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Airline Fleet News – 19th December 2023 (Updated 26th Dec)

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

New Deliveries


Asiana Airlines (AAR)  A321NX  HL8533 (11670)  XFW to GMP


Binter Canarias (IBB)  E195-E2  EC-OEA (19020117)  SJK to LPA


Delta Air Lines (DAL)  A220-300  N321DU (55256)  YMX to MSP


JetBlue Airways (JBU)  A220-300  N3152J (55258)  YMX to BOS


JetSMART (JAT)  A320N  CC-DIH (11849)  TLS to SCL


Jetstar (JST)  A321NX  VH-OYC (11676)  XFW to MEL


Porter Airlines (POE)  E195-E2  C-GZQV (19020113)  (s) SJK


Private Owner  A319N ACJ  VP-CVJ (11865)  XFW to BSL


Ryanair (RYR)  B737 MAX 8-200  EI-IJC (67092 / 8856)  BFI to DUB


Transavia (TRA)  A321NX  PH-YHZ (11702)  XFW to AMS


Uzbekistan Airways (UZB)  A320N  UK32026 (11677) TLS to TAS





Air Busan (ABL) A321NX HL8526 (11652) made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AZWY.


Air Dolomiti (DLA) ferried ERJ-190 I-JENK (19000381) from East Midlands (EMA) to Verona (VRN) after painting.


Air France Hop (HOP) ferried CRJ-1000 F-HMLI (19014) from storage at Ljubljana (LJU) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE).


Airbus (AIB) ferried A330-3 F-WXAB (1863) from Mobile (BFM) to Amarillo (AMA) for painting.


Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG) has taken delivery of A310-3 YA-FGF (586) ex-Mahan Air (IRM) EP-MMP and ferried from storage at Tehran (THR) to Kabul (KBL) prior to entering service.


Astral Aviation (ACP) ferried B757-2F 5Y-PNI (23687 / 106) from Nairobi (NBO) to Espargos (SID).


Aviation Capital Group (ACG) ferried A320 N216FR (4745) from storage at Tampa (TPA) to Bangor (BGR) prior to lease to Indonesia AirAsia (AWQ).


Aviator Capital ferried A320 T7-L007 (2708) from storage at Larnaca (LCA) to Dublin (DUB) for painting, prior to lease to Air Canada (ACA) as C-FCUG.


Azul Linhas Aereas (AZU) ordered a further 4 A330-900 aircraft, increasing their outstanding order for the type to 7 aircraft.


Boeing (BOE) ferried B737 MAX 8 BBJ N561BJ (68150 / 8714) from Georgetown (GED) to Francazal (LFBF) for cabin fit-out and B777-F A7-BTA (***** / 1761) from Portland (PDX) to Everett (PAE) after painting, prior to delivery to Qatar Airways Cargo (QAC).


Braathens International Airways (BIX) has taken delivery of A320 SE-RGH (3508) on lease from Macquarie AirFinance, ex-Interjet (AIJ) XA-XII.


DragonFly Aviation ferried Dash 8-400 5Y-DRG (4059) from Goose Bay (YYR) to Keflavik (KEF) prior to entering service.


easyJet Europe (EJU) has taken delivery of A320 OE-IBF (6447) on lease from SMBC Aviation Capital, ex-Peach (APJ) JA08VA while stored at Prague (PRG).


Falko Regional Aircraft ferried ERJ-175 G-CLVN (17000345) from Jeddah (JED) to Johannesburg (JNB) prior to lease to Airlink (LNK).


Formidion Aviation ferried Dash 8-400 N4408F (4408) from storage at Bydgoszcz (BZG) to Keflavik (KEF).


Gulf Air (GFA) A321NX A9C-XD (11737) made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AZWO.


HiSky Europe (HYS) has taken delivery of A330-2 YR-KID (1138) on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), ex-Sentra Airways (SER) G-SAHA and ferried from storage at Shannon (SNN) to Bucharest (OTP).


Ion Aviation ferried B777-2 N99003 (30866 / 343) from storage at Alice Springs (ASP) to Lanzhou (LHW).


