EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 28-05-11
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
ABX Air B762 N767AX (22785) arrived at Tel Aviv on 16/5 for freighter conversion.
Adria A/W will add former TAP A320 S5-AAT (0191 ex CS-TNB) to its fleet later this month. It was delivered from Lisbon to Ljubljana on 25/5 still as CS-TNB.
Aegean A/L B463 SX-DVA (E3341) was ferried from Stansted to Southend on 25/5 for painting all white for Sky Wings & SX-DVB (E3343) from Stansted to Naples, also for painting, on 26/5. These are to become SX-DMA/B respectively. Also see under Olympic Air.
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DVN (4715) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dublin on 24/5.
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BKS (4692) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 16/5, with VQ-BKT (4712) following on 27/5.
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Cathay Pacific
AeroMexico B762 XA-FRJ (24728 ex LN-RCC, N762BT, PT-TAJ, N301AR, XA-TNS, N728CG) was noted registered at Mexico City on 13/5 & has entered service.
Aerosvit. See under Donbassaero.
Air Berlin fleet update:
D-ABAA B737 (30271) was ferried from Munich to Dublin on 21/5 for painting into Yakutia scheme & is to become VQ-BLT
D-ABCH A321 (4728) made its first flight on 20/5 as D-AVZF
D-ABDA A320 (2539) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Prague on 15/5 prior to return to the lessor
D-ABKH B738 (37747) was ferried from Munster/Osnabruck to Paderborn on 23/5 prior to return to the lessor & then to Shannon on 27/5.
D-ABKT B738 (36881) was rolled out at Renton on 18/5
D-AHFO B738 (27987) is on lease from TUIfly having been ferried from Eindhoven to Stuttgart on 13/5 following painting into Air Berlin scheme
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6757 A320 (4709) to China Eastern 24/5
B-6761 A320 (4696) to China Southern 19/5
B-6780 A320 (4726) to Shenzhen A/L 27/5
N213FR A320 (4704) to Frontier 20/5
VN-A324 A321 (4703) to Vietnam A/L 20/5
4R-ABM A320 (4694) to Sri Lankan 18/5
Air Canada. See under Hawaiian A/L.
Air China Cargo. See under Cathay Pacific Cargo.
Air Europa B738 EC-JHK (33975) was ferried from Palma to East Midlands on 17/5 for painting into SkyTeam scheme, returning to Palma after paint on 21/5. EC-HBM (28382) left Southend on 19/5 as ZS-ZWR on delivery to Kulula.com. Former Livingston 332 EC-LMN (597 ex I-LIVN, EI-EOL) was delivered from Bordeaux to Palma on 24/5. E195 EC-LKX (19000437) arrived at Palma on delivery on 27/5.
Air France A388 F-HPJE (052) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/CDG on 17/5. A320 F-HBNF (4714) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 26/5.
Air Hong Kong. Former Cathay Pacific B744F B-HUS (25152) was delivered to the carrier at Hong Kong from Xiamen on 24/5.
Air Nostrum DH8C EC-IOV (581) left Valencia on 19/5 on return to Bombardier.
Air One B734 EI-DOV (27632) was delivered from Shannon to Heraklion on 25/5 for Bluebird A/W & is to become SX-TZE. EI-CWW (24906) was ferried from storage at Pescara to Lasham on 25/5.
Air Sweden A320 SE-RJM (0289) was flown from Istanbul to Stockholm/Arlanda on 22/5 after storage.
Air Transat. See under Saga A/L.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJJ (1225) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 19/5.
AMC A/L B738 SU-BPZ (35213) was ferried from Cairo to Thessaloniki on 25/5 on lease to Astra A/L.
Armavia. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Astra A/L. See under AMC A/L.
Astraeus B735 G-PJPJ (25055) was repainted at Gatwick last weekend with the Palmair titles replaced by those of Iceland Express (see Skyliner for photo), while B733 G-STRI (25011) will be flown to Norwich on 30/5 for repainting from Trawel Fly scheme into Iceland Express colours.
