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Monthly Archives: May 2013

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMO Overnight Johannesburg Delay.

May 31, 2013

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMO arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA33 from London Heathrow (depart London 30th May), however the return BA34 has been delayed overnight. It is not clear whether this is due to a crew or technical issue.

British Airways A320 G-EUYB Returns from Prestwick Maintenance.

May 31, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUYB, which has been under maintenance at Prestwick since 23rd May, positioned Prestwick – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9271.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIS Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

May 31, 2013

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIS, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 2nd May, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172 and immediately entered service as BA239 London Heathrow – Boston. The aircraft has been fitted with New First, upgraded Economy and Premium Economy cabins and THALES AVOD. This completes both the Boeing 777-200/200ER refurbishment programme and the New First programme. Fourteen Boeing 747-400s remain with Old First.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWB Returns from Istanbul.

May 31, 2013

Following the technical issue it encountered on 29th May, British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWB departed Istanbul this afternoon as freight flight BA677F Istanbul – London Heathrow.

British Airways A320 G-EUUZ Positions to Prestwick Maintenance.

May 31, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUUZ positioned London Heathrow – Prestwick for maintenance this afternoon as BA9270.

British Airways A320 G-EUUP Returns from Madrid.

May 31, 2013

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, British Airways A320 G-EUUP positioned Madrid – London Heathrow late this morning as BA9258.

AAIB Confirm Maintenance Error Caused G-EUOE Accident.

May 31, 2013

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch released a special bulletin today rating the emergency return of British Airways A319 G-EUOE to London Heathrow on 24th May whilst operating BA762 London Heathrow – Oslo as an accident.

The AAIB have confirmed that the fan cowl doors on both engines were not latched following overnight maintenance on 23rd/24th May. As a result both fan cowl doors detached from the aircraft. On detaching the left hand door caused damage to the inboard leading edge slats, fuselage skin near the wing root, overwing fairing, belly fairing, inboard flaps, the leading edge and horizontal skin of the stabiliser and the main gear door. The right hand door caused damage to slats three and four, and a puncture to the flap fairing. A fuel line on the right engine was puntured leading to a fire in that engine.

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

May 31, 2013

Titan Airways Boeing 737-3L9 G-ZAPW positioned London Stansted – London Heathrow as BA9252 this morning then operated the BA1306/BA1307 London Heathrow – Aberdeen rotation before positioning London Heathrow – London Stansted as BA9253.

31/05/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

May 31, 2013

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA7 London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda
BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg
BA156 Kuwait – London Heathrow
BA187/BA186 London Heathrow – Newark.

British Airways A321 G-MEDM BA146 Istanbul Diversion.

May 30, 2013

British Airways A321 G-MEDM operating BA146 Amman – London Heathrow diverted via Istanbul this evening.

British Airways A320 G-EUUP Madrid Technical Issue.

May 30, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUUP operated BA464 London Heathrow – Madrid this afternoon, however the return BA465 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCV Venice Rescue Mission.

May 30, 2013

Following the technical issue encountered by sister G-DOCN at Venice last night, British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCV positioned London Gatwick – Venice as BA9257 this morning in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA2589 Venice – London Gatwick.

Titan Airways B757-200 G-POWH Operates for BA.

May 30, 2013

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-POWH operated for British Airways again today flying the following services:

BA1370/BA1389 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA1390/BA1393 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA1488/BA1495 London Heathrow – Glasgow.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – London Stansted as BA9251.

British Airways A320 G-EUUJ Returns from Heathrow Maintenance.

May 30, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUUJ, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 23rd May, returned to service today as BA918 London Heathrow – Stuttgart. The aircraft has been repainted into Union Flag with Crest livery.

30/05/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

May 30, 2013

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA72 Muscat – Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow
BA157 London Heathrow – Kuwait
BA465 Madrid – London Heathrow.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCN Venice Technical Issue.

May 29, 2013

British Airways Boeing 737-476 G-DOCN operated BA2588 London Gatwick – Venice this evening, then encountered a technical issue causing a delay to the return BA2589. Once the fault was rectified the decision was made to position back to London Gatwick as BA9256 as cabin crew were about to go out of hours. No hotels could be found for passengers who were forced to sleep in the terminal.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BZHC Operates Jeddah Rotation.

May 29, 2013

British Airways European configuration Boeing 767-336ER G-BZHC operated the BA133/BA132 London Heathrow – Jeddah rotation this evening in place of the usual longhaul Boeing 767-300ER.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGC Returns from Cape Town.

May 29, 2013

Following its overnight delay, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC departed Cape Town this evening operating yesterday’s delayed BA58 Cape Town – London Heathrow as BA58X.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWB Istanbul Technical Issue

May 29, 2013

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWB operated BA676 London Heathrow – Istanbul this morning, however the return BA677 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft appears to have departed the gate but returned before the cancellation.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWU Returns from Almaty.

May 29, 2013

Following the technical issue it encountered on 26th May, British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWU positioned Almaty – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9171.

British Airways A320 G-EUYO First Flight.

May 29, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUYO made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWDG and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Titan Airways B757-300 G-POWH Operates for BA.

May 29, 2013

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-POWH operated for British Airways again today flying the following services:

BA1370/BA1389 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA1394/BA1399 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA1402/BA1407 London Heathrow – Manchester.

29/05/13 British Airways Flight Cancellation.

May 29, 2013

BA73 London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi – Muscat did not operate today.

British Airways B777-300ER G-STBF BA15 Melbourne Diversion.

