EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-02-11
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
ABX Air B762F N790AX (23140) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Cincinnati on 11/2 following freighter conversion.
Aerosvit has taken delivery of another former Royal Brunei B763. UR-AAJ (25533 ex V8-RBJ) was delivered to Kiev on 12/2.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONN (4596) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWIX on 14/2.
Aigle Azur A320 F-HBAO (4589) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 17/2.
Air Berlin fleet update
D-ABDJ A320 (2865) to Azerbaijan A/L as 4K-AZ79 & delivered from Paderborn to Baku 12/2
D-ABFP A320 (4606) first flight 14/2 as D-AXAS
D-ABKE B738 (37743) for Pegasus A/L early next month
D-ABKF B738 (37745) for Pegasus A/L in April
D-ABKG B738 (37746) has become TC-CCP for Pegasus & was delivered from Berlin/Schonefeld to Istanbul on 17/2
D-ABKQ B738 (37760) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery 16/2
D-ALTB A320 (1385) ferried from Dublin to Dusseldorf 14/2 after painting into Austrian A/L scheme (to be OE-LBV)
D-ALTC A320 (1441) delivered from Dusseldorf to Brussels 11/2 for Brussels A/L (to be OO-SNA)
D-ALTD A320 (1493) ferried from Dusseldorf to Dublin 14/2 for painting for Brussels A/L (to be OO-SNB)
D-ALTE A320 (1504) for Austrian A/L in April (to be OE-LBW)
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6736 A320 (4573) to Juneyao A/L 15/2
B-6752 A320 (4586) to Spring A/L 14/2
CC-BAJ A320 (4576) to LAN A/L 9/2
CC-BAK A320 (4597) to LAN A/L 12/2
CC-BCB A319 (4598) to LAN A/L 16/2
CC-BCC A319 (4605) to LAN A/L 18/2
N567AV A320 (4567) to Avianca 12/2
N784JB A320 (4578) to jetBlue 11/2
PK-AXQ A320 (4582) to Indonesia Air Asia 10/2
VT-IEA A320 (4603) to IndiGo 17/2
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLQ (606) was ferried from Mönchengladbach to Woensdrecht on 9/2 for painting for a new customer, after which it was ferried to Verona.
Air France A320 F-HBNC (4601) made its first flight on 9/2 as F-WWID. F-GFKI (0062) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Kemble on 8/2 for scrapping. Also see under Finnair.
Air New Zealand B773 ZK-OKN (38406) made its first flight on 10/2 & left Paine Field, WA on 15/2 on delivery to Auckland.
Air Nostrum DH8C EC-IGE (576) left Valencia on 17/2 on its ferry flight back to Bombardier.
Atlas Jet. See under Livingston.
Austrian A/L. See under Air Berlin
Avianca A332 N974AV (1208) made its first flight on 14/2 as F-WWYM.
Azerbaijan A/L. See under Air Berlin
Bahrain Air A320 A9C-BAY (0579) was ferried to Istanbul on 13/2 on return to the lessor.
Blue Air B738 YR-BIA (29925) left Shannon on 17/2 on delivery to SpiceJet with whom it is to become VT-SGL.
BMI Regional E145 G-RJXO (145339) was cancelled from the register on 10/2 & left Exeter as PR-PSR on 12/2 on delivery to Passaredo Linhas Aéreas.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5563 B738 (38012) to Xiamen A/L 18/2
JA336J B738 (40351) to JAL Express 10/2
N954WN B737 (36669) to Southwest 10/2
PK-LHM B739 (37277) to Lion Air 8/2
VT-SGQ B738 (37365) to SpiceJet 7/2
ZK-ZQE B738 (34185) to Qantas JetConnect 11/2
ZK-ZQF B738 (34204) to Qantas JetConnect 7/2
Brussels A/L A319 OO-SSQ (3790 ex N790MX) arrived at Brussels on 11/2 on delivery from Miami. Also see under Air Berlin.
Eastern A/W JS41 G-MAJV (41074) has become HK-4765-X & left Humberside on 16/2 on delivery to easyFly.
EasyJet fleet update:
G-EZGE A319 (4624) first flight 16/2 as D-AVWK
G-EZTP A320 (4157) reregistered HB-JZX 8/2
G-EZUA A320 (4588) delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick 7/2
G-TTID A321 (2462) ferried from Shannon to Kiev 4/2 as UR-WRH on delivery to Windrose Air
G-TTIE A321 (2682) ferried from Shannon to Kiev 4/2 as UR-WRI on delivery to Windrose Air.
EasyJet Switzerland. See under easyJet.
Edelweiss A333 HB-JHQ (1193) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 18/2.
Egyptair B773 SU-GDP (38290) made its first flight on 13/2.
El Al is to acquire four new B739s with options on two more. They will be delivered between 2013 to 2016 & replace B752s.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
JA220J E170 (17000322) to JAL 10/2
LV-CID E190 (19000409) to Austral Líneas Aéreas 11/2
VH-ZPQ E190 (19000412) to Virgin Blue 10/2
Finnair. Former Air France A343 OH-LQG (174 ex F-GNIG) was delivered from Paris/Orly to Helsinki on 17/2.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOZ (4034) began its hand back check on 8/2, followed by G-ECOV (4033) on 16/2.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDO (40242) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 13/2.
Germania B733 D-ADIH (23921) was painted all white at Southend & ferried to Woensdrecht 11/2 on return to the lessor. A319s D-ASTA (4663) & D-ASTB (4691) are due for delivery in April. B733 D-AGEB (24320) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Kemble on 18/2 for scrapping. Also see under Niki.
