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2003

Wednesday 31st December
Another year came to a very quiet close, nothing of note appearing.
Others:
EZY -
JI 6463, 6464/571, 572
YP 6415, 6416/6441, 6442
AFR1673 F-GUBE AFR217J/2173 F-GUBE AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR1172 F-GUBE

Tuesday 30th December
Interest was confined to a rather pretty aircraft on a ferry flight, Cessna 208 Caravan D-FOXI passing through during the afternoon from Reykjavik to Germany. Earlier the last executive jet movement of what has been a record year for the genre, was flown by NetJets Europe Citation excel CS-DFP. departing mid-morning after its night-stop.
Others:
EZY -
JI 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YK 282
YP 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR1673 F-GUBE AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUBE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUBE AWW851/851A G-WLSH AMC5180/1 9H-ABS AFR1672 F-GUBE

Monday 29th December
Close to the end of what has been our best year ever for visiting airliners, the first-visitors still kept coming, three appearing during the day. The based easyJet Boeing 737-700 swopped over again during the morning, G-EZJY 'passing the baton' to G-EZJI on the first Stansted rotation of the day, the -700s operating the first two Stansted rotations instead of the programmed Malaga rotation, while another KLM Boeing 737-300 substituted for the Fokker 100, PH-BDO first-visiting during the afternoon, and another new Regional Embraer ERJ-145 first-visited, F-GUBE operating the last Paris arrival of the day. Only GA visitor of note was NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFP, making just its second visit during the evening and night-stopping.
Others:
EZY -
JY 282
JI 283/284, 285/571, 572/6475, 6476
YP 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YK 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YH 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBA AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUBA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM963/4 PH-BDO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUBC AWW851/851A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUBE

Sunday 28th December
A much less interesting last Sunday of the year, with nothing worth mentioning.
Others:
EZY -
JY 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
YK 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558
YP 282, 283/284, 285/6427, 6428/575, 676
BEE9195 G-JEBD AFR2173 F-GUBA EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE041Z/430 G-JEBD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUBA AWW871B/872 G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUBA

Saturday 27th December
One or two machines helped to make it a rather interesting day, a first-visiting airliner and exec jet appearing on the last Saturday of the year. The afternoon FlyBe. Chambery ski 'W' was flown by the first-timing BAe146-300 G-JEBH, the aircraft showing signs of its past life as a National Jets Italia aircraft, wearing the new FlyBe colour-scheme bar the large forward fuselage titles, above a basic British Airways belly. The first-visiting biz was a very early Falcon 50 model, Leadair's F-GGVB spending a couple of hours with us during the evening. Balkan Holidays Tupolev Tu-154M LZ-HMN made only its fourth visit on the afternoon Plovdiv charter, and the based easyJet Boeing 737-700 swopped over in Bristol during the early evening, G-EZJY subsequently operating the final Belfast rotation, and not the Copenhagen as planned for the single based -700. The aircraft had first-visited on a crew training sortie on 6th July.
Others:
EZY -
JC 571
JY572/5NT, 556
YK 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/6475, 6476
YP 553, 554/6439, 6440/6445, 6446
YJ 568/567
AFR1673 F-GIOG AFR217J F-GUBA BEE427/9193 G-JEBD BEE9118/9 G-JEBH BGH5805/6 LZ-HMN BEE9194 G-JEBD

Friday 26th December
Boxing Day turned out to be a rather busy exec day, four different executive jets/props making five landings during the day - while most were regular British examples, the most interesting were the Twinjet Challenger G-POAJ making just its third and fourth appearances here, and another that had last appeared during mid-October, Piaggio P.180 Avanti I-FXRF making its third landing late in the evening. Another Fokker 100 was used for the last Paris-CDG arrival of the day, RAE's F-GIOG first-visiting and then subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YK 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YP 284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1672 F-GUJA AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHG AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AFR1672 F-GIOG

Thursday 25th December
Not a terribly quiet Christmas Day with a couple of regular British 'twin' visitors, and probably our first Paris schedules ever on such a day, operated during the afternoon and evening by RAE ERJ-145 F-GUJA, which had only made six previous landings here.
Others:
AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AFR1672 F-GUJA

Wednesday 24th December
An unexpected 'second visitor' on Christmas Eve afternoon, Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BUVC operating the afternoon Aberdeen rotation, having appeared here only once before on a Teesside diversion on 2nd January 2002.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YK 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/6CS, 291
YP 284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1672 F-GUBF AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUBF EZE4033/4 G-BUVC

Tuesday 23rd December
Nothing of note.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YK 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
YP 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YR 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBF AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUBF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUBF AWW851/851A G-WLSH AMC5180/1 9H-ADY AFR1672 F-GUBF

Monday 22nd December
Only notable visitor was the first appearance here of an Air Azores aeorplane since April 2002, Boeing 737-300 CS-TGP, actually the machine that was the last of the carrier's to visit back then, beginning a Funchal series during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YK 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
YP 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR1673 F-GUBF AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUBF RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM961/2 PH-KZF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUBF AWW851/851A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUBF

Sunday 21st December
Only two German-registered aeroplanes of note, new-build CJ2 D-IKAL passing through on its ferry flight to Stuttgart at lunch-time, and Eurowings CRJ D-ACRI first-visiting on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, giving us a return look at the new Lufthansa Regional colour-scheme.
Others:
EZY -
YK 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558
YP 553, 554/6405, 6406/286, 287/2NT, 291
JC 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
AFR2173 F-GUBF EAF661P/660 G-CEAH BEE430 G-JEBD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI WIF384/5 LN-WDC AFR1172/3 F-GUBF AWW871B/872 G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUBF

Saturday 20th December
Amidst a multitude of winter activity related charter flights, it was an unexpected arrival mid-morning on a scheduled service that provided the day's main interest - Regional ERJ-145 F-GUFD had operated every Air France Paris-CDG scheduled service through Newcastle Airport since the morning of November 25th, so the first-visit of the carrier's newest machine F-GUBF was even more welcome. Rovaneimi charters were flown by Azzurra Air Airbus A320 EI-DBD, on its fourth visit here, before dawn, as well as Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-III, which had arrived from Palma - the aircraft on only its second visit here, had been one of three of the carrier's 737 to first-visit in a single day on September 1st. Only the Azzurra Air A320 returned during the late evening. Balkan Holidays began their Plovdiv ski charter during the early afternoon, as did FlyBe. with two of their until very recently, familiar BAe146s, and the day saw the most G-EZY. registered easyJet Boeing 737-300s yet to appear in a single day up here, five such aircraft operating based aircraft flying as well as the based -700.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YT 282, 283/284
YP 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556
YG 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288
YK 289
YJ 568/567
AZI8553/2625 EI-DBD AEA903/4 EC-III AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J F-GUBF BEE427/9193 G-JEBD BGH5805/6 LZ-HMQ BEE9118/9 G-JEBA BEE9194 G-JEBD AZI2626/8676 EI-DBD

Friday 19th December
The recent run of Boeing 737 substitutions by KLM on their CityHopper division's operated Amsterdam schedule finally produced a first-visit of one of their 'NextGen' fleet, -800 PH-BXF operating the mid-day rotation. Critical Care International Lear 35 C-FICU departed back across the Atlantic via Keflavik just after dawn after its to night stay, while another of the type pitched up mid-morning, Quick Airways' D-CJPG spending just half an hour on the ground.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YT 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AFR1672 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-SSEA AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD LTE944/5 EC-ILG KLM961/2 PH-BXF FUA1335/6 EC-HHH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUFD

Thursday 18th December
Only the third of their fleet of four ATR.42s to be used by Air Wales through Newcastle on their new scheduled services operated the tea-time rotation, G-SSEA having last visited Newcastle Airport as OY-CIT of Cimber Air during 1998 and 1997. Mid American Energy Falcon 50 N96UT departed back home after its last visit of the year at dawn.
Others:
EZY -
details yet to be compiled
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-SSEA AFR1672 F-GUFD

Wednesday 17th December
A whole new colour-scheme made its first appearance during the afternoon, our first look at the new Lufthansa Regional branding coming courtesy of first-visiting Eurowings CRJ D-ACRJ on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule. Critical Care International Learjet 35 C-FICU made its second visit of the year, arriving from Keflavik just after dusk, and night-stopping, while after dark came Manag'air King Air 200 F-GRSO which only stayed just over an hour.
Others:
EZY -
JC 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573
YT 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YL 568/567, 574
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRJ AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUFD

Tuesday 16th December
The first change-over in the based easyJet Boeing 737-700 occurred in Malaga during the morning, G-EZJC returning to take up based duties, and first-visiting in the process. Another easyJet 737 produced the only other, muted interest during the day, G-EZYJ also becoming a based machine during the morning, its first appearance here since April.
Others:
EZY -
JL 6463
JC 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YJ 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT
YT 291
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM961/2 PH-KZP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUFD

Monday 15th December
Still not a great deal, the increasingly regular Aviation Beauport Citation Excel N560S providing the only interest during a very brief visit at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY -
JL 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YS 568/567
AFR1672 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM961/2 PH-KZH EZE4033/4 G-BYRA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUFD

Sunday 14th December
Nothing of note ......
Others:
EZY -
YR 8001/282, 283/284
YL 568/567
JL 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
YG 6427, 6428/575, 676
AFR2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW871B/872 G-KNNY WIF9069/385 LN-WDA KLM965/6 PH-KZH AFR1672 F-GUFD

Saturday 13th December
Only aircraft of note was another KLM Boeing 737 substituting on the carrier's Amsterdam schedule - -400 PH-BDS had first-visited on a similar duty during April 2003, the aircraft being another to wear the 'click away' titles.
Others:
EZY -
JL 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 553, 554/6439, 6440/6445, 6446
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J F-GUFD KLM963/4 PH-BDS

Friday 12th December
The second week of Airbus A320s on the mid-day Volar Tenerife charter produced the second visit to Newcastle Airport of EC-ICN, the aircraft wearing the full colour-scheme of the new carrier. Very little else although the visit from Scot Airways Dornier 328 G-BZOG on another football charter at tea-time, was surprisingly only its third ever to Newcastle Airport, and its first since December 2001.
Others:
EZY -
JL 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-WLSH LTE944/5 EC-ICN AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD FUA1335/6 EC-HHG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUFD

Thursday 11th December
A busy day, with lots of GA visitors, but with just the one transport of note, the GST Aero/Afrique Cargo Service Antonov An-12 UN-11006 that had been the star visitor of October, and a first-visiting country prefix too, returning at lunch-time to spend the afternoon with us. easyJet Boeing 737-700 G-EZJL began its duties as the fourth Newcastle based easyJet 737 early in the morning, flying the first Malaga rotation, followed by the first of the third daily Bristol rotations during the early afternoon, and the carrier's first Copenhagen rotation, and the airport's first link to its owners since Brymon Airways relinquished the route at the end of April 2001, during the evening.
Challenger 604 N121DF departed across the Atlantic at lunch-time, with other GA visitors including Merlin III D-IMWK, Citation Bravo VP-CED, Aviation Beauport Excel N560S, Cessna 425 D-ICHS, and King Air F-GEXV.
Others:
EZY -
JL 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YL 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUFD

Wednesday 10th December
Two more executive jets first-visited, providing the day's major interest - early model Citation 525 N525HS passed through on the beginning of a Trans-Atlantic crossing from Zurich to Reykjavik during the morning, while another going the same way was the similarly early production Falcon 50 N37ER, which spent just over an hour on the ground after dark. Sikorsky S-76 N966PR spent a similar amount of time on the south apron at lunch-time from/to a site in South Shields.
The first easyJet Boeing 737-700 to be based at Newcastle Airport as the fourth based easyJet 'unit' positioned in from Bournemouth during the late evening, in preparation for the beginning of the carrier's two new services the following day - G-EZJL was a first-visitor. Another KLM Boeing 737-300 was used for a late morning Amsterdam rotation, PH-BDB having last visited Newcastle in 1987, but being notable for wearing the airline's 'click away' titles.
Others:
EZY -
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YT 568/567
JL 8010
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM961/2 PH-BDB AWW850D/B G-WLSH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW856/851A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUFD

Tuesday 9th December
A return to visiting executive jets for the day's main interest, with Challenger 604 N121DF arriving after dusk for an extended stay. The two Air Wales visits were flown by ATR.42 G-WLSH, another machine to have once been regular here, as G-BXEG of City-Flyer Airways, its last visit as such having been almost exactly three years ago, on 27th November 2000.
Others:
EZY - YG 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUFD RPX360P/361 G-VBAC

Monday 8th December
Newcastle International gained another scheduled service operator, Air Wales beginning service to no fewer than three UK regional airports during the day, Liverpool, Cardiff and Plymouth. ATR.42 G-KNNY appeared on the first two turnarounds, during the morning and at tea-time, an aircraft that was once based here for many years as G-ORFH of Gill Airways.
Others:
AFR1673 F-GUFD AWW850A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AWW851/851A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUFD

Sunday 7th December
Still just biz jets providing the increasingly-muted interest - CJ N33CJ visited again during the morning, and Citation Excel G-SIRS departed at lunch-time, followed by Citation 550 HB-VGS during the evening.
Others:
EZY - YG 282, 283/284 YI 568/567
MON9036 G-MONJ AFR2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH WIF384/5 LN-WDC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD MON9037/037P G-MONJ

Saturday 6th December
As is often the case, a clear-out day for the previous days' biz visitors - MD.87 N143G departed at lunch-time, followed by the Global Express N711LS and Challenger 604 N818TH within two minutes of each other just before sunset. Citation Excel G-SIRS departed just after noon, only to return during the afternoon for another night-stop, while Citation 550 HB-VGS had arrived earlier in the day also to night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YG 282, 283/284, 285/6403, 6404/288, 289 YF 8001/6417, 6418/6425, 6426/5NT, 556/8002
AFR1673 F-GUFD MON9306 G-MONJ AFR217J F-GUFD MON9037 G-MONJ

Friday 5th December
The Global Express was joined by another first-visiting exec jet just before noon, Challenger 604 N818TH arriving from across 'the pond' for a night-stop - CitationJet G-CJAD had made its second visit earlier, on the return flights of its ambulance mission during the early hours. London Executive Aviation Citation Excel G-SIRS made just its third landing here during the evening, also for a night-stop. A two-week period of Airbus A320s on the weekly Volar Tenerife charter produced the first-visiting EC-IEP at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY - YS 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291/8005 YG 282, 283/284, 285/6441, 6442/557, 558 YT 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD LTE944/5 EC-IEP FUA1335/6 EC-HMJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD MON036P G-MONJ

Thursday 4th December
Rather an interesting day with plenty worthy of mention. Airliners included a second appearance from new UK charter airline AV8 Air, just a week after their first, the Boeing 767-300 currently being used by the carrier, Icelandair's TF-FIA which wears the colour-scheme of Portuguese operator Yes, operating a line training sortie from/to Manchester during the afternoon. KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-LXJ made its first visit as such also during the afternoon, an aircraft which had of course visited over the last few years as G-UKTE.
North Flying Learjet 35 OY-CCJ departed at dusk after its night-stop, with substantial biz excitement ensuing - CitationJet G-CJAD first-visited a little later, a short stop whilst engaged on a hospital flight, followed by Douglas MD.87 N143G, an aircraft which had first-visited on December 5th last year, arriving 'Trans-Atlantic' for its third visit here, and only our second Global Express ever on the ground, N711LS arriving with just nine minutes of the day left, also to night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YS 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291 YG 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YT 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM961/2 PH-LXJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD

Wednesday 3rd December
Another very gloomy day, with just a couple of GA visitors worth mentioning - Merlin D-IMWK, which day-stopped, and North Flying Learjet 35 OY-CCJ, which arrived during the late evening for a night-stop, making its first visit here since June 2000. A new modification of a familiar colour-scheme was also note-worthy, Britannia Airways' new titles being worn by Boeing 757 G-BYAS which arrived during the early hours to become the based unit.
Others:
EZY - YP 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YS 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291 YT 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM961/2 PH-KZH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUFD KLM965/6 PH-KZK AFR1672 F-GUFD

Tuesday 2nd December
One of the prettier 'jungle jets' flying in Europe at the moment first-visited during the evening, Eastern Airways' leased-from-Skyways ERJ-145 SE-DZC dropping in en-route Aberdeen to Norwich with some stranded J41 passengers - the aircraft wears basically the same 'billboard' colour-scheme as the leased Saab 2000 SE-LOX. The third KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 to appear already this week, PH-KZH made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY - YP 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YT 568/567 YS 287/292, 291
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM961/2 PH-KZH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AFR1172/3 F-GUFD EZE729A/B SE-DZC AFR1672 F-GUFD

Monday 1st December
Only one visitor of note on a very gloomy day, a very welcome 'Euro Biz', Air Executive SA's Hawker 800XP EC-HJL spending a few hours on the north apron stands during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YP 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD KLM963/4 PH-WXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH AFR1172/3 F-GUFD KLM965/6 PH-KZE AFR1672 F-GUFD

Sunday 30th November
What had been quite a good month here closed off very quietly, with nothing worthy of mention.
Others:
EZY - YP 282, 283/284, 285/6427, 6428/575, 676
AFR2173 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WDC AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD

Saturday 29th November
Only thing remotely interesting on a cold, grey, and very quiet, winter's Saturday, was a substituting KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 on the afternoon Amsterdam schedule, PH-KZB making its sixth appearance here, but first since April.
Others:
EZY - YP 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J F-GUFD KLM963/4

Friday 28th November
A typical end-of-the-week day, most of its interesting movements being departures from previous days - one that did arrive however was another first-visiting Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A320, HB-IJM positioning in from Zurich as expected during the morning to take the FC Basel team back out to their home town. Two of the previous day's football charters had departed during the early hours, Iberworld Airbus A320 EC-HZU being followed by Swiss A321 HB-IOL, while the pair of Saab 2000s departed within eight minutes of each other at tea-time. Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR had operated a pre-dawn freight flight, while AD Aviation Citation 501 G-FLVU visited twice during the day, only its fifth and sixth appearances here.
Others:
EZY - YG 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HJJ EZE4033/4 G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD

Thursday 27th November
After the Swiss International Air Lines first visit of the previous day, more of the carrier's fleet appeared mid-morning, making for an interesting statistic - prior to the 27th October 2003, only two landings had been made by the Saab 2000 regional airliner at Newcastle Airport (F-GMVD of Regional Airlines on Sunday 7th September 1997, and SE-LSI of Med Airlines on Sunday 9th August 1998 - co-incidentally both appearing on sports charters !) making it one of the rarest airliner types ever in our history. Of course the leased-to-Eastern Airways machine SE-LOX has made the type more of a regular sight during the last month, but the late morning saw three different examples of this rare type on the ground at the same time, the 'Eastflight' aeroplane being joined by HB-IZJ and HB-IZW of Swiss International Air Lines, arrivals from Basel within eight minutes of each other, while the first was preceded by just two minutes by Airbus A321 HB-IOL. Another charter was flown by Iberworld Airbus A320 EC-HZU, arriving during the early afternoon - all four remained parked in a neat line, until after midnight. Only other aircraft of note was the Falcon 10 SE-DVP that spent a few hours with us during the afternoon.
Others:
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD EZE4033/4 G-OAKJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD

Wednesday 26th November
A return to notable airliners, a pair of first-visitors appearing from European 'flag carriers' and a new UK airline set to become a familiar sight at Newcastle Airport, making its first visit. A Boeing 737-400 substitution on the morning KLM Amsterdam rotation produced PH-BDT, while the FC Basel team made their arrival on Swiss Airbus A.320 HB-IJO a little later, the aircraft departing shortly after to Zurich. AV8 Air are set to base a Boeing 767-300 at Newcastle Airport next summer, and their interesting colour-scheme made its first appearance during the afternoon on Boeing 757 G-OAVB, operating a line training sortie from/to Bournemouth.
Others:
AFR1673 F-GUFD KLM957/8 PH-BDT AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD EZE4033/4 G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD

Tuesday 25th November
Another big exec day, with a major clear-out taking place during the late afternoon. Highlight was the Citation 650 I-BLUB that first-visited during the afternoon, while another arriving during the afternoon was Sunday's first-visiting Luxflight Executive Falcon 900 LX-LFA. Regular Citation 525 D-ILAT day-stopped again, with all three departing along with the night-stopping machines - CJ D-ITAN, Astra D-CRIS and BBJ2 VP-BZL - in the space of two hours between four and six o'clock !.
Others:
EZY - YT 282 YO 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUPT AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD EZE4033/4 G-CBDA AFR1172/3 F-GUFD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ AFR1672 F-GUFD

Monday 24th November
A quieter day, the highlights all involving GA visitors - NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNU made its first take-off from Newcastle just after mid-day, while arrivals during the morning had been Air Limo Cessna F406 OO-LMO and King Air 200 N811VT, a machine that had first visited exactly a year and three days previous.
Others:
EZY - YT 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YO 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUPT AFR217J/2173 F-GUPT EZE4033/4 G-OAKJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUPT

Sunday 23rd November
A day that was 'billed' to have a local pleasure flight by a first-visiting airliner as its highlight, actually turned out to be a superb one for executive traffic, involving three first-visiting exec jets, and two exec-configured airliners, and will probably remain as our biggest exec day of 2003. Jet Alliance MD.83 OE-IFA departed in the early hours, followed by another of the previous day's exec visitors, NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNK after dawn. Mid-morning saw another Beechcraft Premier pass through on its ferry flight to Europe, N61882 destined to become the new European demonstrator of the type, while an 'invasion' just after dusk saw CitationJet D-ITAN arrive from Teesside for a night-stop - the aircraft had visited Newcastle previously on 10th December 2001 becoming in the process our first 'CJ1' variant - the regular Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS, and two first-visitors, another NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNU which also night-stopped, and Luxflight Executive's Falcon 900 LX-LFA which stayed less than an hour. If that wasn't enough BBJ2 VP-BZL arrived too, its third appearance here, and also night-stopped.
Eurowings CRJ D-ACRH made its second visit on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule and easyJet Swiss Airbus A319 HB-JZB flew its local flight as part of the carrier's continuing series of 'Airbus Fun Days' at its main bases around noon - a very pleasant and enjoyable fifty minute flight around Southern Scotland at FL160 on rather a classy aeroplane.
Others:
EZY - YT 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558 YF 568/567
EZS3190 HB-JZB AFR2173 F-GUPT EZS319P HB-JZB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH WIF384/5 LN-WDA AFR1172/3 F-GUPT AFR1672 F-GUPT

Saturday 22nd November
Most significant visitor of the day appeared just after dark, the first easyJet-liveried Airbus A319 to land at Newcastle Airport, the easySwiss machine HB-JZB, which arrived from Edinburgh for a night-stop as part of the new type's tour of easyJet's UK bases. Arriving just before it was Jet Alliance MD.83 OE-IFA with more of the Fleetwood Mac party for the night's gig - arriving from Dublin the aircraft had actually visited Newcastle before, as KAF26 of the Kuwait Air Force on 20th-22nd October 1996, and 1st-3rd June 1997. NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNK made just its second visit during the evening, the aircraft also night-stopping, and BBJ N737WH returned home during the morning after spending the week with us.
Others:
EZY - YT 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556
AFR1673 F-GUBA AFR217J F-GUPT EZS319N HB-JZB

Friday 21st November
While our local airport neighbour enjoyed its biggest day in its history, ours was much more subdued ! Only airliner of note was Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELP which arrived from Dublin just before mid-day with part of the Fleetwood Mac entourage - quite regular as TF-ELP in recent years, this was its first appearance here as G-CELP - while the not too common Grosvenor Estates Citation 650 VP-CGE made two visits during the day - it had only visited twice during the last two years.
Others:
EZY - YT 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291 YO 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUBA LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHG EZE4033/4 G-OAKJ DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AFR1172/3 F-GUBA AFR1672 F-GUBA

Thursday 20th November
A busier day which saw two first-visiting airliners, and quite a few GA visitors - another easyJet Boeing 737-700 on a crew training visit was one of the first-timers, G-EZJV during the morning and early afternoon, the other being what was up to just a week ago, the latest Eurowings CRJ, D-ACRH finally making its way to Newcastle after some time in service, operating the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service.
Cessna 425 N1224J day-stopped from/to France, and Ducair SA Lear 35 LX-ONE visited during the afternoon on an ambulance flight from 'the Med'.
Others:
EZY - YT 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YH 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBA EZY8001/2 G-EZJV AFR217J/2173 F-GUPT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AFR1672 F-GUFD

Wednesday 19th November
No first-visiting Regional Embraer ERJ-145s, but we did see F-GUBA for just the second time during the afternoon. Only other movements of interest involved the week-stopping BBJ N737WH, which flew a one hour local demonstration flight during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YT 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUPT EZE4033/4 G-CBCS AFR1172/3 F-GUBA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AFR1672 F-GUBA

Tuesday 18th November
The day's highlight was always going to be the departure of Antonov An-12 UN-11006, leaving us in trademark style mid-morning. A previous star visitor returned to us in a new guise during the afternoon, Citation Bravo N550PF passing through on a ferry flight back to the USA from Le Bourget - the aircraft had visited us also from Le Bourget on 24th March 2003 as 5N-DUK. Only airliners of note were a pair of easyJet Boeing 737-300s, the ex-easySwiss HB-IIT first-visiting on the morning Bristol rotation as G-EZYO, and G-EZYT arriving on the last Stansted of the day, its first appearance here since mid-May.
Others:
EZY - YO 568/567 YT 291
AFR1673 F-GUPT AFR217J/2173 F-GUFD EZE4033/4 G-CBCS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AFR1172/3 F-GUFD AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ AFR1672 F-GUFD

Monday 17th November
We were made to wait all day for our latest first-visiting country prefix, and only our second Antonov An-12 visitor in the last four years - the Kazakstan-registered UN-11006 finally arrived from Marseille during the evening for a night-stop, the aircraft wearing both GST Aero titles, and also those of Afrique Cargo Services Senegal on the lower forward fuselage, under whose callsign it arrived under. Earlier in the day another Regional ERJ-145 had first-visited, F-GUBA operating the late morning turnaround only, while we also saw the first of the ex-KLMuk Fokker 50s to have 'gone Dutch' recently at lunch-time - PH-LXP had failed to visit Newcastle before, although it was operated by Air UK as such in the mid '90s, and had last visited as G-UKTG during January 2003. Raytheon Premier N460L made its second visit during the afternoon, presumably routing back to the USA, arriving from Augsburg and departing to Stornoway - it had been ferried to Europe through Newcastle on 16th January 2003.
Others:
EZY - YK 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUFD AFR217J/2173 F-GUBA KLM961/2 PH-LXP EZE4033/4 G-CBCS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AFR1172/3 F-GUPT AFR1672 F-GUPT

Sunday 16th November
Only the fourth 'BBJ1' to land at Newcastle Airport arrived just before mid-day, the Miami Dolphins-liveried N737WH arriving from East Midlands for an extended stay. Another Regional ERJ-145 first-visited during the afternoon, F-GUFD also operating the late evening arrival, and Citation Excel N560S departed just after mid-day after its two nights with us.
Others:
AFR2173 F-GUBB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUFD WIF384/5 LN-WDC AFR1672 F-GUFD

Saturday 15th November
Extremely quiet, the only movement of note being the departure for another year of the Sioux Corporation Falcon 2000 VP-BDL at tea-time.
Others:
AFR1673 F-GUAM AFR217J F-GUBB

Friday 14th November
An excellent week for Regional Embraer ERJ-145s concluded with another first-visitor, F-GUAM operating all three of the day's arrivals, while the day's two foreign airliner-operated Tenerife charters produced two second visits, Volar Airbus A.321 EC-ILG which had first-visited on the first flight in the series last Friday, and Futura Boeing 737-800 EC-INP which had flown the carrier's last flight of the summer season in late October. CitationJet D-IGME day-stopped, just its third appearance here, and Aviation Beauport Citation Excel N560S arrived at lunch-time for a night-stop, only its second landing at Newcastle.
Others:
EZY - YI 568/567
AFR1673 F-GVGS AFR217J/2173 F-GUAM LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-INP EZE4033/4 G-CBCS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AFR1172/3 F-GUAM AFR1672 F-GUAM

