. The carrier is also leasing Air Finland B752 OH-AFJ (26269), which will be based at Liverpool, & it was ferried from Helsinki to Manchester on 7/6 for painting into easyJet scheme & rolled out of the paint shop on 11/6 (see Skyliner for photo).
Emirates A388 A6-EDJ (009) was flown from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Schonefeld on 7/6 for exhibition at ILA prior to delivery to Dubai on 9/6. The airline announced an order for a further 32 A380s at ILA on 8/6, taking the carrier's total order for the type to 90.
Eurowings B462 D-ACFA (E2200) was ferried from Exeter to Southend on 11/6 for further storage.
Finnair has announced that it will order five A321ERs fitted with "sharklets" to be delivered from 2013. This order replaces an earlier order for two A330s due in 2012 & 2103. The carrier is also looking to Airbus for replacements for its B752s of which OH-LBU (29377) has become VQ-BEZ for UT Air & was delivered untitled from Helsinki to Antalya on 11/6.
Fischer B733 OK-FUN (27910), now registered to AerSale as N902AS, was ferried from Prague to Bucharest on 4/6.
FlyLAL Charters B733 LY-FLE (27061 ex OY-MAN, D-ADBD, SX-BGI, 9M-AAG, PK-AWG) was delivered from Seletar to Vilnius via Lahore on 8/6.
GainJet B733 SX-MTF (23774 ex N473CT) was delivered from Bournemouth to Athens on 9/6.
Germania has signed a MoU for five A319s with deliveries scheduled to start in April next year.
Hi Fly is to lease A343 CS-TQM (117 ex 9V-SJF, N73712, D-ASIA, 7T-VKL, A6-EYC) to Gabon A/L from 22/6.
Iberia. See under Denim Air.
Iceland Express. See under Astraeus.
Intersky. See under Danish Air Transport & Danu Oro Transportas.
Israir A320 4X-ABH (0289 ex 9H-ABX, TC-ONC, A4O-MC, F-OHGB, A4O-EP, A9C-EP, F-WBGE) was delivered from Montpellier to Berlin/Schonefeld on 11/6. The carrier is also due to receive new-build aircraft 4X-ABF (4354) next month.
Itali A/L MD82 I-DAVA (49215) positioned from Rome/Fiumicino to Tirana on 7/6 to operate for Red A/W.
JAL B744 JA8922 (27646) was ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Victorville, CA for storage on 7/6.
KLM Cityhopper F100 PH-OFA (11246) will, reports Airliner World, be flown to Lelystad later this summer for preservation at the Aviodrome Museum.  
Korean Air B773 HL8209 (37464) left Paine Field on delivery to Seoul on 9/6.
LOT is leasing two B735 to Rwandair while the latter awaits delivery of two recently ordered B738s. The aircraft in question are SP-LKA (27416) & SP-LKB (27417) with the former already leaving Warsaw on delivery to Rwandair on 7/6 as 9XR-WD (see Skyliner for photo). Also see under Air Baltic.
Lufthansa A319 D-AIBC (4332) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 11/6.
Malev F70 HA-LMF (11571) was ferried from Budapest to Norwich on 5/6 for painting, presumably for a new operator.
MAT A/W B735 Z3-AAM (25249 ex OO-SYG, N249JW, ZS-PKU, Z3-AAH, N249MH, N237MA) was delivered from Belgrade to Skopje on 10/6 & then ferried to Amsterdam for painting on 11/6.
MEA A320 F-OMRN (4339) made its first flight on 8/6 as D-AXAR.
MK A/L B742F G-MKLA (23711) left Luxembourg on 10/6 bound for Kuala Lumpur. The new owner/operator is quoted as STS cargo, though the UK register quotes Bullfinch Ltd of Hamilton, Bermuda, however, it is understood that it will rejoin Air Atlanta once again as TF-ATX following maintenance in Malaysia.  
MyAir CRJ9 EI-DUM (15103) was ferried from Exeter to Shannon on 11/6 to be painted all white.
