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Note: One of the highlights from my entire collection of photos!! This was just one of very few times we've seen a Tu-154 at Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Airport and the only time I have ever photographed this type. The airline suspended flights...
Note: Qatar A340-600s were once a regular sight in Hong Kong. They ended up being replaced with A330s, which were then subsequently replaced with 787s that we now see. The four A346s are still active with QR.
Note: The newest edition to the Amiri Flight fleet seen here departing Hong Kong bound for Beijing via 25L. It arrived a few days previously from Osaka. This is very new, and was delivered on March 14 2017. Luck was with us today as it was the...
Note: Out of the 30 frames they have now, this one was the second one that was delivered to Qatar Airways back in November 2012. The A330s they used to operate to Hong Kong have been replaced with the 787.
Note: I was quite ecstatic to add this to my collection, as there’s a good chance that by the time I’m back in Europe their F-70s would’ve all been retired. There are only 9 frames fleet in the Cityhopper fleet.
Note: I’m so happy to add a new A300 operator to my collection as this a rare type to see flying these days, especially a passenger variant. This ex-Olympic Airways aircraft is seen here on final approach for 27L. The frame’s first flight...
Note: Turboprops are rare to see at Heathrow these days. I believe March 26 2017 was the date of Flybe’s inaugural flights to LHR. The new flights, operated by the Dash 8s, will connect LHR directly with Aberdeen and Edinburgh on Flybe.
Note: Swiss have now introduced the new CS100 on flights to London Heathrow. JBB was delivered to them back in August 2016. It was a bit of a cloudy start to the day, but the sun shone brightly for a majority of the day not long after the new...
Note: WX114 is seen here taxiing to its stand after having landed from Dublin. This frame was originally delivered to Northwest Airlink as N516XJ in September 1998 before transferring to Ireland-based Cityjet in August 2007.
Note: My first time spotting outside of Asia means many new airlines have been added to my collection like Tarom. YR-ASD is one of 4 A318s operated by Romania’s Tarom and it's seen here on final approach for 09L operating RO391 from Bucharest....
Note: Swiss is the launch customer of Bombardier's foray into the 100-125 seat market via their new CS100 jet. The CS100 finally entered service last year (2016) after delays and cost overruns. Their new CS300 (130-145 seats) also entered...
Note: One of the best movements captured during the spotting part of my London trip! The weather that day was absolutely fabulous with uninterrupted sunshine for the whole day. EP-IBA is seen here on final approach for 09L from Tehran's Imam...
Note: Flydubai's fleet has grown to an impressive 58 aircraft serving their route network comprising of the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Africa. A6-FER is seen here on final approach for 01L.
Note: Wind Rose's sole A330 is seen here on final approach in Bangkok operating on behalf of Ukraine International Airlines. This is quite a lively and vibrant scheme. The Ukraine-based carrier is hubbed out of Kiev/KBP.