May 29, 2013

British Airways Boeing 777-336ER G-STBF operating the Singapore – Sydney sector of BA15 London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney (depart London 27th May) diverted via Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney. This was the first visit of a British Airways B777-300ER to Melbourne.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGC Cape Town Delay.

May 28, 2013

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC was scheduled to operate BA58 Cape Town – London Heathrow this evening, however the flight has been delayed overnight due to a dented fanblade.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWA BA1484 Heathrow Technical Return.

May 28, 2013

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWA operating BA1484 London Heathrow – Glasgow had just passed between Derby and Nottingham at 30,000 ft when it turned back to London Heathrow due to a technical issue. The aircraft departed London Heathrow again and operated to Glasgow as BA1484, returning as BA1493.

Titan Airways B757-200 G-POWH Operates for BA.

May 28, 2013

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-POWH positioned London Stansted – London Heathrow as BA9250 this morning then operated the following British Airways services:

BA1326/BA1327 London Heathrow – Newcastle
BA1312/BA1313 London Heathrow – Aberdeen.

British Airways B777-300ER G-STBA BA15 Brisbane Diversion.

May 28, 2013

British Airways Boeing 777-336ER G-STBA operting the Singapore – Sydney sector of BA15 London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney (depart London 26th May) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to fog at Sydney. This was the first visit of a British Airways B777-300ER to Brisbane.

28/05/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

May 28, 2013

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA1486/BA1489 London Heathrow – Glasgow.

British Airways A319 G-DBCH Positions to Heathrow Base.

May 27, 2013

British Airways A319 G-DBCH positioned London Gatwick – London Heathrow late this evening as BA9278.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BZHA Operates Moscow Rotation.

May 27, 2013

British Airways European configuration Boeing 767-336ER G-BZHA operated tonight’s BA237/BA236 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo rotation in place of the usual longhaul aircraft.

British Airways A319 G-EUPA Positions to Prestwick Maintenance.

May 27, 2013

British Airways A319 G-EUPA positioned London Heathrow – Prestwick for maintenance as BA9271 late this afternoon.

British Airways A320 G-EUUU BA490 Malaga Diversion.

May 27, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUUU operating BA490 London Heathrow – Gibraltar diverted via Malaga this morning due to weather at Gibraltar.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVW Operates Delayed Johannesburg Service.

May 27, 2013

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVW operated yesterday’s delayed BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg service this morning as BA57X.

British Airways A320 G-MEDK Operates Baku Rotation.

May 27, 2013

British Airways A32o G-MEDK operated today’s BA145/BA144 London Heathrow – Baku rotation in place of the usual midhaul A321.

27/05/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

May 27, 2013

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA76 Luanda – London Heathrow
BA262 Riyadh – London Heathrow.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BZHA Operates Moscow Rotation.

May 26, 2013

British Airways European configuration Boeing 767-336ER G-BZHA operated tonight’s BA237/BA236 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo rotation in place of the usual longhaul aircraft.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Operates Rome Rotation.

May 26, 2013

The BA546/BA547 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino rotation operated with an eight hour delay today and was operated by Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCT Returns from Sofia Maintenance.

May 26, 2013

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCT, which has been under maintenance at Sofia since 24th April, ┬ápositioned Sofia – London Gatwick as BA9278 this evening.

British Airways A319 G-DBCD Naples Cancellation.

May 26, 2013

British Airways A319 G-DBCD operated BA2610 London Gatwick – Naples this afternoon, however the return BA2611 was cancelled. The aircraft was able to position Naples – London Gatwick late in the evening as BA9275.

British Airways A320 G-MEDK Operates Baku Rotation.

May 26, 2013

British Airways A32o G-MEDK operated today’s BA145/BA144 London Heathrow – Baku rotation in place of the usual midhaul A321.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWU Almaty Technical Issue.

May 26, 2013

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWU arrived into Almaty as BA159 from London Heathrow (depart London 25th May) this morning, however the return BA158 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

British Airways A319 G-DBCA Positions to Sofia Maintenance.

May 26, 2013

British Airways A319 G-DBCA positioned London Heathrow – Sofia for maintenance this morning as BA9274.

British Airways A319 G-DBCG Operates Figari Charter.

May 26, 2013

British Airways A319 G-DBCG operated a London Heathrow – Figari charter rotation this morning as BA9248/BA9249.

British Airways A320 G-EUUO Operates Lemnos Charter.

May 26, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUUO operated a London Heathrow – Lemnos charter rotation this morning as BA9226/BA9227.

British Airways A320 G-EUYM Operates Nice Charter.

May 26, 2013

British Airways A320 G-EUYM operated a London Heathrow – Nice charter rotation early this morning as BA9214/BA9215.

26/05/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

May 26, 2013

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA77 London Heathrow – Luanda
BA158 Almaty – London Heathrow
BA187/BA186 London Heathrow – Newark
BA263 London Heathrow – Riyadh.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BZHB Operates Jeddah Rotation.

May 25, 2013

British Airways European configuration Boeing 767-336ER G-BZHB operated tonight’s BA133/BA132 London Heathrow – Jeddah rotation in place of the usual longhaul aircraft.

British Airways B777-200 G-ZZZB Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

May 25, 2013

British Airways Boeing 777-236 G-ZZZB, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 27th April, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aicraft has been fitted with New First, updated Economy and Premium Economy cabins and THALES IFE.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLW Returns from Mexico.

May 25, 2013

Following its overnight delay, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLW departed Mexico City this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed BA242 Mexico City – London Heathrow as BA9606.