Thursday 13th November
Slightly more of interest, with the Air France schedule finally producing true variety - three aircraft were present at various points during the day including another first-visitor, F-GVGS operating the last two arrivals. Another regional jet made a significant visit, our first look at duo coming via an en-route diversion concerning CRJ G-DUOG just before mid-day, the aircraft returning home to Birmingham during the evening - it had last visited Newcastle as G-MSKL on the airline's previous incarnation's Birmingham schedule on 12th October 2000.
The usual Thursday afternoon exec jet visitors so prevalent at this time of year, involved the Sioux Corporation Falcon 2000 VP-BDL again for a double night-stop, its fourth consecutive yearly visit, and the more interesting Gestair Falcon 2000 EC-HYI, which spent just half an hour on the ground.
Others:
EZY - YI 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBB AFR217J/2173 F-GUBD EZE4033/4 G-CBDA EZE585/585A G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AFR1172/3 F-GVGS AFR1672 F-GVGS

Wednesday 12th November
A mirror image of the previous day, another first-visiting Regional Embraer ERJ-145, the special-schemed F-GUBB operating the day's three arrivals, and Maule N14HF departing mid-morning after its night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YH 551, 552/6401 YK 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUPT AFR217J/2173 F-GUBB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AFR1172/3 F-GUBB AFR1672 F-GUBB

Tuesday 11th November
Another quiet day, brightened up only slightly by another first-visiting Regional Embraer ERJ-145, F-GUPT operating all three arrivals during the day, and Maule N14HF which arrived from Wick during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YH 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558 YG 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBD AFR217J/2173 F-GUPT EZE034P/4034 G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUPT AMC5180/1 9H-ADY AFR1672 F-GUPT

Monday 10th November
Very quiet, with just the second take-off here from Regional ERJ-145 F-GUEA 'first thing', and a substitution involving the not at all rare Fokker 70 PH-KZK at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY - YH 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558 YI 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUEA AFR217J/2173 F-GUBD KLM961/2 PH-KZK EZE4033/4 G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUBD AFR1672 F-GUBD

Sunday 9th November
A much more interesting winter weekend day, producing no fewer than three first-visiting regional airliners. Rheintalflug Embraer ERJ-145 OE-LSM was the only one not likely to appear here again in the near future however, the aircraft passing through on a ferry flight to the USA during the morning using Tyrolean callsigns, and onwards use by Chautauqua Airlines, amidst a biz exodus which saw the three night-stoppers depart within thirteen minutes. Wideroe's third DHC.8-400 LN-WDB finally first-visited during the afternoon, while only the fourth Regional ERJ-145 to yet appear on the Paris-CDG schedule became F-GUEA just a little later, the aircraft also returning for its night-stop. An earlier vintage regional airliner had made just its second visit at lunch-time, KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZF on an Amsterdam substitution.
Others:
EZY - YH 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558
KLM961/2 PH-KZF AFR2173 F-GUBD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WDB AFR1172/3 F-GUEA AFR1672 F-GUEA

Saturday 8th November
A typically quiet winter Saturday - CJ2 D-IDMH departed during the morning after its two nights on the south apron, its spot being filled by DARTA Falcon 100 F-GTOD during the evening, the aircraft also night-stopping.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556
AFR1673 F-GUBC AFR217J F-GUBD HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 7th November
The winter's highlight charter series began during the late morning, the debut of Spanish carrier Volar at Newcastle Airport being made by Airbus A321 EC-ILG on the first Tenerife rotation of the new weekly series. A previous 'single-aisle' first-visitor made just its second appearance during the evening, Thomas Cook Airlines' Airbus A320 G-TCKE, which had first-visited just two days previous, operating the return sector of the 'one-off' Las Palmas charter. Returning football charters during the early hours produced two airliners making just their third visits, EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBR and Azzurra Air Airbus A320 EI-DBD, while the more regular EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE returned from Basel at sunset. Tyrolean Air Ambulance Dornier 328 OE-GBB had made another visit earlier in the afternoon, but its first in the yellow/purple Welcome Air colour-scheme.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUBD EZE581/055P G-BUVD AFR217J/2173 F-GUBC LTE944/5 EC-ILG EZE056P/4034 G-CBCS FUA1335/6 EC-HHH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUBC TCX997H/320P G-TCKE AFR1672 F-GUBC

Thursday 6th November
Something of a biz invasion during the afternoon/evening, nothing unusual for this time of year, with some of the aircraft to appear having been involved in similar events in previous years. The four visitors did include two first-timers however, Citation S550 N7070A spending the afternoon with us, and CJ2 D-IDMH arriving last mid-evening, for a night-stop. In between Galaxy N414KD, still only the second of the type to land here, had arrived during the early afternoon, followed by Challenger N237GA after sunset - the Galaxy was making its third consecutive visit at this time of year, while N237GA had spent a couple of days with us alongside the Galaxy during October 2001. Only airliner of note was Fokker 100 EI-DBR which made its second visit as such during the early morning, arriving from Birmingham and operating a football charter to Basel.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUBC AFR217J/2173 F-GUBD KLM961/2 PH-KVI EZE4033/042P G-IJYS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUBD AFR1672 F-GUBD

Wednesday 5th November
Two Airbus A320s provided the day's only 'fireworks' for the enthusiast during the morning, Azzurra Air's EI-DBD making just its second visit here, positioning in from Manchester and departing with the Newcastle United football team to Basle, and Thomas Cook Airlines' G-TCKE, a first-visitor, which positioned in from Gatwick and operated the outbound leg of a short duration 'one-off' Las Palmas charter. EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE had positioned in earlier, during the early hours from Dublin to be in position for a football charter the following day.
Others:
EZY - YH 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291 YG 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBD AFR217J/2173 F-GUBC TCX320P/997G G-TCKE EZE4033/4 G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT AFR1172/3 F-GUBC AFR1672 F-GUBC

Tuesday 4th November
Just two airliners of note, one first-visitor and one making only its third appearance here. The first visitor was only the third ERJ-145 to appear so far on the Air France Paris-CDG scheduled service, F-GUBD operating all three arrivals during the day, while the start of Air Malta's winter programme produced just the third visit of Airbus A320 9H-ADY during the early evening, an aircraft that had visited before on consecutive weeks during early April.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YG 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUJA AFR217J/2173 F-GUBD EZE4033/4 G-BUVD AFR1172/3 F-GUBD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT AMC5180/1 9H-ADY AFR1672 F-GUBD

Monday 3rd November
After a great weekend a very quiet day, the only aircraft of note being the presumably last visit for the time being of Air Scotland Boeing 757 PH-AHS during the early hours on the carrier's last Palma arrival of the summer.
Others:
EZY - YH 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291 YG 568/567
HLN2744/744P PH-AHS AFR1673 F-GNLI AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA EZE4033/4 G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AFR1672 F-GUJA

Sunday 2nd November
The previous days' excitement spilled over into the second day of the winter, another two airliners first-visiting on end of series charters, and another on one of our recently changed schedules. Air Plus Comet Airbus A310 EC-IPT first-visited during the afternoon on the last Air Scotland Barcelona arrival of the summer series, while an additional Larnaca arrival during the late evening produced Excel Airways' new Boeing 767-300 TF-ATU, both aircraft positioning out after hour and a bit turnarounds. The Air Luxor Airbus A330-300 CS-TQF had positioned out earlier at lunch-time, while the last Orlando arrival of the year was flown by My Travel Boeing 767-300 G-DAJC during the morning, its first appearance here since the end of this year's winter charter period in April. The last Air France Paris-CDG arrival of the day was flown by the first-visiting Regional Compagnie Aerienne Europeenne Fokker 100 F-GNLI, while another scheduled service airliner had produced a notable event during the morning, KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BDK giving us our first look at the carrier's new colour-scheme on a morning Amsterdam substitution - the aircraft was not a first-visitor however, having of course been regular when KLM flew the route in their own right in the eighties, the aircraft having visited during 1987 and 1988.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6427, 6428/575, 676 YG 568/567
ICB9999 OY-CNP HOA033P EC-IEZ HCY549 5B-DBI XLA4137/286P G-XLAC MYT052/075P G-DAJC KLM957/8 PH-BDK FUA220P CS-TQF AFR2173 F-GUBC HLN2742/742P EC-IPT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WDA AFR1172/3 F-GUBC AFR1672 F-GNLI XLA6195 TF-ATU

Saturday 1st November
The first day of the winter charter timetable, or more specifically the last few hours of the first day of winter, produced some considerable charter excitement caused by the last inbounds of a few summer charter series. Certainly the highlight of these was the Air Luxor Airbus A.330-300 CS-TQF that operated a Futura Palma arrival split with Dublin during the late evening. Only the sixth of type to land at Newcastle Airport, the aircraft subsequently night-stopped. Following, on an Islandsflug Kos arrival, was My Travel Airbus A320 OY-CNP - the aircraft had visited Newcastle previously under two different British identities, the last time as G-HBAP in 1996, and before that as G-HAGT of Excalibur.
Gold Air Lear 45 G-OLDC day-stopped, just its third visit here, and King Air 350 F-GNOE visited briefly late morning.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556 YG 568/567
XLA4033/268P G-XLAC HOA567P EC-IEZ AFR1673 EI-CWC AFR217J F-GUBC FUA1221 CS-TQF JKK3015/6 EC-GAT JKK3067/8 EC-FXA HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235 OY-CNP HOA733 EC-IEZ

Friday 31st October
The week quietened down somewhat with just a few returning airliners of note - Eastern Airways produced another different Jetstream 31 on the afternoon Aberdeen rotation, G-BUVD making just its fifth appearance here, while the return flight of Hola Airlines' Tenerife charter was flown by Boeing 737-300 EC-IEZ mid-afternoon, just its third landing here - the aircraft is still thought to wear Air Littoral titles. An extra Thomas Cook Tenerife departure during the evening was flown by one of their rather rare Airbus A320s, G-BXKA making its first appearance here since September 2001, while another returning after a similar absence was CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CWC, substituting for the ERJ-145 on the last Paris-CDG arrival, an aircraft which made a number of visits during sumer 2001 on Gill Airways 'subs'.
Private Wings Lear 35 D-COKE departed home during the morning after its night-stop, and CJ N33CJ departed during the afternoon after its two nights with us.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
XLA219P G-XLAC HOA551 EC-IOR AFR1673 F-GUBC XLA4024 G-XLAC TCX746L/72P G-OJMB AFR217J/2173 F-GUBC AMM277D/C G-OOBE EZE4033/4 G-BUVD HOA552 EC-IEZ XLA2115/4 G-XLAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AFR1172/3 F-GUBC XLA4025/4032 G-XLAC TCX981P/997K G-BXKA AFR1672 EI-CWC

Thursday 30th October
Another busy day with a first-visit-of-type being the highlight, our first Embraer Legacy Executive appearing in the not too surprising shape of G5 Executive's HB-JEA during the morning, spending just over one hour on a busy south apron. Falcon 2000 F-GUYM had departed just before its arrival, while Pilatus PC.12 N234RG spent the morning with us from/to Liverpool, and Private Wings Learjet 35 D-COKE appeared again at tea-time for a night-stop. Just one airliner of note, easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYL making just its second visit here on the morning Bristol rotation (Note: I missed this yesterday - it has been amended below, sorry).
Others:
EZY - YH 822, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574 YL 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBC XLA032P G-XLAB AFR217J/2173 F-GUBC EZE4033/4 G-CDBA IWD3415/6 EC-HZU HLN2442/1 PH-AHS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AFR1172/3 F-GUBC EZY8011/3 G-EZJE AFR1672 F-GUBC AMC5182/3 9H-ADN

Wednesday 29th October
Executive jets kept us busy again, another two first-visiting including another Citation Bravo, N146CT passing through at lunch-time on its way back to the US, and Falcon 2000 F-GUYM which arrived at around the same time for a night-stop. CitationJet N33CJ made its fifth appearance here during the evening, also for a night-stop. Only airliners of note were the Eastern Airways' Jetstream 31 G-CBDA on the afternoon Aberdeen rotation, just its third visit here, and the fairly significant first-visit of easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYL on the morning Bristol rotation, the last of the non-ex-Swiss fleet to appear here.
Others:
EZY - YH 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/292, 291 YL 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBC AFR217J/2173 F-GUBC KLM961/2 PH-KZE EZE4033/4 G-CBDA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT AFR1172/3 F-GUBC XLA4027 G-XLAB AFR1672 F-GUBC ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 28th October
After a flurry of first-visiting airliners at the beginning of the winter scheduled timetable, none were to appear during the day, the same two Air France by Regional ERJ-145s operating the six Paris-CDG flights. It was a biz jet that was to be the day's highlight, another NetJets Europe Citation Bravo first-visiting, CS-DHA spending less than an hour with us during the morning, while the rare shape of the CASA 212 re-appeared, the Swedish Coastguard example SE-IVF making its fourth visit, its first since 1999, and only the type's second appearance here in the last ten years.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUJA ECA860/1 5B-DBV AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA EZE4033/4 G-CBCS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT AFR1172/3 F-GUBC AFR1672 F-GUBC AMM655D/F G-CPEP

Monday 27th October
The new scheduled timetable season continued to produce first-visiting airliners, while more appeared on non-scheduled flights, making for a total of four first-timers during the day. The most significant of these was surely the Saab 2000 leased to Eastern Airways for use this winter on the Aberdeen-Newcastle-Southampton route, an ex-Swiss machine now operated by Golden Air of Sweden as SE-LOX, passing through four times during the day. Only two landings had been made previously by the type at Newcastle Airport, making it one of the rarest airliner types in our past - this scarcity is to change quite dramatically in the coming months however, this total having been tripled by the end of the day !. The amount of Embraer ERJ-145s to appear here is also going to increase this winter, another Regional machine first-visiting on the afternoon Paris-CDG rotation, F-GUJA returning on the last arrival too. The fourteen ex-Proteus Airlines machines (ie. the non F-GRG. registered, ex-Regional Airlines aircraft) are expected to dominate the schedule this winter, these aeroplanes appearing to be the only examples from the amalgamated Regional Compagnie Aerienne Europeenne fleet to be based at CDG. The summer charter timetable also continued to produce first-visitors so late in the season, Futura waiting until the last flight of their morning Las Palmas series to show us Boeing 737-800 EC-INP, the aircraft being the one that wears a basic TUI colour-scheme with Futura titles and logos, while another 'NextGen' first-visitor was another easyJet -700 to visit us for a bit of crew training, G-EZJJ spending the afternoon with us. The early afternoon Eastern Airways Aberdeen rotation was flown by Jetstream 31 G-CBCS, only its fourth visit here.
Cessna 414 D-IFME passed through during the afternoon en-route to Reykjavik.
Others:
EZY - YH 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
EZE4091/2 SE-LOX AFR1673 F-GUBC FUA1517/8 EC-INP EZS8002 EC-IOR EZE4033/4 G-CBCS AFR217J/2173 F-GUBC EZY8011/3 G-EZJJ MYT808/807P C-GTDL MMZ7310 CS-TLI AFR1172/3 F-GUJA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB EZE4095/6 SE-LOX PGT437/8 TC-APL AFR1672 F-GUJA

Sunday 26th October
The beginning of another interesting scheduled service timetable, the day producing plenty of related and un-related notable aircraft visitors. One of the more interesting features of the timetable will be the Paris-CDG scheduled service which, for the first time in over ten years, sees French-registered Air France-liveried aircraft once more operate the service for Air France, using Air France callsigns/flight numbers. The first flight at mid-day was flown by the first non-Gill Airways-operated Fokker 100 to visit Newcastle Airport in Air France colours, the first-visiting Regional Airlines F-GLIR, while the afternoon rotation and late evening arrival was flown by the first Air France-liveried Embraer ERJ-145 to appear here, the first-visiting F-GUBC of Regional Airlines. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZC made its third visit to Newcastle on an Amsterdam substitution during the afternoon, while FlyBe. DHC.8-400 G-JEDO passed through apparently to drop a crew member off, just its third visit here, from Birmingham to Edinburgh during the late afternoon. A third visitor as such was Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRA on an extra Verona charter arrival during the evening, while the first easyJet Bristol rotation during the morning, now flown by an aircraft from the Bristol base, produced Boeing 737-300 G-EZYG, its first appearance here since May.
Others:
EZY - YH 553, 554/6405, 6406/286, 287/292, 291 YG 568/567
MON364/364P G-EOMA MYT1814 C-GTDL HLN614P/2741 PH-AHS EZS8001 EC-IOR XLA4035/6 G-XLAD AFR217V/2173 F-GLIR HLN2742/3 PH-AHS MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT WIF384/5 LN-WDA AFR1172/3 F-GUBC KLM7112/962 PH-KZC BEE290/290C G-JEDO AEU788/788P G-STRA AFR1672 F-GUBC HLN2744/744P PH-AHS XLA4037/037P G-XLAD OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 25th October
Two similarly, Irish-registered airliners were the day's highlights - Azzurra Air Airbus A.320 EI-DBD first-visited during the afternoon on an additional late season return charter flight from Palermo, its sistership EI-DBC had first-visited at the beginning of the summer season on a similar charter, and EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBR first-visited as such, positioning in during the afternoon for an outbound football charter during the evening. Another ex-Gill Airways machine, the aircraft was the last of the fleet of three Gill Airways Fokker 100s to leave Newcastle as G-BYDO, being ferried to Eindhoven on 25th September 2001. It had operated the last Paris-Newcastle flight for Gill Airways on the morning of their demise on 20th September 2001. Another 'end of era' moment had occurred earlier in the day, the last BA CitiExpress scheduled service at Newcastle Airport for the time being, being flown by Dash Eight G-BRYZ from/to Bristol during the morning. Only eighteen months ago we had twenty-six movements a day from these aircraft !.
Mooney M.20 N270RA passed through, presumably on a delivery flight, during the afternoon from Reykjavik to Salzburg, and Piper Saratoga N123AX visited briefly at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY - YH 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA564/3 EC-IOR XLA4033/4022 G-XLAD MYT828/835 G-KKAZ MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-FTS BRT2HB/3CR G-BRYZ XLA4023/8 G-XLAD AMM443D/C G-OOOB AZI7305/8305 EI-DBD LXR4968/9 CS-TQE MYT1813 C-GTDL LXR2603/4 CS-TMW XLA4029/4034 G-XLAD HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 24th October
Two first-visiting British airliners during the day, the last of a charter fleet and another example of a scheduled fleet that we are destined to see more of in the near future. The last of the new My Travel Airways 'single-aisle' Airbus' to appear here this summer made it in just before the end of the season, A.320 G-KKAZ swopping with G-RDVE in Ibiza during the afternoon, making its first landing here during the evening and then operating out on the 'night' Tenerife, while more easyJet 'NextGen'crew training produced the first visit of Boeing 737-700 G-EZJA, which spent most of the day with us in the circuit, bar a return trip to Luton during the afternoon. EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE made its fourth appearance here as such, arriving from Southampton during the afternoon on a football charter, and the Dubai Air Wing BBJ A6-HRS departed to Farnborough during the evening after its three night stay.
The first-visit-of-type Extra 400 D-EKEW departed to Germany during the morning after its night-stop, and Phoenix Aviation King Air 100 F-GEXV visited briefly during the early evening.
Others:
EZY - YH 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR XLA4024 G-XLAD TCX746L/72P G-OJMC EZY8011/2 G-EZJA AMM277D/C G-CPEV XLA2115/4 G-XLAE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB HOA552 EC-IOR EZY8013/5 G-EZJA XLA4025/4032 G-XLAD MYT882/827 G-KKAZ EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAA

Thursday 23rd October
Most significant movement of the day was of course the departure of the Turkmenistan Airways Boeing 757 EZA-012 during the late afternoon, but there wasn't a great deal else - easyJet produced two aircraft of note, the rather rare up here Boeing 737-300 G-EZYH positioning in during the early morning to operate a full day's 'line', its first arrival actually being only its sixth landing here, and the largest aircraft yet to be used by the carrier for a sub-charter, Britannia Airways Boeing 767-200 G-BNYS which positioned in from, and out to, Gatwick during the evening, in order to operate a single Stansted rotation.
Extra 400 D-EKEW arrived from Reykjavik during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YH 8001/567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
TCX746P/K G-OJMC HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-HZU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA HOA004 EC-IOR XLA029P G-XLAD EZY8292/292 G-BNYS AMC5182/3 9H-ADN EZY291/8261 G-BNYS

Wednesday 22nd October
Only the third Turkmenistan registered aircraft to land at Newcastle Airport arrived in the shape of Turkmenistan Airways Boeing 757 EZA-012 just after dawn, in order to operate a freight flight the following day. A smaller Boeing provided the only other real interest, easyJet Boeing 737-700 G-EZJU first-visiting on a crew training detail for most of the morning and early afternoon. Scot Airways Dornier 328 D-CPRX delivered Newcastle United back in the early hours.
Others:
XLA295P/4026 G-XLAD HOA003 EC-IOR EZY8011/2 G-EZJU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB XLA4027/027P G-XLAD KLM965/6 PH-KVK ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 21st October
Our most regular BBJ made another appearance at dusk, the Dubai Air Wing A6-HRS making its ninth landing here and night-stopping.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MYT824/3 G-CRPH AMM655D/C G-OOOB

Monday 20th October
Still not too much of interest, although four airliners made a selection of third and fourth visits - Euro-Atlantic Boeing 737-300 CS-TLI made just its third visit as such during the afternoon, while true fourth visits were made by Scot Airways Dornier 328 D-CPRX during the afternoon, and a pair during the evening, Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800w TC-AAP and KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZN. Cessna 340 OY-BSO passed through just after dawn on its way across the North Sea.
Others:
FUA1517/8 EC-HJJ MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 CS-TLI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA KLM963/4 PH-KZN XLA282P G-XLAC PGT437/8 TC-AAP

Sunday 19th October
Nothing I can find that's worthy of mention .....
Others:
MON364/364P G-SMAN HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS XLA4035/6 G-XLAC EEZ8928 EC-IOR HLN2742/3 PH-AHS EAF326P/3262 G-CEAH MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WDC HLN2744/744P PH-AHS XLA4037 G-XLAC EEZ8929 EC-IOR OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 18th October
Only movement of note on a grey day was a second-visiting airliner, KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-WXC during the afternoon - it had first visited during December 2002.
Others:
XLA4033/7304 G-XLAF XLA022P/4022 G-XLAC HOA563 EC-IOR MON365/365P G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-ICL KLM961/2 PH-WXC XLA4023/8 G-XLAC AMM443D/C G-OOBC LXR2603/4 CS-TMW LXR4968/9 CS-TQE HOA564 EC-IOR XLA4029/4034 G-XLAC HCY548/9 5B-DBH EZY293/4 G-EZYF ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HKP

Friday 17th October
Another busy day GA wise, but unfortunately unlike the previous day, with no airliner interest. Specsavers' King Air 350 came back for its second visit in quick time, a short one during the morning, while Seneca PH-CDL day-stopped, Cheyenne D-IDBU operated an ambulance flight from 'the Med' during the afternoon, and Cessna 425 D-ICHS appeared again during the evening. The best was probably only the second visit from P&O's Challenger 604 G-POAJ, arriving at tea-time to spend the weekend with us.
Others:
HOA551 EC-IOR TCX746L/P G-OJMC AMM277D/C G-OOOD XLA117P/4032 G-XLAF XLA2115/4 G-XLAC DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT HOA552 EC-IOR AEE4900/1 SX-BGR

Thursday 16th October
The returning football charters produced no fewer than three first-visiting Boeing 737s during the day, while a charter substitution provided a fourth ! - Transavia Boeing 737-700 PH-XRX arrived first within the second hour of the day, followed by Virgin Express 737-400 OO-VEH a little later in the early hours, and Astraeus' all-white 737-300 G-BZZA just before mid-day, while the afternoon Air Scotland Barcelona rotation was flown by a new carrier for Newcastle Airport, Travel Service and their Spanish arm VISIG and 737-800 EC-ILX.
The quite numerous GA visitors included the first appearance here of Specsavers' King Air 350 N64GG on a day-stop.
Others:
TCX746P/K G-OJMC IWD3415/6 EC-IMU DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT VSG2442/1 EC-ILX AUA1404 EC-IOR AMC5182/3 9H-ADN

Wednesday 15th October
A football charter to Amsterdam at dawn was flown by the first-visiting Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZM, but the most significant movement could have been the departure of Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBT to Helsinki during the late afternoon at the end of the fleet's three summer seasons detached to Newcastle Airport flying for Air Scandic - it's not known yet whether they will return next year.
Cheyenne N160TR day-stopped from/to Sleap.
Others:
MYT1808/005P G-PIDS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT SCY902P OH-LBT ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 14th October
Football charters during the morning produced two first-visiting airliners as such, both of which had last visited in their previous guises almost a year ago. Excel Airways Boeing 757 TF-ARI operated the EUJet departure to Ostend just after dawn, presumably filling in for the Fokker 100 that had more pressing engagements the previous day - the aircraft had last visited as G-OOOU of Air 2000 almost exactly a year ago on 18th October 2002 - and Astraeus flew a Rotterdam departure mid-morning with their 'new' Boeing 737-300 G-STRE, an aircraft that had last visited Newcastle as G-XBHX of British Airways on 30th November 2002.
Not too much else, Piaggio P.180 I-FXRF returning on its ambulance mission in the early hours, and Citation X G-CDCX yet again during the early evening, now becoming as regular as expected.
Others:
XLA212P G-XLAC ECA860/1 5B-DBV DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT MYT824/3 G-CRPH AMM655D/C G-OOBD

Monday 13th October
Euro-Atlantic Boeing 737-300 CS-TLI made its second visit as such on the afternoon Funchal charter, while the ex-Gill Airways EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE made its third visit as such, positioning in from Dublin during the first hour of the day, and operating out to Vienna at tea-time using Austrian Airlines callsigns (?).
King Air LX-ALX departed in the early hours after just seeing the new day in with us, while a pair of GA visitors during the evening were Cessna 425 and Piaggio P.180 Avanti I-FXRF, both machine staying for less than an hour.
Others:
EZY - YI 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286
BGH5945/6 LZ-BHA FUA1517/8 EC-IEN MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 CS-TLI DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT PGT437/8 TC-APJ XLA5512 G-XLAC

Sunday 12th October
One of the previous week's first-visiting executive jets returned for its second visit at lunch-time, CJ2 N282CJ making another brief visit. The last of the re-registered KLM CityHopper Fokker 100s finally made its first visit as such, PH-OFF on the late afternoon Amsterdam scheduled service. Super King Air LX-ALX arrived with just two minutes of the day remaining.
Others:
EZY - YI 6HL, 6QN/573, 574
MON364P/364P G-SMAN HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS HOA568 EC-IOR XLA2079 G-XLAF HLN2742/3 PH-AHS MYT898/7 C-GTDL KLM963/4 PH-OFF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE WIF384/5 LN-WDA MYT005P/867 G-VCED AUA1402 EC-IOR ICB4239 TF-ELV HLN2744/744P PH-AHS OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 11th October
Turboprop substitutions produced just third visits from two aircraft during the day, KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVK operating an early afternoon Amsterdam rotation, and FlyBe. DHC.8-400 G-JEDK the afternoon Belfast City schedule, more notably the first use of the type on the carrier's Belfast City scheduled service.
Others:
EZY - YI 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-GAT KLM961/2 PH-KVK AMM720D/C G-OOAW EAF813/2 G-CEAF BEE431/2 G-JEDK LXR4968/9 CS-TQE LXR2603/4 CS-TMW HOA564/7 EC-IOR MYT1813 G-NIKO HCY548/9 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-FXI AEE4923 SX-BGJ

Friday 10th October
Gulf V N84GV departed back across the Atlantic mid-morning, while further GA visitors during the day included Pilatus PC-12 VP-BLS on just its third appearance here, and Ducair's Lear 35 LX-LAR during the evening - the aircraft was once quite regular as HB-VJL. easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYH, which appears not to want to become regular at Newcastle, made just its fourth visit during the early afternoon, from Belfast and then operating the Alicante rotation.
Others:
EZY - YI 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574 YH 8001
HOA551 EC-IOR TCX746L/P G-OJMC XLA2115/4 G-XLAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC HOA552 EC-IOR MON5817/6 G-MPCD AEE4900/1 SX-BGR

Thursday 9th October
Two executive jets today, and certainly not common machines ! - another CJ2 was added to our visitors listings during the early afternoon, N282CJ spending just half an hour on the ground from Guernsey to Biggin Hill, while the Hapag-Lloyd Executive Challenger 604 D-AHLE visited briefly just after sunset.
Others:
EZY - YI 8551/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT YH 4KD/7EJ, 3GH
TCX746P/K G-OJMC HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-IEQ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 8th October
Just one exec jet again, and not an uncommon one, Sterna Aviation's CJ2 N312CJ making its sixth and seventh visits during the morning and late afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YI 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM
DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA HOA035 EC-IOR OHY4441/2 TC-ONN ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 7th October
Executive jets became notable again, Gulfstream V N84GV arriving from Luton before dawn to spend a few days with us, while NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFQ made just its second visit, spending most of the afternoon with us.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBW HOA023 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AMM655D/C G-OOBC

