EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 07-04-12
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
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
ACT A/L. See under Air Macau.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BMX (1299) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 31/3. VQ-BMY (1301) made its first flight on 22/3 as F-WWYL.
AeroSur. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Aerosvit B738 UR-AAN (38119) arrived at Kiev on 31/3 on delivery.
Air Austral B77L F-OLRB (40993) made its first flight on 19/3.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBB (32624) was returned to service on 16/3 after not being taken up by Yakutia. A320 D-ALTH (1797) was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Brussels on 28/3 for Brussels A/L & is due to become OO-SNC. D-ALTJ (1838) was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Brussels for Brussels A/L on 4/4 & is to become OO-SND. D-ABFM (4478) was ferried from Dublin to Munich on 27/3 after painting for Air Corsica & delivered to Ajaccio on 4/4 as F-HDGK. D-ABFL (4463) was ferried from Munich to Dublin on 28/3 & & returned to Munich on 3/4 after painting for Air Corsica with whom it will become F-HDMF. B738 D-ABBD (30880) had been reregistered TC-IZF for Air Berlin Turkey by 29/3.
Air Berlin Turkey. See under Air Berlin.
Air Bridge Cargo B748F VQ-BLR (37668) made its first flight on 17/3 as N1788B & left Paine Field as VQ-BLR on delivery on 4/4.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-4091 A319 (5088) to China United 5/4
B-6421 A319 (4995) to West Air 28/3
B-6847 A320 (4895) to Air China 16/3 (Chinese built)
B-6859 A320 (5072) to Capital A/L 2/4
B-6873 A320 (4903) to China Eastern 28/3 (Chinese built)
B-6875 A320 (5053) to China Eastern 28/3
B-6891 A320 (5047) to China Eastern 26/3
B-6892 A320 (5063) to China Eastern 30/3
B-22316 A320 (5055) to TransAsia A/W 16/3
CC-BCF A319 (5097) to LAN A/L 31/3
N509VL A320 (5062) to Volaris 30/3
N685TA A320 (5068) to TACA 16/3
N854VA A320 (5058) to Virgin America 21/3
PR-MYQ A320 (5101) to TAM 30/3
RP-C3238 A320 (5067) to Cebu Pacific 23/3
RP-C8616 A320 (5081) to Philippine A/L 27/3
VT-IER A320 (5076) to IndiGo 26/3
VT-IES A320 (5090) to IndiGo 29/3
VT-IET A320 (5094) to IndiGo 30/3
VT-IEU A320 (5092) to IndiGo 28/3
VT-IEV A320 (5080) to IndiGo 4/4
Air China A332 B-6541 (1304) made its first flight on 4/4 as F-WWYT.
Air Corsica. See under Air Berlin.
Air Europa B738 EC-LPR (36588) made its first flight on 22/3. The carrier is due to receive former Cyprus A332 5B-DBS (505) & it was ferried from Larnaca to Toulouse on 26/3 prior to delivery. B738 EC-HKQ (28388) is to become EI-RUE for Transaero & was ferried from East Midlands to Budapest on 31/3 after painting & prior to delivery. A332 EC-KTG (950) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Madrid on 30/3 following winter lease to Novair.
Air France A320 F-HBNK (5084) made its first flight on 21/3 as F-WWII & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. F-GHQC (0044) left Paris/Orly on 4/4 for scrapping in the USA. B773 F-GZNO (38665) made its first flight on 27/3. F-GZNL (40063) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 4/4. Also see under Air Madagascar.
Airlinair AT72 F-GKPD (177) has become OM-VRD for Danube Wings & was delivered from Toulouse to Bratislava all white on 30/3.
Air Macau A306F B-MBJ (677) has become TC-ACM for ACT A/L & was noted at Shanghai/Hongqiao in myCargo HNA scheme on 31/3 awaiting delivery.
Air Madagascar is to replace its B763s with A343s from Air France.
