Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Schedule is as follows :
37 VKO0800 - 1040ATH 7B335
37 ATH1140 - 1625VKO 7B336
Thanks to Alex for the photo.
Fokker 100 / B-12296 / taxiing for departure from ATH
Monday, June 29, 2009
Airbus A300B4-600 / D-AIAM / last arrival ever for LH A300 in ATH, about to land on rwy 03L
Airbus A300B4-600 / D-AIAM / last departure ever for LH A300 from ATH, just took of from rwy 03R
Boeing 737-400 / HS-CMV / about to land on rwy 03L on a fuel stop in ATH
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Ex Aegean Boeing 737-400 registered SX-BGS that was parked in AMS (Amsterdam, Netherlands) since February 2009, is getting ready to be delivered to Air Dominicana (ED/RDO) which is the flag carrier of Dominican Republic. During the previous days, the plane was in Hangar 10 in AMS and had taken the full colors of Air Dominicana. It did a test flight on Monday 22/6/2009 as A3002T over the North Sea. Delivery route is said to be AMS - SID (Sal Island, Cape Verde) - REC (Recife, Brazil) - SDQ (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). Upon delivery it is expected to operate on the SDQ - JFK (New York, USA) route from 1/8/2009.
Update 25/6/2009 18:55
The next registration of the plane will be N279AD.
Update 25/6/2009 22:05
Added another photo of the plane while taxiing in AMS.
Update 27/6/2009 19:55
Plane was reregistered yesterday to N279AD and is expected to depart some time next week. Added 2 photos of the plane with the new registration.
Update 30/6/2009 01:30
Added 1 photo of the plane parked in AMS waiting to be ferried sometime this week.
Thanks to MAS017 for the following photos.
Boeing 737 / SX-BGS / having blue patches on the tail and engines (photo 17/6/2009)
Boeing 737 / SX-BGS / fuselage, tail and engine titles and logos were applied (photo 20/6/2009)
Boeing 737 / SX-BGS / ready for its test flight the next day, on 22/6/2009 (photo 21/6/2009)
Thanks to Ger Buskermolen (schipholspotter.blogspot.com) for the following photo.
Boeing 737 / SX-BGS / taxiing in AMS, ready for departure for a test flight on 22/6/2009 (photo 22/6/2009)
Thanks to MAS017 for the following photos.
Boeing 737 / N279AD / having its new registration of N279AD written on the fuselage (photo 26/6/2009)
Boeing 737 / N279AD / having its new registration, model and MSN written on the fuselage (photo 26/6/2009)
Thanks to Ger Buskermolen (schipholspotter.blogspot.com) for the following photo.
Boeing 737 / N279AD / parked in AMS waiting to be ferried to SDQ (photo 29/6/2009)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Following yesterday's special movements (see post), today we had more arrivals due the the opening of the New Acropolis Museum. As expected, the major movements were as follows:
Tupolev Tu-154M / LZ-BTZ / President of Bulgaria arriving in ATH
Dassault Falcon 50 / YU-BNA / parked in ATH after carrying the Serbian Prime Minister from BEG (Belgrade, Serbia)
Antonov An-124 / UR-82073 / will make a nightstop in ATH on it's flight from FIH (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo) to GML (Hostomel, Ukraine)
Thanks to Panagiotis for the following photo.
Dassault Falcon 50 / F-RAFI / French Air Force
Also we had the following movements:
Private / Gulfstream G550 / HB-JEE
Private / Hawker 800XP / OD-EAS
Aeroflot Cargo / Boeing 737-3Y0(F) / VP-BCJ on a delivery flight from OSR (Ostrava, Czech Republic) to JIB (Djibouti City, Djibouti)
The Turkish Goverment Airbus A319 that was expected today, cancelled its flight.
