EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 23-04-11
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
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY EASTER
Adria A320 EI-DOD (0444) was ferried from Woensdrecht to Ljubljana on 19/4 all white for decals to be applied. It has now become S5-AAS & entered service on 22/4, but is still all white.
Aer Lingus A333 EI-ORD (59) left Bordeaux on 16/4 en route to Greenwood, MS for scrapping. A321 EI-CPF (0991) was ferried from Bordeaux to Shannon on 22/4 following cabin configuration for Ural A/L.
Aeroflot A320s making their first flights on 19/4 were VQ-BIU (4684) as D-AUBA & VQ-BKS (4692) as F-WWDI.
Aigle Azur A320 F-HBAP (4675) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 21/4.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABDD (2685) left Budapest on 15/4 as 4K-AZ83 on delivery to Azerbaijan A/L at Baku. D-ALTD (1493) was delivered from Dusseldorf to Brussels on 21/4 & will become OO-SNB. A319 D-ABGA (2383) was ferried from Dublin to Prague on 17/4 after painting & prior to delivery to Cyprus A/W as 5B-DCN. The carrier has shed another A320 before it even entered service. D-ABFS (4671) left Finkenwerder on 18/4 bound for Guangzhou & was registered to China Southern as B-6776 on 20/4. On the other hand, D-ABFT (4674) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 18/4. B737 D-ABAA (30271) was ferried from Ingoldstadt Manching to Munich on 21/4 after painting into basic Yakutia scheme & is to become VQ-BLT.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N210FR A320 (4668) to Frontier 22/4
VH-FJR A320 (4645) to Tiger A/W Australia 22/4
Air Europa. It is now known that B738 EC-HBL (28381) is for Orenair.
Air France A320 F-HBNE (4664) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 15/4. B773 F-GZNJ (38796) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 16/4 & F-GZNK (39971) made its first flight on 18/4.
Air Southwest DH8C G-WOWD (286) was ferried from Norwich to Exeter on 18/4 after painting all white for Skytrans Regional.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJI (1218) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 15/4 & EI-EJJ (1225) made its first flight on 18/4 as F-WWKV.
Armavia RRJ95 EK-95015 (95007) was delivered from Ulyanovsk to Yerevan on 19/4 (see Skyliner for photo). Also see under Lufthansa Cityline.
AtlasJet is to add former Air Jamaica A321 6Y-JMH (1503) to its fleet & it was noted at Shannon on 17/4 in full scheme awaiting delivery.
Aurela. Formerly with the carrier, B752 M-ABDG (30735 ex N526AT, EI-LTY, LY-SKJ) has become TF-FIC & was ferried from Lasham to Manchester on 21/4 for painting for Icelandair.
Austrian Arrows DH8C OE-LTM (527) was registered N838CA for Commutair on 20/4 & left Innsbruck on delivery to the USA on 22/4.
Avanti Air AT42 D-BSSS (602) was ferried from Cagliari to Eindhoven on 21/4 for painting all white prior to delivery to Eurolot as SP-EDH.
Avia Nova. See under easyJet.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYO (19000430) arrived at Exeter on delivery on 20/4 & G-LCYP (19000443) should follow on 4/6.
Blue Panorama B763 I-LLAG (25137) was reregistered EI-DJL on 14/4.
Blue1. See under Spanair.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5595 B738 (38017) to Xiamen A/L 19/4
C-FKIW B737 (37955) to WestJet 18/4
JA338J B738 (40355) to JAL Express 19/4
PK-GFN B738 (38033) to Garuda 15/4
PK-LHQ B739 (37280) to Lion Air 20/4
British A/W B752 G-CPEM (28665) was cancelled from the register on 15/4 & left Gatwick on 19/4 as N951FD on delivery to Victorville, CA for FedEx.
Brussels A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDM (53228) has become EK-82228 & was delivered from Sofia to Yerevan on 21/4 for Ararat International A/L.
Corendon Air. See under Saga A/L.
Cyprus A/W. See under Air Berlin.
EasyJet. Correcting last week, A319 G-EZGI (4693) made its first flight on 2/4. A320 G-EZUF (4676) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 18/4. The carrier's former A320 G-TTOJ (2157) was registered EI-ERH on 21/4 for Avia Nova.
