Friday, December 31, 2010

Austrian Arrows Fokker 100 in special Austrian Ski team colors (OE-LVM) in Athens

Austrian Arrows Fokker 100 registered OE-LVM that is painted with the special Austrian Ski team colors arrived in Athens today on the scheduled flight from VIE (Vienna, Austria).

Fokker 100 / OE-LVM / about to land on rwy 03L

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Three British Airways Boeing 747s diverted to Athens due to LHR closure

Three British Airways Boeing 747s diverted to Athens today due to the closure of London Heathrow airport. The weather in LHR was so bad that all the inbound flights had to be diverted to other airports and only a couple of departures were made possible. Three of the longhaul flights of BA were diverted to Athens early in the morning. Those were:

G-BNLY operating BA010 between SYD (Sydney, Australia) - BKK (Bankong, Thailand) - LHR
G-BYGB operating BA012 between SIN (Singapore) - LHR
G-CIVB operating BA028 between HKG (Hong Kong, China) - LHR

All three of them are parked in the southern apron of Athens and according to London Heathrow airport, the flights are expected to operate -weather permitting- on Monday.

Boeing 747-400 / G-BNLY / parked in the southern apron of Athens

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Amjet Executive Falcon 50 registered SX-CRC still in GVA

The Falcon 50 registered SX-CRC that is expected to be added to Amjet Executive's fleet is still parked in GVA (Geneva, Switzerland) and as it looks from the picture, which was taken yesterday, it is not ready to fly soon.
Thanks to Jean-Luc ALTHERR for the picture!

Dassault Falcon 50 / SX-CRC / parked in GVA

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Islamic Republic of Iran government Airbus A321 registered EP-AGB departing Athens

Since yesterday the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran was in Greece on an official visit. He departed today back to IKA (Tehran, Iran) onboard the Islamic Republic of Iran government's Airbus A321 registered EP-AGB. The flight, MRJ05 operated by Meraj Air, departed at 13:40L from runway 21L.

Airbus A321 / EP-AGB / just departed from rwy 21L

State of Kuwait Airbus A319CJ registered 9K-GEA in Athens

The Airbus A319CJ owned by the State of Kuwait, registered 9K-GEA (c/n 3957), arrived today in Athens from BTS (Bratislava, Slovakia) as KU035. It landed at 15:10L and was schedule to depart at 15:50L to KWI (Kuwait City, Kuwait).

Airbus A319CJ / 9K-GEA / about to land on rwy 21R

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lao Airlines ATR 72 registered RDPL-34137 arrived in Athens

A rare visitor in Athens today! Lao Airlines ATR 72-200 registered RDPL-34137 (c/n 316) arrived from TZX (Trabzon, Turkey) as LAO137. It landed on runway 21R at 15:55L and is expected to depart tomorrow. It is probably being ferried on return to lessor or for maintenance.

ATR 72 / RDPL-34137 / about to land in Athens