Log Paris Orly Sunday 8th June 08;
Thought we'd have a weekend in Paris sometime to cover Orly and CDG, deciding to do Orly on the Sunday as you get a fair few flights from North Africa, plus Air France have several 777's based too. Flew Southampton to Paris CDG on Saturday morning, had the day at CDG and got the Air France bus over at 2000. Stayed 2 nights at the Kyriad Athis Thon, only 5 min bus ride, the hotel is opposite the preserved Concorde, Mercure and Caravelle. 59 Euro's a night for a twin room, free airport shuttle. Got the shuttle at 0900 on Sunday morining and 2140 back.
Didn't log Air France airbuses except the newer 321's, lots of the domestic 319/320/321 here. Not sure exactly how many AF B777's are based here, 6 or 7 i think. We saw 5 flights arrive on the Sunday. There is a flight to Reunion which departs daily at 2100 and doesn't return until 0625 33 hours later so you won't see them all in a day, 2 visits are required. We called in on Monday morning to see F-GSQT arrive from Reunion before getting the bus back to CDG. F-GSQI departed empty to CDG on Sunday afternoon andF-GSQP positioned back in for the Reunion flight. Also A330 F-GZCE postioned back to CDG off maintenance and B777F-GSQC arrived for maintenace. The Air Austral B777 was in the hanger area so i guess that too was for maintenance. The 5 Easyjet A319's noted were all old ones, G-EZAA/AK/AS/IX/SM
F-GTAO/P/Q A321 Air FranceF-GSQC/I/N/O/P/S/X B773 Air FranceCN-ROA/B/RNP/Z B738 RAM7T-VJV/W/X A332 Air AlgerieF-GTUI/HKIS/HSEX/HSUN B744 CorsairTS-IOK/M/P B737 TunisairF-HBAF/HCAI/GUAA A321 Aigle AzurF-GZHA/B/C/D/E/N/V B738 Transavia FranceF-GPXA/B/D/E/G/I FK100 AF/Brit AirF-HBCC BE1900 CatoF-OFDF/ORLY A330 Air CaribesF-HBIL/HCAT A330 CorsairTS-IEG/J B733 KarthagoF-HAVI/N B757 L'AvionF-GYFL/K A319 CCMTS-IPA/C A300 Tunisair6V-AHN/O B737 Air SenegalF-GLMX/GTLZ DC10 (stored)F-GDUS FK28 (stored)F-GHED MD80 (stored)F-GIXL/R B733 French PostF-OPAR B777 AIr Austral F-GCBL B747 (stored)C-FCRR PBY CatalinaF-HBAB/D/E A320 Aigle AzurEC-IXE/JKZ B738 Air EuropaF-OOUA A319 Air IvoireF-GIBM AS350F-HLCA EC135EC-JCG CRJ IberiaCN-RMX B734 Atlas BlueCN-RPB/C B734 Jet 4 YouCN-ROD/RNL B73G RAM7T-VJH B763 Air Algerie7T-VJL/M/S B737 Air AlgerieF-GXAH A319 Aigle AzurD-AXLG B73G TUICU-T1250 IL96 CubanaPH-PBA DC3 DDACN-RNY/ROM A321 Atlas BlueF-GRZI CRJ700 AF/Brit AirEC-IOR/KOC B737 HolaOM-NGG/H/K/N/P B73G Sky EuropeTS-IMH A320 Mauritania AirwaysTC-SGB A310 (a/w)TS-IMJ A319 TunisairD-ADIG B733 Air BerlinLN-KKG/W B733 NorwegianTS-IMG A320 TunisairD-AGPL FK100 Air BerlinD-AHXA B73G Hapag Lloyd ExSE-RFA MD80 Fly Nordic
Several of the RAM, Air Algerie and Tunis Air aircraft returned throughout the day. Cheers