Atlantic A/L. See under West Atlantic Sweden.
Atlantic A/W leased B462 OY-RCE (E2235) to BA Cityflyer from 2/5 to 23/5. It was replaced by OY-RCD (E2233) on 23/5, which will remain with BA Cityflyer until around the end of June when the last E190 is delivered.
Austrian Arrows DH8C OE-LTG (438) was registered N876CA on 26/5 & left Innsbruck the following day on delivery to Commutair.
Azerbaijan A/L B763 4K-AZ81 (40343) made its first flight on 16/5.
BA Cityflyer. See under Atlantic A/W.
Blue Air B735 YR-BAH (24274) was ferried from Bucharest to Bournemouth on 14/5 on return to the lessor & has been registered to BBAM as EI-EPL.
Bluebird A/W. See under Air One.
Blue Islands. Former Contactair AT42 D-BMMM (546) was registered to the carrier as G-ISLF on 19/5 & delivered from Saarbrucken to Jersey the same day (see Skyliner for photo).
Blue1 B712 OH-BLO (55056) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Norwich for painting on 18/5.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5580 B738 (39224) to Hainan A/L 24/5
B-5586 B738 (36878) to China Southern 17/5
B-5606 B738 (39143) to Shenzhen A/L 20/5
B-5607 B738 (39144) to Shenzhen A/L 25/5
C-FIBW B737 (37956) to WestJet 19/5
N867NN B738 (40762) to American A/L 24/5
N957WN B737 (41528) to Southwest 24/5
N958WN B737 (36673) to Southwest 26/5
VH-VZM B738 (34192) to Qantas 14/5
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGOY DH8D (4365) to Jazz Air 26/5
JA857A DH8D (4362) to ANA Wings 14/5
British A/W A320 G-EUYL (4725) made its first flight on 18/5 as F-WWDY. B752 G-CPEN (28666) carried out an acceptance flight for FedEx from/to Gatwick on 23/5 & had the registration N952FD applied on 25/5.
Bukovyna Aviation MD88 UR-CIZ (53549 ex TC-ONP) was ferried from Kiev to Mashad on 26/5 on lease to Taban Air.
Calima Aviacion B738 EC-LKO (28821) was ferried from Palma to Katowice on 27/5 on summer lease to Travel Service.
Cargolux has leased B744F N790BA (24619 ex HL7480) from Boeing & it was ferried from Xiamen to Luxembourg on 19/5.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAL (1222) left Toulouse on 14/5 on delivery to Hong Kong. B773 B-KPU (39233) made its first flight on 17/5. A343 B-HXM (123) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Hong Kong on 18/5 for preparation for Aerolineas Argentinas. B-HXL (381) has become 4R-ADG for Sri Lankan & was delivered from Hong Kong to Colombo on 22/5. Also see under Air Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-KAG (27067) has become B-2457 & was noted at Hong Kong on 19/5 in full Air China Cargo scheme prior to delivery.
China Eastern A/L. See under MIAT Mongolian A/L.
Club Air B461 I-FASI (E1260), which is stored at Verona, was registered G-CGWY on 26/5 for Ansett Aircraft Spares.
Contactair. See under Blue Islands.
Continental A/L B762 N68155 (30434) was ferried from Houston, TX to Goodyear, AZ on 17/5 & is thought to have been withdrawn from service prior to sale.
CSA AT72 OK-XFB (297) was ferried from Prague to Norwich on 12/5 for painting all white & returned to Prague on 19/5. OK-XFC (299) was ferried from Prague to Norwich on 18/5 for painting all white & returned to Prague on 24/5. AT42 OK-VFI (173) was noted carrying F-WEKF at Prague on 19/5 & is thought to be destined for an African operator. It was ferried from Prague to Dinard on 25/5 still in CSA scheme. A320 OK-REQ (4713) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Prague on 23/5.
