EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 25-12-10
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
Wishing a very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year to all contributors & readers.
Aer Lingus A321 EI-CPC (0815) has been painted into Ural A/L scheme at Dublin prior to lease.
Aeroflot A321 VQ-BHM (4500) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 22/12.
Air Baltic DH8D YL-BAQ (4313) left Downsview on 19/12 on delivery to Vilnius, with YL-BAJ (4309) following it one day later.
Air Berlin B737 D-ABLE (3873) left Boeing Field, WA on 20/12 on delivery to Berlin/Tegel. A320 D-ABDF (2820) was ferried from Prague to Dusseldorf on 22/12 & left Dusseldorf on 23/12 on delivery to Chengdu A/L. D-ABDH (2846) & D-ABDI (2853) were delivered from Paderborn to Azerbaijan A/L as 4K-AZ77 & 4K-AZ78 respectively on 24/12. D-ABDJ (2865) is expected to follow in due course as 4K-AZ79. Also see under Enter Air.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6712 A321 (4538) to Air China 23/12
B-6722 A320 (4531) to Shenzen A/L 20/12
CC-BAG A320 (4546) to LAN A/L 22/12
CC-BAH A320 (4549) to LAN A/L 22/12
HC-CJV A320 (4547) to Aerogal 22/12
RP-C3262 A320 (4537) to Cebu Pacific 23/12
VH-VGD A320 (4527) to Jetstar 20/12
VT-IGY A320 (4535) to IndiGo 23/12
VT-IGZ A320 (4552) to IndiGo 23/12
9V-TAT A320 (4532) to Tiger A/W 21/12
Air China A333 B-6523 (1187) made its first flight on 21/12 in full scheme as F-WWYP.
Air Europa. Former Orbest A332 EC-LKE (461 ex EC-IDB, CS-TRA) was ferried from Chateauroux to Palma on 22/12 after painting all white.
Air Italy B752 EI-IGC (24747) was ferried from Ras Al Kaimah to Verona on 21/12 following Hajj operations for Nas Air. B763 I-AIGJ (28039) was ferried from Jeddah to Rome/Fiumicino on 19/12 after Hajj operations with Saudi Arabian, with I-AIGI (23974) ferrying from Delhi to Milan/Malpensa on 22/12 after Hajj operations for Nas Air.
Air New Zealand B773 ZK-OKM (38405) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Los Angeles, CA on 22/12, immediately entering service on a flight to Auckland.
Air Nostrum CRJX EC-LJS (19003) left Montreal/Mirabel on 17/12 on delivery to Valencia, with EC-LJR (19002) following three days later. These are the first two of 35 ordered by the carrier.
Air One. See under Blue Air.
Alitalia A320 EI-EIE (4536) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 20/12.
AMC A/L B738 SU-BPH (34257) is due to be delivered to Neos early next month as I-NEOZ.
Asiana. Former JAL B744F HL7616 (33748 ex JA401J, N401AL) was registered on 17/12 & entered service on 21/12.
Astraeus B752s G-STRX (25621) & G-STRZ (27622) arrived back at Gatwick from Jeddah on 23/12 following Hajj operations for Saudi Arabian.
AtlasJet. Returning from Jeddah to Istanbul following Hajj operations on behalf of Saudi Arabian have been:
TC-ETE B752 (30044) on 21/12
TC-ETG B752 (26254) on 22/12
TC-ETH A321 (0968) on 21/12
TC-ETP A332 (343) on 22/12
TC-OGS B752 (29307) on 23/12
TC-OGT B752 (29308) on 23/12
Azerbaijan A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Blue Air B734 YR-BAI (24314 ex EI-ELU) was delivered from Bournemouth to Bucharest on 18/12. Former Air One B734s YR-BAJ (27002) & YR-BAK (27005) were delivered from LHR to Bucharest on 22/12.
Blue1 MD90 OH-BLC (53459) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 18/12 en route to Marana, AZ & it is to become N929DN with Delta.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
F-ONGA B738 (40910) to Air Austral 18/12
F-ONGB B738 (40911) to Air Austral 21/12 (see Skyliner for photo)
HP-1715CMP B738 (40361) to COPA 21/12
JA65AN B738 (33903) to All Nippon 22/12
JA73NE B738 (40713) to Skymark A/L 23/12
N866AN B738 (40584) to American A/L 23/12
N953WN B737 (36668) to Southwest 23/12
N36444 B739 (31643) to Continental 20/12
N38443 B739 (31655) to Continental 20/12
PK-GFL B738 (36808) to Garuda 22/12
PR-GUF B738 (35838) to Gol 22/12
9M-MLI B738 (31793) to MAS 22/12
Bremenfly B734 D-ABRE (27826), which has been stored at Amman, was registered to Jordan Aviation as JY-JAQ on 21/12. D-ABRF (26281) remains stored at Perpignan.