Thanks to Vasilis for the following video of Antonov An-124 departure on Sunday 21/6/2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Some of today's most special movements were the following:
Boeing 767-300ER / B-2496 / carrying Mr. He Guoqiang on an official visit to Greece
Douglas DC-3 / C-FTGI / ferried from LXR (Luxor, Egypt) to SNN (Shannon, Republic of Ireland) via ATH and GOA (Genoa, Italy) operating for Antarctic Logistics Centre International (ALCI) Aviation
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules / N3755P / Prescott Support
Other movements were:
Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight / Boeing 737-7Z5 BBJ / A6-DAS
Executive Jet Aviation Airbus / A318-112 Elite (CJ) / VP-CKH
Swiflite Aircraft Corp / Boeing 737-7EL (BBJ) / N90R
Rashid Engineering / Gulfstream G550 / VP-BNR
Rashid Engineering / Gulfstream G550 / VP-CNR
TAG Aviation Espana / Dassault Falcon 900C / EC-JBB
Air Service Liège (ASL) / Cessna 525B Citation CJ3 / OO-EDV
Aerostar / Dassault Falcon 20F / UR-NOA
London Executive Aviation / Cessna 550B Citation Bravo / G-IKOS
JetAir Flug GmbH / Learjet 60 / D-CJAF
Another similar post will be created for tomorrow's movements.
Just a preview of what it is expected for tomorrow:
1) Serbia Goverment - Dassault Falcon 50
2) Bulgarian Goverment - Tupolev 154M
3) Turkish Goverment - Airbus A319
4) Antonov Design Bureau - Antonov An-124
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The flight schedule will be as follows :
1234567 ATH1400 - 1515IST A3970
1234567 IST1600 - 1720ATH A3971
All flights will be operated by Airbus A320
Flybe has agreed with Olympic Air to provide 4 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 in the form of wet lease (aircrafts with pilots, cabin crew and engineering support) for the start up period of August 2009 until September 2010. The aircraft will be based in Athens and will operate under the Flybe's AOC. They are expected to return to Flybe at the end of the lease period.
The Flybe press release is as follows:
Press Information: June 17th 2009
FLYBE TIE-UP WITH OLYMPIC AIR ON REGIONAL FLIGHTS
Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, is delighted and proud to announce its support for the summer start-up of Greek airline, Olympic Air.
By providing Olympic Air with four Bombardier Q400 aircraft, with pilots, cabin crew and engineering support, the deal is yet more evidence of Flybe’s growing reputation as a quality provider of professional ‘turn-key’ solutions in the global aviation market.
The ‘wet lease’ arrangement is from August 2009 until September 2010, at which point, the aircraft will return to Flybe. Based in Athens, the aircraft will become part of the New Olympic business and, operating under the Flybe Airline Operating Certificate (AOC), will be fully crewed by Flybe pilots and cabin crew and maintained by Flybe engineers.
The deal, which was officially announced at the prestigious Paris Air Show is the latest in a line of innovations which have highlighted Flybe’s ability to not only ride out the recession but place it in a position where it will emerge stronger and more competitive when the upturn arrives.
In what is a major extension of the Flybe brand, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim French says: “The partnership with Olympic Air is an exciting development for Flybe. Following on from our Air Transport World Regional Airline of the Year award, this is a major extension of the Flybe brand and is a very important milestone in Flybe’s development.”
He adds: “The Flybe business model has been a great success over the last eight years and as a result I am proud that we will be one of the very few airlines likely to
announce a profit for the 2008-09 financial year.
“Over the past 18 months or so, Flybe has been offered literally dozens of opportunities to start up or support start-ups globally all of which, until this one, we have declined. Flybe’s senior management team is 100% convinced that this partnership with Olympic Air is a tremendous opportunity and dovetails perfectly with our brand. We look forward to it being a great success.”
It is yet unknown exactly which Flybe Dash 8 Q400s will be ferried to ATH but it is confirmed that all four of them will be re-branded with the Olympic Air logos etc.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
LWO - ATH
10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:00
Yakovlev Yak-42 / UR-42369 / second time on scheduled flights to ATH, about to land on rwy 03L
Friday, June 12, 2009
Here is a list with most of the Boeing 747s that have ever landed at Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (LGAV/ATH) since it's opening on 29/3/2001. The columns are: Registration, Model, Company, Remarks, Photo.