Monday 6th October
After twenty-one consecutive visits from Boeing 737-300 PR-BRE on Euro-Atlantic Airways' afternoon Funchal charter, we finally saw the carrier's 737-300 CS-TLI for the first time as such - in an all-white colour-scheme, the aircraft had last visited Newcastle Airport as 9H-ACT of Air Malta in 1995, and before that as CS-TKC of Air Columbus during 1994 and 1993.
DRF's Lear 55 D-CFUX made another visit during the late afternoon, and Cheyenne F-GHTA arrived during the late evening, to depart in the early hours of Tuesday.
Others:
EZY - YF 6UU/1XX, 4AC/284
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMW FUA1517/8 EC-HHG MYT808/7 C-GTDL HOA511 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MMZ7310 CS-TLI PGT437/8 TC-APH HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 5th October
Only 'highlight' was Westair's Citation Bravo N829CB on its sixth visit during the late afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YF 6UU/1XX, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/INN
ICB4235/6 TF-ELV MON364/364P G-SMAN MYT1814 G-VCED HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS HLN2742/3 PH-AHS HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MYT898/7 C-GTDL WIF384/5 LN-WDC HLN2744/744P PH-AHS OHY455/6 TC-ONO HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 4th October
Still rather quiet, although we did see a first-visiting Beech 1900C, Danish Air Transport's OY-JRF popping down from Aberdeen during the evening, while also visiting during the evening was the quite rare shape of the BAe125-1000, GAMA Aviation's G-GMAB making just its fourth visit to Newcastle.
Others:
EZY - YF 1XX, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
HOA563 EC-IOR JKK3141/2 EC-GNY MON365P/365 G-SMAN HOA564/7 EC-IOR JKK3307/8 EC-HBP XLA4019/019P G-XLAG EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 CS-TQE LXR2603/4 CS-TMW MYT1803 G-VCED HCY548/9 5B-DBI HOA568 EC-IOR JKK3127/8 EC-GVI

Friday 3rd October
Nothing of note that I can find .....
Others:
EZY - YF 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR TCX746L/P G-OJMC TSC207 C-GPAT AMM277D/C G-CPEU MYT888/887P G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAD MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA PGT453/4 TC-APM AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 2nd October
The day's only highlight was the fourth NetJets Europe Citation Bravo to appear here, CS-DHC spending just over an hour on the ground during the early evening.
Others:
EZY - YF 1XX, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
MYT876P G-MONK TCX746P/K G-OJMC HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-IMU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE AMC5182/3 9H-ABT

Wednesday 1st October
Sub-charters for My Travel saw the return of two not-so-common-in-recent-years Boeing 757s; Monarch Airlines' G-MONK positioned in from Gatwick during the afternoon to operate a Palma rotation for the carrier, while Transavia's PH-TKC operated the return leg of the delayed Malta flight during the early evening, the aircraft then positioning out to Amsterdam. Only its second visit to Newcastle, it had first-visited on 1st July 1999 on a Nissan passenger charter. True first-visitors came from unexpected sources, BAC Express' Shorts 360 G-BOEG positioning in from Edinburgh during the evening for the night Stansted mail rotation - the aircraft wore the basic colour-scheme of its past operator FedEx - and easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYF, which became one of the based aeroplanes after arriving on a mid-morning Stansted schedule.
Others:
EZY - YF 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
AMM689D/C G-CPEV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE MYT875P/875 G-MONK MYT1804/804P PH-TKC RPX475P/475 G-BOEG OHY4441/2 TC-ONR ECA904/5 5B-DBU HOA056 EC-IOR MYT876 G-MONK

Tuesday 30th September
A little bit of a GA rush to close the month off - Liebherr Aerospace CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped, Citation X G-CDCX spent another afternoon with us, Excellent Air King Air 200 D-IICE did the same, parking on the north apron stands, Falcon 50 N200RT which had made three previous landings here, all during 2002, arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop, as did Falcon Jet Centre BAe125 G-BJDJ on its first visit here since 1999, while Aero Services Executive King Air 200 F-GSEB departed at tea-time after two nights with us.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE MYT824/3 G-CRPH AMM655D/C G-OOBE

Monday 29th September
Still very quiet, just another KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 first-visit-as-such, PH-KLD operating the early evening Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMQ FUA1517/8 EC-HHG MYT808/7 C-GTDL HOA511 EC-IOR MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG KLM965/6 PH-KLD PGT437/8 TC-APJ HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 28th September
Still not a great deal, the highlight obviously being the Wideroe Dash Eight '-400', LN-WDC following up its first visit from the beginning of the month, with its second during the afternoon. Aero Services Executive King Air 200 F-GSEB arrived during the late afternoon for a night-stop, Westair Citation Bravo N829CB visited briefly during the morning, and Citation X G-CDCX appeared again briefly during the evening.
Others:
MON364/364P G-EOMA HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR XLA4111/0 G-XLAF HLN2742/3 PH-AHR HOA578/1 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT898/7 C-GTDL WIF384/5 LN-WDC HLN2744/744P PH-AHR HOA572 EC-IOR OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 27th September
Only movement of note was the departure of Challenger N6BB mid-morning after its two nights on the south apron.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-FXY HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC AWC376B/C G-ZAPM JKK3307/8 EC-HOV EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 CS-TMW LXR2603/4 CS-TQE HCY548/9 5B-DBH HOA568 EC-IOR JKK3127/8 EC-GVI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ

Friday 26th September
Nothing of note .....
Others:
EZY - YI 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR TSC207 C-FDAT TCX746L/P G-OJMB MYT888/7 G-CCMY AMM277D/C G-OOOD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAC MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ PGT453/4 TC-APZ HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 25th September
Two of the three football-related airliner visitors from yesterday departed within the second hour of the day, Sobelair Boeing 737-400 OO-SLW being followed by the record-breaking departure of Corsair Boeing 747-300 F-GSUN, both back to Brussels. KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVA actually departed on an Amsterdam scheduled service during the afternoon. The return Transavia flight was flown by the first-visiting Boeing 737-800 PH-HZX during the early afternoon, and Scot Airways Dornier 328 D-CPRX made another appearance at around the same time on another football charter.
Lots of executive jets, six being present at various points, the best being Blockbuster's Challenger 601 N6BB which arrived during the late evening for a night-stop. Markoss Aviation BAe125 G-MKSS departed during the morning, CJ D-IEWS just a minute after the Challenger arrived, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN was the only notable amongst the remaining regulars.
Others:
EZY - YI 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
TCX746P/K G-OJMB HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-GZE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 24th Sepetmber
A busier day than we might have expected for the first round of the UEFA Cup, the visit of the unheard of NAC Breda to St.James' Park producing four visiting airliners - four times as many as the visit of Inter Milan had produced last November !. First to arrive was Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZK early on from Rotterdam - the aircraft had actually visited Newcastle before, on seven occasions during February, March and April 2001 whilst on lease to Sabre Airways - it positioned out to Amsterdam within the hour. The remaining three airliners all arrived within sixteen minutes of each other just after mid-day, KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVA on only its third ever visit, also from Rotterdam, Sobelair Boeing 737-400 OO-SLW from Brussels, a machine that had visited us three times previously as EI-BXA of Aer Lingus during 1999 and 2000, and the most significant of the quartet, Corsair Boeing 747-300 F-GSUN arriving also from Brussels and making airport history in more ways than one in the process. Not only the first 747-300 ever to visit, but the 580-seater aircraft arrived with more passengers on board than any other single aircraft has ever done at Newcastle (previous record holder was TF-ATC last year with 472). All three machines remained until after the game.
BBJ2 VP-BZL departed during the evening after its night-stop, while GA visitors included the first-visiting BAe125 G-MKSS, which made two landings during the day, and CitationJet D-IEWS on just its third visit here. It had been delivered through Newcastle during 1997.
Others:
EZY - YI 1XX, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
EZY4AC/284 G-ZAPU AEF3794/5 D-ALAO AMM689D/C G-OOBE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF OHY4441/2 TC-ONN ECA904/5 5B-DBV HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 23rd September
One of just two BBJ2s to visit Newcastle made its return visit during the afternoon, VP-BZL had first-visited during June. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBT positioned in from Helsinki to finish off the summer's detachments - it had started them off on the last day of April.
Others:
EZY - YI 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
SCY902P OH-LBT ECA860/1 5B-DBV HOA023 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MYT824/3 G-CRPH AMM655D/C G-OOBB

Monday 22nd September
Only movement of note was the departure of Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBR during the afternoon after its detachment.
Others:
EZY - YI 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI FUA1517/8 EC-IEN HOA511 EC-IOR MYT808/7 C-GTDL SCY901P OH-LBR MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG PGT437/8 TC-APG HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 21st September
One of the summer's most interesting charter series presumably came to a close during the late evening, the Malmo Aviation Venice charter operating on the inbound leg only, and finishing off with another first-visiting RJ.100 SE-DSP. KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-KLE first-visited as such just after mid-day, and Wideroe DHC.8-400 LN-WDA made its third visit on the afternoon Stavanger schedule. Another Citation Encore spent the afternoon with us, the Staverton-based N535CE.
Others:
EZY - YI 551, 4KD/8CC, 7YA/288, 289/294, 293
MON364/364P G-EOMA MYT1814 G-FHAJ HOA577R EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR KLM961/2 PH-KLE HLN2742/3 PH-AHR HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAG MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WDA HLN2744/744P PH-AHR SCW6116 SE-DSP OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 20th September
FlyBe. DHC.8-400 G-JEDN second-visited on the afternoon Salzburg 'W', while the late evening My Travel Airways Alicante charter was flown by Airbus A.320 G-FHAJ - only its fourth landing at Newcastle as such, the aircraft wore a basic Airtours colour-scheme with large 'MyTravelLite.com' titles on the rear fuselage.
CJ2 N312CJ afternoon-stopped, its fifth appearance here, Gazelle F-GGTJ passed through briefly late afternoon, and Citation 650 OY-CKE came back for its second visit in two days, another short one at tea-time.
Others:
EZY - YI 293
MYT834 G-CTLA HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-FXA HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDN AWC376B/C G-ZAPM JKK3307/8 EC-HFT EAF813/2 G-CEAF AUA2377/8 OE-LCP LXR4968/9 CS-TMW LXR203/4 CS-TQE MYT1813 G-FHAJ HCY548/9 5B-DBI HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-GZD JKK3127/8 EC-HFS ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 19th September
After yesterday's fleeting of a European charter airline's single fleet, the day produced the last of no less than two UK charter fleets ! The last of the year's Airbus A.321 deliveries to My Travel Airways, actually the first machine to be delivered G-CTLA, finally made it to Newcastle in the early hours, becoming the based aeroplane and departing first thing on the 'W'-ing out Dalaman, not returning during the rest of the day, while the last Air 2000 Boeing 757 still to appear here, G-OOBD, flew the early afternoon Mahon 'W'. Scot Airways Dornier 328 D-CPRX made just its second visit on an afternoon passenger charter, the aircraft now wearing an all-white livery with Scot Airways titles.
First-visiting exec jet was Air Alsie Citation 650 OY-CKE, on a short twenty-five minute visit during the evening.
Others:
MYT842/833 G-CTLA HOA551 EC-IOR PGT473/4 TC-APL TSC207 C-GPAT TCX746L/P G-OJMC MYT005P/887 G-JALC AMM277D/C G-OOBD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV HOA552/3112 EC-IOR MON5817/6 G-OZBB MYT888/004P G-BYDA BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA XLA2115/4 G-XLAE PGT453/4 TC-APL AEE4900/1 SX-BGS HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 18th September
The airport 'fleeted' a European charter airline's single type during the early afternoon, the last Iberworld Airbus A.320 to appear here, the new EC-INZ, operating the carrier's Mahon flight. Not much else however, just the first-visit as such of another KLM CityHopper Fokker 100, PH-OFD during the morning.
Others:
KLM957/8 PH-OFD TCX746P/K G-OJMC HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-INZ DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 17th September
Not a lot of note, just the return of the Irish Air Corps Gulfstream IV 251 just after mid-day, and the first-visiting Alsair Beech 1900D F-HALS which spent almost one hour on the ground from/to France during the early evening.
Others:
AEF3794/5 D-ALAP AMM689D/C G-OOBE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT OHY4441/2 TC-ONN ECA904/5 5B-DBW HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 16th September
A British airline made a quite rare appearance during the day, Highland Airways Jetstream 31 G-BTXG making just its second visit to Newcastle as such, a day-stop from/to Aberdeen - its last appearance had been on a Sabre Airways crew ferry on 12th September 2000, while the aircraft itself had first visited on 11th April 1997, as OK-REJ on delivery from Prague to Aberdeen on its way to a new life in Sweden. Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-IHI was used again for a based easyJet rotation, as it had been during June, the aircraft positioning in from Dublin for the Alicante service, and KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFK made its first visit as such on the afternoon Amsterdam schedule.
A late evening ferry flight concerned Cessna 172 N1419F routing through from Wick to Southend, while earlier Irish Air Corps Gulfstream IV 251 had departed mid-morning.
Others:
BAW13C G-EUUR ECA860/1 5B-DBU EZY431P/7EJ EC-IHI KLM963/4 PH-OFK DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT MYT824/3 G-CRPH EZY3GH/432P EC-IHI AMM655D/C G-OOBC

Monday 15th September
A few things of note, the only airliners being KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVD on an Amsterdam substitution during the evening - its first visit on such a flight, it had visited twice before on football charters, the last time in August 2001 - and just the second visit from British Airways' latest Airbus A.320 G-EUUR on the last Heathrow arrival of the day. Irish Air Corps Gulfstream IV 251 made its second visit to Newcastle during the evening, arriving from Glasgow for a night-stop - it had of course been one of the visitors for the EC Agriculture Ministers meeting held in the region during early May 1998 - while Citation 550 G-CBTU made its first visit as such earlier in the evening - it had visited Newcastle wearing two previous British identities, G-OCDB and G-ELOT.
Others:
HOA113P EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI FUA1517/8 EC-HMJ MYT808/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MMZ7310 PR-BRE KLM965/6 PH-KVD PGT437/8 TC-APY BAW12T G-EUUR

Sunday 14th September
Just two Scandinavian airliners making return visits, the second week of the programmed Wideroe DHC.8-400 Stavanger service seeing the second visit of LN-WDA, the machine that had been the first of the fleet to appear during early July, and Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSV which had made two visits on a Sunday during late July.
Others:
MON364/364P G-EOMA HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR XLA4111/0 G-XLAA HOA578/1 EC-IOR HLN2742/3 PH-AHR MYT898/7 C-GTDL SCW6115 SE-DSV WIF384/5 LN-WDA SCW6116 SE-DSV HLN2744/744P PH-AHR HOA572 EC-IOR OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 13th September
A busy day with lots of GA visitors, but only two executive jets of note - Marshalls Citation Bravo G-FIRM made just its second visit here, a day-stop from/to Cambridge, and Private Wings Learjet 35 D-COKE made a briefer visit during the evening.
Others:
EZY - YP 551, 4KD/284, 4AC/6VB, 7XX/8004
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-HRP HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC AWC376B/C G-ZAPM BEE9186/7 G-JEDI JKK3307/8 EC-HFP AUA2377/8 OE-LCL EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 B-MAQ LXR2603/4 CS-TQE MYT1813 OY-CNR HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HOA568 EC-IOR JKK3127/8 EC-HFP IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 12th September
Nothing really of any great note, although the not too rare Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELP operated an easyJet Stansted rotation during the day, and KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-KLG first-visited as such during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR TCX746L/P G-OJMB TSC207 C-GSAT PGT473/4 TC-APJ EZY8284/284 TF-ELP KLM961/2 PH-KLG AMM277D/C G-OOOK MYT888/7 G-RJGR EZY285/8285 TF-ELP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 ZS-SJP MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI PGT453/4 TC-APJ AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 11th September
Just executive jets/props of note, Tyrolean Jet Service Citation 650 OE-GLS departing during the morning, Piaggio P.180 F-GZPE following late afternoon. Best was another first-visiting CJ2, N525PM day-stopping from/to Kidlington.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
TCX746P/K G-OJMB HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-IAG DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT AMC5182/3 9H-ADN

Wednesday 10th September
Three airliners of note, Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAN on just its second visit on the morning Salzburg charter, Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBE making only its second appearance here, substituting for the A.320 on the mid-day Verona 'W', and KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFI making its first visit as such during the afternoon. The very pretty Tyrolean Jet Service Citation 650 OE-GLS arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop, another attractive exec type following during the early evening, Piaggio P.180 Avanti F-GZPE wearing the Hex Air colour-scheme.
Others:
EZY - YP 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
AEF3794/5 D-ALAN AMM689D/C G-OOBE KLM963/4 PH-OFI DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT OHY4441/2 TC-ONN ECA904/5 5B-DBW HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 9th September
Just the one, Falcon 900 N902NC first-visiting just after mid-day, and departing after just under five hours on the ground.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
YD 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC
ECA860/1 5B-DBV DLH2158/2163 D-AEWA AMM655D/C G-OOBA

Monday 8th September
Eurowings substituted a BAe146-300 on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service due to an increased passenger load, D-AEWA making its fourth visit to Newcastle - it had appeared on three consecutive days on the schedule during early June 2002. Cessna 206 D-ECAL visited briefly during the afternoon, from/to Teesside with British pilots - new resident ?.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA113P EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMW MYT006P/837 G-WJAN FUA1517/8 EC-HHH MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-AEWA PGT437/8 TC-APF

Sunday 7th September
Another day, another first-visiting DHC.8-400, the beginning of programmed use of the type by Wideroe on their now sole Sunday Stavanger scheduled service, producing the first-timing LN-WDC during the afternoon, only the second of the fleet to appear here. KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFB first-visited as such during the late afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YP 6UU/567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
MYT1814 G-CCMY HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAA HLN2742/3 PH-AHR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT898/7 C-GTDL SCW6115 SE-DSS WIF384/5 LN-WDC KLM963/4 PH-OFB HLN2744/744P PH-AHR SCW6116 SE-DSS OHY455/6 TC-ONO HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 6th September
Another second-visiting Fokker prop, a '50' this time, KLM CityHopper's PH-KVF operating an early afternoon Amsterdam rotation - it had first-visited on 23rd November 2000, while another new FlyBe. DHC.8-400 first-visited, G-JEDO on the afternoon Salzburg 'W'. Both were overshadowed though by a little Slovenian Robin, S5-DKS spending just over half an hour with us at tea-time from Sumburgh to Texel.
Others:
EZY - YP 1XX, 4AC/7YY, 6HL/555, 556/1NN
HOA563 EC-IOR JKK3141/2 EC-ICL MON365P/365 G-SMAN HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAG KLM961/2 PH-KVF BEE9186/7 G-JEDO AWC376B/C G-ZAPU AUA2377/8 OE-LCN EAF813/2 G-CEAF JKK3307/8 EC-GCV LXR4968/9 B-MAQ MYT1813 G-CCMY LXR2603/4 CS-TQE HCY548/9 5B-DBI AEE4922/3 SX-BGS JKK3127/8 EC-HHF HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-IAG

Friday 5th September
The day's airliner first-visitor came from a surprising source, a British Airways Boeing 767-300 diverting in from Heathrow during the morning, G-BNWS arriving from Baltimore and staying for just over two hours. A late evening freight visitor was WDL Fokker F-27 D-BAKB, a first-visitor as such, however the aircraft had visited once before as F-GHRC of Air Jet in September 1990. EMC Corp. Hawker 800XP N228TM made a return visit 'the following day', as it had done during March 2002, another very short one mid-morning.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR TCX746L/P G-OJMB TSC207 C-GLAT PGT473/4 TC-API MYT888/7 G-RJGR AMM277D/C G-OOOS HOA552/3112 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG XLA2115/4 G-XLAF MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA PGT453/4 TC-API AEE4900/1 SX-BGR HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 4th September
A pair of airliners of note today, BA CitiExpress ERJ-145 G-EMBX making just its second visit on an early evening Bristol substitution, and BAe146-300 G-UKHP making its first appearance here since 1998, the aircraft now flying for FlyBe. and flying a delayed Belfast City rotation during the late evening - the aircraft wears the Buzz colour-scheme (not the first time it has been seen at Newcastle) with small FlyBe. titles on the forward fuselage. Two US-registered exevutive jets visited during the morning, EMC Corp.'s Hawker 800XP N228TM staying less than an hour before dawn, and Falcon 900EX N663MK which day-stopped.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-HZU HLN2442/1 PH-AHS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BRT8HB/7NC G-EMBX BEE433/4 G-UKHP AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 3rd September
Just one aircraft worthy of mention again, KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZL operating an evening Amsterdam rotation, one of two of the fleet to appear during the day, just its second visit here.
Others:
EZY - YP 567/ 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
AEF3794/5 D-ALAG AMM689D/C G-OOAP KLM963/4 PH-KZP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV KLM965/6 PH-KZL OHY4441/2 TC-ONR ECA904/5 5B-DBU HOA056 EC-IOR

Tuesday 2nd September
Only movement of note was the regular CitationJet D-ILAT on another day-stop from/to Freidrichshafen, its eighteenth visit to Newcastle since March 2002.
Others:
EZY - YP 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574 YS 284
ECA860/1 5B-DBW DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT MYT824/3 G-SUEW AMM655D/C G-OOOZ

Monday 1st September
The first day of September will remain one of the most notable of 2003, and of recent years, achieving, as it did, a feat that may have never occurred before .... three first-visiting airliners from the same single airline's fleet of a single type !. Two additional Air Europa rotations in the early hours were operated by the first-timing Boeing 737-800s EC-HBM and EC-III, the pair arriving within the space of ten minutes, and departing only four minutes apart, while Boeing 737-400 EC-HXT operated an extra Hola Airlines arrival during the early afternoon. The day also produced two more first-visits-as-such KLM CityHopper Fokker 100s, PH-KLI and PH-OFE on consecutive Amsterdam rotations.
Others:
EZY -
YP 6UU/1XX, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1GM, 4DF
YS 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
AEA215/6 EC-III AEA175/6 EC-HBM BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI FUA1517/8 EC-HHH MYT808/7 C-GTDL KLM961/2 PH-KLI HOA711/012 EC-HXT MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV KLM963/4 PH-OFE PGT437/8 TC-APM

Sunday 31st August
Much of the same again with just returning and re-registered aircraft providing interest. CitationJet N33CJ made another short, half-hour-long visit during the early evening, Citation X G-CDCX making another appearance a little later, its third of the last nine days. The fifth re-registered KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 to appear here in the last couple of weeks became PH-OFC just after mid-day.
Others:
EZY -
YP 1XX, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
YS 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
MYT1814 G-MCEA MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR KLM961/2 PH-OFC HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAB HLN2742/3 PH-AHR SCW6115 SE-DSX MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SCW6116 SE-DSX HLN2744/744P PH-AHR OHY455/6 TC-ONR HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 30th August
A pair of recently re-registered Euro airliners made up two-thirds of the day's airliner interest - the first of the easyJet Swiss Boeing 737-300s to be transferred back to the UK operation, the first-visiting G-EZYS, became one of the carrier's based aeroplanes after arriving from Stansted during the morning, while KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFH became the fourth of the re-registered fleet to visit Newcastle Airport, on an afternoon Amsterdam rotation. FlyBe. DHC.8-400 G-JEDK made just its second appearance here on the afternoon Salzburg 'W'.
Much less exec-jet wise, although CJ1 N33CJ made just its third landing during the early evening, making a short visit - it had visited on the 11th July, flying a local flight that morning.
Others:
EZY -
YP 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
YI 1XX
YS 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-FXY HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC KLM961/2 PH-OFH BEE9186/7 G-JEDK JKK3307/8 EC-GHE AWC376B/C G-ZAPM AUA2377/8 OE-LCP EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 B-MAQ MYT1813 G-MCEA HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-ICK JKK3127/8 EC-HGJ

Friday 29th August
Another very varied and interesting day, a huge highlight being provided by the last member of a European executive jet fleet to appear here - only twelve landings have been made at Newcastle Airport by NetJets Europe Citation Excels, aircraft that have provided much excitement within the last few weeks, the last of these landings during the early evening being flown by CS-DFN, the eighth and last of the fleet to land here. Eurojet Aviation Bravo EI-DAB appeared again for just its third visit also during the early evening, while Falcon 50 N96UT departed after lunch, and the south apron's double night-stoppers followed a little later, Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS and Flying Group's Citation Bravo N550FP.
The day's airliner visitors produced a number of second and third-timers - the early morning Eastern Airways Aberdeen rotation was flown by the Jetstream 31 from Teesside, G-BYRA making just its third and fourth landings here, while the day's two Pegasus Airlines visits were flown by the wingletted TC-AAP during the morning, just its third visit, and TC-APG during the evening, only its second appearance here. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBR positioned in from Helsinki during the early morning to take up temporary residency - what could transpire to be the last detachment from the fleet during this summer season, the aircraft had actually spent just one month operating from Newcastle Airport over the last three summers, during August 2001, although the aircraft had made six landings here during the last couple of months on various Air Scandic and easyJet 'subs'. Others:
EZY-
YP 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
YI 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR SCY902P OH-LBR EZE580A/4030 G-BYRA TSC207 C-GSAT PGT473/4 TC-AAP TCX746L/P G-OJMB EZE4031/581A G-BYRA AMM277D/C G-OOOB MYT888/7 G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAE MON5817/6 G-MPCD BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA PGT453/4 TC-APG AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 28th August
Executive types produced almost all the interest again - Eurojet Aviation Citation Bravo EI-DAB visited during the early morning, only its second appearance here, its first having been as long ago as December 2000, while Hamlin Jet BAe125 N125YY also made just its second visit as such during the early afternoon, substituting for one of the worldwide grounded Lear 45 fleet. Falcon 50 N96UT arrived during the afternoon for another night-stop, while departures were made by Boeing 737-200 HZ-MIS just after mid-day, and Citation X G-CDCX during the early evening after spending two nights with us.
Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBO departed back home to Helsinki during the afternoon, after just over a calendar month based at Newcastle.
Others:
EZY - YP 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
YI 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-IMU HLN2442/1 PH-AHS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD SCY901P OH-LBO AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 27th August
A pretty varied day, with lots of interesting, if not terribly un-common machines. Four foreign executive jets visited during the day, Euralair Citation F-GKJL making its first appearance here since as long ago as Boxing Day 1991 during the morning, while three arrived within thirty minutes during the early evening, Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS and the much more interesting Citation 550 Bravo N550FP and DRF Learjet 55 D-CFUX, the latter being the only one from the trio to depart. Cessna Caravan I N1266P departed after lunch to Eindhoven.
Airliner visitors for the football match included JAT Boeing 737-300 YU-ANF again, positioning in to take the Partizan Belgrade team home, and the all-white DC-9 YU-AJL on a supporter's charter, an aircraft that had also last visited here during 1991. More vintage metal beat the 'nine' by six minutes, Boeing 737-200 HZ-MIS making another visit, and joining the two JAT machines in seeing the day out on the remote stands. Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAS made just its third visit on the morning Salzburg charter, a feat also surprisingly being accomplished by easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYP, becoming one of the based aircraft during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YI 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF YP 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
AEF3794/5 D-ALAS AMM689D/320P G-OOAP AMM320M/689C G-OOAU OHY4441/2 TC-ONO ECA904/5 5B-DBX HOA056 EC-IOR

Tuesday 26th August
The first JAT-Yugoslav Airlines flight to land at Newcastle Airport in over a decade was operated by Boeing 737-300 YU-ANF during the late morning, delivering a football team for a Champions League qualifier against Newcastle United. The aircraft had been part of the carrier's fleet that were regular during the summer seasons of 1988 and 1989 on Saturday morning charter flights. Citation X G-CDCX made a return visit after its first last week, arriving during the evening for a night-stop, spending the night alongside a more sedate Cessna product, Caravan I N1266P which had arrived from Reykjavik during the afternoon on a ferry flight.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBU AMM655D/C G-CPEV

Monday 25th August
Another quiet Bank Holiday Monday, with just the departure of the weekend's twice-visiting Net Jets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFO at lunch-time, and just the third visit from a particular 'NextGen' frame during the evening, Pegasus' wingletted TC-APJ.
Others:
HLN2744/744P PH-AHR HLN113P EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMQ FUA1517/8 EC-HHH MYT808/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD MMZ7310 PR-BRE PGT437/8 TC-APJ

Sunday 24th August
Back to relative quietness, one of yesterday's first-visiting NetJets Europe Citation Excels CS-DFO returning during the evening for a night-stop. Airlec Merlin III F-GLPT had visited earlier in the evening, and another ex-KLMuk Fokker 100 first-visited as such, PH-OFG on the mid-day Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
MYT1814 G-PIDS HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 G-ZAPU MON364/364P G-SMAN KLM961/2 PH-OFG HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAE SCW6115 SE-DSS HLN2742/742P G-ZAPU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MYT898/7 C-GTDL HLN????/2743 PH-AHR SCW6116 SE-DSS OHY455/6 TC-ONN HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 23rd August
Executive Jets again produced most of the interest, no fewer than three first-visiting - a pair of NetJets Europe Citation Excels first-timed, CS-DFO spending kost of the day with us, joined by CS-DFP during the afternoon. Critical Care International Learjet 35 C-FICU was also an afternoon first visitor. The second consecutive first-visiting Dash Eight -400 on the FlyBe. Salzburg 'W' appeared slightly late, G-JEDN passing through during the early evening.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR JKK3141/2 EC-HGJ HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC MON365P/365 G-SMAN AWC376B/C G-ZAPM JKK3307/8 EC-HHP AUA2377/8 OE-LCG LXR4968/9 B-MAQ BEE9186/7 G-JEDN LXR2603/4 CS-TQE MYT1813 G-PIDS EAF813/2 G-CEAG ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HCY548/9 5B-DBH HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-IAG JKK3127/8 EC-???

