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Airline Fleet News – 4th May 2023 (Updated 9th May)

Updated: May 9, 2023

New Deliveries

Air France (AFR) A220-300 F-HZUV (55216) YMX to CDG

flynas (KNE) A320N HZ-NS39 (11414) TLS to RUH

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) B787-10 PH-BKI (42496 / 1016) PAE to AMS

Smartwings (TVS) B737 MAX 8 OK-SWH (62902 / 8568) BFI to PRG

Southwest Airlines (SWA) B737 MAX 8 N8862Q (67863 / 8562) BFI to PHX

United Airlines (UAL) B737 MAX 8 N17302 (67559 / 8560) BFI to GSO


Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has ferried B737-8 PH-HBN (40728 / 3579) from storage at Bucharest (BBU) to Shannon (SNN) for painting, prior to lease to Transavia (TRA).

Air Wisconsin (AWI) CRJ-200 N428AW (7695) has commenced operations for American Eagle.

(AIB) has ferried A320N’s F-WWID (11333) from Francazal (QYF) to Toulouse (TLS) and F-WWTQ (11416) from Toulouse (TLS) to Francazal (QYF).

Altavair AirFinance has ferried A330-3 F-WXAC (1865) from storage at Tarbes (LDE) to Mobile (BFM) prior to freighter conversion for Hawaiian Airlines (HAL) for operations for Amazon Prime Air.

American Airlines (AAL) B787-8 N886BR (66006 / 1149) has made its first flight at Charleston (CHS).

ASL Airlines France (FPO) has taken delivery of B737-8F F-HIQG (30806 / 790) ex-SunExpress (SXS) TC-SPG.

Avion Express Malta (MLH) has ferried A320’s 9H-MLY (3943) from storage at Istanbul (ISL) to Vilnius (VNO) prior to entering service and 9H-GKK (6865) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Castellon (CDT) prior to wet-lease to TUI Airways (TOM).

Avolon has ferried A320N RP-C4158 (10806) from storage at Kaunas (KUN) to Manila (MNL) prior to lease to Cebu Pacific (CEB).

Bank of Utah has ferried CRJ-701 N270ZA (10270) from Keflavik (KEF) to Ljubljana (LJU).

Boeing (BOE) has ferried B787-9 N1012N (JA924A) (61525 / 1033) from Victorville (VCV) to Everett (PAE).

Castlelake has taken delivery of A321-2 LY-BLW (2553) ex-Aegean Airlines (AEE) SX-DNF while stored at Teruel (TEV).

Condor (CFG) A330-900 D-ANRD (1972) has made its first flight at Toulouse (TLS) as F-WWCS.

DVB Bank has ferried A319 OE-IGY (3346) from storage at Belgrade (BEG) to Malmo (MMX) prior to lease to Braathens International Airways (BIX) as SE-RGD.

Eastern Airlines (EAL) has ferried B767-3 N968AS (28149 / 627) from storage at Roswell (ROW) to Kansas City (MCI).

Envoy (ENY) has taken delivery of ERJ-170 N809MD (17000022) ex-Republic Airlines (RPA), prior to operations for American Eagle.

Etihad Airways (ETD) has ferried A380 A6-API (233) from storage at Tarbes (LDE) to Xiamen (XMN).

Fluffy CAQ has re-registered B737-2(A) C5-CAQ (22431 / 803) ex VP-CAQ, while stored at Lasham (QLA).

FLYONE Armenia (FIE) has taken delivery of A320 EK-FOB (3543) on lease from Aircastle, ex-FLYONE (FIA) ER-00005.

IndiGo (IGO) A321NX D-AZXR (11364) has made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW).

Mavi Gok Airlines (MGH) has ferried B737-8 TC-MGB (32625 / 995) from storage at Istanbul (ISL) to Tashkent (TAS) prior to freighter conversion at Jinan (TNA).

Portugalia Airlines (PGA) has taken delivery of ERJ-195 CS-TAX (19000344) on lease from Azorra Aviation, ex-Air Europa Express EC-LTR prior to operations for TAP Express.

Sunwing Airlines (SWG) has ferried B737-8 C-GKZE (39437 / 4775) from Toronto (YYZ) to Prague (PRG) after wet-lease from Smartwings (TVS).

TUI Airways (TOM) has ferried B737 MAX 8 G-TUMA (44593 / 7211) from Manchester (MAN) to Gatwick (LGW) prior to a return to service.

TUIfly (TUI) has ferried B737-8 D-ATUA (37245 / 3486) from Toronto (YYZ) to Hannover (HAJ) after wet-lease to Sunwing Airlines (SWG).

Turkish Airlines (THY) A321NX TC-LUP (11353) has made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AVZS.

Virgin Australia (VOZ) has ferried B737-7 VH-NQY (38054 / 3292) from storage at Seletar (XSP) to Brisbane (BNE) prior to entering service.

Maintenance Flights

+ Air Canada Rouge (ROU) has ferried A319’s C-FYJH (672) from Toronto (YYZ) to Melbourne (MLB) and C-FYNS (572) from Melbourne (MLB) to Toronto (YYZ).

Air France (AFR) has ferried B777-2 F-GSPO (30614 / 320) from Hahn (HHN) to Paris (CDG) and B777-3 F-GZNH (35544 / 905) from Paris (CDG) to Hahn (HHN).

British Airways (BAW) has ferried B777-2 G-YMMU (36519 / 796) from Cardiff (CWL) to Gatwick (LGW).

Federal Express (FedEx) (FDX) has ferried B777-F N887FD (41066 / 1048) from Guangzhou (CAN) to Paris (CDG).

Lufthansa (DLH) has ferried A319’s D-AILC (616) from Munich (MUC) to Luqa (MLA) and D-AILL (689) from Luqa (MLA) to Frankfurt (FRA).

United Airlines (UAL) has ferried B767-3 N649UA (25286 / 444) from New York (EWR) to Hong Kong (HKG).

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