EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 01-12-12
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
Air Arabia A320 A6-ABG (2930) has become EI-EYR for Rossiya & was delivered from Amman to St Petersburg on 26/11.
Air Astana A321 P4-KDA (5357) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Almaty on 27/11 & P4-KDB (5404) made its first flight on 29/11 as D-AVZK.
Air Atlanta B742F TF-ARJ (23735) flew its last revenue service from Liege to New York/JFK on 25/11 & was ferried to Marana, AZ for storage the following day. Also see under Martinair.
Air Berlin A333 D-AERQ (27) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Chateauroux on 24/12 for painting, possibly for a new customer. B738 D-ABAS (28073) was ferried from Ostrava to Munich on 26/11 after painting into Enter Air scheme & will become SP-ENW. D-ABML (37773) made its first flight on 28/11 & D-ABMK (37772) left Boeing Field the following day on delivery to Berlin/Tegel. A320 D-ABND (5290) was ferried from Paderborn to Shannon on 28/11 for painting - for a new operator? A319 D-ABGJ (3415) was ferried from Munich to Vienna on 30/11 on transfer to Niki as OE-LOE.
Air Blue. Former THY A343 AP-EDE (216 ex C-GBQM, 6Y-JMM, TC-JIJ, EI-ETY) was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Islamabad on 27/11.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA806P A320 (5384) to Peach Aviation 29/11
N515VL A320 (5391) to Volaris 28/11
N574UW A321 (5374) to US A/W 30/11
PK-GLL A320 (5379) to Citilink 27/11
PK-RMR A320 (5375) to Mandala 29/11
RP-8620 A320 (5371) to Philippine A/L 27/11
VN-A394 A321 (5343) to Cambodia Angkor Air 30/11
Air Corsica A319 F-GYFM (1068) has become 5H-FJB for FastJet & left Montpellier on 27/11 on delivery to Dar-Es-Salaam.
Air Dolomiti E195 I-ADJP (19000578) arrived at Verona on delivery on 25/11.
Air Europa A332 EC-KOM (931) was noted at Madrid on 29/11 wearing Novair titles prior to winter lease.
Air France A320 F-GJVA (0144) was ferried from Paris/CDG to St Athan on 29/11 for scrapping.
Air Malta A320 9H-AEF (2142) left Malta still in basic OLT Express scheme on 25/11 heading for Santiago on winter lease to Sky A/L.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-HHV (7350) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 27/11 for painting all white.
Air Transat A332 C-GITS (271) left Adi Sumarmo on 28/11 on return to Canada after Hajj lease to Garuda, with A332 C-GPTS (480) & A333 C-GTSD (407) following on 29/11.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMW (5383) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 30/11.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PK-WFZ AT72 (1055) to Wings Abadi Air 29/11
PR-AQC AT72 (1057) to Azul Linhas Aereas 28/11
VH-FVQ AT72 (1053) to Virgin Australia 30/11
Azerbaijan A/L AT42 4K-AZ53 (689) was ferried from Kiev to Billund on 18/11 & registered to Nordic Aviation Capital as OY-CLR on 28/11.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5295 B737 (39723) to China Eastern 30/11
B-5693 B738 (40037) to Air China 30/11
N8326F B738 (35969) to Southwest 28/11
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAR (1362) left Toulouse on 26/11 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Corsair A333 F-HSKY (1359) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 27/11.
Cosmo A/L A320 LY-COM (0528) was ferried from Madrid to Dublin on 24/11 on return to the lessor after the company suspended operations.
EasyJet. It has now been established that HB-JZJ (2265) is only at Luton for maintenance & will be returning to Geneva in the next few days. The next A319s scheduled to leave the fleet are G-EJJB (2380) & G-EZMS (2378) in January & HB-JZN (2387) in February. A320 G-EZUE (4646) was ferried from Gatwick to Geneva on 28/11 & reregistered HB-JYD.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3098 E135 (14501155) to China Eastern A/L Executive Air 24/11
B-3195 E190 (19000582) to Tianjin A/L 29/11
JA221J E170 (17000353) to J-Air 27/11
Emirates A388 A6-EEF (113) made its first flight on 26/11 as F-WWSJ. A6-EEC (110) left Finkenwerder on 30/11 on delivery to Dubai. B773 A6-END (41084) made its first flight on 29/11.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777F A6-EFI (35609) left Paine Field on 29/11 on delivery to Dubai.
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
EVA Air Cargo MD11F B-16107 (48546) has become OH-NGB with Nordic Global A/L & entered service at Helsinki on 26/11.
Finnair A319 OH-LVE (1791) left Helsinki all white on 28/11 bound for Rangoon for a new operator.
Flybe E145 G-EMBW (145546) was ferried from Bournemouth to Clermont-Ferrand on 25/11 after painting into Novo Air scheme & will become S2-AGK. G-EMBX (145573) was ferried from Biggin Hill to Clermont-Ferrand on 24/11 after painting into Novo Air scheme. E175 G-FBJI (17000355) was registered on 27/11 & arrived at Manchester on delivery on 30/11.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FED (40257) made its first flight on 26/11.
Garuda. See under Air Transat, HiFly, Orbest, Pullmantur Air, Thomas Cook & XL A/W France
Ghadames Air Transport. See under Saga A/L.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CF (5336) made its first flight on 28/11 as D-AZAV.