If a "Photo needed" appears in the last column it means that we know this plane landed in ATH but we don't have photographic confirmation. If anyone has one, please read the "Help / Contribute" section below the list on how you can help us confirm that.
This list is not complete. There are certainly some Boeing 747s that are not in it for various reasons (arrival/departure late at night, noone to report their arrival etc). If you know that one (or more) are not in this list, please read the "Help / Contribute" section as well.
Special thanks to Alex for creating this list and collecting all that important historical data.
|20-1101||Boeing 747-400||JASDF - Japan Gvmt|
|20-1102||Boeing 747-400||JASDF - Japan Gvmt|
|4X-AXF||Boeing 747-200||EL AL|
|4X-AXK||Boeing 747-200F||EL AL Cargo||All white, only titles|
|4X-AXL||Boeing 747-200F||EL AL Cargo||All white, only titles|
|4X-AXQ||Boeing 747-200||EL AL||New titles|
|4X-ELA||Boeing 747-400||EL AL|
|4X-ELB||Boeing 747-400||EL AL|
|4X-ELC||Boeing 747-400||EL AL|
|4X-ELD||Boeing 747-400||EL AL|
|4X-ELE||Boeing 747-400||EL AL|
|4X-ELS||Boeing 747-400||EL AL||All white, only titles|
|5B-AUD||Boeing 747-200||Air Universal|
|9G-MKJ||Boeing 747-200C||MK Airlines|
|9G-MKL||Boeing 747-200F||MK Airlines||Silver c/s|
|9G-MKM||Boeing 747-200F||MK Airlines|
|9G-MKQ||Boeing 747-200F||MK Airlines|
|9V-SPL||Boeing 747-400||Singapore AL|
|A6-MMM||Boeing 747-400||United Arab Emirates (gvmt)|
|A6-SMR||Boeing 747 SP||United Arab Emirates (gvmt)|
|A6-YAS||Boeing 747-400||United Arab Emirates (gvmt)|
|B-18272||Boeing 747-400||China AL|
|B-2447||Boeing 747-400||Air China|
|B-2472||Boeing 747-400||Air China|
|D-ABYU||Boeing 747-200F||Ocean AL|
|D-ABZE||Boeing 747-200||Air Pullmantur|
|D-ACG*||Boeing 747-400BCF||Air Cargo Germany|
|EC-IOO||Boeing 747-300||Air Pullmantur|
|EC-IPN||Boeing 747-200||Air Plus Comet|
|EC-IUA||Boeing 747-200||Air Pullmantur||Grey underside|
|EC-IZL||Boeing 747-200||Air Plus Comet||Grey underside|
|EC-JFR||Boeing 747-200||Air Pullmantur|
|EC-JHD||Boeing 747-200||Air Pullmantur|
|EC-JJG||Boeing 747-200||Air Plus Comet|
|EC-KQC||Boeing 747-400||Pullmantur Air|
|EC-KSM||Boeing 747-400||Pullmantur Air|
|EC-KXN||Boeing 747-400||Pullmantur Air|
|EC-LGL||Boeing 747-400||Pullmantur Air|
|EK-74711||Boeing 747-200C||Vertir AL Cargo|
|F-BPVY||Boeing 747-200||Air France|
|F-GCBA||Boeing 747-200||Air France|
|F-GCBH||Boeing 747-200C||Air France Asie Cargo|
|F-GCBJ||Boeing 747-200||Air France|
|F-GCBM||Boeing 747-200F||Air France Cargo|
|F-GEXB||Boeing 747-400||Air France|
|F-GISE||Boeing 747-400BCF||Air France Cargo|
|F-GSEX||Boeing 747-300||Corsair||Lips logo|
|F-GSUN||Boeing 747-300||Corsair||Sun logo|
|F-GTOM||Boeing 747 SP||Corsair|
|F-GTUI||Boeing 747-400||Corsair||Corsair.fr titles|
|F-HKIS||Boeing 747-400||Corsair||Corsairfly.com titles|
|F-HLOV||Boeing 747-400||Corsair||Corsairfly.com titles|
|F-HSEA||Boeing 747-400||Corsair||Corsairfly.com titles|
|F-HSEX||Boeing 747-400||Corsair||Corsairfly.com titles||Photo needed|
|F-HSUN||Boeing 747-400||Corsair||Corsairfly.com titles|
|G-BDXE||Boeing 747-200||Corsair||European AL tail c/s|
