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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Euro 767 G-BWNA Operates Tel Aviv Rotation.

August 31, 2012

European configuration Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWA operated tonight’s BA163/BA162 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv rotation in place of the usual longhaul configuration aircraft.

B747-400 G-CIVR Operates Frankfurt Service.

August 31, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVR operated the BA908/BA908 London Heathrow – Frankfurt rotation today due to the cancellation of the earlier BA904/BA905 rotation and additional demand due to a cabin crew strike at Lufthansa.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 31, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick – Edinburgh
BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow
BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey
BA2602/BA2603 London Gatwick – Pisa.

Cardiff 777-200ER Maintenance Swap.

August 31, 2012

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIB positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales early this afternoon as BA9171. Sister G-VIIM, which has been at Cardiff since 3rd August, then positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172. This aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First and a 777-300ER style interior.

31/08/12 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

August 31, 2012

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA236 Moscow Domodedovo – London Heathrow
BA904/BA905 London Heathrow – Frankfurt.

B777-200ER G-YMMU BA245 Buenos Aires Fuel Emergency.

August 31, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMU operating BA245 London Heathrow – Buenos Aires (depart London Heathrow 30th August) declared a fuel emergency this morning during a long hold due to weather. Fuel on board became insufficient to divert to an alternate airport.

30/08/12 British Airways Flight Cancellation.

August 30, 2012

BA237 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo did not operate this evening.

Titan B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 30, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2542/BA2543 London Gatwick – Rome Fiumicino
BA2798/BA2799 London Gatwick – Marseille
BA2776/BA2777 London Gatwick – Jersey.

bmi A321 G-MEDN Departs for Madrid Repaint.

August 30, 2012

bmi Airbus A321 G-MEDN positioned London Heathrow – Madrid this afternoon as BD9545 where it will become the first bmi A321 to be repainted into British Airways colours.

bmi A320 G-MIDS Returns from Madrid Repaint.

August 30, 2012

bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDS, which has been at Madrid since 22nd August, positioned Madrid – London Heathrow as BD9542 this morning as BD9542 having been repainted into British Airways livery. This is the first bmi A320 to appear in BA colours.

B737-400 G-DOCE Positions to Heathrow Maintenance.

August 29, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCE positioned London Gatwick – London Heathrow this evening as BA9278 where it is expected to enter the paintshop.

B737-400 G-DOCY Returns from Heathrow Maintenance.

August 29, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-DOCY, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 19th August, positioned London Heathrow – London Gatwick this evening as BA9273 and has been repainted with the To Fly To Serve crest.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 29, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick – Edinburgh
BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow
BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey
BA2602/BA2603 London Gatwick – Pisa.

29/08/12 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

August 29, 2012

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA438/BA439 London Heathrow – Amsterdam
BA8102 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA8105 Manchester – London Heathrow.

The Amsterdam rotation was caused by the discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb at Schipol airport which required Pier C to be closed for a period.

B747-400 G-BNLS Returns from Miami.

August 28, 2012

Following yesterday’s lightning strike British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLS departed Miami this evening operating yesterday’s delayed BA208 Miami – London Heathrow using callsign BA9604.

British Airways B777-300ER G-STBE Operates to Montreal.

August 28, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-36NER G-STBE operated the BA95/BA94 London Heathrow – Montreal rotation today. We believe this is the first use of a British Airways B777-300ER into Montreal.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 28, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick – Edinburgh
BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow
BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey
BA2602/BA2603 London Gatwick – Pisa.

B747-400 G-BNLS BA207 Miami Lightning Strike.

August 27, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLS operating BA207 London Heathrow – Miami encountered a lightning strike on approach to Miami and was unable to operate the return BA206 as scheduled. Sister G-CIVN, which operated BA209 London Heathrow – Miami was therefore turned quickly to operate the BA206 back to London Heathrow. It was hoped that repairs could be made to G-BNLS in order for it to operate BA208 Miami – London Heathrow with minimal delay however this did not prove possible and the flight has been delayed overnight.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 27, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A again operated for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2727/BA2728 London Gatwick – Bordeaux
BA2940/BA2941 London Gatwick – Edinburgh
BA2944/BA2945 London Gatwick – Edinburgh.

B737-400 G-DOCG Returns from Glasgow Maintenance.

August 27, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCG, which has been under maintenance at Glasgow since July 30th, positioned Glasgow – London Gatwick early this morning as BA9277 then re-entered service operating the BA2902/BA2903 London Gatwick – Manchester rotation.

B747-400 G-BYGB Operates Delayed BA247.

August 26, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGB operated yesterday’s delayed BA247 London Heathrow – Sao Paulo this evening using callsign BA9602.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 26, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2902/BA2903 London Gatwick – Manchester
BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow
BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey
BA2764/BA2765 London Gatwick – Amsterdam.

G-EUYE BA596 Bologna Diversion.

August 26, 2012

British Airways Airbus A320 G-EUYE operating BA596 London Heathrow – Venice diverted via Bologna this afternoon. There were other delays into Venice around the time but no other diversions.

Miami Hurricane Cancellations.

August 26, 2012

All three British Airways London Heathrow – Miami rotations; BA209/BA208, BA207/BA206 and BA205/BA204 were cancelled today due to forecasts of Tropical Storm Isaac battering the area.

bmi A319 G-DBCA Berlin Positioning Flight.

August 26, 2012

Following its diversion last night bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCA positioned Berlin Schonefeld – Berlin Tegel early this morning as BD9571.

bmi A319 G-DBCA LH3377 Berlin Schonefield Diversion.

August 25, 2012

bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCA operating Lufthansa flight LH3377 London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel diverted to Berlin Schonefeld this evening.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Operates for BA.