Emirates A388 A6-EDQ (080) made its first flight on 18/4 as F-WWSV.
Euro Atlantic is to lease B763s CS-TFS (25411) & CS-TFT (26208) to Canadian start-up flygogojet who will use them into various European destinations this summer. The latter was flown from Lisbon to Shannon on 21/4 for a C check & painting into the carrier's livery.
Eurolot. See under Avanti Air.
European Air Transport/DHL. Former JAL A306s N1724 (724 ex JA8527) & N3637 (740 ex JA8574, EI-EOT) were ferried from Lourdes to Dresden on 19/4 & 20/4 respectively for freighter conversion & are due to become D-AEAP & D-AEAT.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOW (4021) was ferried to Maastricht on 7/4 & will be going to LAM Mozambique Express. Despite rumours that the carrier might not take them, G-FLBH (4366) & G-FLBJ (4370) will be delivered, with the former due to arrive late May. The first E175 will be G-FBEO (17000326) & there is a rumour that this may be delivered next month, rather than in July as originally expected.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDB (35795) was ferried from Dubai to Abu Dhabi on 19/4 on return to the lessor. A6-FDR (40245) was rolled out at Renton on 20/4.
Flygogojet. See under Euro Atlantic.
Freebird A/L A320 TC-FBV (4658) was delivered from Toulouse to Istanbul on 22/4.
Germania A319 D-ASTA (4663) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 19/4. D-ASTB (4691) made its first flight on 21/4 as D-AVYO. Also see under Niki.
Iberworld is changing its name from 1/5 to that of its Portuguese subsidiary & will in future be known as Orbest A/L.
Icelandair. See under Aurela.
JAL B744 JA8077 (24784) was registered to AerSale as N287AS on 12/4 & left Tokyo/Narita on 19/4 on delivery to Roswell, NM. A306 JA014D (836) left Haneda on 20/4 for Dresden & freighter conversion for Maximus Air Cargo. Also see under European Air Transport.
Jet2. See under TUIfly.
KLM B737 PH-BGP (38127) made its first flight on 17/4.
LOT retired its last EMB145 in mid April. With thanks to ATDB, the current fleet disposition is as follows:
SP-LGA (145155) to EI-DKH, EC-JYB, D2-SRA & current with SEAA
SP-LGB (145165) to EI-DMV, FAC1176, N165EC & stored at Nashville, TN
SP-LGC (145227) to EI-DMW, FAC1177, N228EC & stored at Nashville, TN
SP-LGD (145244) to G-CGJR, PR-PSQ & current with Passaredo
SP-LGE (145285) stored at Warsaw
SP-LGF (145308) stored at Alverca
SP-LGG (145319) stored at Warsaw
SP-LGH (145329) stored at Warsaw
SP-LGI (145336) to G-RJXN & stored at Exeter for Passaredo as PT-PSS
SP-LGK (145339) to G-RJXO, PR-PSR & current with Passaredo
SP-LGL (145406) to XA-GAC & current with AeroMexico Connect
SP-LGM (145408) to VH-SZF, EI-EEJ, EC-CLP, OE-IAL, PR-PSO & current with Passaredo
SP-LGN (145441) to VH-SZH, EI-EEK, EC-LDB, OE-IAJ, PR-PSP & current with Passaredo
SP-LGO (145560) stored at Warsaw
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHF (7431) was noted at Cologne on 19/4 in full Armavia scheme prior to delivery.
Maximus Air Cargo. See under JAL.
Niki A319 OE-LED (3407) is now D-ASTY & was ferried from Vienna to Southend on 20/4 for painting into Germania scheme.
D-ALAD A313 (654) of EADS/EFW was broken up at Dresden on 19/4.
Nordstar B738 VQ-BQT (33561) was delivered from Shannon to Moscow/Domodedovo on 22/4.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYP (39047) made its first flight on 19/4. LN-KKH (24328) was ferried all white from Lasham to Dublin on 21/4.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBN (2571) was ferried from Southend to Budapest on 17/4, still as LZ-WZA.
Orbest. See under Iberworld.
Pegasus B738 TC-ANP (40722) was rolled out at Renton on 18/4 & TC-AJP (35983) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 20/4.
Qantas A388 VH-OQL (074) made its first flight on 19/4 as F-WWSL.
