EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 26-05-12
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
Apologies for this appearing one day later than usual, but I had other commitments yesterday that took priority.
Aerosvit B738 UR-AAO (38120) left Boeing Field on 25/5 on delivery to Kiev.
Air Algerie is due to lease A343 9M-XAB (273) from AirAsia X.
AirAsia X. See under Air Algerie.
Air Atlanta A306F TF-ELF (529) was ferried from Liege to Lourdes all white on 25/5 for storage.
Air Berlin fleet update:
D-ABAP B738 (28070) was ferried from Munich to Ostrava on 24/5 for painting for a new operator
D-ABAR B738 (28072) is to become TC-SNV for Sun Express & was noted as such at Dublin on 19/5 & was then ferried to Munich as D-ABAR on 24/5
D-ABDX A320 (3995) has become EC-LRN for Vueling & was delivered from Munich to Barcelona on 22/5
D-ABGR A319 (3704) was ferried from Dublin to Dusseldorf on 19/5 following painting for Vueling & was due to be delivered to Barcelona as EC-LRS on 26/5.
D-ABME B738 (37766) left Boeing Field on 23/5 on delivery to Dusseldorf
Air Bridge Cargo B742F VP-BII (24576) flew its last revenue service on 17/5, followed the next day by VP-BIJ (25171). Both may be sold to a Georgian company.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6879 A320 (4946) to China Eastern 16/5 (Chinese built)
HL8256 A321 (5169) to Asiana 25/5
JA02JJ A320 (5145) to Jetstar Japan 25/5
N614NK A320 (5132) to Spirit A/L 24/5
VT-IEW A320 (5155) to IndiGo 25/5
9M-AQM A320 (5149) to Air Asia 25/5
Air China B773 B-2031 (38670) left Paine Field on 23/5 on delivery to Beijing.
Air Europa B738 EC-HKR (28536) was ferried from Palma to Norwich on 25/5 for painting for Transaero with whom it is to become EI-RUF.
Air France A320 F-HBNL (5129) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 21/5. A319 F-GRXG (2213) will shortly join Air Cote d'Ivoire in whose scheme it was recently rolled out at Toulouse (see Skyliner for photo).
Air India Cargo A313F VT-EJH (407) was ferried from Bombay to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 23/5 for Apollo Aviation Capital.
Air Italy. See under Air Poland.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-IJS (7706) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 21/5 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor, followed on 25/5 by EC-JOY (8064).
Air Poland has ceased operations & B738 SP-IGN (35074) was reregistered EI-IGN on return to Air Italy on 12/5.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMU (5130) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 23/5.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFH (17000009) was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand for Regional A/L on 22/5.
All Nippon B788 JA810A (34506) made its first flight on 20/5. B772 JA742A (40901) was delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Haneda on 24/5.
AnadoluJet. See under Ryanair.
Astraeus B752 G-STRY (28161 ex C-FOON, N161KB, N543NA, N369AX), temporarily registered EI-ETS, has become VP-BAS for UT Air & was delivered from Shannon to Rostov-on-Don on 25/5.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PK-WFW AT72 (1024) to Wings Abadi Air 23/5
PR-PDA AT72 (1022) to Passaredo Linhas Aereas 23/5
Avanti Air AT42 D-BCRO (122) left Trapani on 21/5 heading for Reykjavik apparently on lease to another operator.
Avion Express. See uner GreenJet.
Balear Cargo. See under Miniliner.
Blue Air B734 F-WTBB (24813 ex G-UKLF, PH-BPF, D-ABDD, SX-BLM, F-WDIH, OK-CCB) was delivered from Montpellier to Bucharest on 25/5.
Blue Islands. See under Denim Air.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAL (E2392) was ferried from storage at Kemble to Malmo on 19/5 on lease to Malmo Aviation & is to be registered SE-DJR.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5662 B738 (38153) to Hainan A/L 22/5
HL8248 B739 (37635) to Korean Air 18/5
HL8268 B738 (30660) to T'Way Air 25/5
N538AS B738 (41188) to Alaska A/L 22/5
N892NN B738 (31145) to American A/L 22/5
N8309C B738 (36985) to Southwest 18/5
N8601C B738 (38874) to Southwest 24/5
PK-LJS B738 (37293) to Lion Air 22/5
VH-YFL B738 (41002) to Virgin Australia 25/5
9M-MLN B738 (39324) to MAS 19/5
British A/W A320 G-BUSG (0039), formerly with BA & more recently registered to GA Telesis, was cancelled from the register on 21/5 as permanently withdrawn from use at Lourdes.
