EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 29-01-11
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 NEXT WEEK'S BLOG WILL BE POSTED ONE DAY EARLY ON 3rd FEBRUARY AS I AM OFF ON MY TRAVELS. THE NEXT BLOG AFTER THAT WILL PROBABLY APPEAR ON 18th FEBRUARY, THOUGH MAY BE DELAYED TO 25th FEBRUARY DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS
Aegean. See under Olympic Air.
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BIW (4579) made its first flight on 25/9 in full scheme as D-AUBZ.
Air Atlanta. Having been stored at Kuala Lumpur since 2008, B742F TF-ATX (23711) was ferried to Luxembourg on 25/1.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKQ (37760) was rolled out on 26/1.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
CC-BCA A320 (4563) to LAN A/L 27/1
N837VA A320 (4558) to Virgin America 22/1
N838VA A320 (4559) to Virgin America 26/1
PT-MXH A321 (4570) to TAM 28/1
RP-C3263 A320 (4574) to Cebu Pacific 26/1
Air France A320 F-GKXB (0235) is to become UR-DAE for Donbassaero & made an acceptance flight from Toulouse on 25/1.
Air Nostrum CRJXs EC-LJX (19008) & EC-LKF (19011) left Montreal on 28/1 on delivery to Valencia.
Azerbaijan A/L. See under Belair.
Belair A320 HB-IOT (2991) was registered 4K-AZ80 for Azerbaijan A/L on 21/1 & was delivered from Paderborn to Baku the following day.
Blue1 MD90 OH-BLF (53543) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 28/1 bound for Marana, AZ on delivery to Delta A/L.
BMI Baby B735 G-BVKD (26421) was withdrawn from service on 1/1. The carrier is intending to add a B733 from Thomson A/W to its fleet later this year. Also see under Thomson A/W.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
C-GWJT B737 (40338) to WestJet 27/1
N533AS B738 (35201) to Alaska A/L 25/1
N534AS B738 (35202) to Alaska A/L 26/1
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLE (19009) arrived at Morlaix on delivery 27/1.
Brussels A/L A319 OO-SSR (4275) arrived at Brussels on delivery from Miami, FL on 22/1. B462 OO-MJE (E2192) was ferried from Brussels to Southend in Air DC scheme on 26/1 for painting for Korongo A/L of the Congo.
Cargolux B744F LX-GCV (25867) was registered to UPS as N583UP on 21/1 & delivered from Luxembourg to Hong Kong the following day. B744F N794BA (24200 ex HL7479, HL7412) was ferried from Boeing Field, WA to Hamburg on 25/1 wearing Cargolux logos & is due to become LX-ACV.
Carpatair S2000 YR-SBM (14) was registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings as SE-LRA on 21/1.
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXL (381) is due to be delivered from Xiamen to Sri Lankan next month.
Condor. See under Thomas Cook.
Donbassaero will soon take delivery of A320 N362BV (0362) from Istanbul. The US registration was cancelled on 21/1. Also see under Air France.
Dubrovnik A/L MD83 9A-CDB (49986) has become UR-CJC for Khors Air & was delivered from Istanbul to Kiev on 21/1.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUC (4591) made its first flight on 26/1 as D-AVVF. A321 G-TTID (2462) was cancelled from the UK register on 27/1 & will shortly be delivered to Windrose Air as UR-WRH.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3176 E190 (19000406) to Tianjin A/L 20/1
PR-AYQ E195 (19000407) to Azul Linhas Aereas on 13/1
Estonian Air CRJ9 ES-ACB (15261) arrived at Tallinn on delivery on 25/1.
Ethiopian A/L B772LR ET-ANP (40772) arrived at Addis Ababa on delivery on 27/1.
Eurocypria B738 5B-DBV (30654), which became N651LF, was registered to T'way Air as HL8237 on 21/1 & left Perpignan on delivery on 26/1. 5B-DBR, which was registered to ILFC as N364LF, has become F-WTAG & was ferried from Shannon to Toulouse on 28/1.
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNQ (15260) arrived at Dusseldorf on delivery in Lufthansa Regional scheme on 22/1.
Finnair Cargo MD11F OH-LGD (48513) arrived at Helsinki on 26/1 following freighter conversion.
Flybe DH8D G-FLBF (4344) was registered on 25/1 & left Downsview on delivery on 26/1, arriving at Birmingham the following day.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDN (40241) left Paine Field, WA on 24/1 on delivery to Dubai. A6-FDO (40242) made its first flight on 21/1
Germania. See under Hamburg International.