|G-BDXF||Boeing 747-200||Corsair||European AL tail c/s|
|G-BNLL||Boeing 747-400||British AW||Chelsea rose tail c/s|
|G-GSSA||Boeing 747-400F||Global Supply Systems|
|G-GSSB||Boeing 747-400F||Global Supply Systems|
|G-GSSC||Boeing 747-400F||Global Supply Systems|
|G-MKHA||Boeing 747-200F||untitled||Air China c/s, no titles|
|HL7465||Boeing 747-400||Korean Air|
|HS-TGD||Boeing 747-300||Thai Int´l AW|
|HS-TGE||Boeing 747-300||Thai Int´l AW|
|HS-TGG||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW|
|HS-TGH||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW||Add. "APEC Thailand 2003"titles|
|HS-TGJ||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW||Special Royal Barge c/s|
|HS-TGK||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW|
|HS-TGM||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW|
|HS-TGO||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW||Special Royal Barge c/s|
|HS-TGP||Boeing 747-400||Thai Int´l AW|
|HZ-AI*||Boeing 747-400||Saudi Arabian AL||Photo needed|
|HZ-AIS||Boeing 747-300||Saudi Arabian AL|
|I-DEMC||Boeing 747-200C||Alitalia Cargo|
|I-DEMR||Boeing 747-200F||Alitalia Cargo||Photo needed|
|I-OCEA||Boeing 747-200F||Ocean AL|
|I-OCEU||Boeing 747-200F||Ocean AL||All white, only titles/logo||Photo needed|
|JA8075||Boeing 747-400||Japan AL|
|JA8077||Boeing 747-400||Japan AL|
|JA8079||Boeing 747-400||Japan AL|
|JA8085||Boeing 747-400||Japan AL|
|JA8086||Boeing 747-400||Japan AL|
|JY-AUB||Boeing 747-200||untitled||Lufthansa c/s, no titles/logo|
|N*****||Boeing 747-200C||Atlas Air||Photo needed|
|N194UA||Boeing 747-400||United AL||Photo needed|
|N24837||Boeing 747-300F||Atlas Air|
|N355MC||Boeing 747-300F||untitled||Varig c/s,no titles/logo|
|N361FC||Boeing 747-200C||Focus Air|
|N408MC||Boeing 747-400F||Emirates Sky Cargo|
|N412MC||Boeing 747-400F||Atlas Air|
|N486EV||Boeing 747-200C||Evergreen Int'l AL|
|N497MC||Boeing 747-400F||Emirates Sky Cargo|
|N512MC||Boeing 747-200C||Atlas Air||Photo needed|
|N522MC||Boeing 747-200C||Atlas Air|
|N524MC||Boeing 747-200C||Atlas Air|
|N540MC||Boeing 747-200C||Atlas Air||Photo needed|
|N741CK||Boeing 747-400BCF||Kalitta Air|
|N747CK||Boeing 747-200F||Kalitta Air|
|N760SA||Boeing 747-200F||Southern Air||New c/s|
|N783SA||Boeing 747-200F||Southern Air|
|N809MC||Boeing 747-200F||untitled||All white,blue tail|
|PH-BFG||Boeing 747-400||KLM||Old c/s|
|PH-BFL||Boeing 747-400||KLM||New c/s|
|PH-BFN||Boeing 747-400||KLM||New c/s|
|PH-BUH||Boeing 747-300F||Martinair Cargo|
|PH-CKA||Boeing 747-400F||KLM Cargo||Photo needed|
|PH-MCN||Boeing 747-200F||Martinair Cargo|
|SE-RBH||Boeing 747-200||TransJet||Blue underside,tail in white|
|SU-GA*||Boeing 747-300||Egyptair||Photo needed|
|SX-DCB||Boeing 747-200C||Elite AL Cargo|
|SX-DIE||Boeing 747-200||Hellenic Imperial AW|
|SX-FIN||Boeing 747-200||Sky Express Aircargo||Add.FINAVAL AVIATION titles|
|SX-OAC||Boeing 747-200||untitled||Olympic AW c/s, no titles/logo|
|SX-OAD||Boeing 747-200||untitled||Olympic AW c/s, no titles/logo||Photo needed|
|SX-OAE||Boeing 747-200||untitled||Olympic AW c/s, no titles/logo||Photo needed|
|SX-TIB||Boeing 747-200||Hellenic Imperial AW|
