EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 30-04-11
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
Aegean A/L. See under Air Berlin & Olympic Air.
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DVL (4678) was delivered from Toulouse to Dublin on 27/4. A321 EI-CPF (0991) left Shannon on 29/4 as VQ-BKG on delivery to Ural A/L at Ekaterinburg.
Agro Ar Carga. See under TNT.
Aigle Azur A320 F-HBAC (0888) has become HB-JIW & was noted at Zurich on 25/4 in full Hello scheme prior to delivery.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKH (40862) arrived at Algiers on delivery on 27/4.
Air Berlin A319 D-ABGC (2468) was delivered from Prague to Athens on 27/4 for Aegean A/L & will become SX-DGF.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6750 A320 (4666) to Shenzhen A/L 29/4
B-6765 A320 (4687) to West Air 27/4
N210FR A320 (4668) to Frontier 23/4 (not 22/4 as posted last week)
PT-MXI A321 (4662) to TAM 28/4
VN-A323 A321 (4669) to Vietnam A/L 29/4
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLL (518) was ferried from Eindhoven to Verona on 26/4 after painting into flyMe scheme & is destined for Villa Air as 8Q-VAR.
Air Europa. See under Livingston.
Air Italy. See under easyJet.
Al-Naser A/L. We may well see this carrier use its own aircraft to Europe in the not too distant future in place of B734 JY-SOA (25109) of Solitaire Air. B734 N765TA (25765 ex HL7228, N765TA, PP-VTO, N765TA, SX-BMD) has been obtained & left Goodyear, AZ on delivery on 26/4. It is due to become YI-AQS.
Amapola Flyg F50 PH-LMA (20118) was reregistered SE-MFA on 20/4.
Amsterdam A/L. See under Nouvelair.
Astraeus A320 G-STRP (0136) was noted at Southend on 27/4 wearing billboard Dubrovnik titles prior to summer lease & is due to be ferried from Southend to *** via Gatwick on 30/4.
Avia Nova. See under easyJet.
Belavia. See under Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5490 B738 (35493) to Shandong A/L 28/4
N556WN B737 (33936) to Southwest 28/4
N73445 B739 (40000) to United 26/4
VH-VZL B738 (34194) to Qantas 23/4
VH-YFE B738 (39414) to Virgin Blue 26/4
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
N446QX DH8D (4363) to Alaska Horizon 22/4
Corendon Dutch A/L. See under FlyDubai.
Dniproavia is understood to have ordered ten E190s, with deliveries commencing in 1Q12.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEJ (2214) flew its last revenue service on 22/4, leaving Gatwick the same day bound for Abu Dhabi on return to the lessor. G-EZEK (2224) flew its last revenue service on 24/4 & was ferried from Gatwick to Abu Dhabi on 25/4 for return to the lessor. A320 G-TTOJ (2157), now registered EI-ERH, was delivered from Shannon to Moscow/ Sheremetyevo on 27/4 for Avia Nova. B737s G-EZJZ (32421) & G-EZKG (32428) were cancelled from the UK register on 27/4. The former has become EI-IGT & was ferried from Dublin to Milan/Malpensa on 28/4 on delivery to Air Italy, while the latter was transferred to the USA (presumably just a paper exercise prior to scrapping). G-EZKF (32427) was noted at Dublin on 28/4 all white as C-GDEJ prior to delivery to EnerJet.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3178 E190 (19000417) to Tianjin A/L 28/4
LV-CIG E190 (19000427) to Austral Lineas Aereas on 29/4
LV-CIH E190 (19000428) to Austral Lineas Aereas on 29/4
P4-KCC E190 (19000418) to Air Astana 27/4
Enter Air B734 SP-ENE (25374) was delivered from Istanbul to Warsaw on 29/4.
Ethiopian A/L B772 ET-ANQ (40773) arrived at Addis Ababa on delivery on 28/4.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDQ (40244) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 26/4 & A6-FDR (40245) made its first flight the same day. A6-FDB (35795) has become PH-CDE for new start-up Corendon Dutch A/L & was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam on 28/4. This is expected to be the first of four former flyDubai B738s for the Dutch carrier.
FlyNext. See under Germania.
Germania is to transfer A319s D-AHIL (3589) & D-AHIM (3818) to flyNext in May. They will both operate for Germania.
Gulf Air. See under Petra A/L.
Hello. See under Aigle Azur.
Holidays Czech A/L A320 OK-HCA (4699) made its first flight on 26/4 as F-WWDO.
Icelandair should soon have B752 TF-FIY (29312) back in service as it arrived at Shannon on 26/4 still as P2-ANB for painting following lease to Air Niugini (see Skyliner for photo).
JAL. Further to last week, A306 JA014D (836) will be registered A6-SUL with Maximus Air Cargo.
Jet2. See under TNT.
KLM B737 PH-BGM (39255) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 27/4 & B738 PH-BCB (39443) made its first flight the same day.
Livingston A332 EI-EON (551) was ferried from Bordeaux to Chateauroux on 27/4 for painting into Air Europa scheme.
Lufthansa B748 D-ABYE (37826) made its first flight on 26/4 as N6067U.
Maximus Air Cargo. See under JAL.
G-BSNR B462 (E3165) of Aviation Capital Solutions was cancelled from the UK register on 28/4 as transferred to the Ukraine (it is currently parked at Kiev).
