Lisbon (LPPT/LIS) 26/08/2014

Well, nothing really special to show today from yesterdays 1 hour at the airport, but these 2, although seen before, are now photographed for the 1st time:
F-HEPG  A320-214  Air France
Seen here lining-up runway 03 is this Brussels based Ryanair, heading back to Belgium:
EI-ESW  B737-8AS  Ryanair
Two side notes: this weekend I'm again flying to Dublin (it was the cheapest thing I got for this weekend), where I've been last May. Weather should be the same old grey sky, so no photos, just registrations. The main diferences to May will be the WestJet flights to Canada and Air Explore/Air Contractors flights on behalf of Ryanair.
Also, I've realised today how quick days are getting shorter and shorter, in other words, the Winter light is coming (sounds too soon to use the word "Winter" during Summer...).

Rui Miguel


Lisbon (LPPT/LIS) 22/08/2014

Yesterday afternoon, again on my way back home after a day at work, I stoped by at the airport for a quick pick. It was like a déjà vu, with all the usual suspects, yet I've managed a new registration and some first photos on this or that aircraft:
Coming in from Orly, and a new registration for me:
EC-MBF  A320-214  Vueling
OO-SSV  A319-111  Brussels Airlines
And to end today's post, the Star Air B767 that goes to Porto and takes-off like a rocket for the short flight:
OY-SRI  B767-25E(BDSF)  Star Air
Rui Miguel


Lisbon (LPPT/LIS) 17/08/2014

As I'm going more often to the airport, it's getting more difficult to get new registrations. Yet, there's allways hope to see something new. But getting 7 new in just a few hours was something that surprised me. Here are some:
N17139  B757-224  United Airlines
It's rare to see something new from Portugal, but, what you know, I actually got to new ones. First was this former Air India A319, arriving from Hamburg:
CS-TTU  A319-112  TAP
N206UW arrived from Charlotte. As for the PHL flight it was operated by N202UW:
N206UW  B757-2B7  US Airways
And just as I was about to leave a bizjet approached:
CS-DPA  Hawker 900XP
Rui Miguel


Lisbon (LPPT/LIS) 15/08/2014

Hi everyone,
Here's a morning impression of 3 widebodys arriving to Lisbon during the morning:
TP86 from São Paulo
CS-TOB  A340-312  TAP
The highlight of the day was this upgraded (from the usual B757) Cactus, arriving from Philadelphia:
N252AU  B767-2B7/ER  US Airways
And at around 10AM we had this good looking Canadian A330, arriving from Toronto:
C-GTSR  A330-243  Air Transat
Rui Miguel


Lisbon (LPPT/LIS) 06/08/2014

Another late afternoon spotting session at Lisbon provided me with 2 new registrations:
 Vueling flight VY1981 arriving from Paris Orly:
EC-MBD  A320-214  Vueling
Not a new registration, but it's getting harder to spot Aigle Azur old colours:
F-HBAL  A319-111  Aigle Azur
Coming in from Gatwick was this recently delivered A320 with winglets:
G-EZWX  A320-214  easyJet
Have a great weekend.

Rui Miguel


Thai bids farewell to A300

Thai Airways has been recently on the airline news, as it becomes the latest operator of the B787. Not that much on the spotlight, but also newsworthy, is that yesterday, their A300 have been retired. A total of 35 aircrafts have been operated by Thailand's flag carrier since 1977.
The last examples that flew yesterday were HS-TAT (cn/782), HS-TAX (cn/785) and HS-TAZ (cn/787).
Here're 2 photos that I took in Bangkok back in 2008:
HS-TAT  A300B4-622R  Thai Airways
HS-TAK  A300B4-622R  Thai Airways
After this years retirement by Tunisair, Monarch and now Thai, our skies are getting more empty (at least on the passengers configuration) from this "old warriors".

Rui Miguel