EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 07-05-11
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 B463s SX-DVA (E3341) & SX-DVB (E3343) were ferried from Athens to Stansted on 3/5 & are due to join Sky Wings as SX-DMA & SX-DMB respectively. These were the last two 146s with Aegean.
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BIR (4625) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 22/4, with VQ-BIU (4684) following on 4/5.
Air Berlin B737 D-ABAB (30277) was ferried from Budapest to Dublin on 1/5 for painting into Yakutia scheme & will become VQ-BLS. Also see under TUIfly.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6418 A319CJ (4042) to Deer Jet 3/5 after VIP cabin outfit
B-6733 A320 (4566) to Air China 26/4 (Chinese built)
B-6739 A320 (4550) to China Southern 29/4 (Chinese built)
B-6750 A320 (4666) to Shenzhen A/L 29/4
Air Europa B738 EC-HBM (28382) has become ZS-ZWR & was ferried from Budapest to Southend on 5/5 prior to delivery to Comair.
Air France B773 F-GZNK (39971) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 4/5. A320 F-HBNF (4714) made its first flight on 6/5 as F-WWBS.
Air Sweden A320 SE-RJN (0169) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Prague on 22/4 following the withdrawal of the carrier's AOC. The other A320, SE-RJM (0289), is stored at Istanbul & the MD82s, SE-DMT (48003) & SE-RJP (49209), at Stockholm/Arlanda.
Alitalia. See under Bulgarian Air Charter.
Austrian Arrows DH8C OE-LTN (531) has become N857CA & left Innsbruck on 6/5 on delivery to Commutair.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYO (19000430) positioned from Exeter to Edinburgh on 24/4 & flew its first revenue service on 27/4. G-LCYP (19000443) is due at Exeter on delivery on 4/6.
Blue Panorama. See under Jet Time.
BMI. Having been withdrawn from service on 1/1, B735 G-BVKD (26421) was ferried from East Midlands to Bournemouth on 15/4 & underwent a change of ownership on 18/4 to TAG Aviation (Stansted).
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5579 B738 (39223) to Hainan A/L 30/4
N956WN (36672) to Southwest 28/4 (correcting last week, N556WN was delivered on 13/4)
PK-LHR B739 (37281) to Lion A/L 3/5
VT-SGU B738 (37366) to SpiceJet 5/5
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
N356NG DH8D (4356) to Colgan Air 30/4
N447QX DH8D (4364) to Alaska Horizon 5/5
Bremenfly B734 D-ABRF (26281), now registered to ILFC, was flown from storage at Paris/Le Bourget to Montpellier on 5/5.
British A/W A320 G-BUSK (0120) flew its last revenue service on 29/4 & was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 30/4 for pre-sale maintenance. G-EUYL (4725) is due to be delivered on 1/6.
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDO (?????) was delivered from Rome/Fiumicino to Sofia on 5/5. It is a former Alitalia machine.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPT (37896) was delivered to Hong Kong on 29/4.
China Southern A332 B-6526 (1220) left Toulouse on 30/4 on delivery to Guangzhou.
EasyJet. Deliveries from Finkenwerder to Gatwick have been A319 G-EZGI (4693) on 3/5 & A320 G-EZUH (4708) on 6/5. First flights have been A319s G-EZGJ (4705) on 5/5 as D-AVYR & G-EZGK (4717) on 2/5 as D-AVYT & A320 G-EZUH (4708) on 2/5 as D-AUBG. A320 G-EZUI (4721) has been painted in a reverse scheme (orange overall with white titles). B737 G-EZKF (32427) left Dublin as C-GDEJ on 28/4 on delivery to Canada for EnerJet.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
N329JB E190 (19000433) to jetBlue 3/5
PP-PJM E190 (19000432) to Trip Linhas Aereas 5/5
Emirates B773 A6-EGB (38985) left Paine Field, WA on 5/5 on delivery to Dubai.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRC (7573) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Weeze on 6/5 for storage.
Germania A319 D-ASTY (3407 ex OE-LED) was delivered from Southend to Berlin/Tegel on 29/4 after painting. D-ASTB (4691) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 3/5.
Holidays Czech A/L. See under Thomson A/W.
Iberia A320 EC-LKH (1101) was ferried from Madrid to Norwich on 1/5 for painting into Vueling scheme.
Iberworld A320 EC-JQP (2745) was ferried from Valladolid to Manchester on 3/5 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
Icelandair B752 TF-FIY (29312) was redelivered from Shannon to Keflavik on 5/5 following its spell with Air Nuigini as P2-ANB.
Jet4you B734 CN-RPA (24750) left Brussels on 5/5 bound for Keflavik on the first leg of its ferry flight on return to the lessor.
Jet Time is adding a second B737 to its fleet of six B733s. The aircraft concerned is OY-JTY (30727 ex S7-SEZ, VT-SJE) & it was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen on 3/5. A seventh B733 will be former Blue Panorama example EI-EEW (23808 ex PT-TEE, EC-136, EC-GEU, N808WC, LY-AGP, 9M-AAH, N238PL), which was delivered from Lasham to Copenhagen on 6/5.
KLM B738 PH-BCB (39443) was noted on the Renton flightline on 4/5.
