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RECENT NEW ACTIVITY @ LHR

Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:23
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RECENT NEW ACTIVITY @ LHR

Thought it might be useful to summarise the new/different/interesting non home based airline activity at LHR which has/is going on at present since the Covid crisis got going here.
Some of these are one offs and others seem to be more regular.

DHL - A330F regular increased capacity in addition to usual A306F
CHINA SOUTHERN - A380 weekly (Weds?) was in last night
TAM - today A350 PR-XTM is in on what appears a special charter or cargo flight from GRU, surely a first time for LHR LATAM A350? Not sure what time departs
LOGANAIR - ATR/SF340 IOM route moved over from LCY presumed to be temporary
ISRAIR - A319/A320 is this covering for the Elal schedule evening TLV-LHR-TLV?
UNITED 787-10, seems to be in daily on EWR-LHR-EWR is this permanent schedule or consolidation of the former B763/B772 flights?
CATHAY A350-1000 now seems more regular on a daily HKG-LHR-HKG

Anyone noted any others?

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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:27
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Cyprus Airways A320
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BA IOM-LHR mini prop job
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 12:50
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
BA IOM-LHR mini prop job
That's the above-mentioned Loganair ATR, I believe it's on lease to CityFlyer Express to operate the BA3255-3258 LHR/IOM.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 13:05
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There was an Alitalia A330 in a few days ago plus Airbridge cargo 744
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There was an Alitalia A330 in a few days ago
About a week ago there were 2 A330's of Alitalia within an hour of each other doing the FCO-LHR route. There was one each day before that, or so it seemed. Perhaps mopping up lost souls of the UK sort to bring them home ?
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RJ A310, Iberia A350 and Amerijet B767 today
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 14:15
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Originally Posted by Speedbird1T View Post
Cargo RJ A310's
Saw one of those, always nice to see an A300/310 - getting rare these days
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Air Cairo A320 now..
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quality over quantity now....
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Saw one of those, always nice to see an A300/310 - getting rare these days
RJ had a freighter A310 in earlier this week. At the moment there are so many A300's of DHL, it's almost like the 80's again :-)
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Air Cairo A320 now..
Just departed 09R back home
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 15:05
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Originally Posted by trident3A View Post
Saw one of those, always nice to see an A300/310 - getting rare these days
No shortage of A306 freighters in the U.S. at 0235Z this morning.


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Old 16th Apr 2020, 16:01
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DHL I believe have added 3 weekly LHR-CVG flights on long haul network temporarily (as well as extra EMA-CVG) - usually operated by A330 but Amerijet 767 covered it yesterday.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 16:41
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A quick-and-dirty analysis of what's been into LHR during the past week, where the airline in question didn't use that type to LHR in the first week of March (or didn't operate to LHR at all) brings up the following:

ABW B744
AFL B77W
AJT B763
AWC A318
AZA A332
BCS A332
CCA A332
CES B77W
CFE AT45
CPA A35K
CSN A388
CSN B77W
CYP A319
ETD B77L
ETH B788
ETH B789
HFM A319
ICE B738
IRA A332
ISR A320
JAL B789
KZR A21N
MEA A332
MGX E195
MSC A320
MSR B789
PVG B763
QTR B77L
RJA A310
SAA A346
SIA A359
SVA B789
SWR A20N
TAP E195
UAE B77W
UAL B78X

A few of the above may be due simply to the Summer schedule change, but most are a result of ad-hoc, repatriation and other non-standard flights.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 16:45
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Seems like the A380-F would be better than scrapping them....the volume alone seems to be worth it...yes, you max out weight before volume, but there are many, many light weight/high volume loads out there...
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 16:56
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Originally Posted by trident3A View Post
There was an Alitalia A330 in a few days ago plus Airbridge cargo 744
Yes I forgot the AZ A330, that's been daily doing FCO-LHR-FCO for a while now.
Seems TAM A350 is leaving LHR 1700hrs tomorrow to position over to CDG then operate the usual CDG-GRU flight Friday evening
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Amerijet doing a LHR-CVG now, amazingly rare. I notice CARGOJET are doing regular flights to EMA and BRU/FRA with a B763F as well. This seems to be daily occurrence also
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Originally Posted by BRISTOLRE View Post
Amerijet doing a LHR-CVG now, amazingly rare. I notice CARGOJET are doing regular flights to EMA and BRU/FRA with a B763F as well. This seems to be daily occurrence also
EMA have had all sorts on DHL's CVG route in the last few weeks, hired in temporarily for this Covid19 period... Kalitta, Polar, Cargojet, Amerijet 767's and seem to have picked up a regular Kalitta 744F on a Sunday morning that drops in also. Believe there is two flights a day both ways. LHR added to the CVG network temporarily too, Amerijet covered it yesterday but it's generally been an A330.
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