Friday 22nd August
Still not too much, although the first-visit of Citation X G-CDCX was most welcome, an aircraft expected to become a regular occasional visitor spending most of the afternoon with us. Another re-registered KLMCityHopper Fokker 100 made its first appearance as such, PH-OFA on the mid-day Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
HOA551 EC-IOR TSC207 C-FDAT TCX746L/P G-OJMC PGT473/4 TC-APN KLM961/2 PH-OFA AMM277D/C G-OOOK MYT888/7 G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD BRT6HB/5NC G-ERJF HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAB MON5817/6 G-OZBB BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA BRT8HB/7NC G-ERJF AEE4900/1 SX-BGR PGT453/4 TC-APN HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 21st August
Only aeroplane of note, rather registration of note, was the first appearance here of a re-registered ex-KLMuk Fokker 100, PH-OFJ, the one time G-UKFJ, operating an evening Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
EZY - YC 1XX
TCX746P/K G-OJMC IWD3415/6 EC-ICK DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV HLN2442/1 PH-AHS KLM965/6 PH-OFJ EZY5PJ/286 G-ZAPM AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 20th August
Yesterday's first-visiting executive jet departed after breakfast, while an airliner second visit was on the ground - Citation Encore N68MA was to return during the afternoon for a much shorter visit, while Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAS was following up its first visit of last month.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
AEF3794/5 D-ALAS AMM689D/C G-OOAW ECA904/5 5B-DBW OHY4441/2 TC-ONO HOA056 EC-IOR

Tuesday 19th August
Another executive jet was the day's highlight, only our second Citation Encore ever appearing in the shape of Pacelli Jet's N68MA during the evening for a night-stop - the registration had visited on six previous occasions during 1997 worn by an earlier Citation V model.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
PGT437/8 TC-APY ECA860/1 5B-DBU AMM655D/C G-OOBB

Monday 18th August
Not a great deal - the early hours saw just the second visit ever here of Shorts 360 G-OBHD, operating in place of the HS.748 on the Emerald Airways mail arrival from East Midlands, while Balkan Holidays Tupolev Tu-154M LZ-HMN made just its third appearance here as such later in the morning. Hawker 800XP OE-GEO departed at dusk.
Others:
EZY - YC 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
JEM11M/67E G-OBHD HOA113P EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMN MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD FUA1517/8 EC-HHH

Sunday 17th August
Interest shifted back to executive jet visitors once again, two aircraft first-visiting during the evening. Hawker 800XP OE-GEO arrived first from Graz for a night-stop, followed a little later by our first NetJets Europe Falcon 50, CS-DFI spending just under an hour on the ground.
Air Holland Boeing 767-300 PH-AHR substituted for the usual 757 for the second Sunday running.
Others:
EZY - YC 6UU/551, 4KD/8CC, 7YA/288, 289/294, 293
JKK3127/8 EC-HHF MYT1814 G-CCMY MON364/364P G-SMAN HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR HOA577 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAG HOA578/1 EC-IOR HLN2742/3 PH-AHR SCW6115 SE-DSS MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAW29CT G-LGTI HLN2744/744P PH-AHR SCW6116 SE-DSS OHY455/6 TC-ONN HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 16th August
One of the many Saturday afternoon charter visitors produced the day's highlight, FlyBe.'s Salzburg flight being flown by the new DHC.8-400 G-JEDM. Austrian Airlines' simultaneous Innsbruck rotation was flown by Tyrolean CRJ OE-LCO, just its fourth visit here. EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE departed to Cork during the early morning after two nights with us, and the only GA visitor of note after the relative 'storm' of the last few days, was King Air 200 LX-DUC on an ambulance flight during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YC 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA63 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-GBA HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAD AWC376B/C G-ZAPM BEE9186/7 G-JEDM AUA2377/8 OE-LCO JKK3307/8 EC-HKP EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 B-MAQ LXR2603/4 CS-TQE MYT1813 G-CCMY HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-ICK HOA568 EC-IOR

Friday 15th August
The day's two Pegasus Airlines charters were both flown by the same Boeing 737-800, producing just the second and third visits from TC-APM which had first-visited during late July. Balkan Holidays Airbus A.320 also made its third visit during the early evening.
A few interesting exec jet visitors again though, Hawker 800XP CS-DNJ departing during the morning, followed by Lear 35 SE-DZZ back home during the afternoon. CJ2 N312CJ made its fourth appearance here on a day-stop, while CitationJet1 D-INOC first-visited at lunch-time, routing across the Atlantic on departure.
Others:
EZY - YC 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA551 EC-IOR PGT473/4 TC-APM TCX746L/P G-OJMC TSC207 C-GFAT AMM277D/C G-OOBC MYT888/7 G-MCEA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAD MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA PGT453/4 TC-APM AEE4900/1 SX-BGR HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 14th August
The first first-visitor to be provided by Newcastle United's Champions League campaign this season appeared in the early hours, the team themselves returning from Belgrade on Virgin Express Boeing 737-300 OO-LTU. A passenger charter was flown again by EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE, returning from Belgrade during the late evening, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping.
It was the day's executive jets visitors however, providing the most interest here for some time, that were the day's most noticable highlights. CitationJet D-IGME made just its second visit during the morning, its first having been on its delivery flight on 4th October 1998, while another NetJets Europe Citation Excel, the rather new CS-DFQ, first-visited during the afternoon. The same company's Hawker 800XP CS-DNJ subsequently made just its third appearance here during the early evening for a night-stop, and EastAir AB Learjet 35 SE-DZZ arrived also during the evening for a night-stop, a machine that had last visited here as N19GL on 6th July 1988 !.
Others:
EZY - YC 574/551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
TCX746P/K G-OJMC IWD3415/6 EC-HZU HLN2442/1 PH-AHS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AMC5182/3 9H-ADN

Wednesday 13th August
Just one movement of note, the departure of EUJet Fokker 100 EI-DBE during the morning on a football charter to Belgrade.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT/573
AEF3794/5 D-ALAG AMM689D/C G-OOAU OHY4441/2 TC-ONR HOA056 EC-IOR ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 12th August
New operator EUJet first-visited during the late evening, Fokker 100 EI-BE positioning in from Dinard for a passenger charter the following day - an 'old friend' the aircraft is the ex G-BYDN of Gill Airwyas, its last departure from Newcastle having been on the first Paris-CDG schedule of the day, just two days prior to the airline's demise, on 18th September 2001. Boeing 737-200 HZ-MIS departed to Stansted just before mid-day after its night-stop, and Beech 350 N711RJ passed through during the early evening from Augsburg to Reykjavik. Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBA made just its third visit on the late evening Reus 'W'.
Others:
EZY - YC 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/1NC, 7LT
BRT2HB/3CR G-EMBE ECA860/1 5B-DBU AMM655D/C G-OOBA

Monday 11th August
Newcastle United departed for their first European Champions League tie on Virgin Express Boeing 737-400 OO-VEJ during the afternoon, an aircraft once regular as LN-BRB of Braathens. A slightly less regular visitor appeared during the early evening, WDL Fokker F-27 D-AELH spending less than an hour on the ground - the aircraft had visited just once previous, on 14th December 1995, and Boeing 737-200 HZ-MIS returned again, arriving at lunch-time for a night-stop.
Others:
JEM249P G-SSWX BGH5945/6 LZ-HMW BRT2HB/5NC G-EMBE AEU409P EC-IOR FUA1517/8 EC-HHG MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA PGT437/8 TC-APL

Sunday 10th August
A first-visiting Boeing 767-300 made three landings during the day, Air Holland's PH-AHR substituting for the usual 757 on the day's three Air Scotland turnarounds, the aircraft positioning out to Amsterdam at the end of the day. Titan Airways Boeing 757 appeared again, operating a delayed My Travel Airways Alicante rotation, the aircraft making the short trip south to Leeds at the end of its duties, while Beechjet N79EL first-visited, a short visit culminating in a flight back to its home at East Midlands just after mid-day.
Others:
MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHR MYT813P/1813 G-ZAPU XLA4111/0 G-XLAA HOA578/1 EC-IOR HLN2742 PH-AHR MYT898/7 C-GTDL SCW6115 SE-DSX DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT1814/353P G-ZAPU SCW6116 SE-DSX HLN2744/744P PH-AHR OHY455/6 TC-ONN JEM11M G-SSWX

Saturday 9th August
A fairly routine summer Saturday, with most of the usual suspects re-appearing - although the Titan Airways Boeing 757 G-ZAPU, on only its third visit as such is always welcome. One that was new however was the last of the fleet of Tyrolean Airways CRJs to make its way to Newcastle Airport, OE-LCQ first-visiting on the afternoon Innsbruck charter.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-GVI HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC AWC376B/C G-ZAPU BEE9186/7 G-JEDI AUA2377/8 OE-LCQ JKK3307/8 EC-HFT EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 B-MAQ LXR2603/4 CS-TQE ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HCY548/9 5B-DBH HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 8th August
Pegasus Airlines again produced most of the day's interest, a Boeing 737-800 making just its fourth visit, and another just its second exactly a year after its first - TC-APU operated the morning Dalaman rotation for the second week running, while the wingletted TC-APJ operated the evening Bodrum charter, an aircraft that had first-visited on 7th August 2002. Balkan Holidays' Airbus A.320 LZ-BHA also made just its second visit during the evening on the carrier's Varna charter.
Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604 HB-JRA returned home to Zurich just after mid-day.
Others:
EZY - YR 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292
HOA551 EC-IOR TCX746L/P G-OJMC PGT473/4 TC-APU TSC207 C-GPAT AMM277D/C G-OOBC MYT888/7 G-PIDS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 ZS-SJP MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA AEE4900/1 SX-BGR PGT453/4 TC-APJ

Thursday 7th August
The day's only airliner visitor of note appeared in the early hours, Channel Express Fokker F-27 G-CEXG presumably diverting in from Edinburgh on a mail flight - the aircraft had visited as such just once before, during early 2001, and previous to that way back in 1991 as OY-APF.
Beech 1900D F-HCHA passed through during the early evening, presumably on delivery to the USA, while the end of June's first-visiting Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604 HB-JRA made its second visit at sunset, arriving for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YR 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
TCX746P/K G-OJMC HLN2442/1 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-ICK DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC HOA002 EC-IOR AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 6th August
An exec-Boeing 737 that had appeared twice during late 2001 made another visit during the afternoon, -200 HZ-MIS spending a few hours with us from/to Stansted - that was all .....
Others:
EZY - YR 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
AEF3794/5 D-ALAP AMM689D/C G-OOAU OHY4441/2 TC-ONO ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 5th August
Somewhat quieter, Dornier 328 D-CMTM now operated by Bonair, arriving with the Bayern Munich football team during the early afternoon - the aircraft had visited Newcastle Airport once before when operated by MTM Aviation, on 8th June 1998.
Others:
EZY - YR 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
ECA860/1 5B-DBW MYT824/3 G-DHRG AMM655D/C G-CPEU

Monday 4th August
Two 'NextGen' highlights today, Hola Airlines sub-chartering a Boeing 737-700 once again, following the use of the pair of Transavia machines on the same day during June - Azzurra Air's EI-CXD positioned in from Bologna during the morning to operate the delayed Kefallinia rotation, the aircraft positioning back out to Bologna during the early evening - and another first-visiting 737-800 from Pegasus Airlines, TC-APG operating the evening Dalaman charter.
Others:
EZY - YR 6UU/551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
MON364/364P G-SMAN AZI8571/HOA571 EI-CXD BGH5945/6 LZ-HMW FUA1517/8 EC-IEN MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC HOA572/AZI8572 EI-CXD PGT437/8 TC-APG

Sunday 3rd August
A BAe146-dominated day, two interesting aircraft appearing simultaneously during the early afternoon, and parking side by side - neither was the Malmo Aviation machine, SE-DSX operating its fourth Sunday of Venice charters this summer. The FlyBe. Biarritz charter split with Edinburgh was again operated by an aircraft from outside the carrier's fleet, BAe Systems' 146-200 G-TBAE passing through during the morning and afternoon - the aircraft had visited just three times previous, as G-JEAR of British European during the summer of 2000. Arriving just minutes before it on its second visit during the afternoon was Axis Airways' -200 F-GOMA, giving us our first look at the new French carrier's rather smart colour-scheme, the aircraft operating a substantially delayed easyJet Bristol rotation 'in reverse' - it had visited as an Air Jet machine on Gill Airways 'subs' during 1999 and 2001, and also on football charters during August 1997.
Only GA visitor of note was Robin F-BVMP which passed through northbound also during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YK 1XX YR 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
MYT1814 G-CCMY HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS HOA577 EC-IOR BEE9433 G-TBAE MON365 G-SMAN HLN2742/3 PH-AHS EZY568/7 F-GOMA XLA4111/0 G-XLAG BEE9434 G-TBAE HOA578/001P EC-IOR MYT898/7 C-GTDL SCW6115 SE-DSX DLH2158/2163 D-ALI? HLN2744/744P PH-AHS SCW6116 SE-DSX OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 2nd August
What could be one of the oldest Boeing 737s in service anywhere operated a passenger charter in the early hours, Air Mediterranee's F-GCSL, line number 69, arriving presumably from Lourdes via Liverpool and positioning out to Toulouse - the aircraft had last appeared here on a sports charter during November 2001, a visit which was reported at the time as possibly its first - but with an aircraft so old its hard to know !. We had two DHC.8-400s on the ground at the same time, for the first time ever during the afternoon, G-JEDI on the Salzburg 'W' presumably requiring assistance from G-JEDL which arrived from Birmingham and departed to East Midlands, while a very welcome biz jet visitor was Falcon 900 N105BK, an ex-Australian Air Force machine which now appears to live in Europe, spending a few hours on the ground during the late evening.
Others:
EZY - YK 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
HOA3113/563 EC-IOR MON365P G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-FZC HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDI JKK3307/8 EC-HHP AWC376B/C G-ZAPU AUA2377/8 OE-LCL EAF813/2 G-CEAF BEE095P/043D G-JEDL LXR2603/4 CS-TQE MYT1908/1813 G-CCMY LXR4968/9 CS-TMW ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HOA568 EC-IOR HCY548/9 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-HGA IWD3441/2 EC-HZU

Friday 1st August
Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBE first-visited on the lunch-time Mahon 'W', while other not exactly daily visitors were Boeing 737-800 TC-APU on just its third visit during the morning, and the wingletted TC-AAP on just its second during the evening, on the day's two Pegasus Airlines charters, and KLM Fokker 70 PH-KZN on just its third visit here on an evening Amsterdam substitution. Air Scandic Airbus A.300 G-SWJW operated part of the return from Lourdes during the early afternoon, and easyJet began their new schedules, Boeing 737-300 G-EZYK flying the first Bristol, Prague and then Paris-CDG rotations in that order during the day.
Others:
EZY - YK 567, 568/2SC, 2QX/6HL, 6QN/573, 574
EZY8005 G-EZYK HOA551 EC-IOR TSC206/7 C-FDAT TCX746L/P G-OJMB PGT474 TC-APU AMM277D/C G-OOBE MYT1912/887 G-MCEA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAD MON5817/6 G-MPCD KLM965/6 PH-KZN BGH5915/6 LZ-HMQ PGT453/4 TC-AAP AEE4900/1 SX-BGR

Thursday 31st July
British Airways' latest Airbus A.320 bucked the trend of earlier deliveries and watsed no time in making its way north to Newcastle, G-EUUR first-visiting on the early evening Heathrow schedule - nothing else.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNX WIF384/5 LN-WFB TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-IAG DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT HLN2444/3 PH-AHS BAW12Q/13L G-EUUR HOA828 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CNT AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 30th July
Just Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAO on just its third visit to Newcastle on the early morning Salzburg charter.
Others:
AEF3794/5 D-ALAO RYR172/3 EI-CNY AMM689D/C G-OOAU WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC OHY4441/2 TC-ONR ECA904/5 5B-DBW RYR176/7 EI-CJE

Tuesday 29th July
The days' only interest came and went just after dawn, the very welcome Dornier 328 D-CPRX, an ex-Minerva/Alitalia Express machine currently on lease to Scot Airways, operating a passenger flight from Manchester, positioning out within the half hour to London City. The aircraft wears a white colour-scheme with a green rudder, and Scot Airways titles.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBW RYR172/3 EI-CJF WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE RYR176/7 EI-CNY AMM655D/C G-OOBA

Monday 28th July
The lull after the storm that never was obviously !
Others:
HOA071 EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMQ RYR172/3 EI-CON FUA1517/8 EC-HHH WIF384/5 LN-WFP MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT PGT437/8 TC-APH RYR176/7 EI-CKR

Sunday 27th July
Another first-visiting Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSV on the afternoon/evening's Venice rotations, while FlyBe.'s Biarritz charter begun, flown by the IAC BAe146 G-FLTA visiting twice in either direction from/to Edinburgh during the morning. Nice exec jet visitor amongst all the little red, black and grey military machines was Kjell Inge Roekke's Citation Bravo N51KR which spent just over half an hour on the ground during the early evening - the aircraft had interestingly been delivered through Newcastle on 22 December 2000 to its first operator in Turkey as TC-TPE.
Others:
MYT1814 G-CCMY MON364/364P G-SMAN HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS BEE9433 G-FLTA RYR172/3 EI-CNY WIF382/3 LN-WFP HLN2742/3 PH-AHS XLA4111/0 ZS-SJP BEE9434 G-FLTA HOA578/1 EC-IOR MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT SCW6115 SE-DSV WIF384/5 LN-WFP RYR176/7 EI-COA HLN2744/744P PH-AHS SCW6116 SE-DSV OHY455/6 TC-ONN HO572 EC-IOR

Saturday 26th July
European Aviation Boeing 747 G-BDXJ departed to Lourdes late morning, and apart from lots of military movements, although of course not as many as we are used during this particular weekend, there was nothing else of interest.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR JKK3141/2 EC-GBA ON365P/365 G-SMAN WIF382/3 LN-WFE RYR172/3 EI-CON HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDL AUA2377/8 OE-LCF AWC376B/C G-ZAPM EAF813/2 G-CEAF JKK3307/8 EC-HHP LXR4968/9 CS-TQE FLT262 G-TBIC MYT1908/1813 G-CCMY LXR2603/4 B-MAQ RYR176/7 EI-CKQ HCY548/9 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HHP HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-IMU

Friday 25th July
Suddenly a much more interesting day, with three first-visiting airliners - a Tristar appeared again on the morning Air Transat Toronto flight, C-GTSR making its first appearance here, TC-APM first-timed on the first of two Pegasus Airlines short series to begin during the day, a morning Dalaman rotation split with Glasgow, and European Aviation Boeing 747 G-BDXJ made its first landing at Newcastle during the late evening, positioning in from East Midlands for the next day's Lourdes charter, the aircraft wearing the yellow version of the carrier's colour-scheme. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBO arrived from Helsinki during the early morning to begin its first detachment of summer 2003 - it had spent a single month with us during the summer seasons of 2002 and 2001.
GA visitors included no fewer than three Caravan Is, Air Med's G-EORD and G-WIKY again, on freight arrivals from France that had also produced two Spanish Metroliners during the morning, and N208ST which passed through routing southbound during the afternoon.
Others:
SCY902P OH-LBO HOA551 EC-IOR EZE4091/2 SE-RAC TCX746L/P G-OJMC TSC207 C-GTSR RYR172/3 EI-CNY WIF384/5 LN-WFE PGT474/5 TC-APM AMM277D/C G-OOOD MYT887 G-JALC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE HOA552/3112 EC-IOR XLA2115/4 G-XLAG BGH5945/6 LZ-HMN MON5817/6 G-MONX PGT453/4 TC-APL RYR176/7 EI-COA AEE4900/1 SX-BGR HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 24th July
Air Med Cessna 208 G-WIKY made its second appearance here on another freight charter from France during the early evening - still not much else, Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBU departing to Helsinki during the afternoon after spending six weeks with us.
Others:
EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAC RYR172/3 EI-CNV WIF384/5 LN-WFR TCX746P/K G-OJMC HLN2444/2423 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-IMU DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT SCY901P OH-LBU RYR176/7 EI-CNW AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 23rd July
Another Onur Air substitution late in the evening produced the second consecutive Airbus A.300 on the Wednesday evening Dalaman charter, TC-ONY first-visiting - easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYD had earlier made only its second visit to Newcastle as such on a Stansted rotation.
Others:
EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAC AEF3794/5 D-ALAG RYR172/3 EI-CJF AMM689D/C G-OOAW WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT EZY5PJ/292 G-EZYD ECA904/5 5B-DBU RYR176/7 EI-CNW OHY4441/2 TC-ONY HOA056 EC-IOR

Tuesday 22nd July
Not very much at all, just the departure of the night-stopping French Squirrel, F-GECM leaving for Norwich mid-morning.
Others:
SCY901P OH-LBR EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAC RYR172/3 EI-CON E4CA860/1 5B-DBX WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT MYT824/3 G-DHRG RYR176/7 EI-CJF AMM655D/C G-OOOZ

Monday 21st July
Turkish delight again, with an interesting Boeing 737-800 visitor on the evening Pegasus Airways Dalaman rotation, TC-APY making its first visit as such. It had however been only the second 737-800 to ever land at Newcastle on 3rd May 1999, subsequently making a further twenty-three consecutive Tuesday morning visits during the summer of 1999, as TC-IAH of Istanbul Airlines. City Airline Embraer ERJ-145 SE-RAC returned again for the afternoon/evening Eastern Airways Aberdeen/Southampton turnarounds, and only other item of interest was Squirrel F-GECM which arrived from Aberdeen during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
SCY2471/2413 OH-LBR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-COA FUA1517/8 EC-HHH WIF384/5 LN-WFB MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE HOA0568 EC-IOR EZE4095/6 SE-RAC PGT437/8 TC-APY RYR176/7 EI-CON SCY2414 OH-LBR

Sunday 20th July
An Austrian Gulfstream visited for the first time ever, the first on the register, Jet Alliance's GIV OE-IJA, spending the evening with us, while a pair of notable airliner visitors were Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSS on only its second Sunday of op. through Newcastle this summer, and Onur Air Airbus A.320 TC-OAD on just its third, and third consecutive Sunday evening, visit on the carrier's Bodrum charter flight. Cessna 182 N409SA was a lunch-time visitor from Ronaldsway to Leiecester.
Others:
MYT1814 G-MCEA HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS MON364/364P G-OJMR RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF382/3 LN-WFE HLN2742/3 PH-AHS XLA4111/0 G-XLAE HOA578/1 EC-IOR MYT898/7 C-GTDL SCW6115 SE-DSS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFB HLN2744/744P PH-AHS SCW6116 SE-DSS RYR176/7 EI-CJF OHY455/6 TC-OAD HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 19th July
A much quieter day with just a pair of returning airliners of note. A delayed Aegean Airlines Corfu rotation operated during the early hours was flown by Boeing 737-400 SX-BLM - the aircraft had last visited on four occasions during September 2001 operated by Axon Airlines, but before that as G-UKLF of UK Leisure in 1995 - while Austrian Airlines began their Innsbruck series during the afernoon, the first flight being flown by Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCG. Dornier 228 D-IROL departed back home during the early morning after having been a regular sight on the south apron over the past few days.
Others:
HOA3113 EC-IOR AEE4900/1 SX-BLM HOA563 EC-IOR JKK3141/2 EC-GNY MON365P/365 G-OJMR WIF382/3 LN-WFB RYR172/3 EI-CON HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDL AWC376B/C G-ZAPM AUA2377/8 OE-LCG JKK3307/8 EC-HGJ EAF813A/812 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 B-MAQ LXR2603/4 CS-TQE BEE431/2 G-ZAPO MYT1813 G-MCEA HCY548/9 5B-DBH RYR176/7 EI-CKS ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HHF HOA568 EC-IOR IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ

Friday 18th July
The light freight charters continued to grow in numbers, the day seeing no less than ten arrivals from France. Arcus Air Dornier 228 D-CUTT made just its second visit to Newcastle before dawn, followed by -100 D-IROL again just an hour later, the aircraft returning again during the late morning for a night-stop. Sky Service Bandeirante OO-SKW came next during the early morning, lunch-time seeing the arrival of two Air Med Cessna 208 Caravans, G-EORD on just its third appearance here, and the first-visiting G-WIKI. Aeronova Metro EC-GVE operated freight arrivals during the afternoon and late evening, as did BKS's EC-HJO during the evening, and Air Limo Cessna F406 OO-LMO flew one during the early evening.
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUP followed up its first visit of just two days ago, with its second, and subsequently third, during the morning and early afternoon.
Others:
HOA551 EC-IOR EZE4091/2 SE-RAC TSC207 C-GLAT BAW12J/13E G-EUUP TCX746L/P G-OJMB RYR176/7 EI-CJG WIF384/5 LN-WFB AMM277D/C G-OOBB BAW12G/13J G-EUUP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT XLA2115/4 G-XLAD MON5817/6 G-MPCD HOA052/3112 EC-IOR BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI RYR176/7 EI-CJI

Thursday 17th July
The pair of Dornier 228s that had appeared the previous day, returned to provide two-thirds of the day's interest, D-IROL operating cargo arrivals just after dawn and then again late morning, while D-CAAM departed after mid-day, returning during the early evening. The third item was similarly engaged, Sky Service Bandeirante OO-SKW operating a freight flight from Le Mans during the afternoon.
Others:
EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAC RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF384/5 LN-WFR TCX746P/K G-OJMB HLN2422/3 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-GZD HOA0585 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT RYR176/7 EI-CON AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 16th July
The latest 'single-aisle' Airbus addition to a UK airline's fleet first-visited, British Airways' G-EUUP operating the early afternoon Heathrow rotation. The late afternoon rotation was flown during the evening by Boeing 767-300 G-BNWZ, only its third visit to Newcastle, the previous two being in 2001. Another wide-body substitution during the late evening produced Onur Air Airbus A.300 TC-ONL on the carrier's Dalaman charter - the aircraft had last appeared here on a JMC 'sub' during June 2000, and before that in 1997.
Two Dornier 228s visited during the day, Arcus Air's -200 D-CAAM during the afternoon, and then arriving again during the evening for a night-stop, and -100 D-IROL which visited during the early evening. Pharma Nord Falcon 100 OY-PHN departed during the evening after spending three nights with us.
Others:
AEF3794/5 D-ALAQ EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAC RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM689D/C G-OOAW BAW12G/13J G-EUUP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT BAW12N/13K G-BNWZ OHY4441/2 TC-ONL ECA904/5 5B-DBU RYR176/7 EI-CKS

Tuesday 15th July
Yesterday's first-visiting Embraer ERJ-145 SE-RAC returned for its third thru sixth landings during the day on the Eastern Airways Aberdeen/Southampton turnarounds, with the only other airliner of note being the first visit as an Air 2000 aeroplane of Boeing 757 G-CPEV on the late evening Reus 'W'.
Citation 525 D-ILAT day-stopped again, as did Merlin D-IMWK. Cessna 402 OY-SUN flew another survey flight during the middle of the day, departing to Roskilde at tea-time.
Others:
EZE4091/2/5/6 SE-RAC ECA860/1 5B-DBV RYR172/3 EI-CNW HOA023 EC-IOR WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MYT824/3 G-DHRG RYR176/7 EI-CJI AMM655D/C G-CPEV