Iberia A320 EC-FNR (0323) flew its last service on 6/2 prior to transfer to Vueling. MD88 EC-FGM (53193) left storage at Madrid on 14/2 bound for San Jose, Costa Rica & a new operator.
JAL B763 JA654J (40366) was delivered on 5/2.
Khors A/L. See under Sky Wings A/L.
KLM B773 PH-BVF (39972) arrived at Amsterdam on 7/2 on delivery. B737 PH-BGM (39255) was noted on the Renton flightline on 14/2.
Korean Air A332 HL8227 (1200) left Toulouse on 14/2 on delivery. A388 HL7613 (059) made its first flight on 16/2 as F-WWAY & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Lineas Aereas de Andalucia SA227 EC-ITP (BC-789B), operating for Manx2, crashed on landing at Cork in fog on 10/2. Tragically, six of the twelve on board lost their lives.
Livingston A321 EI-LVA (1950) has become TC-ETV for AtlasJet & was delivered from Shannon to Istanbul on 15/2.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDD (4585) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 10/2. D-AIDE (4607) made its first flight on 14/2 as D-AZAK.
Luxair DH8D LX-LGF (4349) arrived at Luxembourg on delivery 4/2.
Meridiana Fly MD82 I-SMEB (53064) was ferried from Shannon to Olbia on 14/2 after painting all white.
Mint A/W B752 EC-LBC (26276) was ferried back to Madrid on 13/2 after lease to PAL A/L.
Niki A320 OE-LEH (4594) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Vienna on 16/2. A319s OE-LED (3407) & OE-LEK (3019) are due to transfer to Germania as D-ASTY & D-ASTZ respectively during March.
Nippon Cargo B748F JA13KZ (36138) made its first flight on 3/2 as N6009F.
A6-MAZ E135BJ (14500978) of Empire Aviation Group was ferried from Stansted to Guernsey on 16/2 & reregistered P4-KUL the same day.
A9C-HMH B763 (34205) for the Bahrain Royal Flight was delivered to Hamburg on 4/2 for completion
HZ-HM1 B744 (28343) of the Saudi Arabian VIP Flight was ferried from Victorville, CA to Paris/Orly on 12/2 after modifications for painting
Norwegian Air Shuttle fleet update
LN-DYK B738 (39046) first flight 7/2
LN-DYL B738 (40867) first flight 14/2
LN-DYM B738 (39005) on flightline 16/2
LN-KKP B733 (25040) now registered N119GA, left Lasham on 13/2 en route to El Ain.
LN-NOR B738 (39412) arrived at Oslo on delivery 5/2
Pegasus A/L B738 TC-AEP (40724) was rolled out on 12/2. Also see under Air Berlin.
Regional E120 F-GJAK (120215) was ferried from Clermont Ferrand to Las Palmas on 17/2 & then onward to Bamako (Mali) on 18/2 for another customer.
Royal Brunei. See under Aerosvit.
Ryanair B738 update:
EI-DAY (33558) ferried from Prestwick to Dublin in basic scheme on 6/2 for painting for a new operator
EI-DAZ (33559) registered N592MS at Dublin for RBS Aviation Capital on 11/2 & was ferried to Shannon the following day.
EI-DCB (33560) ferried from Prestwick to Dublin in basic scheme on 8/2 for painting for a new operator
EI-ENR (35041) arrived at Dublin on delivery 4/2
EI-ENS (40307) arrived at Dublin on delivery 8/2
EI-ENT (35040) arrived at Dublin on delivery 10/2
EI-ENV (35039) arrived at Dublin on delivery 13/2
EI-ENW (40306) arrived at Dublin on delivery 18/2
EI-ENX (40305) first flight 4/2
EI-ENY (35042) first flight 11/2
EI-ENZ (40308) first flight 9/2
EI-EPA (34987) rolled out 12/2
EI-EPB (34986) noted on flightline 14/2
EI-EPC (40312) rolled out 16/2
SAA A332 ZS-SXZ (1191) was delivered from Toulouse to Cape Town on 7/2.
Saudi Arabian A333 HZ-AQG (1192) left Toulouse of 7/2 on delivery to Jeddah & A321 HZ-ASK left Finkenwerder on 14/2 also heading for Jeddah.
Saga A/L B738s TC-SGF (28249) & TC-SGG (30706) were registered to ILFC as N151LF & N161LF respectively on 9/2.
Sky Wings A/L MD83 SX-BTF (49857) was ferried from Athens to Kiev on 11/2 possibly on delivery to Khors Air.
Southern Air will start replacing its fleet of fourteen B742Fs & B743Fs with B744Fs from this summer.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAH (26966) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Luton on 8/2 in basic Allegiant Air scheme prior to summer lease to Jet2. G-BYAI (26967) was registered G-LSAL on 11/2 for summer lease to Jet2 in basic Allegiant Air scheme. B738 G-FDZU (37253) made its first flight on 10/2.
THY B773 TC-JJK (40711) left Paine Field, WA on 7/2 on delivery to Istanbul.
Titan A/W B463 G-POWF (E3373) positioned from Stansted to Bahrain on 8/2 for operations on behalf of the MoD.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUI (37252) made its first flight on 8/2 & arrived at Hanover on delivery on 18/2.
TUIfly Nordic B738 SE-RFT (38097) arrived at Stockholm/Arlanda on delivery on 16/2.
Viking A/L. See under Yakutia A/L.
Vueling. See under Iberia.
White has added a third A319CJ to its fleet. CS-TQJ (2675 ex VP-BEW) arrived at Lisbon on delivery on 16/2.
Windrose Air. See under easyJet.
Yakutia A/L B738 VQ-BMP (28617 ex SE-RHS) left Lasham on delivery on 10/2.