Hello A320s HB-JIX (1210) & HB-JIY (1171) were noted reregistered as EI-EZF & EI-EZE respectively at Shannon on 28/11.
HiFly A332 CS-TQW (262) was ferried from Lombok to Amman on 29/11 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Hong Kong A/L A333 B-LNM (1358) left Toulouse on 30/11 on elivery to Hong Kong.
Iberia A343 EC-HGU (318) was ferried from Madrid to Lourdes on 26/11 on return to the lessor.
Iraqi A/W A332 YI-AQY (1339) left Toulouse on 30/11 on delivery to Baghdad.
KLM MD11 PH-KCF (48560) left Amsterdam on 26/11 for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAP (5405) made its first flight on 28/11 as F-WWBY, while 5A-LAO (5373) was delivered from Toulouse to Misurata on 30/11.
LOT E195 SP-LNE (19000583) arrived at Warsaw on delivery on 30/11.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABXL (23531) left Frankfurt on 28/11 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK.
Martinair B744F PH-MPR (24226) is now TF-AMF for Air Atlanta & positioned from Amsterdam to Hahn on 26/11.
MAS A332 9M-MKC (69) left Kuala Lumpur on 24/11 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
B-5092 B737 (29092) of Lucky Air was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Kemble on 26/11 on return to the lessor.
N801FR A318 (1939) of Frontier arrived at Shannon from Goodyear, AZ on 29/11 & continued on to St Athan the following day for scrapping.
VP-BKP B735 (25065) of Nordavia was ferried from storage at Budapest to Bournemouth on 27/11.
Monarch. See under Thomson A/W.
Moscovia A/L B734 VQ-BNX (27149 ex N148AS) was delivered from Bucharest to Moscow/Domodedovo on 30/11.
Niki. See under Air Berlin.
G-CHIU B462 (E2256 ex D-AVRA) was cancelled from the UK register at Kemble on 27/11 & registered to the Bank of Utah the same day as N354AC.
HZ-MF6 B737BBJ3 (39318) for the Saudi Ministry of Finance left Indianapolis, IN on 27/11 delivery to Riyadh following VIP outfitting.
Nordic Global A/L. See under EVA Air Cargo.
Novair. See under Air Europa.
Olympic A/W A320 SX-OAU (4193) was ferried from Athens to Bournemouth on 30/11 for painting on return to the lessor.
Orbest A320 EC-KYZ (3758) arrived back at Madrid on 26/11 after Hajj lease to Air India, with EC-LRT (3933) arriving at Palma the following day, also after Hajj lease to Air India. A333 CS-TRH (833) left Hasanudin on 29/11 for Madrid following Hajj lease to Garuda.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAK (35094) has become HS-DBG for Nok Air & left Norwich on 22/11 on delivery to Don Muang. TC-CPF (40879) left Boeing Field on 30/11 on delivery to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen
Polar Air B748F N853GT (37572) made its first flight on 26/11.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-KSM (27178) was ferried from Jakarta to Madrid on 29/11 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Qantas A332 VH-EBV (1365) left Toulouse on 23/11 on delivery to Sydney.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCL (38330) left Victorville, CA on 23/11 on delivery to Doha. A7-BCK (38329) made its first flight on 24/11.
Rossiya will add former Frontier A319 N940FR (2465) to its fleet. It arrived at Southend from Goodyear, AZ on 30/11. Also see under Air Arabia.
Saga A/L A320 TC-SGN (1605) was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Tripoli on 25/11 on wet-lease to Ghadames Air Transport.
SAS B737 SE-REX (33418 ex VH-VBO, N286CS) was registered on 14/11 & left Shanghai/Pudong on 21/11 on delivery to Stockholm/Arlanda. A320 OE-IBL (2911 ex VT-IND) was ferried from Ostrava to Zurich on 29/11 after painting & is to become OY-KAM.
Thai A/W A388 HS-TUB (093) left Toulouse on 29/11 on delivery to Bangkok.
Thomas Cook A332 G-MLJL (254) arrived back at Manchester on 29/11 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Thomson A/W A321 G-OOPH (0781) was ferried from Luton to Norwich on 24/11 & then ferried to Shannon on 28/11 after painting all white. A320 G-OOAR (1320) arrived at Luton on 26/11 after painting into Monarch scheme at Norwich & should shortly become G-OZBY. B738 G-FDZD (35132) left Manchester on 29/11 for Toronto/Pearson for winter lease to Sunwing A/L
THY. See under Air Blue.
Transaero B743 VP-BGX (24156) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Bruntingthorpe via Birmingham on 30/11 for scrapping.
TransAsia A/W A333 B-22101 was delivered from Toulouse on 26/11.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUH (34689) left Hanover as C-FYUH on 26/11 heading for Quebec City on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VOGE (416) positioned from Manchester to Gatwick on 26/11. It has been painted all white, flew its last revenue earning service on 13/10 & will doubtless be leaving the fleet in the near future.
XL A/W France A332 F-GSEU (635) was ferried from Palembang to Paris/CDG on 27/11 after Hajj lease Garuda. A333 F-HXLF (1360) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/CDG on 30/11.