Brit Air F100 F-GPXH (11476) left Dinard on 20/12 for Tehran on delivery to Iran Aseman A/L with whom it will become EP-ATF. F-GPXK (11329) was ferried from Morlaix to Dinard on 22/12 & is also for Iran Aseman as EP-ATG.
British A/W A320 G-EUYK (4551) made its first flight on 20/12 in full scheme as F-WWBE & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. B744 G-BNLV (25427) was ferried from storage at Cardiff to LHR on 22/12 & immediately returned to service.
Cameroon A/L Corp B763 TJ-CAC (28138) was ferried from storage at Douala to Shannon on 23/12 for maintenance prior to the carrier commencing operations.
Corsair B744 F-HSEA (26877) was ferried from Jakarta to Paris/Orly on 20/12 after Hajj operations for Garuda.
CSA B735 OK-CGH (28469) was ferried back to Prague on 21/12 after painting all white at Manchester.
Cyprus A/W A320 5B-DCK (2275 ex B-2403, M-ABDA) left Guangzhou on 19/12 on delivery to Larnaca.
Donbassaero. See under easyJet.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTY (4543) made its first flight on 21/12 in full scheme as D-AUBS. A321 G-TTIC (1869) has become UR-DAF for Donbassaero & was delivered from Shannon to Donetsk on 24/12 (see Skyliner for photo). A320 G-TTOI (2137) has become RP-C8992 & left Shannon on 22/12 all white on delivery to Zest A/W.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3175 E190 (19000405) to Tianjin A/L 22/12
LV-CHR E190 (19000400) to Austral 22/12
LV-CHS E190 (19000402) to Austral 22/12
N735A E170 (19000319) to Aramco 22/12
N736A E170 (19000320) to Aramco 22/12
P4-SMS E135BJ (14501123) to Petroff Air 23/12
VP-CQV E190 (19000367) to Nas Air Aviation 18/12
5Y-KYP E190 (19000398) to Kenya A/W 17/12
Enter Air will add B734 SE-RID (25429) to its fleet & it was ferried from Norwich to Stockholm/Arlanda on 21/12 after painting. This will be the carrier's fourth B734 & it is also expected to take delivery of former Air Berlin B738 SP-ENZ (28823 ex D-ABBM) in the near future
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNP (15259) arrived at Dusseldorf on delivery on 22/12 in Lufthansa Regional scheme.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDN (40241) made its first flight on 21/12.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-AJ (4502) left Toulouse on 22/12 on delivery to Bahrain, followed by A9C-AK (4541) from Finkenwerder on 23/12.
Hamburg International. With thanks to ATDB here is a summary of the current whereabouts of the defunct carrier's A319 fleet:
D-AHIH A319 (3364) parked at Sofia & for Air Blue as AP-EDB
D-AHII A319 (3403) parked at Sofia & for Air Blue as AP-EDC
D-AHIJ A319 (3533) stored at Shannon
D-AHIK A319 (3560) stored at Shannon
D-AHIL A319 (3589) parked at Paderborn
D-AHIM A319 (3818) parked at Paderborn
D-AHIN A319 (3853) current with Air Berlin
D-AHIO A319 (3872) current with Air Berlin
A B737 finding a new owner is D-AHIC (30617), which will leave Dublin next month on delivery to AeroMexico.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TIE (23509) was ferried from Karachi to Athens on 18/12 following overhaul.
Hi-Fly A332 CS-TFZ (1008) was ferried from Palembang to Lisbon on 20/12 after Hajj operations with Garuda.
Iberia A320 EC-HDO (1099) was reregistered EC-LEA on 17/12.
Iberworld A333 EC-KCP (833) arrived back at Lisbon on 20/12 following Hajj lease to Garuda, was almost immediately registered CS-TRH with Orbest & ferried from Lisbon to Lyon on 23/12 on wet-lease to XL A/W France. EC-JHP (670) arrived at Madrid on 22/12 also following Hajj operations with Garuda.
Iran Aseman. See under Brit Air.
JAL B744F JA8915 (26361) was registered to Kalitta Air as N745CK on 15/12 & was delivered all white from Tokyo/Narita to Hong Kong the following day. B744 JA8908 (26352) was registered to Universal Asset Management as N896DB on 20/12 & left Tokyo/Narita the same day bound from Walnut Ridge, AR where it will be broken up. A306 JA8558 (637) was registered to GA Telesis as N3740 on 15/12 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 22/12 bound for storage at Lourdes. Also see under Asiana & Transaero.
Jordan Aviation. See under Bremenfly.
Kalitta Air. See under JAL.
KLM B738 PH-BCA (37820) left Boeing Field, WA on 20/12 on delivery to Amsterdam.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAK (4526) was delivered from Toulouse to Sirte on 23/12.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDB (4545) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 23/12.
Lufthansa Regional. See under Eurowings.