Monday 14th July
A first-visiting Embraer ERJ-145 during the late afternoon, Eastern Airways using the City Airline-liveried SE-RAC for the Aberdeen/Southampton rotation, the aircraft passing through again northbound during the evening. Aviation Beauport Citation Excel N560S had been another first-timer earlier in the afternoon.
Robin F-GGQB departed to Stornoway after lunch, while yesterday's Cessna 402 OY-SUN returned during the afternoon, joined shortly after by similar type OY-SAV, both aircraft departing within five minutes of each other on survey flights, OY-SUN subsequently returning for another night-stop.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-CNT FUA1517/8 EC-HMK WIF384/5 LN-WFP HOA511 EC-IOR MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC EZE4095 SE-RAC EZE4096 SE-RAC PGT437/8 TC-APL RYR176/7 EI-CON HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 13th July
One of last Sunday's first-visiting airliners appeared again, Onur Air Airbus A.320 TC-OAD operating the late evening Bodrum charter. Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSX operated its third Sunday of Venice flying so far this summer during the afternoon and evening.
Again lots of GA - Cessna 402 OY-SUN flew a local survey flight during the morning, departing to Blackpool during the afternoon, Pharma Nord Falcon 100 OY-PHN arrived late morning for a night-stop, TBM.700 N701AR spent most of the afternoon and evening with us from/to Cambridge, and Robin F-GGQB arrived from Norwich during the afternoon also for a night-stop. PA-32 N7640F departed at lunch-time.
Others:
MYT1814 G-PIDS MON364/364P G-EOMA HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS RYR172/3 EI-CON WIF382/3 LN-WFE HLN2742/3 PH-AHS HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAG MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC SCW6115 SE-DSX WIF384/5 LN-WFE RYR176/7 EI-CNY SCW6116 SE-DSX OHY455/6 TC-OAD HLN2716 PH-AHS HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 12th July
The day's first-visiting airliner came from an unexpected source, Flightline's fortnightly Rimini charter split with Aberdeen being operated by BAe146-200 G-DEFM, the aircraft wearing the full IAC colour-scheme. Titan Airways' Boeing 757 G-ZAPU made its second appearance here as such on the afternoon Verona 'W', as did Air Luxor's Airbus A.320 CS-TQE, while the same carrier's A.321 B-MAQ appeared for the fourth successive Saturday evening.
NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHA departed mid-morning, and smaller GA visitors were Bonanza N3023W again, and Cessna 402 OY-SUN, which arrived from Humberside during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-FXI WIF382/3 LN-WFE FLT261 G-DEFM RYR172/3 EI-CNX HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAE BEE9186/7 G-JEDL AWC376B/C G-ZAPU JKK3307/8 EC-GHE EAF813/2 G-CEAF FLT262 G-DEFM LXR4968/9 CS-TQE LXR2603/4 B-MAQ MYT1813 G-PIDS RYR176/7 EI-CJC HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HOA568 EC-IOR JKK3127/8 EC-HHF IWD3441/2 EC-GZE

Friday 11th July
From returning 'big biz' to first-visiting light executive jets, no fewer than three appearing during the day. CitationJet N33CJ arrived early on, flying a local flight during the morning and then departing just after mid-day, while two more NetJets Europe Citation Bravos followed the first of the fleet to appear here just last month during the afternoon and evening, CS-DHA spending just under one hour on the ground during the early afternoon, and CS-DHH which arrived during the evening for a night-stop. Gulfstream V N91CW departed back across the Atlantic after breakfast.
Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBA first-visited on the lunch-time Mahon 'W', while a slightly older airliner, Lufthansa Junkers Ju-52 D-CDLH, departed to Duxford just before mid-day. Aeronova Metroliner EC-HCH appeared again just five minutes into the day, spending the rest of it with us, Bin Air's PH-RAZ departing during the afternoon after its night-stop. Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOA operated another freight flight under Atlantic Airways callsigns during the evening.
GA visitors included Airmedical's Cessna Caravan G-EORD again during the afternoon, and PA-32 N7640F once again, arriving during the early evening for a night-stop.
Others:
TCX746L/P G-OJMB TSC207 C-GSAT RYR172/3 EI-CJC WIF384/5 LN-WFR AMM277D/C G-OOBA HOA3112 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT XLA2115/4 G-XLAE MON5817/6 G-MONX BGH5915/6 LZ-HMW RYR176/7 EI-CNX HOA3113 EC-IOR AEE4900/1 SX-BGR

Thursday 10th July
The morning and afternoon produced two 'big biz' visitors, both of which had appeared here once before - Falcon 900 G-DAEX spent a few hours with us either side of mid-day, having visited before during last November, while Gulfstream V N91CW made its return, arriving from Le Bourget for a night-stop just as the 'big Falcon' was taxi-ing out, the aircraft having visited previously on that famous Sunderland Airshow day of 28th July 2001. Other GA visitors were Trans Helicoptere Service Falcon 100 F-GSLZ which day-stopped, and Beech Bonanza N3023W, while Cheyenne D-INNN departed during the early afternoon.
Excel Airways operated an 'ad-hoc' Nice departure during the morning with Boeing 767 G-BNYS, its first-visit as such since early 2001, although of course it had visited last summer as TF-ATO, while Metroliner PH-RAZ arrived at lunch-time for a night-stop. Air Scotland commenced their third weekly 'lo-cost' service during the afternoon, Boeing 757 PH-AHS beginning a second Palma series, and Lufthansa Junkers Ju-52 D-CDLH flew four pleasure flights over the city area during the day.
Others:
ECA904/5 5B-DBX XLA262P/7262 G-BNYS RYR172/3 EI-COX WIF384/5 LN-WFB TCX746P/K G-OJMB HLN242P/2423 PH-AHS IWD3415/6 EC-GZD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT RYR176/7 EI-CKR AMC5182/3 9H-ADN

Wednesday 9th July
In contrast an extremely busy day with plenty happening and with shades of past July days associated with the Sunderland Airshow - the families day at Boulmer produced twelve military aircraft visitors, but it was the arrival of an aircraft for pleasure flights the next day that produced the most unusual visitor, Lufthansa Junkers Ju-52 D-CDLH ('D-AQUI') arriving from Edinburgh during the afternoon for a night-stop (first-visit of type ??). Another first-visiting German airliner was the Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAS on the early morning Salzburg charter, while KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVK made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport on an early afternoon Amsterdam substitution.
A number of interesting GA visitors included CitationJet G-RSCJ on a very short visit during the morning, only its second appearance here, PA-32 N7640F, King Air 200 N214FW and Cheyenne D-INNN, all during the afternoon, the latter night-stopping.
Others:
AEF3794/5 D-ALAS RYR172/3 EI-COX AMM689D/C G-OOAW WIF384/5 LN-WFB KLM961/2 PH-KVK DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF OHY4441/2 TC-ONO RYR176/7 EI-CJD HOA056 EC-IOR

Tuesday 8th July
A quiet day with its highlights coming from two very contrasting items of the general aviation spectrum - Diamond DA-40 OE-KAI arrived on demonstration to the Newcastle Aero Club during the afternoon, flying nine short local trips before returning southbound during the evening, while the night-stopping GV N77CP returned across the ocean during the early evening.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBV HOA023 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-COA WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MYT824/3 G-DHJZ RYR176/7 EI-CJC AMM655D/C G-OOOD

Monday 7th July
Only the eighth example of one of the most impressive executive jet types flying to visit Newcastle Airport arrived direct from New York State just after dawn, Gulfstream V N77CP spending the rest of the day with us. Only other item of interest was the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-APU that operated the carrier's evening Dalaman charter, only the aircraft's second appearance here, its first having been on a My Travel 'sub' during July 2002.
Others:
EZY6446/644B OH-LBR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-CNX FUA1517/8 EC-HMJ WIF384/5 LN-WFB MYT808/7 C-GTDL HOA511 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MMZ7310 PR-BRE PGT437/8 TC-APU RYR176/7 EI-CJD HOA512 EC-IOR EZY5PJ/292 G-CDUP

Sunday 6th July
Quite a day, with a new operator making its first flights from Newcastle Airport, and no fewer than three first-visiting airliners. Air Holland Boeing 757 PH-AHS positioned in from Edinburgh at dawn to operate the first Air Scotland flights from Newcastle, the aircraft operating a morning Barcelona rotation and then an afternoon Palma departure - wearing the Scottish 'flag'-carrier's colour scheme, the aircraft had last visited just two months ago in full Air Holland colours on an LTE 'sub'. The first-visitors were a very new easyJet Boeing 737-700, G-EZJY that spent most of the morning in the visual circuit, another new Malmo Avaition RJ.100, SE-DSR on the afternoon Venice departure and evening Venice arrival, and Onur Air Airbus A.320 TC-OAD, which substituted for the MD.88 on the late evening Bodrum charter, departing during the first hour of Monday 7th July.
Others:
IWD3441/2 EC-HZU MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA577 EC-IOR HLN741P/2741 PH-AHS RYR172/3 EI-COB EZY8016/8 G-EZJY WIF382/3 LN-WFB HLN274P/2743 PH-AHS HOA578/1 EC-IOR XLA4111/0 G-XLAD MYT898/7 C-GTDL SCW6115 SE-DSR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT WIF384/5 LN-WFB EZY644A/6445 OH-LBR SCW6116 SE-DSR RYR176/7 EI-CON OHY455/6 TC-OAD HOA572 EC-IOR

Saturday 5th July
The movement that a lot of us had been waiting for for some time occurred on a miserable grey morning, the first substitution of a Dash Eight -400 by Wideroe on their Stavanger scheduled service producing the first-visit of LN-WDA, the fourth of type to first-visit in the last few weeks. The two evening Air Luxor Faro rotations continued to produce aircraft of note, A.321 B-MAQ on its third visit being preceeded by A.320 CS-TQE, an aircraft that had last visited Newcastle Airport as G-DRVE of Airtours way back in January 1997.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-FXY WIF382/3 LN-WDA BRT2HB/3NC G-EMBH RYR172/3 EI-COB HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDL AWC376B/C G-ZAPM JKK3307/8 EC-HFP EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR4968/9 CS-TQE MYT1813P/1813 G-CCMY LXR2603/4 B-MAQ MYT1814/348P OY-CNR RR176/7 EI-CNW HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HFS HOA568 EC-IOR

Friday 4th July
Last week's first-visiting Air Transat Tristar C-FTSW made its second visit during the afternoon on a slightly delayed Toronto rotation, and another new My Travel Airways Airbus arrived for the first time during the evening to become a based unit, G-YLBM replacing G-SUEW. Cherokee D-EEFJ departed to Wick during the afternoon.
Others:
TCX746L/P G-OJMB RYR172/3 EI-CKR WIF384/5 LN-WFP AMM277D/C G-OOOG TSC207 C-FTSW HOA3112 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB XLA2115/4 G-XLAB MON5817/6 G-MPCD BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI MYT882/827 G-YLBM AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ HOA3113 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CJC

Thursday 3rd July
Still rather quiet, with just a first-visiting Falcon 50 to excite, Shell Aviation's VP-BSA spending most of the middle of the day with us. Cherokee D-EEFJ arrived from Southend during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF384/5 LN-WFR TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-IEQ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB HOA828 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-COB AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 2nd July
No airliner interest, but there were three 'Euro-twins' of note - Cessna 340 OE-FMH departed mid-morning after its overnight stay, Cessna 421 LN-SPO visited during the middle of the day, and similar type OK-SUR spent just under an hour on the ground during the evening, presumably a freight flight.
Others:
AEF3794/5 D-ALAG RYR172/3 EI-CNZ AMM689D/C G-OOAW WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT OHY4441/2 TC-ONO ECA904/5 5B-DBU RYR176/7 EI-CKR

Tuesday 1st July
Two first-visiting, British-registered airliners provided the highlights on a miserable day, BA CitiExpress ERJ-145 G-EMBV making its first appearance here substituting for the Dash Eight on the first Bristol rotation of the day, and My Travel Airbus A.321 G-SMTJ which took over as the based 'unit' from G-EFPA, arriving from Alicante during the afternoon, its first departure as a based aircraft being to Malta at tea-time. Cessna 340 OE-FMH arrived during the late evening for a night-stop.
Others:
BRT2HB/3CR G-EMBV ECA860/1 5B-DBU EZE4031/???? G-OAKJ RYR172/3 EI-COA WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT MYT884/1803 G-SMTJ RYR176/7 EI-CON

Monday 30th June
The night-stopping Citation X was joined at dawn by another extremely nice exec jet visitor, the first of the new Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604s to make its way to Newcastle, HB-JRA not sticking around too long however, departing back to Zurich before 0800L. The 'slicer' departed during the afternoon, while North Flying Metro OY-NPA had visited during the morning, and Cessna 172 OO-KPA departed back home at breakfast-time.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-CON FUA1517/8 EC-HJJ WIF384/5 LN-WFS MYT808/7 C-GTDL HOA511 EC-IOR MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG PGT437/8 TC-APN RYR176/7 EI-CNX HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 29th June
Only the fifth example of a truly magnificent executive jet to land at Newcastle Airport eclipsed anything else of note, the incredibly impressive shape of the Citation X appearing again in the form of General Mills' N751GM at lunch-time for an overnight stay. Nothing else matters after that, but worthy of mention were Britannia Airways Boeing 757 G-BYAR which positioned in during the morning to 'rescue' a sick compatriot, the aircraft wearing a white colour-scheme with 'TUI' tail logo and new-style titles, the second consecutive Sunday op. of last week's first-visiting Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DST, and Cessna 172 OO-KPA which arrived during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA577 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-COX BAL890F G-BYAR WIF382/3 LN-WFA HOA578/571 EC-IOR MYT898/7 C-GTDL XLA4111/0 G-XLAF SCW6115 SE-DST DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT WIF384/5 LN-WFA RYR176/7 EI-CJG SCW6116 SE-DST HOA572 EC-IOR OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 28th June
Three of the day's charters produced airliners of note - FlyBe.'s afternoon Salzburg 'W' produced the third DHC.8-400 from the fleet so far this summer, the first-visiting G-JEDK being different from the rest in having British European titles on the forward fuselage. The afternoon Titan Airways Verona 'W' was operated by the carrier's Boeing 757 G-ZAPU, its first visit as such, the aircraft having made twelve landings at Newcastle Airport before as SE-DUL of Britannia Airways during 2000, and last Saturday's, potential star of the summer, the leased from Air Macau Airbus A.321 B-MAQ, made its second visit on the first of the evening's two Air Luxor Faro rotations.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-HFS WIF382/3 LN-WFS FLT261 G-FLTA RYR172/3 EI-CNX HOA564/7 EC-IOR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC MYT1814/3 OY-CNR BEE9186/7 G-JEDK AWC376B/C G-ZAPU EAF813/2 G-CEAF JKK3307/8 EC-HKP LXR4968/9 B-MAQ FLT262 G-FLTA LXR2603/4 CS-TMW RYR176/7 EI-CNW HCY548/9 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HOA568 EC-IOR JKK3127/8 EC-FZC

Friday 27th June
The second week of the short-term Tristar substitutions on the weekly Air Transat Toronto flight produced a first-visitor, C-FTSW again arriving via Belfast, while easyJet again required a sub-charter for the last Stansted turnaround of the day, flown by European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAD. The two German-registered freighters that we had 'collected' over the last two days both departed within five minutes of each other during the late afternoon, Express Airways Shorts 360 D-CRAS to Glasgow and Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR to Paderborn.
Piper Cherokee OO-NZF continued northbound during the morning after its night-stop, and Bell 430 N430CE made its sixth visit to the airport, another very brief one, mid-evening.
Others:
TCX746L/P G-OJMB RYR172/3 EI-CNX WIF384/5 LN-WFS TSC207 C-FTSW MYT888 G-MCEA HOA3112 EC-IOR AMM277D/C G-CPEP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG XLA2115/4 G-XLAG MON5817/6 G-MONW BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI EZY5PJ/292 G-CEAD AEE4900/1 SX-BGS RYR176/7 EI-COB HOA3113 EC-IOR

Thursday 26th June
easyJet sub-chartered for just the second time since the opening of the Newcastle base, the last Stansted rotation of the day being flown during the late evening by Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A.320 G-BXKB - only the aircraft's fourth visit to Newcastle, it becomes the first of type to visit in the carrier's new colour-scheme. The afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by another Eurowings BAe146-200, substituting for the CRJ, D-ACFA making just its second appearance here - its first had been on a Vauxhall Frontera launch flight during early October 1998, while a true first-visitor was Express Airways Shorts 360 D-CRAS that arrived from Paris during the afternoon for a night-stop, the aircraft wearing the carrier's full colours, effectively a basic FedEx scheme with the addition of titles and tail logo.
Piper Cherokee OO-NZF arrived from Duxford at tea-time for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNX WIF384/5 LN-WFP TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-HZU DLH258/2163 D-ACFA AMC5182/3 9H-ADI RYR176/7 EI-CKR EZY5PJ/292 G-BXKB

Wednesday 25th June
Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAL made its first appearance this summer on the carrier's morning Salzburg charter, it had visited three times last summer, and Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop - it had last appeared here twice during February 2002.
Others:
AEF3794/5 D-ALAL RYR172/3 EI-CNV AMM689D/C G-OOAP WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG OHY4441/2 TC-ONR RYR176/7 EI-CJF ECA904/5 5B-DBX HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 24th June
A Belgian Air Force Airbus A.310 CA01 during the morning, and another appearance from MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH during the afternoon for a night-stop - that was it.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNV HOA023 EC-IOR WIF384/5 LN-WFB ECA836/7 5B-DBX DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF FUA.... EC-IHI RYR176/7 EI-CNX

Monday 23rd June
A busy day for British general aviation, the most interesting visitor however being the returning Aer Arran Islander EI-CUW during the afternoon. Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-APN made just its third appearance here on the evening Dalaman charter.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-CNW FUA1517/8 EC-HMK WIF384/5 LN-WFS MYT808/7 C-GTDL HOA511 EC-IOR MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE PGT437/8 TC-APN RYR176/7 EI-CKS HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 22nd June
The fourth Malmo Aviation RJ.100 to first-visit so far this summer flew the Venice charter, SE-DST passing through during the afternoon and evening. Interesting helicopter visitor was Robinson R.44 D-HHLA which stopped briefly during the early afternoon on its way to Inverness.
Others:
MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA568/577 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-CNW WIF382/3 LN-WFS XLA4111/0 G-XLAG FUA571P/571 EC-IHI MYT98/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD SCW6115 SE-DST WIF384/5 LN-WFS HOA578 EC-IOR SCW6116 SE-DST RYR176/7 EI-CKS OHY455/6 TC-ONO FUA572 EC-IHI

Saturday 21st June
What will ultimately transpire to be one of the more interesting airliners to visit during this summer season, if it doesn't become a weekly visitor that is, operated the second of the two evening Air Luxor Faro charters, the leased-from-Air Macau Airbus A.321 B-MAQ becoming the first Macau-registered aeroplane to land at Newcastle Airport - it wore full Air Luxor colours however.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-HKP WIF382/3 LN-WFA RYR172/3 EI-CNW MYT1814/3 OY-CNR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDI AWC376B/C G-ZAPM JKK3307/8 EC-GCV EAF813/2 G-CEAH HOA564/7 EC-IOR LXR4968/9 CS-TNB LXR2603/4 B-MAQ RYR176/7 EI-CON HCY548/9 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-FXY IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ

Friday 20th June
The weekly Air Transat Toronto flight became a Tristar operation for three weeks only, C-GATH operating the first flight, an aircraft which had appeared just once before as such during last summer's programme, but before that as a British Airways aeroplane. Still little else, Private Wings' Learjet 35 D-COKE arriving during the afternoon on an ambulance flight for a night-stop, and Airmedical Cessna 208 G-EORD making just its second visit during the late afternoon.
Others:
TSC207 C-GATH RYR172/3 EI-CON TCX746L/P G-OJMB AMM277D/C G-OOBC MYT888/888P G-WJAN HOA3112 EC-IOR WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE XLA2115/4 G-XLAE MON5817/6 G-MONW BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI AEE4900/1 SX-BGH HOA3113 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Thursday 19th June
The short Excel Airways Boeing 757-operated Thessaloniki series sadly came to an end, the last flights being flown by TF-ARD. Not much else, although the Aer Arran Islander EI-CUW during the morning was nice, and Cessna 172 D-EIFV passed through again during the afternoon routing back south.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFA XLA8841 TF-ARD IWD3415/6 EC-HZU TCX746P/K G-OJMB DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT RYR176/7 EI-CNW AMC5182/3 9H-ADI XLA8842 TF-ARD

Wednesday 18th June
Another easyJet Boeing 737-300 made its first appearance at Newcastle since the introduction of the new base, G-EZYD operating just the single Stansted rotation during the evening, the aircraft having appeared here previously only as OO-LTC many years ago. A true first visitor was flyBe. DHC.8-400 G-JEDI which spent a few hours crew training during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YD 5PJ/292
AEF3794/5 D-ALAG RYR172/3 EI-CNY AMM689D/C G-OOAP WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD BEE024T G-JEDI RYR176/7 EI-CNV ECA904/5 5B-DBW HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 17th June
Still just GA aircraft of note, the best being Beech 350 N2341S which day-stopped, and the first appearance here of CitationJet G-BVCM since July 2000.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJE HOA023 EC-IOR WIF384/5 LN-WFP ECA836/7 5B-DBW DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MYT824/3 G-DHJZ RYR176/7 EI-COB AMM655D/C G-CPEU

Monday 16th June
Only visitor worthy of any mention was the Aviation Beauport Citation Excel G-XLMB which arrived mid-morning for a night-stop - hardly a rare visitor however, this being its ninth appearance here.
Others:
FUA572/572P EC-IHI BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-CNY FUA1517/8 EC-HHH WIF384/5 LN-WFP HOA011/511 EC-IOR MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE PGT437/8 TC-APL RYR176/7 EI-CJE HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 15th June
An unservicable Hola Airlines Boeing 737-300 EC-IOR, which had failed to return from Alicante on its Saturday rotation, produced three notable airliners covering during the day. The return leg of the Alicante flight was flown by the carrier's 737-300 EC-IEZ at dawn, only its second visit to Newcastle, and notably wearing Air Littoral titles - it positioned out to Figari in Corsica. The next two rotations in the weekend Hola Airlines programme were flown by Transavia Boeing 737-700s, the first-visiting PH-XRW positioning in from Amsterdam during the early morning to fly the day's Zakinthos rotation, returning during the early evening and positioning back out to Amsterdam, while the also first-visiting PH-XRB arrived at lunch-time to fly the delayed Rhodes rotation, returning late in the evening and positioning back out to Amsterdam. The day's Malmo Aviation Venice rotation was flown by RJ.100 SE-DSX that had appeared on the two visits two weeks ago.
Cessna 172 D-EIFV visited during the early afternoon, diverting in on its way to Kirkwall from Antwerp.
Others:
HOA564R/565P EC-IEZ MON364/364P G-SMAN TRA097/HOA577 PH-XRW RYR172/3 EI-CNW WIF382/3 LN-WFB TRA093/HOA567 PH-XRB FUA571P/571 EC-IHI XLA4111/0 G-XLAG SCW6115 SE-DSX DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT MYT898/7 C-GTDL WIF384/5 LN-WFB HOA578/TRA098 PH-XRW RYR176/7 EI-COX SCW6116 SE-DSX HOA568/TRA094 PH-XRB OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 14th June
A military operated, mainly civilian type was a breakfast-time highlight, only the third visit from a Belgian Air Force 'jungle jet', and only the second of the fleet to appear here, ERJ-145 CE04 spending just thirty minutes on the ground from/to Melsbroek. After three Saturdays of the same FlyBe. DHC.8-400, G-JEDI first-visited on the afternoon Salzburg 'W', just the fifth of type to visit, and the Flightline Rimini series began during the morning, flown by BAe146-200 G-FLTA in the IAC colour-scheme.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365/365P G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-FXA WIF382/3 LN-WFS FLT261 G-FLTA RYR172/3 EI-CKQ MYT1814/3 G-CRPH XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDI JKK3307/8 EC-HBP AWC376B/C G-ZAPM EAF813/2 G-CEAH LXR4968/9 CS-TMW LXR2603/4 CS-TNB RYR176/7 EI-CON HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HBP IWD3441/2 EC-IMU

Friday 13th June
The first Finnair Boeing 757 swopover of the summer saw OH-LBU position in from Helsinki during the early morning to replace 'BT' - 'BU' had spent most of September 2002 based at Newcastle. General Aviation visitors included Walmart King Air 200 N771SC during the morning and at tea-time, Iceland Citation Bravo VP-CED also during the morning, and the more interesting Luftransport A/S King Air 200 LN-MOC mid-morning.
Others:
TSC240/1 C-GPAT TCX746L/P G-OJMC SCY901P OH-LBU RYR172/3 EI-CON WIF384/5 LN-WFS AMM277D/C G-OOBC MYT888/7 G-MCEA HOA3112 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV XLA2115/4 G-XLAF MON5817/6 G-MONW BGH5915/6 LZ-HMW RYR176/7 EI-COA HOA3113 EC-IOR AEE4900/1 SX-BGR

Thursday 12th June
Airbus A.320 EC-IMU made its first visit as such on the afternoon Iberworld Palma rotation - the ex Virgin Sun and Goodjet machine had last visited as G-VKID on a number of occasions during 2000. Slovak Government Tu-154M OM-BYR departed during the first hour of the day after a few days with us.
Others:
XLA8841 TF-ARE RYR172/3 EI-CKQ TCX746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFC IWD3415/6 EC-IMU DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV XLA8842 TF-ARE RYR176/7 EI-CJI AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 11th June
Another different Airbus A.321 operated the third week of the Aero-Lloyd Salzburg series, D-ALAG making just its second visit, having appeared just once last summer. Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOA operated the return leg of the BAC Express Stansted mail rotation during the early hours, and then positioned out, while BBJ2 VP-BZL departed to Farnborough during the late afternoon after a single night-stop on the remote stands.
Others:
EZY - YK 1XX
RPX476/477P D-CAOA AEF3794/5 D-ALAG RYR172/3 EI-CNW AMM689D/C G-OOAW WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV ECA904/5 5B-DBU RYR176/7 EI-CKQ HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 10th June
Less busy, but with a real highlight in the form of another executive-configured airliner, our second BBJ2, the Teesside-regular Boeing 737-800 VP-BZL making its way to Newcastle for the first time, arriving just after mid-day for a night-stop. The easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYH that had first-visited just six days ago, operated two more rotations from/to Stansted during the afternoon/evening, while two more third-visiting airliners were Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBX during the afternoon, and Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOA which positioned in during the evening to operate BAC Express' night mail departure to Stansted. NetJets Europe Citation VII CS-DNG departed during the morning.
Others:
EZY - YK 551. 4KD/1JA, 3KD YH 5PJ/286, 7LT/292
RYR172/3 EI-CON HOA023 EC-IOR KLM961/1520 PH-KZE WIF384/5 LN-WFP ECA836 5B-DBX DLH2158/2163 D-AHOI RPX474P/475 D-CAOA RYR176/7 EI-COX AMM655D/C G-OOOZ

Monday 9th June
A pretty varied day, with lots to talk about - the Britannia Airways based Boeing 767-300 swopped over during the morning, G-OBYB positioning in from Orly to become based, the aircraft wearing the full 'World of TUI' colours but with Corsair titles. Third visits came from Eurowings BAe146 D-AHOI during the afternoon substituting for the CRJ on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, and Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-APZ during the evening. BA CitiExpress ERJ-145 G-EMBH made its first visit during the evening since the end of the carrier's Oslo schedule during late September 2001, dropping in en-route from Bristol to Edinburgh to rescue the Dash Eight-programmed service.
Slovak Government Tupolev Tu-154M OM-BYR made its eighth visit to Newcastle Airport during the morning, but presumably its first carrying passengers, arriving with the countries football team, and remaining with us for the next few days. NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHF departed during the early morning, and was replaced on the south apron a few hours later by Spanish example EC-HRO, actually its second appearance here. Another NetJets Europe machine first-visited later in the afternoon, Citation VII CS-DNG subsequently night-stopping, while Beech Bonanza D-ETOR spent afew hours with us from/to Germany.
Others:
EZY - YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
EZY737 EC-IHI BAL975F/246A G-OBYB BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI RYR172/3 EI-COX WIF384/5 LN-WFB FUA1517/8 EC-HHH MYT808/7 C-GTDL HOA511 EC-IOR MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-AHOI PGT437/8 TC-APZ BRT42A/B G-EMBH RYR176/7 EI-CON HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 8th June
The third week of the Malmo Aviation Venice charter produced our third first-visiting RJ.100 of the summer season so far, SE-DSS passing through during the afternoon southbound, and again during the evening on its way back to Glasgow. Miami Air Boeing 727 N211DB departed to Gander mid-morning, and arriving just after mid-day was the first NetJets Europe Citation Bravo to appear here, CS-DHF arriving from Luton for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YK 1XX, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/288, 289/294, 293
MON364/364P G-SMAN HOA568/577 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-CNW XLA4111/0 G-XLAA EZY737/FUA571 EC-IHI SCW6115 SE-DSS MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE WIF384/5 LN-WFR MYT897/007P C-GTDL HOA578 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CON SCW6116 SE-DSS OHY455/6 TC-ONN FUA572 EC-IHI