Air Malta A320 9H-AEF (2142) was ferried from Budapest to Malta on 29/3 after painting into OLT Express/Yes A/W scheme & is to become SP-IAD. It was delivered to Warsaw on 3/4.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-HTZ (7493) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 2/4 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Air Pacific B763 DQ-FJC (26260) was ferried all white from Guangzhou to Atlanta, GA on 29-30/3 & is thought to be for Atlas Air as N643GT.
Alitalia Cityliner E175 EI-RDD (17000334) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 28/3.
ANA B788 JA806A (34515) was delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Haneda on 29/3. JA808A (34490) made its first flight on 1/4. B763 JA627A (40898) was delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Haneda on 23/3.
AnadoluJet B737 TC-JKF (326844) was registered TC-SAC on 21/3 for Sun Express & was followed on 30/3 by TC-JKG (34754) as TC-SAD.
Atlantic A/W A319 OY-RCG (5079) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Vagar on 22/3.
Atlas Air. See under Air Pacific.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATJ AT72 (996) to Azul Linhas Aereas 30/3
Austrian A/L B735 OE-LNM (30138) was ferried from Vienna to St Athan on 5/4 for scrapping.
Avanti Air AT42QC D-BCRP (158) has become C-GPEA for Pascan Express & left Siegerland on 29/3 on delivery to Trois-Riveries.
Belair A319 HB-IOY (3202) has been registered D-ASTX for Germania & was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Chateauroux on 30/3 for painting.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5632 B738 (38388) to Xiamen A/L 28/3
B-5638 B738 (38151) to Hainan A/L 17/3
B-5639 B738 (38389) to Xiamen A/L 5/4
B-5665 B738 (38106) to China United 27/3
HL8245 B738 (38827) to Korean Air 1/4
HP-1728CMP B738 (39396) to COPA 21/3
HP-1729CMP B738 (41088) to COPA 27/3
HP-1730CMP B738 (38141) to COPA 5/4
JA73NN B738 (39422) to Skymark A/L 29/3
N887NN B738 (31141) to American A/L 21/3
N889NN B738 (33314) to American A/L 3/4
N8302F B738 (36680) to Southwest 27/3
N39450 B739 (40004) to United A/L 2/4
N81449 B739 (31651) to United A/L 28/3
PK-LJP B739 (37291) to Lion A/L 16/3
PK-LJQ B739 (38317) to Lion A/L 4/4
VH-YFI B738 (41000) to Virgin Australia 19/3
VT-SGY B738 (37765) to SpiceJet 5/4
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGNF DH8D (4393) to Jazz Air 31/3
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLN (19024) arrived at Morlaix on delivery on 29/3.
British A/W A320 G-BUSK (0120), currently stored at Lourdes, was cancelled from the UK register on 21/3 as permanently withdrawn from use. A319 G-EUOH (1604) has been painted into a golden dove design "London Olympic Games" livery & entered service on 3/4. Apparently a further eight A319s are to be similarly painted.
Brussels A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Cargo Aircraft Management B763 N363CM (24853 ex VH-OGF) left Wilmington, OH on 4/4 for freighter conversion at Tel Aviv & was followed by N364CM (24531 ex VH-OGE) on 5/4.
CargoItalia MD11F EI-EMS (48766) left Frankfurt on 30/3 for storage at Victorville, CA where it joins EI-UPE (48427) & EI-UPI (48428).
Cargolux B748F LX-VCC (35807) arrived at Luxembourg on delivery on 24/3.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPZ (37900) was delivered from Paine Field to Hong Kong on 22/3.
China Southern A332 B-6542 (1297) left Toulouse on 30/3 on delivery to Guangzhou.
Cirrus A/L E170 D-ALIE (17000059) was ferried from Saarbrucken to Munich on 30/3 following storage at Girona.
Cyprus A/W. See under Air Europa.
Danube Wings. See under Airlinair.