+ JSX (JSX) ferried ERJ-135 N263JX (145399) from storage at Kingman (IGM) to Great Falls (GTF) and re-registered ERJ-145 N957JX (145278) ex-N14991.


LATAM Airlines Chile (LAN) has taken delivery of A320 CC-BLL (8485) on lease from China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), ex-Viva Air Colombia (VVC) HK-5276 and ferried from storage at Escela de Aviacion Militar (SACE) to Santiago (SCL) prior to entering service.


Malta Air (MAY) B737 MAX 8-200 9H-VVS (67105 / 8893) made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Boeing Field (BFI).


+ PSA Airlines (JIA) ferried CRJ-900 N959LR (15379) from Macon (MCN) to Clarksburg (CKB) prior to operations for American Eagle.


Skyline Express Airline (UTN) ferried B777-3 UR-AZR (32713 / 628) from storage at Kyiv (KBP) to Tarbes (LDE).


SkyUp Europe (SEU) ferried B737-8 9H-SAT (29368 / 1910) from storage at Luqa (MLA) to Hurghada (HRG) prior to entering service.


Thai AirAsia X (TAX) has taken delivery of A330-3 HS-XTN (1531) on lease from DAE Capital, ex-SmartLynx Malta (LYX) 9H-SMF and ferried from storage at Chateauroux (CHR) to Bangkok (DMK) prior to entering service.


United Airlines (UAL) ferried B737-8 N14228 (28792 / 281) from Houston (IAH) to Amarillo (AMA) for painting


Uzbekistan Airways (UZB) A320N UK32027 (11830) made its first flight at Toulouse (TLS) as F-WWTX.


Viva Aerobus (VIV) has taken delivery of A321-2 XA-VCC (6734) on lease from Aviation Capital Group (ACG), ex-S7 – Siberia Airlines (SBI) VQ-BDB.



Maintenance Flights


Aer Lingus (EIN) ferried A320 EI-DEM (2411) from Madrid (MAD) to Dublin (DUB).


Air France (AFR) ferried A319 F-GRHS (1444) from Belgrade (BEG) to Paris (CDG) and A321-2 F-GTAQ (3399) from Paris (CDG) to Belgrade (BEG).


Air X Charter (AXY) ferried A340-3 9H-BIG (374) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Barcelona (BCN).


Avion Express Malta (MLH) ferried A320 9H-MLQ (4223) from Vilnius (VNO) to Milan (MXP).


British Airways (BAW) ferried A380 G-XLEB (121) from Heathrow (LHR) to Manila (MNL).


Bulgaria Air (LZB) ferried A320 LZ-FBI (7264) from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF).


Discover Airlines (OCN) ferried A320 D-AIUV (7174) from Sofia (SOF) to Munich (MUC).


easyJet Europe (EJU) ferried A320’s OE-IVB (7093) from Berlin (BER) to Erfurt (ERF) and OE-IZJ (6902) from Erfurt (ERF) to Berlin (BER).


Edelweiss Air (EDW) ferried A320 HB-JJM (2627) from Istanbul (SAW) to Zurich (ZRH).


Eurowings (EWG) ferried A319’s D-AGWK (3500) from Perpignan (PGF) to Dusseldorf (DUS) and D-AGWY (5941) from Sofia (SOF) to Dusseldorf (DUS).


Jet2 (EXS) ferried B737-3 G-GDFK (28572 / 3031) from Shannon (SNN) to Leeds (LBA).


Lufthansa (DLH) ferried A340-6 D-AIHT (846) from Luqa (MLA) to Frankfurt (FRA).


SmartLynx (ART) ferried A320 YL-LCT (2233) from Karlovy Vary (KLV) to Luqa (MLA).


Swiss (SWR) ferried A330-3 HB-JHN (1403) from Zurich (ZRH) to Chateauroux (CHR).


+ United Airlines (UAL) ferried B737-9’s N38424 (37095 / 2651) from San Francisco (SFO) to Goodyear (GYR) and N37427 (37097 / 2707) from Goodyear (GYR) to Denver (DEN).

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