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”.

 

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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.

 

AirAsia defers delivery of eight Airbus A320s

AirAsia (AirAsia.com) (Kuala Lumpur) has deferred the delivery of eight Airbus A320s.

News link:

biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/10/31/business/5015620&sec=business

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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