Donavia B735 VP-BLG (25233) was ferried from Rostov-on-Don to St Athan on 24/3 for scrapping, with VP-BLF (25232) following on 31/3. The carrier is to add two former Air Canada A319s to its fleet, C-FBLJ (1630) & C-GKNW (1805). Both are at Montreal/Mirabel in full scheme & the former will be VP-BBU.
Eastern A/W DH8C G-WOWA (296) was cancelled from the register on 29/3 & became C-GIAB before leaving Humberside on 31/3 on delivery to Montreal for Avmax Group.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUN (5046) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 22/3, followed by G-EZUP (5056) on 3/4, G-EZUO (5052) on 4/4 & G-EZUS (5104) on 5/4. Further deliveries are expected on 12/4 & 13/4.
Recent first flights have been:
G-EZUS (5104) 20/3 as D-AUBS
G-EZUV (5111) 26/3 as D-AUBV
G-EZUT (5113) 27/3 as D-AUBW
G-EZUW (5116) 5/4 as D-AUBY
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3191 E190 (19000535) to Tianjin A/L 29/3
XA-ACI E190 (19000525) to AeroMexico Connect 27/3
Emirates B773 A6-EGO (35598) was delivered from Paine Field to Dubai on 20/3. It is the 1000th B777 off the line. A388 A6-EDY (106) made its first flight on 5/4 as F-WWAS.
Estonian Air B733 ES-ABK (28572), which was temporarily registered N4620F, was registered G-GDFK for Jet2 on 16/3. Former Finnair E170 OH-LEH (17000112) was delivered from Helsinki to Tallinn on 2/4 & will become ES-AED. One I seem to have missed was ES-AEC (17000107 ex OH-LEG), which was delivered from Helsinki to Tallinn on 1/3.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-APK (40964) made its first flight on 28/3.
Etihad A/W A320 A6-EIP (5095) was delivered from Toulouse to Abu Dhabi on 29/3.
Euro Atlantic A/W B772 CS-TFM (28513) was ferried from Frankfurt to Lisbon on 26/3 following wet-lease to Air Madagascar.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRF (7619) was ferried from Exeter to Dusseldorf on 29/3 prior to delivery to Yamal. D-ACRG (7630) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 30/3 for painting for Yamal after which it was flown from Norwich to Dusseldorf on 5/4.
FedEx B777F N863FD (37734) was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 23/3.
Finnair. See under Estonian Air.
Flybe E175 G-FBJE (17000336) was registered on 4/4 & arrived at Manchester on delivery on 6/4.
Freebird A320 TC-FBO (5096) made its first flight on 27/3 as F-WWIO.
Germania A319 D-ASTC (5085) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 22/3. Also see under Belair.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CB (5074) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 29/3.
JAL B788s JA822J (34832) & JA825J (34835) were delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Narita on 26/3.
Jet2. See under Estonian Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle & Thomson A/W.
Jet4you B738 CN-RPG (34692) was registered OO-JLO for TUI A/L Belgium at Brussels on 263, still in Jet4you scheme. CN-RPF (34691) was registered OO-JPT for TUI A/L Belgium at Brussels on 4/4 after painting at Woensdrecht.
Jordan Aviation. See under Vietnam A/L.
KLM A333 PH-AKB (1294) was delivered from Toulouse to Amsterdam on 20/3
Kolavia is to be re-branded as Metrojet from 1/5 as part of TUI Russia & will soon add a fourth A321 to its fleet. Also see Under Onur Air,
Livingston A320 EI-ERH (2157 ex G-TTOJ) was delivered from Shannon to Torino on 29/3
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDT (5087) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 3/4. A333 D-AIKP (1292) was delivered from Toulouse to Hamburg on 5/4 for cabin outfitting.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRB (E2253) was ferried from Cologne to Kemble on 5/4 on return to the lessor.
Malev B738 HA-LOR (29355), recently reregistered EI-EUZ, was noted in full Transaero scheme at Shannon on 26/3 awaiting delivery. B737 HA-LOL (29352), recently registered EI-EUX, was noted in full Transaero scheme at Shannon on 2/4 awaiting delivery. HA-LOA (28254) was noted wearing EI-EUU at Dublin on 4/4.