Regional E145 F-GVGS (145385) has become PR-PST for Passaredo & left Clermont-Ferrand on delivery on 16/4.
Rossiya A319CJ RA-32002 (4679) for the Special Flight Department made its first flight on 21/4.
Saga A/L has disposed of two B738s to Corendon Air. TC-SGK (29246) has become TC-TJI & TC-SGL (29247) is to become TC-TJJ.
Sky Wings A/L A320 N376BV (0376 ex 3B-RGY, G-MEDB, VT-EYA) was delivered from Istanbul to Athens on 20/4.
Small Planet A/L Estonia B733 ES-LBD (25069) was noted at Tallinn on 20/4 in a white scheme with Tor Air titles & tail logo prior to lease. It is to be UK based for the summer.
Small Planet A/L Polska. See under Thomas Cook.
Spanair B712 EC-KRO (55067) was ferried from Palma to Helsinki on 18/4 on delivery to Blue1.
Strategic A/L Luxembourg now has a second A320. F-GSTS (0420), previously with the French subsidiary, was cancelled on 15/4 & has been reregistered LX-STC, making an acceptance flight from Toulouse on 18/4 & entering service the same day.
Sun Express B752 TC-SNB (26271) has become VQ-BKB for UT Air & was delivered from Tel Aviv to Rostov-on-Don on 17/4.
Swiss International A320 HB-JLQ (4673) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 20/4.
TAM A332 PT-MVV (1221) made its first flight on 18/4 as F-WWKT.
Tassili A/L B738 7T-VCB (40885) left Boeing Field on delivery on 16/4.
Thomas Cook B752 G-JMCE (30758) was restored to the register on 15/4, with G-FCLF (28835) following on 19/4. A320 G-TCAC (1411) has become SP-HAB for Small Planet A/L Polska & was ferried from Norwich to Warsaw on 20/4. It will be operated on behalf on Yes A/W.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZG (35139) was restored to the register on 15/4.
THY A321 TC-JRO (4682) made its first flight on 18/4 as D-AZAI & TC-JRP (reg assumed) on 19/4 as D-AZAR.
TNT B733F OO-TNK (23258) was ferried from Liege to Southend all white on 19/4 on return to the lessor.
Tor Air. See under Small Planet A/L Estonia.
Transavia B738 PH-HZF (28378) arrived back at Amsterdam on 20/4 following winter lease to AeroMexico, with PH-HZJ (30389) returning the following day after lease to Sun Country.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHA (34901) left Montreal on 21/4 bound for Paris/Orly following winter lease to CanJet.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVS (39404) was noted on the Renton flightline on 18/4 & made its first flight on 21/4. OK-TVH (35275) was ferried from Dushanbe to Prague on 19/4 following lease to Somon Air.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFB (27982) was registered to Jet2 as G-GDFD on 20/4 & delivered from Hanover to Leeds/Bradford the following day.
Tunisair A320 TS-IMS (4689) made its first flight on 18/4 as D-AUBC.
Turkuaz Air. One the carrier's former A321s, TC-TCG (1905), which became N811LF with ILFC, was reregistered EI-ERT at Shannon on 19/4. In addition, TC-TCF (0775), now N831LF, was ferried from Jeddah to Shannon on 21/4.
UPS B763F N342UP (37865) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Louisville, KY on 15/4 & N343UP (37945) made its first flight on 18/4.
Ural A/L. See under Aer Lingus.
UT Air. The carrier has 20 AT72s on order, with 8 due for delivery this year. The first two were noted at Toulouse in full scheme on 17/4 as F-WWEV (945) & F-WWEC (950). The latter is due to become VQ-BLE. Also see under Sun Express.
Yakutia. See under Air Berlin.
Yemenia A320 7O-AFA (4653) was delivered from Toulouse to Sana'a on 16/4. 7O-AFB (4690) has been rolled out at Toulouse as F-WWBO.
Yes A/W A320 SP-IIA (5033 ex HB-IJA, B-2224, B-625L, F-WQSY, F-GYFK, EI-DDL) is at Southend fully painted delivery (see Skyliner for photo). Also at Southend is SP-IIB (0566 ex HB-IJG, TC-JLC, XA-MXF, N566BB, EI-ERV), which is awaiting painting (may still be wearing EI-ERV). Also see under Thomas Cook.