Saturday 7th June
Only item of real interest was our first Boeing 727 movement since last September, Miami Air's N211DB arriving with a bunch of wrestlers from East Midlands during the morning. One of the evening Air Luxor flights produced another morsel, Airbus A.320 CS-TMW on only its fourth visit to Newcastle.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/284 YK 9HT/6VB, 7XX/294
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3141/2 EC-GHE WIF382/3 LN-WFR RYR172/3 EI-COA MYT1814/3 OY-CNR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC JKK3307/8 EC-GCV BEE9186/7 G-JEDL AWC376B/C G-ZAPM EAF813/2 G-CEAH LXR4968/9 CS-TNB HOA564/7 EC-IOR LXR2603/4 CS-TMW HCY548/9 5B-DBH RYR176/7 EI-CNT ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-GCV IWD3441/2 EC-ICK

Friday 6th June
Two first-visiting airliners of slightly different vintage, the rather new easyJet Boeing 737-700 G-EZJX spending some time with us 'in the circuit', and the very early model Airbus A.320 LZ-BHA on the evening Balkan Holidays Varna charter.
CitationJet 2 D-ILAM day-stopped again, as did our second Rockwell Commander of the week, N840JC from/to Cambridge.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
EZE4091 SE-RAA TSC240/1 C-GLAT TCX746L/P G-OJMC RYR172/3 EI-COA EZE4092 SE-RAA EZY8016/8 G-EZJX AMM277D/C G-OOBC WIF384/5 LN-WFR MYT888/7 G-JALC HOA3112 EC-IOR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE XLA2115/4 ZS-SJP MON5817/6 G-MONW BGH5915/6 LZ-BHA AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ HOA3113 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CJI

Thursday 5th June
Excel Airways Boeing 757 TF-ARD made just its second visit to Newcastle as such on the morning Thessaloniki split with Glasgow, the aircraft returning during the evening, and City Airline ERJ-135 SE-RAA made its first appearance since 28th April on the afternoon/evening Eastern Airways Aberdeen/Southampton rotations. More interesting was our first Gulfstream III since November 2001, N623MS spending a few hours with us late morning from Stansted to Manchester.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
HOA036 EC-IOR XLA8841 TF-ARD RYR172/3 EI-CON WIF384/5 LN-WFB TCX746P/K G-OJMC IWD3415/6 EC-IEQ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG EZE4095/6 SE-RAA XLA8842 TF-ARD RYR176/7 EI-COA AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 4th June
General Aviation provided nearly all the interest, beginning with the very interesting Commander 690 VH-PJC which spent most of the morning with us from/to Welshpool. Seneca SE-KFE visited briefly either side of mid-day, while similarly registered, and presumably UK-based 'singles' were Comanche N218SA during the afternoon, and AA-5 N136SA which arrived during the evening for a night-stop. Only airliner was easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYH, a first-visitor, which flew just one rotation from Stansted during the morning.
Others:
EZY - YC 1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT YH 4AC/284
SCY321P OH-LBR AEF3794/5 D-ALAP RYR172/3 EI-COA AMM689D/C G-OOAW WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV ECA904/5 5B-DBV RYR176/7 EI-CNX

Tuesday 3rd June
Very little of note, just the second visit of Boeing 757 G-CPEU as an Air 2000 aeroplane on the late evening Reus 'W'.
Others:
EZY - YC 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-COX SCY...P OH-LBR HOA023 EC-IOR ECA836/7 5B-DBV SCY2421 OH-LBR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG SCY2422 OH-LBR RYR176/7 EI-COA AMM655D/C G-CPEU

Monday 2nd June
A couple of 'second-visitors' - Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-APN during the evening, which had first appeared here during July 2002, and NetJets Europe Falcon 2000 CS-DNP just before mid-day which had last visited in early March. Agusta 109 N745HA spent the morning with us from/to a site in Sutton Coldfield, and Oxaero Citation 560 G-OGRG departed during the morning after its night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YC 6UU/551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
HOA571 EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMQ RYR172/3 EI-CON FUA1517/8 EC-IEN HOA572/511 EC-IOR WIF384/5 LN-WFC MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD PGT437/8 TC-APN RYR176/7 EI-CNX HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 1st June
The second week of the Malmo Aviation Venice charter produced another first-visiting RJ.100, SE-DSX passing through on the outward leg during the afternoon, and returning during the late evening on its way back to Glasgow. One of yesterday's 'not so common' airliners wasted no time in returning on a different 'mission', Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELP that had flown for European Air Charter the previous day, positioning in during the afternoon to operate an easyJet Stansted departure. easyJet's own Boeing 737-300 G-EZYC became one of the based aeroplanes during the morning - the aircraft had visited just twice before as such, on goFly flights during early January, but had been regular in the past in earlier lifes.
Oxaero Citation 560 G-OGRG arrived during the last hour of the day from Leeds - the aircraft had visited on just three prior occasions as its previous identity G-RIBV.
Others:
EZY - YC 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
MON364/364P G-EOMA HOA568 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-CNX WIF382/3 LN-WFS XLA4111/0 G-XLAD SCW6115 SE-DSX DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD WIF384/5 LN-WFS EXS422P/EZY288 TF-ELP HOA578 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CON SCW6116 SE-DSX OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 31st May
Only the fifth example of a truly impressive wide-body type to visit Newcastle Airport was most certainly the day's highlight, one of the early evening Air Luxor Faro charters being flown by the carrier's Airbus A.330-300 CS-TMT. The day's other charter flights produced return visits from a few not so common aircraft - Spanair MD.83 EC-HHP visited twice, during the afternoon and late evening, only its third and fourth appearances here, the second week of the flybe. Salzburg series produced DHC.8-400 G-JEDL again, an aircraft that had first visited last Saturday, and the European Air Charter Palma 'W' during the afternoon was flown by two different 737s, Channel Express -300 TF-ELP operating the outbound sector, while -200 G-CEAJ made just its third visit to Newcastle as such on the inbound sector later in the evening.
Cessna 182 PH-KRN passed through again in the opposite direction to that flown the day before, and Bonanza N232N returned to North Weald during the early afternoon.
Others:
HOA563 EC-IOR MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3142/3 EC-HNC WIF382/3 LN-WFB RYR172/3 EI-CJI MYT1814/3 OY-CNR XLA4019/8 G-XLAF BEE9186/7 G-JEDL AWC376B/C G-ZAPM JKK3307/8 EC-HHP EXS812P/EAF812 TF-ELP LXR4968/9 CS-TMT LXR2603/4 CS-TNB HOA564/7 EC-IOR EAF813A/P G-CEAJ RYR176/7 EI-CNW HCY548/9 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-HHP IWD3441/2 EC-GZD ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 30th May
Only airliner of note was the Eurowings CRJ D-ALIT which operated the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, its first visit since March 2002. Cessna 182 PH-KRN passed through from Lelystad to Stronsay over lunch-time, not a ferry flight though, while Bonanza N232N arrived from North Weald at tea-time for a night-stop.
Others:
TCX746L/P G-OJMC TSC240/1 C-GSAT RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFA AMM277D/C G-OOBC HOA3112 EC-IOR MYT888/7 G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ALIT XLA2115/4 G-XLAE BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI MON5817/6 G-MONW AEE4900/1 SX-BGS HOA3113 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CJC

Thursday 29th May
A busy day for General Aviation and large military aeroplanes, but it was an airliner of a different sort that provided its highlight, the third Petroleum Air Service Dash Eight to be ferried through Newcastle Airport passing through during the afternoon from Reykjavik to Nice. C-FPJH wore an 'H' on the nose-wheel door, confirming its subsequent id SU-CBH. The based Britannia Airways Boeing 767-300 became G-OBYF during the late evening, its arrival from Palma being just the aircraft's second at Newcastle - its previous visit had been on 20th October 2001. Two exec jets made their second visits during the evening, NetJets Europe Falcon 2000 CS-DNS which had first visited last December, and Premier N5010X which had last appeared here as long ago as January 2002. Malibu N123SX spent the afternoon with us from/to Elstree.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COB XLA8841 TF-ARE WIF384/5 LN-WFC TCX746P/K G-OJMC EZY371 EC-IOR IWD3415/6 EC-IEQ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE XLA8842 TF-ARE RYR176/7 EI-CJI AMC5182/3 9H-ADI EZY471P EC-IOR BAL592B G-OBYF

Wednesday 28th May
More 'second-timers', Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBU making its first visit of the summer season on the evening Paphos rotation, and Air 2000 Airbus A.320 G-OOAW its second consecutive visit on the late morning Verona 'W'. The return leg of last week's Split departure produced a first visitor however, Airbus A.320 9A-CTJ operating out via Birmingham.
PA-32 N300HL passed through during the afternoon on a ferry flight from Zweibrucken to Wick.
Others:
EZY - YG 5WZ
AMM655D/C G-OOBB AEF3794/5 D-ALAQ RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFC AMM689D/C G-OOAW DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF ECA904/5 5B-DBU RYR176/7 EI-CNW HOA036 EC-IOR

Tuesday 27th May
Slightly better, two airliners making second visits, Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBX on the afternoon Paphos, and KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZN on a mid-afternoon Amsterdam schedule. Aeronova Metroliner EC-GVE visited from/to Dortmund during the late afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YG 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
HOA023 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-CJI WIF384/5 LN-WFR ECA836/7 5B-DBX KLM1523/4 PH-KZN DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MYT824/3 G-TICL RYR176/7 EI-COA

Monday 26th May
Again just one airliner worthy of a mention, the first Futura Boeing 737-800 to visit Newcastle Airport fitted with winglets, EC-HMK operating the late morning Las Palmas rotation.
Others:
EZY - YG 6UU/551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
HOA571 EC-IOR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMQ RYR172/3 EI-COA FUA1517/8 EC-HMK HOA572/511 EC-IOR WIF384/5 LN-WFA MYT808/7 C-GTDL MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE PGT437/8 TC-APH RYR172/3 EI-CJC HOA512 EC-IOR

Sunday 25th May
Another very interesting summer charter series began during the early afternoon, the first outward flight in a Malmo Airways-operated Venice series, split with Glasgow, being flown by the first-visiting RJ.100 SE-DSY.
Others:
EZY - YG 551, 4KD/8CC, 7YA/555, 556/1NN
IWD3441/2 EC-IAG MON364/364P G-EOMA HOA568/577 EC-IOR RYR172/3 EI-COB MYT822/885 G-EFPA WIF382/3 LN-WFC SCW6115 SE-DSY XLA4111/0 G-XLAF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE MYT898/7 C-GTDL WIF384/5 LN-WFC HOA578 EC-IOR RYR176/7 EI-CJI OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 24th May
Our first Dash Eight '400'-operated series began during the afternoon, flybe.'s G-JEDL in the carrier's new colour-scheme flying the first Salzburg rotation - only three DHC.8-400s had visited Newcastle before, all on ferry flights. The based My Travel Airbus A.321 switched from the 'old' G-NIKO to the first of the new machines during the evening, G-EFPA arriving from Alicante and becoming the based unit, while the detached Hola Airlines Boeing 737-300 also swopped over during the evening, EC-IOR also arriving from Alicante. The aircraft, most recently a Lithuanian Airlines machine, had never, unlike the rest of the fleet, visited as an Air Atlantis aircraft, having flown with them as CS-TID.
Others:
EZY - YG 551, 4KD/284, 9HT/7EJ, 7XX/294, 293
HOA563 EC-IFV MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-HGJ WIF382/3 LN-WFR RYR172/3 EI-CJC MYT1814/3 OY-CNR XLA4019/8 G-XLAC BEE9186/7 G-JEDL JKK3307/8 EC-FTS AWC376B/C G-ZAPM EAF813/2 G-CEAF LXR263P/2604 CS-TNB LXR4968/9 CS-TNE HOA564/7 EC-IOR MYT894/821 G-EFPA RYR176/7 EI-CJE HCY548/9 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HKP

Friday 23rd May
We continued to chip away at a European airliner fleet, one of three KLM CityHopper Fokker 70s we have yet to see at Newcastle Airport, PH-KZA, operating an evening Amsterdam rotation. The late evening Aegean Corfu rotation produced the first visit as such of Boeing 737-400 SX-BGS - it had last visited during 1998 as TC-AFM of Pegasus Airlines - while two'second-visitors' were the Air Transat Airbus A.310 C-GSAT during the morning, and Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBC at lunch-time; both had first-visited earlier in the month.
Others:
EZY - YG 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
TCX746L/P G-OJMB TSC240/1 C-GSAT RYR172/3 EI-COA WIF384/5 LN-WFB AMM277D/C G-OOBC HOA0112/3112 EC-IFV MYT888/7 G-PIDS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE XLA2115/4 G-XLAG MON5817/6 G-OZBB BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI KLM1525/6 PH-KZA AEE4900/1 SX-BGS HOA3113 EC-IFV RYR176/7 EI-CKR

Thursday 22nd May
Only one of note, the second week of the short Excel Airways Thessaloniki series, split with Glasgow, being operated in both directions this time, by Boeing 757 TF-ARE - as with last week's 'RD' the aircraft had last visited Newcastle Airport as an Air 2000 aeroplane, this one as G-OOOW, the last time in October 2001.
Others:
EZY - YG 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
XLA8841 TF-ARE RYR172/3 EI-CNX WIF384/5 LN-WFB TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-IAG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB XLA8842 TF-ARE RYR176/7 EI-CJI AMC5182/3 9H-ADI

Wednesday 21st May
An Airbus-dominated day ! - Aero Lloyd began their Salzburg series during the early morning, the first flight producing just the second visit here of Airbus A.321 D-ALAQ, while a pair of 'single-aisle's first-visited later in the day, Air 2000's A.320 G-OOAW on the late morning Verona 'W', and Croatia Airlines' A.319 9A-CTL on the usual for time of year Split charter.
An Interair AB Citation mini-invasion during the morning saw Citation 650 SE-DVY and Citation 560 SE-DYZ arrive within six minutes of each other, each for a day-stop - the Citation V had visited before as N502T on 24th June 1992. Aeronova Metro EC-HCH also day-stopped, and Robin F-GGXG passed through during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YG 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM
AMM655C G-OOBB AEF3794/5 D-ALAQ RYR176/7 EI-CKQ AMM689D/C G-OOAW WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG KLM1525/6 PH-JCH ECA904/5 5B-DBV RYR176/7 EI-CNW

Tuesday 20th May
Back to notable airliner visitors, a single first visitor coming in the shape of another easyJet Boeing 737-300, G-EZYG swopping with 'YB' in Stansted during the afternoon. Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBW had made its second visit earlier in the afternoon, while Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBB did the same late in the evening - its last appearance had been on an Airtours 'sub' exactly two years and two days ago, although it had appeared earlier in 2001 on an overshoot.
Others:
EZY - YB 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286 YG 5PJ/292, 7LT
HOA511 EC-IFV RYR172/3 EI-COA WIF384/5 LN-WFA ECA836/7 5B-DBW MYT824/3 G-DHRG RYR176/7 EI-CNX AMM655D G-OOBB

Monday 19th May
Still very little - NetJets Europe Citation 650 CS-DNE departed during the afternoon, Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN paying us another visit a little later. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH positioned in during the evening for a night-stop, only its sixth landing here.
Others:
EZY - YB 6UU/551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ,292
HOA572 EC-IFV BRT2HB/3CR G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-COB FUA1517/8 EC-HJJ WIF384/5 LN-WFA MYT808/7 C-GTDL BRT6HB/5NC G-ZAPJ MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE XLA7041 G-XLAD PGT437/8 TC-APL

Sunday 18th May
No airliners of note, but NetJets Europe aeroplanes came in numbers again - Citation Excel CS-DNZ visited briefly during the afternoon, and Citation 650 arrived late in the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YB 6UU/5WZ, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
MON364/364P G-EOMA HOA568/577 EC-IFV RYR172/3 EI-CJF WIF382/3 LN-WFR XLA4111/0 ZS-SJP MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/EWG6801 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFR HOA578/571 EC-IFV RYR176/7 EI-COB OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 17th May
The busy 'summer Saturday' again produced only a handful of notable airliners, the most significant being the Spanair MD.82 EC-HGJ which made just its second visit to Newcastle during the afternoon. My Travel Airbus A.321 G-NIKO made its second landing of the type's new summer season detachment during the early hours, and Hola Airlines Boeing 737-300 EC-IFV positioned in again during the afternoon for a Rhodes departure, only its second landing here. One of the based easyJet aircraft, G-EZYR, swopped with G-EZYB in Barcelona during the day, 'YB' making its first appearance at the new base, only the sixth G-EZY. aeroplane to do so thus far - it had visited as such on diversion on 25th June 2002, but before that as OO-LTA during 1990.
Others:
EZY - YR 5WZ, 4AC/7YY YB 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
MYT834 G-NIKO MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-HFT RYR172/3 EI-CJC MYT1814/3 OY-CNR XLA4019/8 G-XLAB JKK3307/8 EC-HGJ EAF813/2 G-CEAF HOA057/567 EC-IFV LXR4968/9 CS-TNB RYR176/7 EI-CJF HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-FXI IWD3441/2 EC-GZE

Friday 16th May
The first member of one of our most rarely seen UK airline fleets (at least until this summer) to be detached for the summer season positioned in from Manchester during the second hour of the day, My Travel Airbus A.321 G-NIKO then departing during the morning 'rush' on a long Dalaman 'W', the aircraft consequently not returning during the day - the arcraft had appeared here just once before during August 2001. The Hola Airlines weekend detachments got going with a Corfu departure mid-morning, flown by the first-visiting Boeing 737-300 EC-IFV, an empty return sector meaning this machine did not re-appear during the day either. Other airliners of note included just the second visits from Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOBC on the lunch-time Mahon 'W', and KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 during the evening, while an 'extra' Tenerife departure during the morning was flown by Excel Airways Boein 737-800 G-XLAG, only its fourth visit here.
Others:
EZY - YR 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
MYT128P G-NIKO MYT874P G-DHRG MYT833 G-NIKO TCX746L/P G-OJMB XLA7040/704A G-XLAG HOA012/3112 EC-IFV TSC259 C-GPAT RYR172/3 EI-CJH WIF384/5 LN-WFR AMM277D/C G-OOBC MYT888/7 G-JALC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA XLA2115/4 G-XLAA MON5817/6 G-OZBB KLM1525/6 PH-WXA RYR176/7 EI-COB AEE4900/1 SX-BGJ

Thursday 15th May
No first visitors, but we did see an aircraft type in the colour-scheme of a UK charter airline for the first time, Excel Airways Boeing 757 TF-ARD operating a morning Thessaloniki departure split with Glasgow. Britannia Airways Boeing 767-300 G-OBYE made its first take-off at Newcastle Airport during the early morning to Palma, returning late in the evening, and British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUO made just its second visit on an early afternoon Heathrow rotation.
Others:
BAL592A G-OBYE XLA8841 TF-ARD RYR172/3 EI-CNW WIF384/5 LN-WFB TCX746P/K G-OJMB BAW12G/13J G-EUUO IWD3415/6 EC-GZD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA BAL592B G-OBYE RYR176/7 EI-COB AMC5182/3 9H-ADN

Wednesday 14th May
The day's summer season-related first-visitor came from an unexpected source, and late in the day - the last Britannia Airways Boeing 767-300 to eventually appear here operated the return leg of the afternoon/evening's Arrecife rotation, G-OBYE subsequently becoming the based unit. Yesterday's first-visiting Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBV made its second visit on the late evening Paphos charter, and Eurojet Citation Bravo EI-PAL made its first visit since January 2001 during the morning.
Others:
AMM655D/C G-OOOS RYR172/3 EI-CJH EZY8004 G-EZYT AMM689D/C G-OOAU WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA KLM1525/6 PH-JCH ECA904/5 5B-DBV RYR176/7 EI-CNW BAL367B G-OBYE

Tuesday 13th May
Just thirteen days into the summer season, and already we 'fleeted' Eurocypria Boeing 737-800s ! - 5B-DBV with the light blue fin operated the afternoon rotation. The afternoon My Travel Heraklion 'W' was flown by Airbus A.320 OY-CNC - wearing basic Airtours colour-scheme with the Premiair-style 'MY' logo on the fin, the aircraft had visited Newcastle before on only a handful of occasions as G-RRJE during 1996.
Falcon 10 F-GSLZ spent a few hours with us during the morning and over lunch-time.
Others:
EZY - YT 8001/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFR ECA836/7 5B-DBV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MYT824/3 OY-CNC RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Monday 12th May
KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BTF departed on the first Amsterdam flight of the day, while the evening Pegasus Airlines Dalaman flight was operated by Boeing 737-800 TC-APL, an aircraft that had appeared only once last summer. NetJets Europe Excel CS-DNZ departed mid morning.
Others:
KLM1514 PH-BTF RYR172/3 EI-COB FUA1517/8 EC-HJJ MYT808/7 C-GTDL KLM1519/1520 PH-KZE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MMZ7310 PR-BRE KLM1525/6 PH-KZP PGT437/8 TC-APL RYR176/7 EI-CNW

Sunday 11th May
Futura operated the second week of what is expected to become a Hola Airlines-operated Kefallinia rotation using Boeing 737-400 EC-GRX, while another example of the type first-visited during the evening, KLM's PH-BTF operating the last Amsterdam arrival of the day.
Ambrion Aviation Citation N145DF spent the afternoon with us for the last Arsenal away game of the season, and NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DNZ, the first of the fleet to visit here last June, made its second appearance, arriving during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
FUA130P/571 EC-GRX MON364 G-EOMA RYR172/3 EI-COB XLA4111/0 G-XLAB WIF382/3 LN-WFR MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFA KLM1527 PH-BTF FUA572/572P EC-GRX RYR176/7 EI-COX OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 10th May
Boeing 737-800 ZS-SJP made its second visit of the new season already during the afternoon, on the Excel Airways Kefallinia 'W' - not really much else of note.
Others:
MON365P/365 G-EOMA JKK3141/2 EC-GCV WIF382/3 LN-WFS RYR172/3 EI-CKS XLA4019/8 ZS-SJP AMM443D/C G-OOOS LXR4968/9 CS-TNE RYR176/7 EI-CNW HCY548/9 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-HZU JKK3127/8 EC-GVI

Friday 9th May
The Air Transat Toronto series got going during the morning, quite conveniently producing the first-visit of the only Airbus A.310 in the carrier's fleet not to appear last summer, C-GSAT routing inbound via Gatwick. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-WXA made just its second visit on an evening Amsterdam scheduled service.
Others:
TCX746L/P G-OJMB TSC259 C-GSAT RYR172/3 EI-CJH WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MYT888/7 G-PIDS XLA2115/4 G-XLAE KLM1525/6 PH-WXA AEE4900/1 SX-BGR RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Thursday 8th May
Aeronova Metro EC-HZH departed during the early hours, and there wasn't really anything else of note.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COB TCX746P/K G-OJMB IWD3415/6 EC-HZU WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF RYR176/7 EI-CKS AMC5182/3 9H-ABF

Wednesday 7th May
Highlight of the day was the second Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 of the summer season ! - 5B-DBX with the white tail operating an evening Paphos rotation. KLM CityHopper PH-JCH, the aircraft that had produced the return of the type after a lengthy absence last October, made just its second visit to Newcastle on an evening Amsterdam scheduled service.
Another aircraft that had last appeared here last October, also made its second visit during the day, Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOA operating an early hours freight flight. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG was present again for most of the day on another cargo-related visit, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH made another visit during the evening.
Others:
AMM655C G-CPEP RYR172/3 EI-COA AMM689D/C G-OOAR WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE KLM1525/6 PH-JCH ECA904/5 5B-DBX RYR176/7 EI-CJF

Tuesday 6th May
The first Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 of the summer season appeared during the early afternoon, 5B-DBW operating a Glasgow-Paphos rotation - the aircraft wears the grey tail colour (all four aircraft in the fleet wear different tail colours). Foreign GA visitors included Ducair Learjet 35 LX-ONE during the early hours, King Air 200 N771SC during the morning, and the day-stopping CJ D-ILAT once again.
Others:
EZY - YT 5WZ
RYR172/3 EI-CJG WIF384/5 LN-WFA ECA836/7 5B-DBW DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC RYR176/7 EI-CKR AMM655F G-CPEP

Monday 5th May
Just a couple of 737s of note -the Euro Atlantic Funchal series began during the afternoon, the first flight being operated by the aircraft that made twenty-six consecutive visits on last year's series, the -300 PR-BRE, which now wears the full, new colour-scheme of Brasillian carrier BRA. The first Pegasus Airlines flight of the summer was flown by Boeing 737-800 TC-APF during the evening, only the aircraft's third visit to Newcastle, and its first since August 2001.
Others:
EZY - YT 6UU/551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-CKR FUA1517/8 EC-HHH WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MMZ7310 PR-BRE PGT437F/438 TC-APF RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Monday 4th May
The new summer season continued to produce first-visiting airliners, the day's two again being aircraft that may not show again this year, operating as they did, 'extra' beginning of series flights. Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZD positioned in from Amsterdam during the morning to operate the first departure in what is expected to become a Hola Airways-operated Sunday Kefallinia rotation, while the first Onur Air departure of the summer season, which quite often produces something other than the usual MD-88s, was flown by Airbus A.320 TC-OAC, which also positioned in from Amsterdam during the evening to operate the first flight in a Bodrum series.
Others:
EZY - YT 6UU/5WZ, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
IWD441/3442 EC-IAG ICB4235/6 TF-ELV MON364/364P G-OJMR TRA091/8571 PH-HZD RYR172/3 EI-CJE WIF382/3 LN-WFR XLA4111/0 G-XLAA MYT898/7 C-GTDL DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFR OHY455F/456 TC-OAC RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Saturday 3rd May
The summer season really got going in earnest, the usual early Saturday afternoon full ramp containing some extremely interesting aeroplanes. The most obvious of these was of course the leased-from-South African Airways Boeing 737-800 ZS-SJP making its first-visit of the summer on an Excel Airways Kefallinia 'W', the first South African registration to visit Newcastle on an airliner in the modern age, although the Azzura Air Airbus A.320 EI-DBC which arrived just before its departure will presumably remain a rarer machine throughout the summer, the aircraft operating the return leg of last week's Excel Airways-operated Alghero departure. Monarch Airlines Airbus A.300-600 G-OJMR had set the carrier's programmed A.330-200 Orlando series going earlier on, only the aircraft's second appearance here in the last ten years, while Air Luxor Airbus A.320 CS-TNE began the carrier's early evening Faro series, only its third visit to Newcastle. Only the fifth easyJet G-EZY.-registered Boeing 737-300 to operate through Newcastle since the beginning of the new base arrived during the morning, G-EZYT having visited just once before on a goFly schedule on 8th February.
There were GA visitors of note too, the best being NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DNY which visited briefly at lunch-time. Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDC made just its second visit, spending most of the afternoon with us, and CitationJet G-GRGG made its first visit as such during the evening - it had last visited as G-OHAT during July 2002, and before that as G-OICE.
Others:
EZY - YT 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
MON365P/365 G-OJMR JKK3141/2 EC-GCV AEE4901 SX-BGR WIF382/3 LN-WFB RYR172/3 EI-CNT MYT1814/3 OY-CNR XLA019P/4018 ZS-SJP AZI2621/8621 EI-DBC AMM443D/C G-OOOY LXR4968/9 CS-TNE HCY548/9 5B-DBI RYR176/7 EI-COA JKK3127/8 EC-GBA

Friday 2nd May
The second day of the summer season produced another first-visitor from a UK charter airline, and very little else, Air 2000's new Boeing 757 G-OOBC operating the early afternoon Mahon 'W'. King Air 90 D-IEBE continued on to Munich during the morning.
Others:
EZY - YK 551
TCX746L/P G-OJMB RYR172/3 EI-CNY WIF384/5 LN-WFA AMM277D/C G-OOBC MYT888/7 G-PIDS XLA2115/4 G-XLAD EZE497A/B G-BYMA KLM1525/6 PH-KZP AEE402P SX-BGR RYR176/7 EI-CKR