Donbassaero. The carrier's next A320, N181LF (0579 ex C-GVXD, C-GVUM, PH-VAE, N181LF, D-AKNY, A9C-BAY, N181LF), was ferried from Istanbul to Dublin on 23/5. Accompanying it was N241LF (0645 ex C-GVXE, C-GJUP, PH-VAC, N711LF, D-AKNZ, A9C-BAZ). Both are to be painted into Aerosvit scheme.
Eastern A/W JS41 G-MAJP (41039) was cancelled from the register on 12/5 as exported to Colombia.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUI (4721), in the orange scheme with white titles, positioned from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 25/5 for a handover ceremony (200th Airbus for the carrier) & was then delivered from Toulouse to Gatwick on 26/5. A319 G-EZGK (4717) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 26/5. A320 G-EZUK (4749) made its first flight on 27/5 as D-AVVL.
EgyptAir B738 SU-GEB (40800) was noted on the Renton flightline on 26/5.
Etihad A/W B773 A6-ETG (39681) left Paine Field, WA on delivery to Abu Dhabi on 18/5.
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNU (15265) arrived at Dusseldorf on delivery on 21/5 & wears Lufthansa Regional scheme.
Finnair E190 OH-LKR (19000436) arrived at Helsinki on delivery on 21/5.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOZ (4034) was registered to Bombardier on 10/5 & left Exeter on 14/5 on return to Canada, while G-ECOV (4033) was registered to Bombardier on 19/5 & left Exeter on 20/5 en route to Canada.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDR (40245) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 17/5 & A6-FDS (40246) made its first flight on 20/5.
Hawaiian A/L B763 N591HA (33423) arrived at Honolulu from Xiamen on 9/5 & was registered C-GHPE for Air Canada before being delivered from Honolulu to Montreal on 19/5.
Highland A/W. Despite having been broken up at Inverness on 10/5, JS41 G-TEXA (41041) was cancelled from the register on 16/5 as exported to Sweden. Incidentally, the UK registration was never applied to this aircraft.
Holidays Czech A/L A320 OK-HCA (4699) was delivered from Toulouse to Prague on 20/5.
Iberia A320 EC-HDN (1087) was ferried from Madrid to Shannon on 17/5 on return to the lessor. MD88 EC-FHG (53194) left Madrid on 18/5 for San Jose & is now registered to Tiger Leasing.
Icelandair B752 TF-FIC (30735) was ferried from Lasham to Monrovia for UN duties on 17/5 & is in full UN scheme. TF-FIK (26151) was returned from Monrovia to Keflavik on 19/5 after UN duties. Also see under RAK A/W.
Iceland Express. See under Astraeus.
JAL B744 JA8917 (29899) was registered N917UN for Transaero on 18/5 & ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Rome, NY on 19/5 for pre-delivery work.
Janes Aviation HS748 G-AYIM (1687) was cancelled from the register on 17/5 & became N687AP for the Bank of Utah the following day.
KLM B738 PH-BCB (39443) made its first flight on 19/5 & arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 27/5. B737 PH-BGQ (39256) had been rolled out at Renton by 20/5. B733 PH-BTE (27421) was ferried from storage at Amsterdam to Norwich on 25/5.
Korean Air B773 HL8216 (37647) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Incheon on 18/5. A388 HL7615 (075) made its first flight on 16/5 in primer as F-WWSS. The carrier took delivery of its first A388, HL7611 (035), at Toulouse on 23/5.
Livingston. See under Air Europa.
Lotus Air A320 SU-KBE (1454), now registered to ILFC, was ferried from Cairo to Shannon on 20/5.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDH (4710) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 20/5. The carrier has firmed up an order for five B777Fs for delivery in 2013.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHF (7431) has become EK-20017 with Armavia & was noted as such as Odessa on 14/5. D-ACHK (7499) was ferried from Toulouse to Cologne on 18/5 after painting into Armavia scheme.
Lufthansa Italia will be dissolved on 30/10.