Midwest A/L B738 SU-MWF (32841 ex G-SAAW, YR-BIF, EI-EOP) was delivered from Shannon to Cairo on 17/12.
Monarch A332 G-SMAN (261) arrived back at Gatwick in the very early hours of 21/12 following Hajj lease to Garuda. It still sports Garuda titles & tail markings.
Neos is bucking the current trend & has moved its two B763s from the Irish to the Italian register. EI-DMJ (27958) has become I-NDMJ & EI-DOF (27610) became I-NDOF. Both were reregistered at Milan/Malpensa on 16/12. Also see under AMC A/L.
A6-AJI E190BJ (19000261) for Al Jaber Aviation was flown from Goose Bay to Milan/Malpensa on 24/12 on delivery.
G-BUKJ ATP (2052), of Trident Aviation Leasing Services was cancelled from the UK register on 21/12 as exported to the USA.
HZ-HMS2 A342 (204 ex V8-HB3, V8-AC3) of the Royal Saudi A/F left Wallops Island, VA on re-delivery to Riyadh on 23/12 following VIP cabin configuration.
N380BJ BBJ (37700), registered to the Bank of Utah, left storage at Marana, AZ on 21/12 bound for Ronaldsway, Isle of Man & then Sussex County, DE on delivery to a new customer.
XA-SHK F100 (11333) formerly with Mexicana Click arrived at Woensdrecht on 24/12 on return to the lessor with XA-SHL (11337).
9K-GCC BBJ3 (37632 ex N373BJ) for a private owner was delivered from Boeing Field, WA to Marana, AZ on 23/12 prior to cabin configuration.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYG (39165) left Boeing Field, WA on 21/12 on delivery to Oslo.
Orbest. See under Air Europa & Iberworld.
Orenair. See under TUIfly.
Pegasus B738 TC-ADP (40720) had appeared on the flightline at Renton, WA by 23/12.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-KXN (25703) was ferried from Jakarta to Madrid on 20/12 after Hajj operations for Garuda. EC-KSM (27178) was ferried from Dacca to Madrid on 23/12 following Hajj lease to Bangladesh Biman.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAQ (38247) left Paine Field, WA on 22/12 on delivery to Doha.
Ryanair B738 EI-DAT (33554), which was recently registered as N598MS, was painted at Dublin as B-5575 for OK A/W & left there on delivery on 24/12 (see Skyliner for photo). EI-ENJ (40301) made its first flight on 21/12 & EI-ENK was on the flightline at Renton, WA by 22/12.
SAA B744 ZS-SBS (28960) left Johannesburg on 18/12 on delivery to Domodedovo as VQ-BHX for Transaero.
Safi A/W has temporarily suspended services to Europe.
Saga A/L B734 TC-SGD (25773) was registered to WFBN on 29/9 as N773SJ & noted at Istanbul on 21/12 all white with Yamal titles. TC-SGE (25775) became N775SJ on the same date &, presumably, will also find a new home in the near future.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS23 (4519) was delivered from Toulouse to Jeddah on 22/12, with HZ-AS43 (4517) following on 23/12.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OJMC (456) was ferried from Copenhagen to Manchester on 21/12 following lease to the Scandinavian subsidiary.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia A333s returning to the carrier following Hajj lease to Garuda have been:
OY-VKG (349) to Oslo on 21/12
OY-VKH (356) to Stockholm/Arlanda on 20/12
OY-VKI (357) to Manchester on 22/12
THY B773 TC-JJI (40709) left Paine Field, WA on 22/12 on delivery to Istanbul.
Transaero B744 EI-XLB (26359 ex JA8913, N913UN) left Rome, NY on 21/12 on delivery to Moscow/Domodedovo. This is a former JAL machine & the US registration was cancelled on 16/12.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUB (37247) arrived at Hanover on delivery on 18/12. D-AHFQ (27992) has become VQ-BJC for Orenair & was delivered from Hanover to Orenburg on 20/12.
Turkuaz A/L A320 TC-TCH (2048) was ferried to Shannon on 18/12 on return to the lessor. TC-TCC (3259), which was registered to GECAS as N569MS on 23/11, was ferried from storage at Ankara/Esenboga to Dublin on 22/12.
Ukraine International. Two of the carrier's former aircraft were delivered to new customers this week. B735 UR-GAJ (25192), which became OE-IAH back in May, left Ostrava on 19/12 heading for Jakarta on delivery to an unknown operator. UR-GAR (26081) finally left Southend on 21/12 as HS-DDO on delivery to Nok Air.
Ural A/L. See under Aer Lingus.
Uzbekistan A/W. Three new A320s were delivered to the airline at Tashkent on 22/12, UK-32014 (4417) from Toulouse & UK-32015 (4485) & UK-32016 (4492) from Finkenwerder.
White A313 CS-TDI (573) returned to Lisbon on 20/12 after Hajj lease to Alwafeer Air & Nas Air.
XL A/W France. See under Iberworld.