Thursday 1st May
The first item of interest of the summer season appeared just fourteen minutes into the day, the second based My Travel Airbus A.320 positioning in, the first-visiting G-SUEW joining the already based G-DHRG. The Britannia Airways Boeing 767-300 to begin the season as the based machine was also of interest, G-OBYG becoming only the second aircraft from the fleet to visit Newcastle Airport in the 'World of TUI' colour-scheme. There wasn't much else however, just King Air 90 D-IEBE which arrived from Reykjavik during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YK 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM
MYT748P G-SUEW BAL999F G-OBYG MYT871 G-SUEW RYR172/3 EI-CKS WIF384/5 LN-WFS TCX746P/K G-OJMB MYT872/3 G-SUEW IWD415/3416 EC-GZD BRT006P/5NC G-ZAPJ BRT8HB/7NC G-ZAPJ RYR176/7 EI-CNY AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 30th April
A still quiet 'summer season eve', the most significant movement seeing the return of an old and very welcome friend, the Finnair Boeing 757 to be based for the summer flying for Air Scandic positioning in from Helsinki during the afternoon - OH-LBT is the first aircraft to be detached this summer, and indeed was the last we saw last summer, departing on 14th October. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZE followed up its first visit exactly seven days previous with its second during the evening, and a once regular sight re-appeared during the morning on an ad-hoc charter flight, Braathens Boeing 737-500 LN-BRK making its first visit since July 2001.
Commander 690 N840JC departed during the afternoon after its one night with us.
Others:
EZY- YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-CJE WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG SCY902F OH-LBT KLM1525/6 PH-KZE RYR176/7 EI-CNT

Tuesday 29th April
A few GA visitors of note - Air Alsie/Grundfos Citation 650 OY-GGG spent most of the day with us, AD Aviation Citation 550 G-VUEA made two brief visits, only its third and fourth to Newcastle Airport as such, and Commander 690 N840JC arrived during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
AMC5180/1 9H-ABQ RYR172/3 EI-CON WIF384/5 LN-WFA MYT844/3 G-DPSP MYT802/1 G-CRPH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG RYR176/7 EI-COA

Monday 28th April
Again .... zilch !
Others:
EZY - YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-CJG WIF384/5 LN-WFB MYT864/3 G-CRPH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB RYR176/7 EI-CJF

Sunday 27th April
Back to absolutely nothing at all worth mentioning ... roll on the summer season !
Others:
EZY - YK 6UU/551, 4KD/8CC, 7YA/288, 289/294, 293
RYR172/3 EI-CJI WIF382/3 LN-WFP AMM208D/C G-OOAU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFP RYR176/7 EI-COA

Saturday 26th April
One of the most interesting airliner visitors of the year so far appeared unfortunately just minutes into the day, the second and last flight in the short LTE Tenerife charter series being flown by the first-visiting Airbus A.320 EC-ICN. The aircraft only operated the outbound sector after positioning in from Manchester, the inbound sector arriving almost twelve hours later, and flown by Air Holland Boeing 757 PH-AHS which then positioned out to Amsterdam. Its first visit as such the aircraft had last visited during August 2001 as C-GTSV of Air Transat. Another airliner to last appear here during a past August visited later in the afternoon, Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-IHI making just its third visit, the first two having occurred during August 2002.
Foreign executive jet visitors picked up with the arrival of two NetJets Europe Hawker 800XPs just before mid-day, the first-visiting CS-DNN and CS-DNX which had first-visited during July 2002. CitationJet N525CM departed during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YK 5WZ, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
LTE918E/919 EC-ICN MYT052/052P G-DAJC WIF382/3 LN-WFB RYR172/3 EI-CNT LTE918/918P PH-AHS AMM462D/C G-OOAU FUA1345/6 EC-IHI XLA134P/4134 G-XLAB RYR176/7 EI-CJG LBT896/7 EI-CEK

Friday 25th April
The day's interest was again muted, provided by yet another first-visiting KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZI during the evening, and the first-visiting CitationJet N525CM which arrived at tea-time for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY - YK 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
TCX746L G-OJMB RYR172/3 EI-CJF MYT044P/051 G-DAJC WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMM713D/C G-OOAJ KLM1525/6 PH-KZI BRT008P/7NC G-MANO RYR176/7 EI-CJH

Thursday 24th April
Just the third different example of a regional jet type to visit Newcastle Airport appeared during the afternoon, ERJ-135 SE-RAA finally first-visiting (after a few weeks of SE-RAB) on the third Eastern Airways Aberdeeen/Southampton turnaround of the day, and subsequently returning on the last one during the evening. Very little else, Slovak Government Tupolev Tu-154M OM-BYR visiting again during the morning on another freight charter.
Others:
EZY - YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
EZE4091 SE-RAA RYR172/3 EI-CNT WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-IJU MYT812/1 G-MCEA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG RYR176/7 EI-CNY

Wednesday 23rd April
Still very quiet, although two consecutively-registered members of a European airline fleet first-visited during the day, KLM CityHopper Fokker 70s PH-KZE and PH-KZF. Dornier 228 D-CALM visited during the middle of the day, and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK operated another late Wednesday evening freight departure.
Others:
EZY - YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
AMC5180/1 9H-ABQ BEE041C/424 G-ZAPO RYR172A/173 EI-CJE WIF384/5 LN-WFR BEE447/042C G-ZAPO MYT844/3 G-DPSP MYT802/1 G-VCED DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF KLM1525/6 PH-KZK RYR176/7 EI-CJE

Tuesday 22nd April
Back to nothing worth mentioning ....
Others:
EZY - YK 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-CNY KLM1517/8 PH-KZE WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB KLM1525/6 PH-KZF RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Monday 21st April
Still very quiet, the only airliner of note being the easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYK which returned to the base on the morning Stansted arrival - only the aircraft's second landing at Newcastle Airport, it has the distinction of operating the first flight of the new base on the morning of 30th March.
Only visitor of note was the TBM.700 N324JS once again, visiting briefly at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY - YK 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286, 5PJ/292, 7LT RYR172/3 EI-CJH WIF384/5 LN-WFR MYT864/3 G-DHJZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF RYR176/7 EI-CNT

Sunday 20th April
Absolutely nothing !
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CON AMM208D/C G-OOAU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFA RYR176/7 EI-CJI

Saturday 19th April
Not much better, although the Boeing 737-400 EC-INQ which operated the afternoon Futura Palma charter was marginally interesting. Wearing an all-white colour-scheme the machine had last visited here as G-BSNW of British Airways on December 6th 2002.
Others:
MYT052/052P G-DIMB RYR172/3 EI-CJI AMM462D/C G-OOAU FUA1345/6 EC-INQ RYR176/7 EI-CNT LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 18th April
A quiet Good Friday, with actually nothing at all worth mentioning.
Others:
TCX746L G-OJMC MYT046P/051 G-DIMB RYR172/3 EI-CON AMM713D/C G-OOAJ KLM1525/6 PH-KZB XLA7201/7020 G-XLAA RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Thursday 17th April
A pair of 'single-aisle' Airbus' on the ground together at lunch-time provided the days' only airliner interest, Spanair's A.321 EC-IJU making only its second visit, and first since January 2nd, followed by the new British Airways A.320 G-EUUO on its first-visit.
Notable amongst the regular GA visitors was Malibu OY-LMM which spent a few hours with us during the late morning and over lunch-time, from/to Roskilde.
Others:
TCX54K G-OJMC RYR172/3 EI-CJG WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3107/8 EC-IJU MYT812/1 G-JALC BAW12G/13J G-EUUO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Wednesday 16th April
KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZR made its second landing at Newcastle Airport as such during the evening - it had visited previously as a British Midland machine - and the very interesting Norwegian Bergen series came to a close during the late morning, producing the 400th visit from Boeing 737-500 LN-BRU, but its first wearing the superb 'Norwegian' colour-scheme and a likeness of Thor Heyerdhal on the fin.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CON NAX980/1 LN-BRU WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF KLM1525/6 PH-KZR RYR176/7 EI-CJF

Tuesday 15th April
Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CJC made its second visit as such on the morning Dublin schedule, as did My Travel A.320 G-DHJZ on the early afternoon Alicante 'W'. King Air 200 HB-GPH visited briefly over lunch-time, as did the first-visiting Air Alsie Falcon 50 OY-LIN, presumably substituting for the usual Falcon 2000s, spending less than an hour on the ground mid-morning.
Others:
AMC5180/1 9H-ABQ RYR172/3 EI-CJC WIF384/5 LN-WFS MYT802/1 G-DHJZ MYT844/3 G-TDTW DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG RYR176/7 EI-CJF

Monday 14th April
First visiting airliner was the new My Travel Airbus A.320 G-DHJZ on an early afternoon Reus 'W', while BAe125-800 G-RCEJ visited twice on Interflight-callsigned flights - the aircraft had last visited Newcastle during 1993 as G-GEIL.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNX WIF384/5 LN-WFA MYT864P/863 G-DHJZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RYR176/7 EI-CNY

Sunday 13th April
KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZD first-visited during the evening on another Amsterdam rotation, but possibly of more significance was the first appearance here during the morning, of the last of the Ryanair Boeing 737-200 fleet to yet visit on the carrier's Dublin schedule, the Hertz 'logo-jet' EI-CJC taking just over three months to operate into Newcastle. It had last visited as G-BJCV of Britannia Airways in 1993.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJC WIF382/3 LN-WFC AMM208D/C G-OOAU DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFC KLM1525/6 PH-KZD RYR176/7 EI-CJH

Saturday 12th April
Another substitution on a KLM Amsterdam rotation, but not a Fokker 70 this time, Boeing 737-400 PH-BDS operating a mid afternoon schedule, while only the third easyJet Boeing 737-700 to appear here, G-EZJR, visited from Luton during the day for three crew training sorties, both machines being first visitors. The late afternoon/evening produced three different Irish-registered aircraft operating for carriers from three different countries - Blue Panorama Boeing 737-400 EI-CUA, an aircraft which had visited twice on football charters during October 2002, operated a Futura Palma rotation, followed by the Ryanair Boeing 737 EI-CNY on their evening Dublin schedule, and the now usual Nouvelair Douglas MD.83 EI-CNO on the late evening Monastir charter.
NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DNW made its second visit, a day-stop from/to Dublin - its first appearance here had been on 13th July 2002, also from Dublin.
Others:
MYT052/052P G-SJMC WIF382/3 LN-WFA RYR172/3 EI-CJE EZY8011/2 G-EZJR AMM462D/C G-OOAU KLM1523/4 PH-BDS FUA345P/1346 EI-CUA RYR176/7 EI-CNY LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 11th April
The return leg of the Thomas Cook Orlando rotation was flown by Airbus A.330 G-OJMC, its first visit in its new livery in daylight, another Trans-Atlantic bound machine appearing later in the morning, with just one charachter difference, My Travel's Boeing 767-300 G-SJMC operating their Orlando departure. Eastern Airways substituted one of their based Jetstream 41s with a Jetstream 31 for the first time since the beginning of their Newcastle schedules, G-BUVD positioning in from Teesside to operate a single Birmingham rotation during the middle of the day, but the first-visitors came during the evening - another KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZG on an Amsterdam rotation, and LTE Boeing 757 EC-HQX at the start of their short April Tenerife series just before midnight.
Others:
EZY - YI 5WZ
TCX746L G-OJMC MYT044/051 G-SJMC EZE52P/4623 G-BUVD RYR172/3 EI-CKR WIF384/5 LN-WFC EZE4624/54P G-BUVD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AMM713D/C G-OOAH KLM1525/6 PH-KZG RYR176/7 EI-CJD LTE918/9 EC-HQX

Thursday 10th April
The first visit of a Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A.330 in daylight occurred during the morning, G-OJMB operating the carrier's second Orlando departure of the year. The Ryanair Kilkenny 'logo-jet' Boeing 737-200 EI-CNY made just its second visit to Newcastle on the morning Dublin rotation, and the based Britannia Airways unit became a Boeing 767-200 from the more usual 757 during the late evening, G-BRIF being the first aircraft to be detached.
Westair Citation Bravo N829CB, the first of type ever to appear at Newcastle back in 1998, made its first visit since 1999 during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY - YI 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
RYR172/3 EI-CNY TCX746K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFC MYT122P/811 G-OOOX JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD BAL992F G-BRIF RYR176/7 EI-CJE

Wednesday 9th April
The continuing Norwegian Bergen charter produced another first-visiting Boeing 737-300 during the late morning, LN-KKH with a likeness of 'Real Norwegian' explorer Otto Sverdrup on the fin - it had never visited in its previous life as PH-HVT of Transavia. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZC made just its second visit on an evening Amsterdam rotation, and easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYJ, which had been one of the two based aeroplanes almost since the beginning of the carrier's new base, departed during the late afternoon, being replaced by G-EZYI an aircraft that had visited three times before on goFly rotations during March.
Others:
EZY - YJ 551, 4KD/1JA, 3KD/286 YI 5PJ/292, 7LT
RYR172/3 EI-CON NAX980/1 LN-KKH WIF382/3 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BAW12N/13K G-BNWX KLM1525/6 PH-KZC RYR176/7 EI-CJD

Tuesday 8th April
Back to something to report on - in fact it was a pretty varied and interesting day. 'Single Aisle' Airbus' provided the bulk of the airliner interest, Air Malta's A.320 9H-ADY making just its second visit on the second week of the carrier's resumed Malta series - it had first-visited on the first flight seven days ago - Monarch Airlines' A.320 G-MONX operating a day-trip from/to Dublin - the first A.320 to visit Newcastle in the carrier's new livery - and My Travel A.320 OY-CNR in an all-white colour-scheme operating the afternoon Alicante 'W'. The aircraft had last visited as G-DACR of Airtours in 1996, and prior to that as G-OEXC of Excalibur from 1993 to 1995. Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-COA made only the airframe's second visit to Newcastle on the late evening Dublin rotation.
General Aviation visitors included Cherokee N473BS, Learjet 35 D-CAVE and Beechjet N709EL.
Others:
EZY - YJ 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
AMC5180/1 9H-ADY RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFP MYT802/1 OY-CNR MYT844/3 G-DPSP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG RYR176/7 EI-COA

Monday 7th April
Still nothing ....
Others:
EZY - YJ 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RYR176/7 EI-COB

Sunday 6th April
Nowt !
Others:
EZY - YJ 6UU/5WZ, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/1NN
RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF382/3 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFB RYR176/7 EI-CNT XLA4187/ICB500V TF-ELV

Saturday 5th April
Only visitor of note was Taunus Air Learjet 35 D-CCAA which visited during the afternoon, while the new My Travel Airbus A.320 G-DHRG made just its second landing here during the early hours.
Others:
EZY - YJ 5WZ, 4AC/7YY, 8ZZ/555, 556/INN
MYT850/Base G-DHRG WIF382/3 LN-WFA RYR172/3 EI-CNT RYR176/7 EI-CJE LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 4th April
The first My Travel Orlando departure of the year occurred at lunch-time, Boeing 767-300 G-DIMB operating the flight, wearing a basic Airtours colour-scheme with no titles or logos. Of more interest, and wearing more of a livery, was the rather new Airbus A.320 G-DHRG which arrived from Palma at lunch-time to become the based aircraft. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZP, an ex-bmi machine, made just its second visit during the early evening, and the first unservicability to affect our recently-become-regular ERJ-135 SE-RAB during the afternoon produced the first 'sub' required by Eastern Airways through Newcastle since the beginning of their Summer 2003 schedules, Titan Airways ATR.42 G-ZAPJ operating a Southampton rotation.
Others:
EZY - YJ 5WZ, 4AC/1JA, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
MYT044P/051 G-DIMB RYR172/3 EI-CON WIF384/5 LN-WFC MYT806/849 G-DHRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMM713D/C G-OOAI KLM1525/6 PH-KZP XLA7021/0 G-XLAB EZE495P/4095 G-ZAPJ RYR176/7 EI-CKQ EZE4096/496P G-ZAPJ

Thursday 3rd April
The bmi ERJ-145 and pair of Freebird MD.83s all departed during the early hours, Onur Air Airbus A.300-600 TC-OAB following at lunch-time. Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRA operated a day-trip to Rome, returning just before midnight on just its second landing here as such. The two Turkish teams departed just before mid-day on the first-visiting Turkish Airlines Airbus A.310 TC-JCV, rounding off quite a lucrative football match for us. The first visit of a Thomas Cook Airbus A.330-200 in the new colour-scheme occurred somewhat later than planned during the late evening, G-OJMC operating our first Orlando charter departure of the year.
Others:
EZY - YJ 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH
RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD KLM1523/4 PH-KXM RYR176/7 EI-CJH TCX746K G-OJMC

Wednesday 2nd April
The day of the Turkish international produced two more first-visitors, identical machines (with consecutive c/ns and only two line numbers apart !) appearing an hour and a half apart during the afternoon, Freebird MD.83s TC-FBD and TC-FBB both staying until after the game. Norwegian Boeing 737-300 LN-KKF made its fourth visit on the weekly Bergen charter during the late morning, and two more first-visiting airliners appeared at either end of the evening, another KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZH and bmi Regional ERJ-145 G-RJXB on a football related flight, only the third of the fleet to visit Newcastle Airport.
Others:
EZY - YJ 5WZ, 4AC/284, 9HT/7EJ, 3GH/1CM, 4DF
RYR172/3 EI-CKR NAX980/1 LN-KKF WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC KLM1525/6 PH-KZH RYR176/7 EI-COB

Tuesday 1st April
Lots of first-visiting airliners - the first supporter's charter for the football international appeared during the early afternoon, the first-visiting Onur Air Airbus A.300-600 TC-OAB arriving for an extended stay. A resumed Air Malta series produced the first-visiting Airbus A320 9H-ADY during the morning, and Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRA positioned in from Humberside during the evening, its first visit as such, having last appeared as G-OBWY during 2000.
Cessna 303 N154DJ departed to Cranfield during the afternoon after a two night stay.
Others:
EZY551 G-EZYJ AMC5180/1 9H-ADY RYR172/3 EI-CKS EZY4KD/1JA G-EZYJ WIF384/5 LN-WFB MYT844P/843 G-TAOS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC EZY3KD/286 G-EZYJ EZY5PJ/292 G-EZYJ RYR176/7 EI-CNT EZY7LT G-EZYJ

Monday 31st March
As the summer schedules proper got underway, interest shifted to the impending football international at the Stadium of Light, another Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 first-visiting during the early afternoon, TC-JFH spending just over two hours on the ground. The only easyJet aeroplane of note was Boeing 737-300 G-EZYJ, which arrived from Alicante during the late evening to become a based unit - the aircraft had visited on three separate occasions on goFly schedules during the winter.
Foreign GA visitors included most of the regular suspects, King Air 200 LX-JDP being the most interesting during the late evening.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJE WIF384/5 LN-WFC EZY8286 G-EZYR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD RYR176/7 EI-COB EZY3GH G-EZYJ

Sunday 30th March
The first day of the summer schedules, and one that will probably turn out to be one of the most significant of the year, with a new jet base, new aeroplanes, operators, and callsigns !. Two of these new callsigns made their first 'appearances' early on, the first 'KLM'-designated KLMuk flight being flown by Fokker 100 G-UKFA to Amsterdam, and the first Thomas Cook 'TCX/Globe' flight being operated by Boeing 757 G-JMCG, positioning in from Gatwick and then operating to Malaga. Shortly after the new easyJet base opened for business, the first 'EZY' Stansted departure being flown by the previous evening's first-visiting Boeing 737-300 G-EZYK, while G-EZYR flew the first Belfast departure, and then the first mid-morning Alicante departure - the first Barcelona departure was flown by G-IGOI. These two aeroplanes flew the rest of the day's EZY schedules.
Significant aircraft appeared too, only the second Embraer ERJ-135 to ever land at Newcastle debuting on the new Eastern Airways Aberdeen-Southampton scheduled operation during the late afternoon/early evening, the leased-from-City Airline SE-RAB making only the type's third and fourth landings at Newcastle Airport, while the mid-morning Eurocypria charter flight gave us our first look at the carrier's new Boeing 737-800 fleet, the hugely impressive 5B-DBU complete with winglets first-visiting. The first Eastern Airways Birmingham and Aberdeen departures were flown by the two based Jetstream 41s during the afternoon, G-MAJI operating to/from Birmingham and G-MAJJ operating to/from Aberdeen, and another KLMCityHopper Fokker 70 appeared on the early evening Amsterdam rotation, PH-KZR not being a first-visitor however, the aircraft having made three visits as G-BVTG of British Midland during October 1997. Finally late on in the evening, the second daily Ryanair Dublin rotation commenced operation, being flown by Boeing 737-200 EI-CNT, only the aircraft's third visit.
General Aviation visitors included Cessna 303 N154DJ which arrived from Humberside during the early evening for a night-stop, and the 'surveyor' Navajo OY-BTZ which also appeared during the evening from East Midlands.
Others:
KLM1514 G-UKFA TCX546P/357K G-JMCG EZY5WZ G-EZYK EZY551 G-EZYR EZY4KD/6443 G-EZYR EZY4AC/7YY G-IGOI RYR172/3 EI-CKS ECA928/9 5B-DBU WIF382/3 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD EZE4095 SE-RAB EZE4627 G-MAJI EZE4094 G-MAJJ EZY7YA/288 G-EZYR EZY8ZZ/555 G-IGOI WIF384/5 LN-WFA KLM1525/6 PH-KZR EZY556/1NN G-IGOI EZE4096 SE-RAB EZY289/294 G-EZYR RYR176/7 EI-CNT EZY293 G-EZYR

Saturday 29th March
Winter came to a close with one or two significant movements. The last go Fly-prefixed scheduled service at Newcastle Airport was flown by Boeing 737-300 G-IGOR from/to Stansted during the afternoon, while two easyJet machines positioned in during the evening in preparation for the beginning of the new Newcastle base on the first morning of the Summer schedules - both were first-visitors too, G-EZYR arriving from Glasgow during the evening on a goFly positioning callsign, followed just before midnight by G-EZYK from Edinburgh on an easyJet callsign. The end of the British Airways Innsbruck ski series had been flown earlier in the afternoon by Tyrolean Fokker 70 OE-LFK - the aircraft had visited just twice previously, during the Februarys of 2000 and 1997.
Others:
GOE615/6 G-IGOR TYR937/8 OE-LFK RYR176/7 EI-CNZ GOE885P G-EZYR LBT896/7 EI-CNO EZY8863 G-EZYK

Friday 28th March
Another quiet end to the week, only item being King Air 200 N295CP making its first visit during the middle of the day from/to Filton.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFA AWC200Y/BRT7MD, 6MD/5MD G-ZAPJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM443D/C G-OOAI

Thursday 27th March
Only one highlight, the Air Evex Hawker 800XP D-CHEF which spent a few hours on the north stands duirng the middle of the day. North Flying Metroliner OY-NPA made its first appearance since 2001, and last week's first visiting KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZB made another two visits on KLMuk 'subs'.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ UKA2133/6 PH-KZB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF UKA2141/4 PH-KZB

Wednesday 26th March
A much more interesting day, with two Boeing 737-300s making just their second visits, and a first-visiting 'NextGen' and 'Jungle Jet' !. Only two ERJ-145s first-visited during 2002, both Dutch machines, the first of 2003 becoming BA CitiExpress' G-EMBX on another Bristol substitution during the evening, while the latest first timing Boeing 737-800 was the very welcome Turkish Airlines machine TC-JFN operating a football charter at lunch-time. easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYP made its second visit during the late morning, as did Norwegian -300 LN-KKL, following up its first visit exactly two weeks ago. Flightline BAe146-300 G-BPNT also operated a football charter during the early afternoon, and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG appeared again, being present for most of the day.
Others:
BRT003P/9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-CJI GOE6KV/614 G-EZYP NAX980/1 LN-KKL WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT8HB/7NC G-EMBX

Tuesday 25th March
Another of the easyJet Boeing 737-300 fleet, which may remain rare even after the beginning of the -700 base in a few days time, first-visited, G-EZYP operating the first Stansted rotation of the day. Very little more, just the day-stopping CitationJet D-ILAT once more.
Others:
BRT002P/9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD/004P G-BUPS GOE6GH/6BM G-EZYP RYR172/3 EI-CJF WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Monday 24th March
What has been a quiet month for exec jet visitors was brightened up by a stunning visitor ! - Citation Bravo 5N-DUK spent just over an hour on the ground during the late morning on a test flight out of Le Bourget.
Nothing much else of note, although KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVC made just its second, and subsequently third visit to Newcastle Airport on two Amsterdam rotations during the day - it had first-visited on 18th July 2002 - while Mu-2 F-GEQM also made two landings during the late afternoon, departing after a short stay only to return after departure with a technical problem.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4CR, 2EY/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD/002P G-BUPS BRT2HB/3NC G-EMBD RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WFC UKA2133/6 PH-KVC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT8HB/7NC G-ZAPN UKA2141/4 PH-KVC

Sunday 23rd March
All there was, was Air Atlanta Boeing 767-300 TF-ATT which first-visited in the early hours, positioning out during the early afternoon to Manston.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBJ WIF382/3 LN-WFP RYR174/5 EI-CKR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA BRT001P/5MD G-BUPS WIF384/5 LN-WFP BRT8HB/7NC G-ZAPK BRT4MD G-BUPS

Saturday 22nd March
A quiet day, despite the beautiful but hazy weather, the only aeroplane of note being another ERJ-145 substitution on the morning BA CitiExpress Bristol rotation, flown by G-EMBD - the 'Animals and Trees'-liveried aircraft had visited eleven times during 2001 on the short-lived Oslo schedule.
Others:
BRT2HB/3NC G-EMBD RYR176/7 EI-CNW LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 21st March
Another quiet end to a week - only airliner interest was provided by another first-visiting KLM CityHopper Fokker 70, PH-KZB operating the afternoon and early evening Amsterdam rotations in place of the usual KLMuk Fokker 100, while Falcon 50 N96UT departed after spending the week with us, and TBM.700 N324JS visited briefly just after sunset.
Others:
BRT003P/9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD/004P G-BUPS RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF384/5 LN-WFS AMM591D/C G-OOOS UKA2133/6 PH-KZB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM443D/C G-OOAV UKA2141/4 PH-KZB

Thursday 20th March
Westair Hawker 800XP EI-RNJ returned at dawn, departing again very shortly after back to Shannon, and CJ1 D-IFIS departed during the early afternoon after its night-stop.
Others:
BRT006P/9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD/007P G-BUPS RYR172/3 EI-CNV WIF384/5 LN-WFS JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA UKA2141/4 PH-KVE

Wednesday 19th March
Executive jets 'made the day', the very smart CJ1 D-IFIS arriving during the afternoon for a night-stop, being joined briefly during the evening by the first-visiting Westair Hawker 800XP EI-RNJ, spending just nineteen minutes on the ground on a hospital flight. Yesterday's first-visiting Hola Airlines Boeing 737-300 EC-IEZ departed back to Barcelona just before midnight, while the morning's Norwegian ski charter had produced just the second visit of similar type LN-KKI.
Interesting GA visitor was TB-20 Trinidad G-OTUI which spent the evening with us, being respendant in the TUI corporate colour-scheme.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ NAX980/1 LN-KKI WIF384/5 LN-WFA RYR172/3 EI-CJF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Tuesday 18th March
What could turn out to be the last charter flight in connection with Newcastle United's already more succesful than expected Champions League campaign arrived during the early afternoon, the series of flights which started off with quite a bang, but then struggled slightly, ending with a first-visiting Boeing 737-300, Hola Airlines, who had been expected to be a weekly part of the Winter charter season, making their debut here with the rather drab looking EC-IEZ.
TBM.700 N700MV passed through on a westbound ferry flight from Lourdes to Reykjavik during the early afternoon, and King Air 200 N811VT made another appearance here, arriving during the early evening for a night-stop.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RYR172/3 EI-CJI

Monday 17th March
More blue aeroplanes of note, KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVB making its second visit to Newcastle on an Amsterdam rotation during the morning - its first appearance here had been just last November. Mid American Energy Falcon 50 N96UT arrived during the early morning from across the Atlantic for another extended stay.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ UKA2131/2 PH-KVB RYR172/3 EI-COX WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE

