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Monthly Archives: December 2012

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVZ Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

December 31, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 20th December, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9276.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWY Stockholm Technical Issue.

December 31, 2012

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWY operated BA780 London Heathrow – Stockholm Arlanda this afternoon however the return BA781 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

B777-200ER G-RAES Returns from Istanbul.

December 31, 2012

Following its diversion to Istanbul early on 27th December, British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-RAES positioned Istanbul – London Heathrow this morning as BA9171.

British Airways A320 G-MIDO Operates Grenoble Charter.

December 30, 2012

British Airways A320 G-MIDO operated a London  Heathrow РGrenoble charter rotation this afternoon as BA9224/BA9225.

British Airways B737-400 G-GBTB Operates Grenoble Charter.

December 30, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-GBTB operated a London Gatwick – Grenoble charter rotation this morning as BA9218/BA9219.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCA operates Friedrichshafen Charter.

December 30, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCA operated a London Gatwick – Friedrichshafen charter rotation early this morning as BA9216/BA9217.

B747-400 G-CIVN Returns from Johannesburg.

December 30, 2012

Following yesterday’s delay British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVN departed Johannesburg early this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow as BA54X.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMML Returns from Toronto.

December 29, 2012

Following its crewing issue yesterday British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMML departed Toronto this evening operating yesterday’s delayed BA98 Toronto – London Heathrow using callsign BA9607.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BZHC Returns from Copenhagen.

December 29, 2012

Following yesterday’s pushback incident British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BZHC departed Copenhagen this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed BA819 Copenhagen – London Heathrow as BA819X.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVN Johannesburg Technical Issue.

December 29, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVN arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow (depart London 28th December) however the return BA54 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMML Toronto Crewing Issue.

December 28, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMML operated BA99 London Heathrow – Toronto today however the return BA98 has been delayed overnight due to crew illness.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BZHC Damaged by Copenhagen Tug.

December 28, 2012

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BZHC preparing to operate BA819 Copenhagen – London Heathrow suffered damage to the nosewheel when the tug broke off during pushback. The flight has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCZ BA2690 Munich Diversion.

December 28, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCZ operating BA2690 London Gatwick – Innsbruck diverted t0 Munich this morning due to weather at Innsbruck. The return BA2691 operated from Munich once passengers had been transferred by road.

British Airways A321 G-MEDF Returns from Tel Aviv.

December 28, 2012

Having overnighted at Tel Aviv after being replaced by sister G-MEDL on yesterday’s BA166, British Airways A321 G-MEDL positioned Tel Aviv – London Heathrow this morning as BA9255.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMML Positioning Flight.

December 28, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMML positioned Dubai – Istanbul in the early hours of this morning as BA9156 in order to operate BA675 Istanbul – London Heathrow.

B777-200ER G-YMML Istanbul Rescue.

December 27, 2012

Following the diversion of Boeing 777-236ER G-RAES to Istanbul early this morning whilst operating BA105 London Heathrow – Dubai, sister G-YMML operated BA680 London Heathrow – Istanbul today then continued Istanbul – Dubai as BA105X.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCV London Gatwick Test Flight.

December 27, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCV, which has been out of service at London Gatwick since 21st December, undertook a London Gatwick – London Gatwick test flight as BA9274 late this morning and re-entered service later as BA2778 London Gatwick – Jersey.

British Airways Tel Aviv A321 Swap.

December 27, 2012

British Airways A321 G-MEDF operated BA167 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv this afternoon however the return BA166 was operated by sister G-MEDL, which suffered a cracked windscreen prior to being scheduled to operate yesterday’s BA166. G-MEDF will overnight at Tel Aviv.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWR BA95 Toronto Diversion.

December 27, 2012

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWR operating BA95 London Heathrow – Montreal diverted via Toronto this evening due to weather at Montreal.

British Airways A321 G-MEDJ Returns in Union Flag Livery.

December 27, 2012

British Airways A321 G-MEDJ, which has been out of service at London Heathrow since 17th December, returned to service today in Union Flag with Crest livery operating the BA145/BA144 London Heathrow – Baku rotation.

British Airways A319 G-DBCE Leeds-Bradford Technical Issue.

December 27, 2012

British Airways A319 G-DBCE operated BA1342 London Heathrow – Leeds-Bradford this afternoon however the return BA1343 was cancelled indicating a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Leeds-Bradford – London Heathrow late in the evening as BA9256.

British Airways A319 G-EUPU Basle Technical Issue.

December 27, 2012

British Airways A319 G-EUPU operated BA752 London Heathrow – Basle this morning however the return BA753 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

British Airways A320 G-EUUL Returns from Prestwick Maintenance.

December 27, 2012

British Airways A320 G-EUUL, which has been under maintenance at Prestwick since 13th December, positioned Prestwick – London Heathrow early this afternoon as BA9272.

British Airways A319 G-EUPU Basle Technical Issue.

December 27, 2012

British Airways A319 G-EUPU operated BA752 London Heathrow – Basel this morning however the return BA753 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

27/12/2012 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

December 27, 2012

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA104 Dubai – London Heathrow
BA753 Basle – London Heathrow
BA832/BA833 London Heathrow – Dublin
BA1340/BA1341 London Heathrow – Leeds-Bradford.

B777-200ER G-RAES BA105 Istanbul Diversion.

December 27, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-RAES operating BA105 London Heathrow – Dubai (depart London Heathrow 26th December) diverted to Istanbul this morning due to a suspected oil leak on the right hand engine.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL Tel Aviv Windscreen Crack.