Metrojet. See under Kolavia.
Niki A320 OE-LEJ (5115) made its first flight on 5/4 as D-AUBX.
A7-HJA B748BBJ (37075) for the Qatar Amiri Flight made its first flight on 31/3.
Nordwind A/L A321 VQ-BOD (1233 ex G-VKIS, EC-ILG, TC-JMF, D-ABCJ, M-ABEE) was delivered from Southend to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 16/3.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NIA (39444) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 17/3. LN-DYY (39012) made its first flight on 20/3 & left Boeing Field on 29/3 on delivery to Oslo. B733 LN-KKQ (28658) was registered G-GDFG for Jet2 on 16/3.
Novair. See under Air Europa.
OLT Express. See under Air Malta.
Onur Air A321 TC-OAE (0663) was registered EI-ETJ for Kolavia on 30/3 prior to delivery from Istanbul/Ataturk.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPC (40878) left Boeing Field on delivery on 21/3.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHT (5078) made its first flight on 16/3 as F-WWIC & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Qatar A/W Cargo B777F A7-BFD (41427) was delivered from Paine Field to Doha on 31/3.
RAM B738 CN-RGK (33073) arrived at Casablanca on delivery on 22/3. B735 CN-RMW (25364) left Casablanca on 27/3 for Greensboro, NC on return to the lessor. B734 CN-RMF (24807) was ferried from Bacau to Lourdes on 1/4 for storage.
Regional A/L F100 F-GIOG (11364) was noted at Woensdrecht as HP-1764PST on 25/3 prior to delivery to Air Panama. E145 F-GUBB (145419) has been registered A6-RRB for Rotana Jet Aviation & left Clermont-Ferrand on 24/3 on delivery to Bateen, with F-GUBA (145398) following as A6-RRA on 2/4. Royal Jordanian A321 JY-AYT (5099) made its first flight on 2/4 as D-AZAV.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVM (40296) made its first flight on 16/3 & arrived at Dublin on delivery on 3/4. EI-EVL (40299) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 24/3 & EI-EVN (40294) made its first flight on 23/3 & arrived at Dublin on delivery on 6/4.
SAS MD87 SE-DMM (53208) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 19/3 for scrapping at Hillsboro, OR. SE-DIU (53011) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 2/4 for scrapping in the USA. B738 LN-RGA (39397) made its first flight on 5/4.
Singapore A/L B772 9V-SQG (28518) was registered to ILFC on 29/3 as N321LF & left Singapore on 31/3 for Goodyear, AZ. A388 9V-SKQ (079) left Toulouse on 2/4 on delivery to Singapore. B744 9V-SPJ (26556) has become N834AC for Air Castle & left Singapore on 3/4 bound for Marana, AZ.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCA (0333) was ferried from storage at Kemble to Budapest on 5/4 & will be returned to service.
Southern Air B777F N714SA (37988) was delivered from Paine Field to Los Angeles, CA on 23/3.
Spanair. A320s returning to Spain, but this time for operation by Vueling have been EC-LQN (2168 ex EC-IVG, EI-EUM) on 29/3 & EC-LQL (1749 ex EC-IEJ, EI-EUF) on 30/3, with both being ferried from Dublin to Barcelona. Others being acquired by Vueling will include EC-LQJ (1979 ex EC-INM, EI-EUK), EC-LQK (2589 ex EC-JNC, EI-EUP) & EC-LQM (2223 ex EC-IZK, EI-EUN). A321 EC-HQZ (1333) was ferried from Dublin to Bruntingthorpe for scrapping on 5/4. MD83 EC-GXU (49622) was ferried from Palma to Chateauroux on 3/4 for storage.
Strategic A/L A320 LX-STB (0436) was ferried from Chateauroux to Manchester on 29/3 following a short period of storage.