Meridiana Fly MD83 EI-CNR (53199) left Olbia on 27/5 en route to the USA on return to the lessor.
MIAT Mongolian A/L is to add former China Eastern A/L B763 B-2569 (28149) to its fleet & it was noted at Beijing in full scheme on 16/5 awaiting delivery.
A7-MHH A319CJ (3994) of the Qatar Amiri Flight is due to be delivered from Toulouse to LHR late May.
F-WTAO A320 (0274 ex B-2355) registered to GECAS arrived at Budapest from Chengdu on 20/5
G-BVLJ B461 (E1160) registered to Inflite was cancelled from the register on 13/5 & has become A2-ABF for Air Botswana (for the third time) & left Southend on delivery on 20/5.
N707AR B707 (20029) of Omega Air Tankers was destroyed in an aborted take-off at NAS Point Mugu, CA on 18/5. Thankfully, all three crewmembers survived.
VQ-BMK CRJ2 (7668) arrived at Tallinn on 20/5 for an unknown operator.
3C-LLS B772LR (40668) for the Government of Equatorial Guinea made its first flight on 21/5.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYR (40870) made its first flight on 13/5 & LN-DYS (39007) followed on 18/5. LN-DYQ (40869) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 24/5. B733 LN-KKI (24329) was ferried from Dublin to Southend on 16/5 after painting all white. Although LN-KKY (24329) left Lasham as EI-ERP for Transaero on 13/5, it only flew as far as Vilnius & it did not arrive at Moscow/Domodedovo until 18/5. The carrier has signed a letter of intent for the right to acquire three B788s on order for Icelandair Group's IG Invest. Two of the aircraft are expected in the first half of 2013 & the third in early 2015. Norwegian intends to lease a total of nine B788s.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INO (3480) was ferried from Prague to Enfidha on 20/5 after lease to Travel Service, with TS-INN (0793) flying from Monastir to Prague the same day for summer lease to Travel Service. TS-INE (0222) was flown from storage at Monastir to Montpellier on 25/5, still in Libyan A/L scheme.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAI (3162) was ferried from Norwich to Athens on 18/5 after painting into Aegean scheme. A319 SX-OAN (1727) was reregistered SX-DGG with Aegean A/L on 19/5.
Oman Air A332 A4O-DG (1227) was delivered from Toulouse to Muscat on 25/5.
Orbest A320 EC-LLX (4735) made its first flight on 26/5 as D-AVVD.
Pegasus B738 TC-ASP (40011) made its first flight on 16/5 & TC-ARP (40727) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 21/5.
Phuket Air B744 HS-AVA (25212 ex JA8082, N151AS) was delivered from Roswell, NM to Jeddah on 24/5.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHH (4700) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 25/5. The carrier is expected to announce a small increase to its current order for five A380s at the Paris Air Show.
RAK A/W B752 A6-RAK (29311) has become TF-LLX for Icelandair & was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Budapest on 22/5, while awaiting the end of the current volcanic eruption.
Ryanair B738 EI-DCD (33562) was delivered from Dublin to Frankfurt on 17/5 for Sun Express Germany & will become D-ASXD, while EI-DCE (33563) followed on 24/5 & is to become D-ASXS. The carrier has stated that it will ground up to 80 aircraft next winter due to high fuel prices.
Saga A/L A333 TC-SGJ (407 ex B-HYH) has become C-GTSD for Air Transat & was delivered all white from Manila to Montreal on 22/5.
SAS F50 LN-RNF (20183) was flown from storage at Norwich to Oslo on 19/5.
Singapore A/L B744 9V-SPA (26550) has undergone freighter conversion & made an acceptance flight in its new configuration at Singapore on 21/5.
Sky Europe. This former carrier's B733 OM-CLA (24245) was registered to Source One Aircraft Repair as N203MG on 11/5 & ferried from storage at Budapest to Amman on 14/5.
Sky Wings. See under Aegean A/L.
Small Planet A/L Polska. See under Tor Air.