August 25, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways working the following rotations:

BA2956/BA2957 London Gatwick – Glasgow
BA2772/BA2773 London Gatwick – Jersey
BA2562/BA2563 London Gatwick – Bologna.

B777-200ER G-VIIB Operates Delayed BA199.

August 25, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIB operated yesterday’s delayed BA199 London Heathrow – Mumbai this afternoon as BA199X. This was not the originally scheduled aircraft for the flight as it turned around immediately at London Heathrow after arriving from Mumbai as BA138. It will operate today’s scheduled BA198 Mumbai – London Heathrow tomorrow as BA198D.

British Airways Summer Airbus Holiday Charters.

August 25, 2012

British Airways Airbus charters today were as follows:

A320 G-EUUD operated BA9216/BA9217 London Heathrow – Cagliari.
A319 G-EUPC operated BA9218/BA9219 London Heathrow – Olbia.
A319 G-EUPW operated BA9222/BA9223 London Heathrow – Cagliari.
A320 G-EUUE operated BA9230/BA9231 London Heathrow – Rhodes.
A320 G-EUYE operated BA9232/BA9233 London Heathrow – Rhodes.
A320 G-EUYG operated BA9234/BA9235 London Heathrow – Bodrum.
A320 G-EUYI operated BA9236/BA9237 London Heathrow – Cagliari.
A320 G-EUUF operated BA9238/BA9239 London Heathrow – Bastia.

A319 G-EUOC Returns from Prestwick Maintenance.

August 24, 2012

British Airways Airbus A319 G-EUOC, which has been under maintenance at Prestwick since 14th August, positioned Prestwick – London Heathrow this evening as BA9277.

B777-200ER G-YMMJ Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

August 24, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMJ positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales this afternoon as BA9174.

A319 G-EUPE to Prestwick Maintenance.

August 24, 2012

British Airways Airbus A319 G-EUPE positioned London Heathrow – Prestwick early this evening as BA9278.

Titan B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 24, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey rotation.

A320 G-EUUD Positions to London Gatwick Base.

August 24, 2012

Airbus A320 G-EUUD positioned London Heathrow – London Gatwick late this afternoon as BA9251. The aircraft immediately entered service operating the BA2598/BA2599 London Gatwick – Verona rotation. The aircraft then positioned London Gatwick – London Heathrow as BA9252.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-ZAPZ Returns for BA.

August 24, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-ZAPZ positioned London Stansted – London Gatwick this morning as BA250P then entered service operating the BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow rotation. The aircraft then positioned London Gatwick – London Stansted as BA252P.

B777-300ER G-STBE Operates to Accra.

August 23, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-36NER G-STBE unusually operated the BA81/BA78 London Heathrow – Accra rotation today. We believe this to be the first use of a Boeing 777-300ER on this service.

B777-300ER G-STBB Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

August 23, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-36NER G-STBB, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since August 18th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9176.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Continues for BA.

August 23, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2622/BA2623 London Gatwick – Nice
BA2666/BA2667 London Gatwick – Marrakesh.

Body Found in Wheel Bay of Inbound BA58.

August 23, 2012

A body was discovered in the wheel bay of Boeing 747-436 G-BNLU this morning when it arrived into London Heathrow as BA58 from Cape Town. It is understood that a man was spotted scaling the perimeter fence at Cape Town and approaching the aircraft as it prepared for departure. A search was made of the airfield but not of the aircraft. G-BNLU was released to traffic later and operated BA285 London Heathrow – San Francisco.

B747-400 G-BNLK Returns from JFK.

August 23, 2012

Following its technical issue on 21st August British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK positioned New York JFK – London Heathrow in the early hours of this morning as BA9174.

G-VIIV Operates Rerouted BA2156.

August 22, 2012

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIV operating BA2156 Grenada – Antigua – London Gatwick routed direct Grenada – London Gatwick this evening in order to clear the region as quickly as possible due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-POWC Operates for BA.

August 22, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC continued to operate for British Airways today working the following rotations:

BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick – Edinburgh
BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow
BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey
BA2602/BA2603 London Gatwick – Pisa.

Prestwick Airbus Maintenance Swap.

August 22, 2012

British Airways Airbus A319 G-EUOB positioned London Heathrow – Prestwick this evening as BA9275. Airbus A321 G-EUXM then positioned Prestwick – London Heathrow as BA9276.

bmi A320 G-MIDS Positions to Madrid.

August 22, 2012

bmi A320 G-MIDS positioned London Heathrow – Madrid this afternoon as BD9533.

Copenhagen BA818/BA819 767 Upgauge.

August 22, 2012

British Airways today announced that from 28th October 2012 the BA818/BA819 London Heathrow – Copenhagen rotation will switch from A319/A320/A321  to Boeing 767-300ER operation Sundays – Fridays. Saturday services will continue to be operated by Airbuses.

B747-400 G-BNLK JFK Technical Issue.

August 21, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK operated BA117 London Heathrow – New York JFK today however the return BA174 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

Titan Airways B737-300 G-ZAPZ Continues for BA.

August 21, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-ZAPZ operated the BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick – Edinburgh and BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick – Glasgow rotations today before positioning London Gatwick – London Stansted as BA9259P.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-300 G-POWC Positions for BA.

August 21, 2012

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC positioned London Stansted – London Gatwick this afternoon as BA258P then operated the BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick – Jersey rotation.

A320 G-EUUI Returns from Madrid.

August 21, 2012

Following yesterday’s technical issue British Airways Airbus A320 G-EUUI positioned Madrid – London Heathrow early this morning as BA9257.

A320 G-EUUI Madrid Technical Issue.

August 20, 2012

British Airways Airbus A320 G-EUUI operated BA458 London Heathrow – Madrid this morning however it was unable to operate the return BA459 due to a technical issue.