Trip report and info for Abu Dhabi, Calcutta, Dhaka and Guangzhou
Hello again all;
Earning my keep once again, this time it included my first daylight
visit to Guangzhou. As per usual, pictures on Fotopic but dear old
Flickr will have to wait.
I have also posted on Fotopic, a few pictures of some of the aircraft
outside the maintenance hangars in Abu.
It seems there are too many employees here in Kolkata, this poor sod has been put to use as a wheelchock!!
Calcutta Wednesday 11/11/09:
Frame of the trip for me K2760 Indian Air Force AN-32, picture on
VT-JGX, JNN, JNR Jet Airways 737’s.
VT-ADJ, DKA Kingfisher ATR’s.
VT-ABC, ABD Alliance Air ATR-42’s, picture on Fotopic.
VT-INL, INX Indigo A320’s.
VT-SCO Air India A319.
VT-EPL, EYL, EPQ Air India A320’s.
The three incumbent frames WFU; VT-AIU DC-3, NEA F-27 & BAA HS748,
looking decidedly worse for wear, as seen below:-.
Dhaka Wednesday 11/11/09:
The usual suspects, GMG, United Airways etc plus;
HS-UTW all white 742 not in my DB.
5N-MAD Kabo Air 742 still in the hybrid Northwest colours.
S2-ACU & AEU Ce208’s.
Guangzhou Wednesday 11/11/09:
Amongst the usual Chinese fare were:-
HL7466 Korean Air Lines 744F.
HL7507 Asian Cargo 767F.
N259UP UPS MD-11F.
JA613A ANA 767.
Kunpeng Airlines Embraer E190 at a very rain sodden Guangzhou airport.
Then after a 10 hour stay in the superb Pullman hotel at the airport, I have to say, this is probably the best Hotel I have ever stayed in and I have stayed in many! It is immediately outside the terminal and is part of the Accor chain of hotels, superb room, superb breakfast.Now, after the plug, will I get a discount next time I am paying??!!
Guangzhou Thursday 12/11/09:
HS-TEM Thai A330.
JA-605J JAL 767.
JA320J JAL 737.
VN-A308 Vietnam Airlines A320, picture on Fotopic.
B-3059 China Eastern E145, picture on Fotopic.
B-3063 China Southern E145, picture on Fotopic.
B-3130 Kunpeng E190, picture on Fotopic.
B-8088 Deerjet Aviation G4.
B-5047 China Postal 737F, picture on Fotopic.
B-2132 China Southern MD-83, picture on Fotopic.
B-5085 China Eastern 738, picture on Fotopic.
It was then back to Dhaka and onward to Abu Dhabi;
Dhaka Thursday 12/11/09:
A9C-KJ Gulf Air A330.
VT-AXN Air India Express 738.
Abu Dhabi Thursday 12/11/09:
RA-76807 Aviacon Zitotrans IL-76.
A9C-EV Gulf Air A320.
VP-CXT NAS A320.
VT-AXQ, AXX Air India Express 738’s.
AP-BGN PIA A310.
AP-BFT PIA 733.
A6-MXB Maximus A300F.
D-AIKD Lufthansa A330.
AP-BIU Shaheen 732.
S2-ACP Biman DC-10.
VT-JBD, JGP Jet Airways 738’s.
PH-AOI KLM A330.
ST-ATA Sudan Airways A300.
9V-SQB Singapore 777.
RA-82068 Polet AN-124.
G-ZZZB British Airways 777.
TC-JMI Turkish A321.
A7-ADA Qatar A320.
My photos can be found at http://www.superspottersgallery.fotopic.net