VP-BHS DC87 (46067 ex N8966U, VR-BJR, VP-BJR, HB-IGH, N274AT) of Brisair was due to leave San Antonio, TX on 29/4 routing via Ft Lauderdale, FL to Stansted.
Nordwind. See under Small Planet A/L.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKH (24328) was noted at Dublin on 25/4 in full Belavia scheme as EW-308PA & was delivered to Minsk on 29/4, while LN-KKV (25613) was ferried from storage at Southend to Vilnius on 26/4, presumably for a new operator (originally due to ferry on 20/4).
Nouvelair B733 TS-IEC (25010) is now XA-VIL & left Dinard on 23/4 on delivery to VivaAerobus. A320 TS-INF (0299) was registered to Amsterdam A/L as PH-AAZ on 18/4 & will be delivered from Woensdrecht.
Olympic Air. Three further aircraft have been allocated new registrations on transfer to Aegean A/L. Whether these will be taken up is a matter of conjecture as previous allocations have not. For what it is worth, they are:
SX-OAM A320 (3990) allocated SX-DGE
SX-OAN A319 (1727) allocated SX-DGG
SX-OAP A320 (4065) allocated SX-DGD
Pegasus B738 TC-ANP (40722) made its first flight on 24/4.
Petra A/L former Gulf Air A320 JY-PTA (0459 ex A4O-EI, A9C-EI) was noted in service on 22/4.
Rossiya A319CJ RA-32002 (4679) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WHUJ on 29/4 for cabin outfitting.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYQ (4670) was delivered from Toulouse to Amman on 29/4.
Ryanair B738s EI-DCD (33562) & EI-DCE (33563), which are both at parked at Dublin, have been allocated D-ASXD & D-ASXS respectively for Sun Express Deutschland.
SAS F50 LN-RNG (20184) was ferried from storage at Norwich to Oslo on 28/4.
Small Planet A/L B752 LY-FLA (27203) has become VQ-BKM & was delivered from Istanbul to Moscow/Sheremetyevo for Nordwind A/L on 28/4.
Solaris A/L is a new carrier being set up using the AOC of Vyborg A/L & it will initially operate a fleet of three A321s.
EI-ERS (1199 ex D-ALAM, D-ARFB, AP-BJA)
EI-ERT (1905 ex 6Y-JMR, N361LF, TC-TCG, N811LF)
N117CG (2117 ex G-OMYA, TC-KTD, TC-ETR)
Strategic A/L A320 F-GSTR (0436) has been reregistered LX-STB & is to be leased to Travel Service from May.
Sun Express B738s TC-SUU (30274) & TC-SNV (33558) have been allocated the registrations D-ASXE & D-ASXF respectively for Sun Express Deutschland.
Sun Express Deutschland. See under Ryanair & Sun Express.
Swiftair MD83 EC-LEY (53182) left Madrid on 27/4 en route to Ras el Kaimah for lease to Gryphon Air.
S7 A/L B738 VQ-BKV (37084) left Boeing Field on delivery on 27/4.
TAP A320 CS-TNA (0185) was ferried from storage at Lisbon to Vilnius on 28/4 all white on delivery to an unknown operator.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TER (1060) was ferried from storage at Bordeaux to Hamburg on 26/4 for seat installation.
Thomas Cook B752 G-JMCD (30757) left Toronto on 26/4 still as C-GJZK en route to Manchester following winter lease to Jazz Air & was restored to the UK register on 27/4.
THY A321 TC-JRO (4682) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 28/4. The next two Airbus aircraft for the carrier made their first flights on 29/4. The Turkish registrations are not yet known but their test registrations are D-AVYQ (4695) A319 & D-AZAP (4698) A321.
TNT B733F OO-TNK (23258) was noted at Southend as OE-IAU on 27/4 & is to become CS-TQR with Agro Ar Carga. It should be delivered from Southend next month. B733QC OO-TNF (24131) is to become G-GDFE with Jet2 & was ferried from Liege to Woensdrecht on 27/4.
Transavia B738 PH-HSE (39259) was rolled out at Renton on 22/4. PH-HZI (28380) arrived back at Amsterdam on 27/4 following winter lease to Sun Country.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHA (34901) arrived back at Paris/Orly on 22/4 following winter lease to CanJet, with F-GZHB (34902) following on 25/4.
Travel Service. See under Strategic A/L.
Travel Service Slovakia B738 OM-TVR (38018) arrived at Prague on delivery on 29/4. This was previously reported as OK-TVR
TUIfly B738 D-ATUK (39094) was rolled out at Renton on 22/4.
UT Air B738 VQ-BBP (37553) was rolled out at Renton on 25/4.
Vueling A320 EC-LLM (4681) was delivered from Toulouse to Barcelona on 29/4.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWJ (4683) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 29/4.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLD (28218) arrived back at Frankfurt, still as C-GDGY, on 25/4 following winter lease to CanJet, with D-AXLD (35093) following as C-GDGQ two days later.
Yemenia A320 7O-AFA (4653) was delivered from Toulouse to Sana'a on 28/4 (date corrects last week's blog).
Yes A/W. A320 SP-IAA (0533) was delivered from Southend to Warsaw on 28/4.