Bulgaria Air B733 LZ-BOW (23834) was flown from storage at Sofia to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 23/5.
Cargolux B748F LX-VCE (35810) was delivered from Boeing Field to Seattle, WA on 24/5.
Carpatair. The carrier is in the market for AT72s to replace its fleet of SAAB 2000s. Also see under Czech Connect A/L.
Cimber Sterling B737 OY-MRS (32737) was ferried from storage at Copenhagen to Lasham on 22/5. B737 OY-MRE (28008) was ferried from Eindhoven to Copenhagen on 26/5 after painting for JetTime as OY-MRG (28010) went in the opposite direction for the same treatment.
City A/L. See under Skyways Express.
CSA. See under Holidays Czech A/L.
Czech Connect A/L B733 OK-CCA (29058) has become YR-ADB for Carpatair & was delivered from Prague to Timisoara on 23/5.
Delta B744 N674US (30269) left storage at Marana, AZ on 20/5 bound for Singapore for preparation for a return to service.
Denim Air F50 PH-JXK (20233) was ferried from Jersey to Maastricht on 20/5 following lease to Blue Islands.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEC (2129) left Manchester on 22/5 as CC-AFY on delivery to Santiago for Sky A/L.
EAT A306 N2617 (617) was ferried from Lourdes to Dresden on 25/5 for freighter conversion & will become D-AEAD. It was followed on 26/5 by N4602 (602), which will become D-AEAC.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
XA-ACM E190 (19000456) to AeroMexico Connect 25/5
Emirates B773 A6-EGR (41077) made its first flight on 20/5.
Eurolot DH8Ds SP-EQB (4407) & SP-EQC (4408) arrived at Warsaw as C-GMXR & C-GMXY respectively on delivery on 24/5.
Evergreen International. See under World A/W.
Finnair. See under Flybe.
Flybe made the following announcement this week - "Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, today announces that Flybe Nordic, its joint venture with Finnair, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnair to fly 12 Embraer E190 regional jets on behalf of Finnair under a contract flying arrangement. Under the terms of the MoU, the long-term E190 contract flying operations will commence on 28 October 2012. The aircraft will fly for Finnair on a number of European short haul routes, taking advantage of Flybe Nordic's competitive cost base. With this further agreement the number of aircraft flown by Flybe Nordic will reach 28, double the number flown when the business commenced operations in August 2011, of which 20 will be flying under contract for Finnair". E175 G-FBJF (17000341) was registered on 25/5 &, unless the schedule has changed, should arrive at Birmingham on delivery on 27/5.
Georgian Star International. See under MNG Cargo.
Globus. See under S7 A/L.
GreenJet is a Greek start-up due to start operations shortly with A320 LY-COS (0415) leased from Avion Express.
Hi-Fly is to add former Vietnam A/L A332 CS-TQW (262 ex VN-A370) to its fleet next month.
Holidays Czech A/L B734 OK-WGX (25349) was ferried from Prague to Ostrava on 19/5 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
KLM B773 PH-BVG (38867) made its first flight on 21/5.
KLM Cityhopper E190 PH-EZX (19000545) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 26/5.
Kuban A/L B733 VQ-BHB (26310) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Shannon on 18/5 on return to the lessor & was followed on 22/5 by VQ-BHC (26311) & VQ-BHD (26312).
Lufthansa A343 D-AIGA (20) was ferried from Frankfurt to Hamburg for storage on 21/5.
Lufthansa Cityline E190 D-AEBO (19000542) arrived at Munich on delivery on 24/5.
Malev. See under S7 A/L.
Malmo Aviation. See under Blue1.
MAS A388 9M-MND (089) made its first flight on 21/5 as F-WWSO.
MEA A320 F-OMRA (5162) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Beirut on 26/5.
Miniliner F27F I-MLHT (10382) was ferried from Bergamo to Madrid on 21/5 on wet lease to Balear Cargo (see Skyliner for photo).
Minoan Air F50 SX-BRS (20206 ex PH-KVE) was delivered from Maastricht to Heraklion on 26/5.
MNG Cargo A302F TC-MNB (292) has become 4L-ABS for Georgian Star International & was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Sharjah on 24/5 in GCS Cargo scheme.
Niki. See under OLT Express.
G-CHBI E170 (17000006 ex D-ALIA) of ECC leasing left Exeter on 25/5 heading to Kansas City, KS for cabin refurbishment & resprays for a new owner.
HZ-HAA B735 (25419 ex OO-SYI, N419CT, UR-VVD, N419CT) for a private owner should be delivered from Bournemouth shortly as the US registration was cancelled on 23/5.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYZ (39013) arrived at Oslo on 22/5 on delivery.