|SX-TIC||Boeing 747-200||Hellenic Imperial AW|
|SX-TID||Boeing 747-200||Hellenic Imperial AW|
|SX-TIE||Boeing 747-200||Hellenic Imperial AW|
|TF-AAB||Boeing 747-200||untitled||All white|
|TF-AME||Boeing 747-300||Travel City Direct|
|TF-AMK||Boeing 747-300||untitled||All white|
|TF-ARG||Boeing 747-200||untitled||BA c/s,no titles/logo|
|TF-ARO||Boeing 747-200||opb.Air Atlanta||Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay c/s|
|TF-ARP||Boeing 747-200F||Air Atlanta Cargo|
|TF-ATC||Boeing 747-200||Air Atlanta Europe|
|TF-ATD||Boeing 747-200||Air Atlanta Icelandic||All white,green tail|
|TF-ATF||Boeing 747-100||Air Atlanta Icelandic|
|TF-ATN||Boeing 747-200||untitled||All silver|
|VH-OEJ||Boeing 747-400||Qantas||Special Wunala Dreaming c/s|
|VP-BXC||Boeing 747-200C||Tesis Cargo||ELAL old c/s, Tesis titles|
|VT-ESN||Boeing 747-400||Air India|
Help / Contribute
If you have evidence or information for Boeing 747s that arrived in ATH/LGAV that are not in the list above OR if you have a photo of a Boeing 747 that is on the list but has the "Photo needed" comment, please use the form on the right that says "Contact me" and send us that information. Since no attachments are available through this form, we will send you back an e-mail (double check your e-mail address in the form) in case you want to share your photo with us. If you find any errors or you have a correction, please use the "Contact me" form as well.
Added 3 more Boeing 747s that we find out that have visited Athens (HS-TGG, SE-RBP and JA8086)
Added 3 more B747s that arrived in Athens during the last month (JA8075, JA8077 and PH-CKA) and deleted SE-RBN which was confused with SE-RBH that was already in the list.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The A332 will operate mainly on Sundays and Fridays.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thanks to Vasilis for the photo and the video.
Boeing 737 / SP-LLC / about to depart from rwy 03L on it's way back to WAW
Boeing 747 / SX-DCB / parked on taxiway Z in ATH
Friday, June 5, 2009
Airbus A340 / TC-JII / about to depart from rwy 03L at 15:05L
Elite Airlines Boeing 747SR-81(F) registered SX-DCB is scheduled to arrive in ATH today at 15:00L from CGK (Jakarta, Indonesia) via THR (Tehran, Iran). It was in CGK for heavy maintenance with GMF-Aeroasia (see post) and was seen on Wednesday being towed from the GMF hangar to a ramp near Terminal 2.
Update 5/6 17:30
There was an indefinite delay on the arrival of the plane. It is yet unknown when exactly it will be arriving but it should happen in the coming days.
Update 6/6 09:50
It arrived late last night at 04:35L from THR, calling as SX-DCB. Photo available (see post)
Thanks to Arimi Raldi for the following picture.
Boeing 747 / SX-DCB / being towed from hangar to a ramp in CGK on 3/6/2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
AUH - ATH
EY 091 09:15 - 13:05 *2**5*7
ATH - AUH
EY 090 14:30 - 20:00 *2**5*7
The route is scheduled to be served by an Airbus A320 with 20 Pearl Business Class and 120 Coral Economy Class seats.
Airbus A320 / A6-EIH / inaugural flight to ATH from AUH, about to land on rwy 21L