Sun Express. See under AnadoluJet.
Swiss A320 HB-JLS (5069) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 23/3.
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BRD (5031) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Domodedovo on 19/3.
Thai A/W Cargo B744F HS-TGJ (24459) arrived at Bangkok on 30/3 following freighter conversion.
Thomas Cook A332 G-MLJL (254) was ferried from Helsinki to Manchester on 25/3 following winter lease to the Scandinavian subsidiary. B752 G-JMCD (30757) was restored to the register on 27/3 after winter lease to Jazz Air as C-GJZK.
Thomson A/W A320 G-OOPT (1605) has been painted all white & was ferried from Manchester to Kemble for storage on 28/3. B738 G-TAWG (37266) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 20/3 & G-TAWH (38107) made its first flight on 3/4, with G-TAWI (37267) following on 4/4. G-FDZG (35139) was restored to the register on 22/3 after winter lease to Sunwing as C-FRZG. G-FDZE (35137) arrived at Luton on 28/3 following winter lease to Sunwing A/L. G-FDZJ (34690) left Toronto bound for Luton still as C-FRZJ on 5/4 following winter lease to Sunwing A/L. G-CDZI (28229) was registered G-GDFJ for Jet2 on 19/3. B752 G-BYAP (27236) left Shannon on 30/3 bound for Cecil Field, FL on delivery to Allegiant Air with whom it is to become N906NV.
THY A333 TC-JNO (1298) was delivered from Toulouse to Istanbul/Ataturk on 16/3. A321s TC-JRV (5077) & TC-JRY (5083) were delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul/Ataturk on 21/3. TC-JRZ (5118) made its first flight on 4/4 as D-AZAW.
TNT B462 OO-TAZ (E2188) was ferried from Liege to Norwich on 5/4 & is due to join the RAF as ZE708. OO-TAY (E2211) is to become ZE707 (though some sources quote the tie-ups as the other way round).
Transaero. See under Air Europa & Malev.
Transavia B738 PH-HSF (39261) made its first flight on 1/4.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVU (38025) left Boeing Field on delivery on 22/3.
TUI A/L Belgium. See under Jet4you.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUJ (39923) made it first flight on 3/4.
TUIfly Nordic B738 SE-RFX (37246) made its first flight on 30/3.
TUI Russia. See under Kolavia.
UPS B763F N349UP (37947) was delivered from Paine Field to Indianapolis on 30/3.
UT Air AT72 VP-BYZ (332) crashed shortly after take-off from Tyumen on 2/4 on a service to Surgut. Sadly, 32 of the 43 on board perished. B735 VQ-BPP (28906 ex N14645) undertook an acceptance flight from Sofia on 4/4 prior to delivery.
Vietnam A/L A332 VN-A369 (255) has become JY-JAJ for Jordan Aviation & was delivered from Paya Lebar to Amman on 27/3.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VRAY (1296) was delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 30/3. B744 G-VROM (32339) was restored on 29/3 following its lease to AeroSur as CP-2603. It was ferried from Gatwick to Manchester on 30/3 for repainting & will then go to Hong Kong for a cabin refit.
Virgin Australia A332 VH-XFD (1306) made its first flight on 21/3 as F-WWYY, while VH-XFC (1293) left Toulouse on 5/4 on delivery to Sydney.
Volotea A/L B712 EC-LQI (55167 ex N903ME, XA-CLG, N408BC) arrived at Palma on delivery on 23/3, with EC-LQS (55169 ex N905ME, XA-CLC, N796BC) following on 30/3.
Vueling. See under Spanair.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWN (5075) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 29/3.
World A/W MD11Fs entering storage have been N279WA (48756), which was ferried from Leipzig to Victorville, CA on 31/3 & N384WA (48435, which left Taipei on 5/4 for Goodyear, AZ.
Yakutia The carrier is acquire three DH8Cs as An-24 replacements. Also see under Air Berlin.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.