Korean Air placed a firm order this week for five more A332s & plans to order two B773s.
MAS A333 9M-MTB (1219) left Toulouse on 4/5 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Niki E190 OE-IHG (19000435) arrived at Vienna on delivery on 5/5.
M-WBTA A321 (0956 ex F-GTAG, VN-A343, D-AKPV) arrived at Lourdes on 3/5 for scrapping. It had been in storage at Hamburg.
N274AT DC87 (46067 ex N8966U, VR-BJR, VP-BJR, HB-IGH) was cancelled from the register on 22/4 & reregistered VP-BHS for Brisair Ltd. It left San Antonio, TX on 2/5 routing via Fort Lauderdale, MI & Stansted to Jeddah where it arrived on 4/5.
4K-BAKU1 B763 (40342) of the Azerbaijan government was ferried from Baku to Dublin on 30/4 for repainting with larger titles & was reregistered 4K-AIO1 on 2/5. It was ferried to Zurich on 4/5 & returned to Baku the following day.
9H-AWK A320CJ (4199 ex N105AL) left Indianapolis on 3/5 on delivery to Malta for Comlux Malta following cabin outfitting (see Skyliner for photo).
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYQ (40869) was noted on the Renton flightline on 2/5 & made its first flight on 5/5. LN-DYP (39047) arrived at Stavanger on delivery on 5/5.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INO (3480) was ferried from Monastir to Prague on 5/5 for summer lease to Travel Service.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBM (0676) entered service on 1/5, with TC-OBL (0640) following on 2/5. Both are former AtlasJet machines.
Orenair. See under Pegasus.
Pegasus B738 TC-APJ (32735) was noted at Istanbul on 2/5 also carrying VQ-BJX prior to delivery to Orenair. TC-ARP (40727) was noted on the Renton flightline on 4/5. TC-ANP (40722) left Boeing Field, WA on 6/5 on delivery to Istanbul.
SAA A332 ZS-SXX (1223) was delivered from Toulouse to Johannesburg on 6/5.
Sky Wings. See under Aegean.
Small Planet A/L Estonia B733 ES-LBD (25069) now carries Tor Air titles & tail logo & positioned to Gatwick on 1/5 to operate its first service.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCC (0310) was ferried from Kiev to Prague on 1/5 on summer lease to Travel Service.
Solaris A321 EI-ERS (1199) was ferried from Istanbul to Dublin on 30/4 for painting all white prior to delivery. N117CG (2117) has become EI-ERU & was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Moscow/Domodedovo on 2/5.
Sun Express B752 TC-SNC (26273), which became N556CM on 13/4, left Tel Aviv all silver on 1/5 on delivery to Cecil Field, FL for ATI. TC-SND (26268) has become VQ-BKF & was delivered from Tel Aviv to Antalya for UT Air on 1/5.
Swiftair AT72 EC-KAD (171) was ferried from Praia to Las Palmas on 2/5 following lease to Maya Island Air.
S7 A/L B738 VQ-BKW (37085) was noted on the Renton Flightline on 4/5.
Thomson A/W A320 G-OOPX (2180) has become OK-HCB for Holidays Czech A/L & was delivered from Manchester to Prague on 3/5.
THY A319 TC-JLU (4695) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 6/5.
Tor Air. See under Small Planet A/L Estonia.
Transaero had two further aircraft arrive at Moscow/Domodedovo this week:
EI-UNG B735 (28915 ex N14654) from Rome, NY on 4/5
EI-XLD B744 (26360 ex JA8914, N914UN) from Melbourne on 3/5
In addition, EI-UNE B763 (29383 ex EI-CRO, N171LF, 5Y-KYY) is planned from Shannon on 6/5.
Transavia B738 PH-HSD (39260) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 30/4.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVS (39404) arrived at Prague on delivery on 6/5. Also see under Nouvelair & SmartLynx.
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JAQ (35148) arrived back at Brussels on 3/5 following winter lease to CanJet. B763 OO-TUC (24844) was ferried from Taipei to Brussels on 4/5 following winglet fitting (see Skyliner for photo).
TUIfly B738 D-AHFA (27981) was ferried from Frankfurt to Eindhoven on 1/5 for painting prior to wet-lease to Air Berlin & was then ferried from Eindhoven to Hanover following painting on 6/5. D-ATUK (39094) made it first flight on 2/5 & D-ATUL (38820) was rolled out at Renton the same day.
Tunisair A320 TS-IMS (4689) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Tunis on 6/5.
UPS B763 N343UP (37945) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Louisville, KY on 5/5.
UT Air AT72s noted at Toulouse in full scheme on 30/4 were:
F-WWED (951) also carrying VQ-BLF
F-WWEF (953) also carrying VQ-BLH
B738 VQ-BQP (37553) made its first flight on 4/5. Also see under Sun Express.
Vueling. See under Iberia.
XL A/W France A320 F-GRSI (0973) was ferried from Paris/Le Bourget to Montpellier on 4/5 on return to the lessor.
Yakutia A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Yakutia Cargo B752F VQ-BOX (ex N572CA, VH-BRN, TJ-CAF, N868AN, TF-FIT, B-27201, N868AN) arrived at Yakutsk on 4/5 on delivery from Mexico City.