Monthly Archives: October 2009

Ex-Alitalia DC-9-82 I-DAWI is “Out of Africa”

 

Insel Air DC-9-82 N431LF (AZ CS-Out of Africa)(Flt) CUR (RCG)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Roger Cannegieter. N431LF is pictured arriving at the new Curacao base with the interesting homemade titles.

Insel Air International (Curacao) acquired this ex-Alitalia (1st) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) now registered N431LF (msn 49194, ex I-DAWI). It was ferried to Curacao on October 19, 2009 and will be used for spare parts. The crew took the opportunity to apply some interesting hand-drawn titles such as “Scrapheap”, “Curacao or Bust” and the larger “Out of Africa”.

 

Lufthansa CityLine’s first Embraer ERJ 195

 

CityLine ERJ 195 D-AEBA (03)(Ldg) AMS (GHD)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Gabor Hajdufi. D-AEBA lands at Amsterdam. The new airliner only wears "CityLine" titles and is painted in the Lufthansa Regional 2003 livery.

Lufthansa CityLine (Cologne) took delivery of its first Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (195) registered D-AEBA (msn 19000314) on October 1, 2009.

 

Turkish Airlines converts three Airbus A330 options

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has exercised three Airbus A330 options into firm orders for deliveries in 2012.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idCNLU71251320091030?rpc=44

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best.

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Air France takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

Air France (Paris) as planned took delivery of its first Airbus A380 yesterday (October 30). A380-861 F-HPJA (msn 033, ex F-WWSB) was accepted by the flag carrier.

News link:

www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/

09_10_30_a380_delivery_airfrance.html

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss.

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Continental to add 3 new routes from Houston on November 1

Continental Airlines (Houston) will add three new routes from the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) hub on Sunday, November 1. CO will add nonstop spoke routes to Edmonton, Frankfurt and Washington (Dulles). The last two will feed the Star Alliance hubs of its new partners. The IAG-FRA route will be operated with Boeing 767-400s.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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Continental Airlines’ first Star Alliance logojet is now flying

Copyright Photo: Diego Ruiz de Vargas.

Boeing 757-224 N14120 (msn 27562) arrives at Madrid.

United’s last Boeing 737 arrives at SFO right before sunset

United 737-300 N331UA (04)(Salute) SFO (DB)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. N331UA gets the final water cannon salute.

United 737-300 N331UA (04)(Grd) SFO (DB)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. N331UA arrives at SFO.

United Airlines (Chicago) as previously reported, retired the last Boeing 737 on Wednesday evening (October 28). Despite a snowstorm in Denver, Boeing 737-322 N331UA (msn 24192) arrived at the San Francisco base ironically just as the sun was setting. The airport gave the traditional water cannon salute on landing ending an long era.

United to end Mesa’s Bombardier Q200 Denver operation by June 30, 2010

United Airlines (Chicago) will early terminate the Mesa Airlines (Mesa Air Group) Bombardier DHC-8-202 (Q200) turboprop operation no later than June 30, 2010. 10 turboprops are being operated by Mesa, mainly from the Denver hub. Four of the 10 aircraft will be returned to lessors by Mesa. However Mesa will try to resettle six DHC-8-202s in another operation.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Mesa-Announces-Termination-of-prnews-3983302520.html?x=0&.v=1

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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