OLT Express. Former Niki A320 SP-IAG (2668 ex OE-LEO) was delivered from Ostrava to Warsaw on 23/5.
Olympic A/L AT42 SX-BIB (182) is to become C-GKKR prior to delivery from Exeter to Canada for Calm Air. The future registration for SX-BIC (197) is not yet known.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBS (0543 ex OO-COH, N605AW, EI-EEL) was delivered from Shannon to Istanbul on 18/5. Also see under THY.
Orbest A320 EC-LAQ (3933) arrived back at Palma on 21/5 still as VT-WAO following winter lease to Go Air. It has been reregistered EC-LRT & was ferried from Palma to Chateauroux for painting on 25/5.
Orenair. See under TUIfly Nordic.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHU (5127) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 25/5.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Rossiya A319CJ RA-73025 (4024) was delivered from Maastricht to Moscow/Vnukovo on 21/5
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYU (5128) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Amman on 24/5.
Ryanair B738 EI-DHI (33818), now registered TC-SAI for Sun Express was delivered from Norwich to Antalya on 19/5 in AnadoluJet scheme. EI-DHJ (33819) was noted at Norwich in Sun Express scheme on 26/5 awaiting delivery (it appears to have arrived there on 4/5).
Saudi Arabian MD90 HZ-APC (53493) was registered to AerSale as N16AS on 14/5 & left Riyadh on 19/5 bound for Roswell, NM.
Silk Way A/L B763F 4K-SW808 (41068) was delivered from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA on 21/5 for winglet fitting prior to service entry.
Skyways Express & its subsidiary City A/L ceased operations & filed for bankruptcy on 22/5.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCC (0310) was ferried from Warsaw to Brno on 24/5 on summer lease to Travel Service.
Sun Express. See under Ryanair.
S7 A/L. former Malev B738 VP-BDF (30672 ex HA-LOM, EI-EWK) was delivered from Shannon to Moscow/Domodedovo on 25/5 for operation by Globus.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAU (27220) left Gatwick on 19/5 as N927FD on delivery to FedEx. G-BYAL (25626) was registered N966FD for FedEx on 24/5 & left Gatwick as such on 25/5 on delivery to Victorville, CA. Sunwing A/L B738 C-FLZR (35145) left Toronto/Pearson on 22/5 on a ferry flight to Belfast for summer lease to Thomson A/W. B738s C-FTLK (35143) & C-FYLC (33029) left Toronto/Pearson on 23/5 for Dublin on summer lease from Sunwing A/L. B733 G-THOO (29335) was ferried from Shannon to Manchester on 24/5 prior to return to the lessor.
THY B739 TC-JYC (40977) arrived at Istanbul/Ataturk on delivery on 25/5. A321 TC-JMC (0806) has become TC-OBV with Onur Air & entered service as such on 25/5. TC-JMD (0810) is due to join Onur Air as TC-OBY before the end of this month.
TNT B734F OE-IAT (29210 ex PK-GZO) was delivered from Bratsk to Liege on 26/5 following freighter conversion.
Transaero B744 N747JV (28029) left Singapore on 18/5, arriving at Rome, NY on 20/5 & is to become EI-XLN. Also see under Air Europa
Travel Service B738 OK-TVF (29669) left Toronto/Pearson on 23/5 still as C-GTVF on return to Prague following winter lease to Sunwing A/L. Also see under SmartLynx.
TUIfly Nordic B738 SE-DZK (28231) has become VP-BFA & was delivered from Hannover to Orenburg for Orenair on 21/5.
UPS B763F N352UP (37875) was delivered from Paine Field to Indianapolis on 22/5.
UT Air. See under Astraeus.
VIA A320 LZ-MDR (5158) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Sofia on 23/5.
Vietnam A/L. See under Hi-Fly.
VLM F50 OO-VLV (20160) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Maastricht on 24/5 for painting prior to delivery to Alliance A/L as VH-FKO.
Vueling. See under Air Berlin.
White A313 CS-TKI (448) left Lisbon on 19/5 for storage at Marana, AZ. The carrier is due to take delivery of B772 CS-TQX (40668 ex 3C-LLS) in early July.
Wizz Air. Although A320 HA-LWP (5139) left Toulouse on 18/5 on delivery to Budapest, it returned later that day, presumably with a fault, & was not finally delivered until 23/5.
World A/W MD11 N273WA (48519) left storage at Goodyear on 18/5 for freighter conversion at Taipei. B744F N741WA (25702 ex 9M-MPE, 9V-SPR) has become N493EV for Evergreen International & was ferried from Marana, AZ to Oscoda, MI on 24/5.