Non-airline
F-WDIH B734 (24813 ex SX-BLM) formerly with Aegean was noted all white at Montpellier on 4/6. The current owner is not known.
G-BTXN B463 (E3129), registered to Aviation Capital Solutions was delivered from Southend to Manston on 8/6, still in basic Air Dolomiti scheme.
G-UKRC B463 (E3158), registered to Palm Aviation Dubai, left Manston on 3/6 routing to Corlu via Genoa for painting for Mahan Air. It is to be placed on the Kyrgyzstan (EX-) register.
N213TH B734 (27213 ex D-ABAG, SX-BMB, EC-IZG), registered to Waha Leasing, was ferried from storage at Belgrade to Shannon on 4/6.
OE-IAJ EMB145 (145441 ex EC-LDB) of Celestial Aviation left Malaga on 9/6 routing via Shannon to Keflavik, presumably en route to the USA.
UR-ABA A319CJ (3260) for Ukraina Aviapredpriatie left Dallas/Love Field, TX on delivery to Kiev/Borispol following VIP cabin fit.
VP-CAK B733 was ferried from Tolmachevo to Bruntingthorpe via Helsinki all white over 9 to 10/6. It is a bit of a mystery machine at the moment & all that is known is that it is ex Chinese & is thought to be for scrapping.  
9H-AFT A318CJ (4169) is the latest machine for Comlux Aviation Malta & it was delivered from Hamburg to Zurich on 9/6.
Oman Air A332 A4O-DF (1120) was delivered from Toulouse to Muscat on 9/6.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAY (40874) was noted on the Renton flightline on 7/6. TC-AAV (40696) left Paine Field on delivery to Istanbul on 8/6.
Qatar A/W Cargo B77F A7-BFB (36100) left Paine Field on 9/6 on delivery to Doha.  
Red A/W. See under Itali A/L.
Ryanair B738 EI-EMO (40283) was rolled out at Renton on 7/6.
SAA B744 ZS-SBK (28959) has become VQ-BHW for Transaero & was noted in full scheme at Johannesburg on 7/6 awaiting delivery.
SAS MD82 OY-KGZ (49381) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 8/6 heading for Keflavik on the first leg of its delivery flight to Allegiant Air.
SATA ATP CS-TFJ (2018) was ferried from Norwich to Southend on 8/6 all white on return to the lessor.  
Singapore A/L B772 9V-SRB (28998) will be delivered to Transaero as EI-UNU in the near future.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNM is now known to be ex VT-AXB (33023).
Swiftair MD87 EC-KSF (53207) was ferried from storage at Ciudad Real to Istanbul on 6/6. MD83 EC-KCX (49619) arrived back at Madrid on 6/6 from Kuwait City after lease to Gryphon Air.
Swiss International A332 HB-IQO (343) has been registered TC-ETP for AtlasJet & is currently at Zurich in basic Swiss scheme for delivery later this month.
Thomas Cook is to add A320 G-TCAC (1411) back into its fleet in mid June. This aircraft was leased to Skyservice last winter & became C-FRAA on 16/10/09. It was then registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest as N411MP on 26/04/10 & has been stored at Howard AFB, Panama from where it departed to Bermuda on 9/6, before proceeding to Ponta Delgada the following day.
Titan A/W. See under easyJet.
Transaero. See under Air India, SAA & Singapore A/L.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVP (32907 ex D-AHLR) was delivered from Hannover to Prague all white on 8/6.
TrawelFly. See under Astraeus.
UPS B763F N340UP (37860) made its first flight on 8/6.
UT Air. See under Finnair.
Via est vita A320 LZ-MDT (2108) has become 5B-DCJ for Cyprus A/W & was delivered from Amman to Larnaca on 5/6.
Viking A/L is wet-leasing B738 C-FEAK (30292) from Sunwing A/L for the summer & it left Trois-Rivieres as SWG9010 on 10/6 on delivery to Manchester.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWC (4323) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 9/6.
Yakutia A/L. See under Air Berlin.