SmartLynx A320 YL-BCB (0726) has become CS-TQS for White & was noted at Shannon on 14/5 in full scheme awaiting delivery. YL-LCD (0359) was ferried from Kiev to Brno on 26/5 on summer lease to Travel Service.
Solitaire Air, operator of B734 JY-SOA (25109), has ceased trading & its sole aircraft has been returned to the lessor & was registered as N416BC to BCC Equipment Leasing Corp on 10/5.
Sri Lankan. See under Cathay Pacific.
Strategic A/L A320 LX-STB (0436) positioned from Toulouse to Gatwick on 20/5 for summer operations.
Sun Express Germany. See under Ryanair.
TAAG Angola A/L B773 D2-TEG (40805) made its first flight on 18/5.
Taban Air. See under Bukovyna Aviation.
TAP. See under Adria A/W.
Thai International A333 HS-TER (1060) left Hamburg for Bangkok on 20/5 following seat installation. HS-TEU (1090) was ferried from storage at Bordeaux to Hamburg on 24/5 for seat installation.
Thomson A/W B738 C-FLZR (35145 ex G-FDZR) was ferried from Toronto to Luton via Belfast on 24/5 after winter lease to Sunwing A/L. It will remain Canadian registered for the summer, operating out of Belfast. G-FDZX (37258) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 24/5. Sunwing example C-FYLC (33029) arrived at Dublin on 25/5 & will be based there for the summer operating for Thomson A/W. Also see under TUIfly Nordic.
THY A333 TC-JNN (1228) was delivered from Toulouse to Istanbul on 17/5, followed the next day by A321 TC-JRR (4706) from Finkenwerder. B739 TC-JYA (40973) had been rolled out at Renton by 20/5 & made its first flight on 25/5 as N973TK.
Titan A/W B462 G-ZAPO (E2176) was ferried from Stansted to Kemble on 17/5 on return to the lessor.
Tor Air has leased Small Planet A/L Polska B733 SP-HAA (24664) & it positioned from Tallinn to Manchester on 17/5.
Transaero. See under JAL & Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Transavia B738 PH-HSE (39259) made its first flight on 15/5 & arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 20/5.
Travel Service has leased Sunwing B738 C-FTDW (34704) for the summer & it arrived at Warsaw on 25/5. Also see under Calima Aviacion, Nouvelair & SmartLynx.
Trawel Fly. See under Astraeus.
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JBQ (35142) arrived back at Brussels on 19/5 following winter lease to CanJet.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUK (39094) arrived at Hanover on delivery on 18/5. D-ATUL (38820) made its first flight on 14/5 & arrived at Hanover on delivery on 25/5. D-AHFU (30414) was ferried from Hanover to Shannon on 27/5 on return to the lessor. Also see under Air Berlin.
TUIfly Nordic B752 SE-RFP (27219) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Luton on 15/5 at end of lease & was registered G-OOBR the following day. This did not revert to its previous identity of G-BYAN to save a "last two" clash with B763 G-OOAN. B738 SE-RFU (37259) made its first flight on 26/5.
UPS B763F N344UP (37866) made its first flight on 26/5.
Ural A/L A320 VQ-BLO (1751 ex 6Y-JMJ) was noted at Shannon on 26/5 in full scheme awaiting delivery.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLC (942) was delivered from Toulouse to Khanty-Mansiysk on 20/5, with VQ-BLD (945) following on 25/5. B735 N17640 (28901) arrived at Vilnius for UT Air on 21/5 & is to become VQ-BJS.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 UK-32018 (4724) made its first flight on 16/5 as D-AUBK & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Tashkent on 27/5.
West Atlantic Sweden ATP SE-MAN (2006) was restored to Atlantic A/L as G-MANO on 12/5.
White. See under SmartLynx.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWK (4716) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 26/5. HA-LWL (4736) made its first flight on 25/5 as F-WWIO.
Yakutia. See under Air Berlin.