Hainan A/L A333 B-6527 (1178) left Toulouse on delivery to Haikou on 24/1, with B-6529 (1190) following the next day & B-6523 (1187) the day after that.
Hamburg International A319 D-AHIL (3589) was ferried from Prague to Montpellier on 27/1 prior to delivery Germania & D-AHIM (3818) was ferried from Paderborn to Prague on 26/1.
Iberia A320 EC-HAF (1047) is to become EC-LKG later this month.
JAL B763 JA654J (40366) made its first flight on 25/1.
Jet2 will add a former Thomson A/W B733 to its fleet. Also see under Thomson A/W.
Kato A/L Do228 LN-AAO (8108) left Roskilde on 25/1 on delivery to KASAS Ltd in Kenya.
Khors Air. See under Dubrovnik A/L.
Korean A/L A332 HL8227 (1200) made its first flight on 25/1 as F-WWKI.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDD (4585) made its first flight on 26/1 as D-AVZC.
Lufthansa Regional. See under Eurowings.
Meridian A/W DC83F 9G-AXD (45927) was ferried from storage at Ostend to Fujairah on 26/1.
Mint A/W B752 EC-LBC (26276) left Madrid on 22/1 routing to Rosario on lease to PAL A/L.
Neos B738 I-NEOZ (34257 ex SU-BPH, EI-EOY) was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Milan/Malpensa on 23/1.
Niki A320 OE-LEG (4581) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Vienna on 27/1.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKA (25033) left Southend all white on 22/1 on delivery to WebJet, with whom it is to become PR-WJX. B738 LN-DYJ (39045) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 28/1.
Olympic Air has had its proposed merger with Aegean turned down by the European Commission on monopoly grounds.
Pegasus B738 TC-ADP (40720) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 25/1.
Royal Falcon A319 JY-JRE (1124) was ferried from Amman to Bordeaux on 23/1 on return to the lessor & registered to WFBN as N595MS the following day.
Ryanair. Latest B738 news as follows:
EI-ENK (40303) arrived at Dublin on delivery 25/1
EI-ENL (35035) arrived at Dublin on delivery 26/1
EI-ENM (35036) arrived at Dublin on delivery 26/1
EI-ENR (30541) first flight 21/1
EI-ENS (40307) first flight 26/1
EI-ENT (35040) first flight 26/1
EI-ENV (35039) rolled out 24/1
SAS B734 LN-BUF (25795) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Dublin on 24/1 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASI (4542) left Finkenwerder on 24/1 on delivery to Jeddah.
Skywings A/L of Greece will take delivery of A320 N405MX (0405 ex N441LF, HC-BTV, N141LF, EI-TLI) next month. It arrived at Istanbul from Goodyear, AZ on 25/1 for cabin modifications.
Sri Lankan. See under Cathay Pacific.
Swiftair AT72 EC-LHV (416) was ferried from Madrid to Benghazi on 24/1 for UN duties, while EC-JRP (446) was ferried from Benghazi to Toulouse on 26/1 following its spell with the UN.
Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBB (29945) was delivered from Southend to Manchester all white on 22/1. G-TCBC (29946 ex N547NA, B-2861, N946BB) was registered on 27/1. The Thomas Cook Group has converted a MoU for twelve A321s into a firm order. The aircraft are thought to be for Condor as B753 replacements & will be equipped with sharklets with deliveries due to start in 2014. The carrier also intends to lease an unknown number of A320 family aircraft from lessors.
Thomson A/W B752 SE-RFP (27219) will rejoin the fleet in April, but will take up the registration G-OOBR, rather than revert to G-BYAN so as to avoid potential confusion with B763 G-OOAN (26256). G-OOOZ (25593), now registered N960FD, left Luton on 25/1 routing to Victorville, CA via Bangor, ME for FedEx. The carrier is to dispose of B733s G-THOL (28594) & G-THOP (28740). It is believed that one is to go to BMI Baby & the other to Jet2. The leases expire on 26/4 & 26/6 respectively, but with customers already found for the aircraft they may leave the fleet sooner.
THY B773 TC-JJJ (40710) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 25/1. TC-JJK (40711) made its first flight on 27/1.
Titan A/W B463 G-POWF (E3373) was delivered from Kemble to Stansted on 27/1.
TUI A/L Nederland B763 PH-AHY (24848) was ferried all white from Amsterdam to Shannon on 26/1 on return to the lessor.
TUIfly Nordic B738 SE-RFT (38097) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 25/1.
UPS. See under Cargolux.
Windrose Air. See under easyJet.