December 26, 2012

British Airways A321 G-MEDL operated BA167 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv this afternoon however the return BA166 was cancelled due to the aircraft suffering a cracked windscreen.

Outbound Baku Cancellation.

December 24, 2012

BA145 London Heathrow – Baku was cancelled today however the return BA144 was operated by A321 G-MEDL which re-entered service from Baku after a technical issue yesterday.

A318 G-EUNB Positions to Gatwick Maintenance.

December 24, 2012

British Airways A318 G-EUNB positioned London City – London Gatwick early this afternoon as BA9259.

Euro B767-300ER G-BNWZ Operates Moscow Rotation.

December 23, 2012

With G-BNWU still out of service and sister G-BNWH delayed on its return from Monrovia and Freetown, this left no longhaul Boeing 767-300ER available to operate the BA237/BA236 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo rotation. Shorthaul G-BNWZ was therefore used to operate the service.

B747-400 G-BNLP Returns to Service.

December 23, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 27th November, returned to service this evening operating BA199 London Heathrow – Mumbai.

B747-400 G-CIVK Returns to Service.

December 23, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVK, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 20th November, returned to service this evening operating BA9 London Heathrow – Bangkok.

A319 G-EUOE BA498 Valencia Diversion.

December 23, 2012

British Airways A319 G-EUOE operating BA498 London Heathrow – Alicante diverted to Valencia this evening after a missed approach at Alicante. The aircraft then positioned Valencia – London Heathrow as BA9254. BA497 Alicante – London Heathrow was cancelled.

A321 G-MEDL Baku Technical Issue.

December 23, 2012

British Airways A321 G-MEDL operated BA145 London Heathrow – Baku today however a technical issue caused the cancellation of the return BA144 as by the time the fault was rectified the aircraft would have missed curfew at Heathrow.

A320 G-EUUW Positions to Prestwick Maintenance.

December 23, 2012

British Airways A320 G-EUUW positioned London Heathrow – Prestwick early this evening as BA9171.

A320 G-MIDT Operates Grenoble Charter.

December 23, 2012

British Airways A320 G-MIDT operated a London Heathrow – Grenoble charter rotation this morning as BA9224/BA9225.

B737-400 G-DOCX Operates Grenoble Charter.

December 23, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCX operated a London Gatwick – Grenoble charter rotation this morning as BA9218/BA9219.

23/12/2012 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

December 23, 2012

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA497 Alicante – London Heathrow
BA1346/BA1347 London Heathrow – Leeds-Bradford.

B737-400 G-DOCO Operates Friedrichshafen Charter.

December 23, 2012

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCO operated a London Gatwick – Friedrichshafen charter rotation this morning as BA9216/BA9217.

Euro 767 G-BNWB Operates Moscow Rotation.

December 22, 2012

Following the earlier technical return of G-BNWU to London Heathrow whilst operating BA253 London Heathrow – Nassau – Grand Cayman and the use of sister G-BNWT to operate the flight, this left no longhaul Boeing 767-300ER available to operate the BA237/BA236 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo rotation. Shorthaul G-BNWB was therefore used to operate the service.

B747-400 G-BYGG Operates Delayed BA57.

December 22, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG operated yesterday’s delayed BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg late this afternoon as BA57X.

B767-300ER G-BNWU BA253 Heathrow Technical Return.

December 22, 2012

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWU, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 27th November, returned to service today as BA253 London Heathrow – Nassau – Grand Cayman. However before reaching Ireland the aircraft turned back to London Heathrow, dumping fuel off the north coast of Cornwall en route. The flight was operated several hours later by sister G-BNWT.

A321 G-MEDL Returns from Tel Aviv.

December 21, 2012

Following yesterday’s lightning strikes British Airways A321 G-MEDL positioned Tel Aviv – London Heathrow this evening as BA9273.

A320 G-EUUP Operates Tel Aviv Rotation.

December 20, 2012

Following the lightning strike encountered by A321 G-MEDL at Tel Aviv earlier today, tonight’s BA163/BA162 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv rotation, scheduled to have been operated by G-MEDL, was instead operated by A320 G-EUUP.

A321 G-MEDG Positions for Madrid Repaint.

December 20, 2012

British Airways A321 G-MEDG positioned London Heathrow – Madrid this afternoon for repaint into Union Flag livery.

A321 G-MEDL Tel Aviv Lightning.

December 20, 2012

British Airways A321 G-MEDL operated BA165 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv this morning however the return BA164 was cancelled due to a lightning strike suffered by the aircraft on approach to Tel Aviv.

B747-400 G-CIVZ Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

December 20, 2012

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales this morning as BA9171.

British Airways Confirms Chengdu Service.

December 19, 2012

British Airways today announced a new three times weekly London Heathrow – Changdu Boeing 777-200ER service to commence on September 22 2013. Schedules are:

BA89 London Heathrow 1530 – Chengdu 0855+1 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays
BA88 Chengdu 1055 – London Heathrow 1500 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

B777-300ER G-STBB BA195 Chicago Diversion.

December 18, 2012

British Airways Boeing 777-36NER G-STBB operating BA195 London Heathrow – Houston diverted via Chicago this evening. The diversion appears to have been medical.

A320 G-EUYL Aberdeen Technical Issue.

December 18, 2012

British Airways A320 G-EUYL operated BA1308 London Heathrow – Aberdeen this afternoon however it was unable to operate the return BA1309 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Aberdeen – London Heathrow during the evening as BA9253.