Sunday 16th March
More first and second visits, involving much the same aircraft types - KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZN first-visited on another Amsterdam substitution during the afternoon, while the earlier European Air Charter Toulouse rotation had seen just the second visit to Newcastle of Boeing 737-200 G-CEAG - its first had been during April 2001. Another first visitor was Highland Airways Jetstream 31 G-JURA, which spent the afternoon with us from/to Prestwick.
Challenger N882C departed to Biggin Hill at mid-day, and the new locally-based Ambulance helicopter, Bolkow Bo.105 G-WYPA, made its first, brief visit from/to its base at Blyth mid-afternoon.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBJ WIF382/3 LN-WFS EAF661/0 G-CEAG RYR174/5 EI-CJI UKA2139/2142 PH-KZN DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE WIF384/5 LN-WFS BRT001P, 5MD/4MD G-ZAPJ

Saturday 15th March
Another KLM substitution saw CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVA make just its second landing at Newcastle Airport, its first had been on a football charter on 19th April 2002, while Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNW made just its second visit on the evening Dublin schedule. CJ2 N312CJ made just its third appearance here, but first since last March, afternoon-stopping from/to Ronaldsway.
Others:
UKA2137/2140 PH-KVA RYR176/7 EI-CNW LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 14th March
GA provided all the day's interest, Westair HS.125 EI-WJN visiting briefly during the morning, Lancair N6504K passing through to Bremen from Reykjavik during the early afternoon, and a pair of foreign helicopters during the late afternoon/early evening, nothing too exciting though, MD Explorer N9208V and Bell 430 N430CE. The day's highlight however was another arrival from Manchester, Challenger N882C making its first appearance at Newcastle during lunch-time, and night-stopping.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD/008P G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-COX AMM591D/C G-OOOD WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM443D/C G-OOAV

Thursday 13th March
Typically the only interesting aircraft to operate a football charter for the Inter Milan game was kept until last, and appeared at un-sociable hours - in a complicated operation which involved a My Travel DC-10, the passengers returned home to Newcastle via Manchester during the early hours on the first-visiting Monarch Airlines A.321 G-OZBF, which positioned back out to Manchester well before dawn. Another first visiting airliner appeared during the early afternoon, another KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 substitution on a KLMuk Amsterdam rotation giving us our first look at PH-KZL.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-CJF WIF384/5 LN-WFC JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ UKA2133/6 PH-KZL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD

Wednesday 12th March
Another different Norwegian Boeing 737-300 appeared on the late morning Bergen ski charter, LN-KKL with Roald Amundsen on its fin, first-visiting. All but one of the expected Milan arrivals after the previous evening's game returned during the day, four during the early hours, including a Boeing 757, Airbus A.300 and A.300-600 landing within eleven minutes, and three more in the space of an hour during the evening.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-CJD NAX980/1 LN-KKL WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD

Tuesday 11th March
Another busy early morning, with four Milan departures, again all being flown by regularly seen UK airliners. Of slightly more interest was the last possible Ryanair Boeing 737-200 first-visitor from the current fleet on their morning Dublin schedule, EI-COA leaving just one of the fleet not yet to appear on the new schedule.
Aeronova Metro EC-GVE finally left during the first hour of the day after seeing four midnights pass on the south apron, and CJ2 D-ILAM day-stopped again.
Others:
BRT9MD, 8MD/4GW, 5GW/7MD, 6MD/5MD, 4MD G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-COA WIF384/5 LN-WFR UKA2133/6 PH-KZK DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD UKA2141/4 PH-KZK

Monday 10th March
A busy ramp first thing with football charters to Milan producing three 'big' Airbus', Air Scandic's A.300 G-TTMC and two Monarch A.300-600s, including G-MAJS on its first visit since 1992, and Monarch Boeing 757 G-MONB. A further positioner during the late afternoon for a departure on Tuesday morning was Air 2000 Boeing 757 G-OOOK, actually its first visit as such, although it had appeared here as SE-DUK in recent times. British Airways Boeing 767-300 G-BZHC operated an early evening Heathrow rotation, just its third visit to Newcastle.
Others:
BRT9MD G-ZAPJ UKA51E/55E G-UKTE BRT8MD/4GW G-ZAPJ RYR172/3 EI-CJE WIF384/5 LN-WFC BRT5GW/7MD G-ZAPJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BRT6MD/5MD G-ZAPJ BAW12Q/13L G-BZHC RPX551P G-BMXD RPX475P/475 G-BVOB BRT4MD G-ZAPJ

Sunday 9th March
Just two highlights, and both Falcon 2000s - Air Alsie's OY-CKI which arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop, and only the second NetJets Europe machine to appear here, CS-DNP spending just twenty-six minutes here during the early evening.
Others:
RYR174/5 EI-COB ECA928/9 5B-DBK GOE6KV/614 G-EZYJ EAF661/0 G-CEAD WIF382/3 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BRT001P/5MD G-ZAPJ WIF384/5 LN-WFP BRT4MD G-ZAPJ

Saturday 8th March
Only visitor of note involved an ERJ substitution on the morning BACitiExpress Bristol rotation, G-EMBM making just its fourth landing at Newcastle Airport - its first three had occurred on two separate days during September 2001.
Others:
RPX476/476P G-JEAD BRT2HB/3NC G-EMBM RYR176/7 EI-CON LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 7th March
A quiet end to the week, only item worthy of inclusion here being the arrival of Aeronova Metro EC-GVE during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJD AMM591D/C G-OOOI WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM443D/C G-OOAV RPX475 G-JEAD

Thursday 6th March
Only movement of note was another visit from yesterday's first-visiting easyJet Boeing 737-300, G-EZYI operating the evening rotation once again.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJI WIF384/5 LN-WFC JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA GOE617/8 G-EZYI

Wednesday 5th March
A day dominated by Boeing 737-300s ! - another different Norwegian machine appeared on the late morning Bergen ski charter, LN-KKI which had last visited Newcastle as PH-HVV way back in 1991, while no less than three of the day's four goFly Stansted schedules were flown by 'real' easyJet aircraft. The first-visiting G-EZYI flew two rotations, during the late morning and late evening, while G-EZYJ made just its second visit during the afternoon - it had first-visited during December 2002.
The rare shape of the Pilatrus PC-12 re-appeared, N476D day-stopping from/to Bournemouth.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKR GOE6KV/614 G-EZYI WIF384/5 LN-WFP UKA87L/37I G-UKTI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA GOE615/6 G-EZYJ GOE617/8 G-EZYI

Tuesday 4th March
Still very quiet, only visitor of note being the Eurojet Excel EI-PAX which was present for most of the afternoon/evening.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJH WIF384/5 LN-WFB UKA87L/37I G-UKTI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Monday 3rd March
King Air 200 LX-ALX spent less than an hour on the ground mid-morning, and other foreign GA visitors were Pharma Nord's Falcon 100 OY-PHN from lunch-time to the late evening, and King Air 90 D-ISTB also during the late evening.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKR WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Sunday 2nd March
Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNX made just its second visit to Newcastle on the late morning Dublin schedule, and our second Mu-2 in a week passed through just after mid-day, N41AD routing eastbound into Germany.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBJ WIF382/3 LN-WFB RYR174/5 EI-CNX EAF661/0 G-CEAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFB

Saturday 1st March
Just two Citations of note, both of which had appeared recently - Cirrus Air 551 D-IAWA visited during the late afternoon followed just a few minutes later by the return of S550 C-FABF on its way back west.
Others:
RYR176/7 EI-CJH LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 28th February
A u/s Air 2000 Boeing 757 which had operated the inbound sector of the Lyon ski charter, produced the first visit of similar type G-CPEP since being acquired from British Airways later in the afternoon. Only other thing of note was the first-visiting NetJets Europe Falcon 900 CS-DFB, which made a short visit during the early afternoon.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COX AMM591D/F G-OOOI WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM591P/C G-CPEP AMM443D/C G-OOAE

Thursday 27th February
Things quietening down again, the only airliners of note both having British Airways connections - another Boeing 767-300 was used for a Heathrow rotation during the morning, G-BZHB making just its fourth visit to Newcastle and its first since 15th December 2000, while a sign of things to come was provided by Jetstream 41 G-MAJI which arrived from Southampton on a BACX schedule during the evening, the first appearance here of the type in Eastern Airways colours.
Provincial Airlines Citation S550 C-FABF passed through eastbound again during the early morning, the aircraft having visited three times during 2002, and King Air F-GFDJ returned to France during the afternoon after its night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COX BAW12H/13F G-BZHB WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HRG UKA83L/80L G-UKTI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RPX89XD G-BMXD BRT98A G-MAJI

Wednesday 26th February
More of the same ! - first-visiting airliners included the Norwegian Boeing 737-300 LN-KKJ on the late morning Bergen ski charter, and another KLM CityHopper Fokker 70, PH-WXA operating the late afternoon Amsterdam scheduled service. Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNV made just its second visit on the morning Dublin rotation, and supporters for the night's European Cup tie arrived in Hamburg International Boeing 737-700 D-AHIB mid-morning, the aircraft, which had visited twice before as D-AWOH on 4th May 2000, staying until after the game, departing back to Cologne just before midnight, and just six minutes after the team had departed on the Eurowings Airbus A.320 D-AIPH on its second visit during the late evening.
CJ2 D-ILAM day-stopped again, as did Quick Airways Mu-2 PH-BOA. King Air E90 F-GFDJ arrived at dusk for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNV WIF384/5 LN-WFO UKA2139/2142 PH-WXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Tuesday 25th February
Another day dominated by airliners - Bayer Leverkusen arrived for their Champions League tie at St.James Park on the first-visiting Eurowings Airbus A.320 D-AIPH just after mid-day, while the very smart Kilkenny-liveried Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNY had first-visited earlier in the morning. Beech 1900D F-GJFX, one of the number of the type currently stored at Lyon-Bron, passed through on a ferry flight back to the US at lunch-time, the machine wearing a Raytheon demo colour-scheme, and the first MK Air Cargo DC-8 of the year appeared in the shape of 9G-MKK during the evening. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 made its second visit operating the same afternoon Amsterdam rotation as its first visit the previous day.
Others:
RPX476 G-BMXD RYR172/3 EI-CNY WIF384/5 LN-WFP UKA2139/2142 PH-JCT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RPX475 G-BMXD

Monday 24th February
Bad weather at Teesside produced three diversions mid-morning, which while not producing anything out of the ordinary for this type of movement, did provide us with some marginally interesting airframes. Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-CBCS made just its second visit, its first had been on 10th January 2001 also on diversion from Teesside, while Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CJI joined its compatriot on the ground operating the Newcastle scheduled service, only its third visit to Newcastle as such - it has so far appeared only once on the new schedule, and before that on diversion from Teesside on 18th December 2000 - and bmi Fokker 100 G-BVJB made its first visit since January 2001. Another 'Fokker' was a first-visitor later in the day, KLM CityHopper's Fokker 70 PH-JCT substituting on the late afternoon Amsterdam schedule.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COX WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA UKA2139/2142 PH-JCT RPX475 G-BMXD

Sunday 23rd February
Again only one visitor of note, King Air 200 LX-JDP spending less than an hour with us during the evening.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBJ EAF661/0 G-CEAD WIF383/3 LN-WFP RYR174/5 EI-CKQ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFP

Saturday 22nd February
Another quiet Saturday, only visitor of note being Cirrus Luftfahrt Citation II D-IAWA during the morning.
Others:
RYR176/7 EI-CJE LBT896/7 EI-CEK

Friday 21st February
Bin Air Metro D-ICRK departed to Hannover during the first hour of the day, after spending most of the week on the Samson apron, while GV N991LF departed back across the Atlantic on a potentially record-breaking flight from Newcastle later in the morning ....
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CON WIF384/5 LN-WFA AMM591C G-OOOI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM443D/C G-OOAE RPX475P/475 G-JEAE

Thursday 20th February
Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNW first-visited on the morning Dublin schedule, leaving just three of the fleet yet to appear on the new service, two of which are 'logo-jets'. Biggin Hill-based Citation 550 VP-CCO first-visited, day-stopping from/to its base, and Lear 36 N116MA departed to Valkenburg mid-morning, its playmate L-39s operating a local flight before returning home during the early afternoon. Best was yet to come however, only our seventh Gulfstream V, and second of the week, ILFC's N991LF which arrived during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
RPX476 G-BMXD BRT2HB/3NC G-BUPS RYR172/3 EI-CNW JKK3107/8 EC-HPM WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE RPX475 G-BMXD

Wednesday 19th February
A rather busy and interesting day, the highlights appearing in this civil-orientated report only by virtue of their registrations. The Skyline Aviation pair of L-39 Albatross' ES-YLL and ES-YLZ arrived from Valkenburg during the morning for some work above the North Sea, accompanied by Learjet 36 N116MA which arrived from Yeovilton just before mid-day. All three night-stopped. Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELU had returned Newcastle United during the early hours from Cologne, while Astraeus Boeing 737-700 G-STRD returned the fans home during the afternoon.
Norwegian Boeing 737-300 LN-KKF made its third consecutive Wednesday morning ski charter visit. Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI appeared again during the morning, and the two night-stopping exec jets, Lear 45 HB-VMC and GV VP-BKZ, departed to Geneva within three minutes of each other just after lunch. Cherokee Six N257SA departed to Brunton just before sunset.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJG WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE RPX89XD/475 G-BMXD

Tuesday 18th February
More early morning exec jet excitement, TAG Aviation Learjet 45 HB-VMC arriving from Geneva at dawn, just its fourth visit to Newcastle, followed just eleven minutes later also from Geneva by only our sixth Gulfstream V, the Birmingham-based VP-BKZ - both aircraft night-stopped. Merlin D-IMWK day-stopped from/to Munster, Bin Air Metro D-ICRK arrived from Hannover during the evening also to night-stop, and Cherokee Six N257SA arrived from Oxford also to spend the night with us. Astraeus Boeing 737-700 G-STRD operated a supporter's charter to Cologne during the morning, still managing to keep 'RC' away from us, the aircraft's fifth appearance here in the last few months.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKS WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Monday 17th February
Mid American Energy Falcon 900 N77CE made its first visit of the year, of just thirty minutes duration before dawn, while much more interesting was our first first-visiting Citation Excel of the year, the extremely attractive D-CVHI arriving from its Allendorf base during the morning and departing back there during the early afternoon.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJG WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Sunday 16th February
Newcastle United departed to Cologne during the afternoon for the resumption of their Champions League campaign in Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELU, the aircraft making just its third visit. Cessna ??? N37WC visited from/to Blackpool over lunch-time.
Others:
WIF382/3 LN-WFC EAF661/0 G-CEAH RYR174/5 EI-CJG ECA994/5 5B-DBK DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFC

Saturday 15th February
A very quiet winter Saturday, but we still managed two first-visiting airliners, both appearing after dark. The early evening Ryanair flight produced another ex-Lufthansa Boeing 737-200, EI-CNX, and the first flight in the late evening Nouvelair Monastir series was flown by Airbus A.320 TS-INC.
Others:
RYR176/7 EI-CNX LBT896/7 TS-INC

Friday 14th February
Nothing but a Champagne Airlines Metroliner F-GJPN in the early hours, and Navajo OY-BTZ which flew some local survey flights, arriving from and departing to East Midlands.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKS MON6143/2 G-MONE WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AMM443D/C G-OOAE ICB4654/3 TF-ELV

Thursday 13th February
Newcastle's new resident Boeing 737-200 arrived from Stansted during the morning, an aircraft destined never to fly again, and end its days as a training airframe for the new Newcastle Aviation Academy set up on the south side of the airfield. The ex-Westair machine C-GWJO was towed into position down taxiway 'E' to the south of the Bellman hangar, and later received various titles and logos depicting the members of the consortium behind the venture. Only other movement of note was WM Aero Charter King Air 200 D-ICKM which operated a freight flight during the afternoon, the aircraft parking on the north apron stands.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKS WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Wednesday 12th February
Another Ryanair Boeing 737-200 made its first visit on the Dublin schedule, EI-CJE also becoming only the third of the carrier's logo-jets to appear at Newcastle. The aircraft had visited before as EC-DVE the last time in 1994, and before that as G-BJCU of Britannia Airways, but now wears the 'Jaguar' special colour-scheme. Only other visitor of note was the returning Norwegian Boeing 737-300 LN-KKF operating another charter from/to Bergen during the late morning.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJE WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE

Tuesday 11th February
Just a foreign 'single' to mention, which didn't come from too far away, PA-32 N257SA spending a few hours with us over lunch, from/to Brunton.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE

Monday 10th February
Only the fourth first-visiting Boeing 737-200 to appear so far on the Ryanair schedule operated the morning Dublin rotation, EI-CNV being another of the ex-Lufthansa machines. Not much else - CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped again, and Aeronova Metroliner EC-HZH departed during the afternoon after three nights with us.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNV WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Sunday 9th February
Nothing of any real note - just the usual Ambrion Aviation Citation S550 N145DF for the Arsenal match.
Others:
EAF661/0 G-CEAH WIF382/3 LN-WFP RYR174/5 EI-CJF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFP

Saturday 8th February
No Streamline Shorts 360s but there were two 'lo-cost' 737s of note - easyJet -300 G-EZYT first-visited on the late morning Stansted schedule, while EI-CJG first-timed on the Ryanair Dublin schedule during the evening. It had visited as such during 1995, and of course before that many times as G-BGYK, the last time in 1995.
Others:
GOE6KV/614 G-EZYT RYR176/7 EI-CJG

Friday 7th February
The Monarch Airlines Grenoble charter produced another first-visiting Airbus A.321, G-OZBD in the carrier's old colour-scheme, while the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule produced a surprise, just the second visit of Eurowings CRJ D-ACRE - its previous visit was on September 30th last year. Air Miles Boeing 737-300 TF-ELV made its first-visit of the year on an additional Tenerife 'W' during the afternoon.
Westair Lear 60 EI-IAU departed late morning, followed by Bravo PH-HMA at dusk. Aeronova Metroliner EC-HZH arrived during the early hours to spend the day with us, and Falcon 900 G-EVES passed through during the evening.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKP WIF384/5 LN-WFO MON6142 G-OZBD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE ICB4654/3 TF-ELV AMM443D/C G-OOAE

Thursday 6th February
The becoming 'quiet' morning Ryanair schedule eventually produced another aircraft of note, Boeing 737-200 EI-CKS making its first visit as such, wearing a slightly modified colour-scheme with large 'billboard' titles on a white fuselage. The aircraft had last visited many years ago as G-BGTW of Orion Airways !. The day also produced two first-visiting exec jets, Heerema's Citation Bravo PH-HMA which arrived at dawn, and Westair's Learjet 60 EI-IAU which arrived at dusk - both night-stopped.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKS BRT2HB/3NC G-BUPS WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HPM BRT6HB/5NC G-BUPS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BRT8HB/7NC G-BUPS

Wednesday 5th February
Our first look at a 'new' European carrier provided the highlight of the day, the re-branded Norwegian Air Shuttle operating a passenger charter from/to Bergen during the late morning. Boeing 737-300 LN-KKF was the aircraft, wearing the stunning 'Norwegian' colour-scheme - it had last appeared here as PH-HVM of Transavia back in 1989. Just as interesting was another early morning freight arrival, Aerostar EC-ICG arriving from Barcelona and returning there after lunch.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Tuesday 4th February
Aeronova Metro EC-HCH departed back to Spain mid-morning - not much else, but British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUM made its second visit during the late morning.
Others:
BAW13C G-EUUN RYR172/3 EI-CKQ BAW12H/13F G-EUUM WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Monday 3rd February
Another day, another first-visiting British Airways Airbus A.320, the just days old G-EUUN operating the tea-time Heathrow rotation and then returning again for the night-stopper. The day saw a slight increase in foreign GA/light airliner visitors, although these included many of the usual suspects - Citation 500 OY-TKI was a first-timer however, spending just one hour on the ground mid-morning, while a couple of late evening freight charters produced the regular Aeronova Metroliner EC-HCH once again, and the slightly more interesting Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOB on its fifth visit to Newcastle Airport, arriving from Coventry during the last hour of the day and departing just after midnight.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKR WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12N/13K G-EUUN BAW12T G-EUUN

Monday 3rd February
Another day, another first-visiting British Airways Airbus A.320, the just days old G-EUUN operating the tea-time Heathrow rotation and then returning again for the night-stopper. The day saw a slight increase in foreign GA/light airliner visitors, although these included many of the usual suspects - Citation 500 OY-TKI was a first-timer however, spending just one hour on the ground mid-morning, while a couple of late evening freight charters produced the regular Aeronova Metroliner EC-HCH once again, and the slightly more interesting Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOB on its fifth visit to Newcastle Airport, arriving from Coventry during the last hour of the day and departing just after midnight.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKR WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12N/13K G-EUUN BAW12T G-EUUN

Sunday 2nd February
Nothing until the evening, British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUM first-visiting on the evening Heathrow rotation, and Sky Service Citation 550 OO-SKS returning later in the evening.
Others:
WIF382/3 LN-WFP RYR174/5 EI-CKR EAF661/0 G-CEAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFP BAW12Q/13L G-EUUM

Saturday 1st February
Another Saturday with nothing of note except the early morning Streamline Shorts 360s, last week's possible first-visitor G-SSWM returning along with the slightly more common G-SSWC.
Others:
JEM4001/2 G-SSWC JEM4011/2 G-SSWM RYR176/7 EI-COX

Friday 31st January
In contrast quite a busy day, with plenty to mention. A British Airways Boeing 777 provided the airliner first-visitor, G-VIIN wearing the 'Whale Rider' tail design, diverting in from Heathrow after a flight from Boston early on, the aircraft remaining with us all day and departing back to Heathrow late in the evening. Omega Air Brasillia D-CAOB which had first-visited earlier in the month, made two further visits during the day, from/to Manston at lunch-time and from Manston to Coventry at dusk, while another first-timing Ryanair Boeing 737-200 on the morning Dublin schedule was EI-CJF, an aircraft that had visited us previously as G-BKHF of Britannia Airways and last as G-BTZF in 1993.
Gulfstream IV N56MD made another appearance, another short visit during the early afternoon, and Sky Service Citation 550 OO-SKS visited briefly during the late evening.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJF WIF384/5 LN-WFR MON6142 G-OZBE AMM591C G-OOOB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AMM443D/C G-OOAE

Thursday 30th January
Highlight of a snow-disprupted day was Gulfstream IV N56MD which made it in and out before the worst of the afternoon showers. The Ryanair flight during the morning was flown by Boeing 737-200 EI-CKR, its first visit as such - it had last visited Newcastle Airport as PH-TVR in 1987.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKR WIF384/5 LN-WFB

Wednesday 29th January
Major excitement again thanks to a Japanese Dash Eight, our fifth ever, and second of the new year. The machine was a -100 series this time, on delivery to Ryukyu Air Commuter and still wearing its Canadian identity C-GSAH, and was on the ground for under an hour just before mid-day from Reykjavik to Nice. AD Aviation Citation 550 G-VUEA had visited a little earlier, just its second visit as such.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKQ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Tuesday 28th January
Just another appearance from the Liebherr Aerospace CJ2 D-ILAM which day-stopped from/to Friedrichshafen.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG
Monday 27th January
Saratoga TC-IGS departed to Wick just after mid-day, while the evening saw consecutive British Airways Airbus A.320s of note - both G-EUUK and G-EUUL made just their second visits here during the evening, with 'UK' arriving on its third on the 'night-stopper'.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COX WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG BAW12N/13K G-EUUK BAW12Q/13L G-EUUL BAW12T G-EUUK

Sunday 26th January
The best, and indeed only, visitor of the day appeared just eleven minutes before midnight, Piper Saratoga TC-IGS arriving from Southend for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR174/5 EI-CKQ EAF661/0 G-CEAH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFP

Saturday 25th January
The now usual Friday night extra mail flights produced Streamline Shorts 360s G-SSWM and G-SSWR - 'WR' had made just two previous landings here during December 2002, while G-SSWM was thought to be a first-visitor (but may have appeared before as OY-MMB in the mid-eighties ?).
Others:
JEM4001/2 G-SSWM JEM4011/2 G-SSWR AMM9955 G-OOOC RYR176/7 EI-COB

Friday 24th January
The Vodafone-liveried Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNT made its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule, and Tyrolean Air Ambulance Dornier 328 OE-GBB made another appearance during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNT MON6143/2 G-OZBE WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AMM443D/C G-OOAE

Thursday 23rd January
Nothing of note ......
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJD WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Wednesday 22nd January
Excellent Air Citation 560 D-CSUN visited at lunch-time from/to Amsterdam - it had visited Newcastle before as OY-CKT - and BACitiExpress used ERJ-145 G-EMBG for an afternoon Bristol rotation.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT6HB/5NC G-EMBG

Tuesday 21st January
Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-CNZ made its second visit on the morning Dublin rotation. Nothing else ....
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CNZ WIF384/5 LN-WFP UKA87L/37I G-UKTG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Monday 20th January
Nothing worthy of mention ....
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKP WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Sunday 19th January
None of the excitement of the previous day, although we did see another first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-200, the tenth different machine to be used so far on the new route, another ex-Lufthansa aircraft, EI-CNZ operating the day's flight.
Others:
WIF382/3 LN-WFB RYR174/5 EI-CNZ AMM9954 G-OOOC DLH2158/21633 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFB

Saturday 18th January
The year's first 'star visitor' appeared just before mid-day, our fourth Japanese Dash Eight visiting in the shape of another Air Nippon -300 - JA804K wore another variation of the flower colour-scheme sequence, but no titles. As per previous deliveries, it arrived from Reykjavik and departed to Nice after an hour on the ground. Some more Saturday early morning 'extra' mail flights produced more Streamline Aviation Shorts', 360 G-SSWX and a now very rare 330 here, G-SSWA which had last appeared here as G-BHHU of Gill Airways back in 1998. The early evening Ryanair Dublin rotation produced just the second 'logo-jet' to appear so far on the new service, and a first-visiting aircraft, EI-CNT looking rather smart in the 'Vodafone' scheme.
Others:
JEM4001/4012 G-SSWX JEM4011/4002 G-SSWA RYR176/7 EI-CNT

Friday 17th January
Another KLMCityHopper Fokker 70 first-visited during the evening, the ex-British Midland machine G-BVTF operating an Amsterdam rotation. Not much else of note, but Monarch Airbus A.321 G-OZBE made its second visit on the second flight of the Grenoble ski series.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJD MON6143/2 G-OZBE WIF384/5 LN-WFR MYT6716 G-DPSP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMM443D/C G-OOAE UKA2141/4 PH-KZP

Thursday 16th January
Falcon 2000 HB-IAZ departed mid-morning but was followed at lunch-time by our first executive jet delivery of the year, Beechcraft Premier I N460L, our fifth of the type, routing through from Reykjavik to Siegerland.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKP WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF UKA81L/84L G-UKTG

Wednesday 15th January
Kuwait Airways Airbus A.300-600 9K-AMA visited during the morning, its first visit since 1998 and TAG Aviation Falcon 2000 HB-IAZ arrived during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJD WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Tuesday 14th January
The Ryanair Boeing 737-200 was another that had appeared here before as such, EI-CJH having visited in 1996 - it is the ex Britannia machine G-BGYJ that had last visited as such in 1994. Eurowings CRJ D-ACRF made its first visit since its acquisition, actually quite some time ago now, of special balloon decals on the fuselage.
Metro EC-HZH departed to Madrid mid-morning, and Cessna 182 D-ERRA continued on to Wick just after mid-day. Liebherr Aerospace CitationJet D-ILAT made its first day-stop of the year.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJH WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Monday 13th January
Another first-timing Ryanair Boeing 737-200 on the new Dublin schedule - EI-CKQ had however visited during 1995 as such, although it hadn't visited as its previous identity PH-TVU of Transavia.
Cessna 182 D-ERRA arrived from Bremen during the early evening for a night-stop, Aeronova Metro EC-HZH following later on from Gothenburg also for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CKQ WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Sunday 12th December
The first British Airways Boeing 767-300 to appear here since 3rd September 2001 operated the late evening Heathrow rotation, G-BZHA, still wearing the 'Wings' tail scheme, having last visited during mid-March 2001. Ryanair Boeing 737-200 EI-COB made just its second visit ever on the morning Dublin flight.
Others:
EAF661/0 G-CEAD WIF382/3 LN-WFR RYR174/5 EI-COB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFR BAW12Q/13L G-BZHA

Saturday 11th January
Nothing of too much note, apart from a pair of Streamline Shorts 360s on extra mail flights in the early hours and another KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 on an Amsterdam rotation .... Astra D-CRIS departed to Farnborough during the afternoon followed by Airlec Cheyenne F-GGRV to Le Bourget.
Others:
JEM4001/3 G-SSWB JEM4011/2 G-SSWX UKA2137/2140 PH-KVE RYR176/7 EI-CON

Friday 10th January
easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYC made a second consecutive appearance on the first Stansted rotation of the day, only its second visit as such, while another 'old friend' 737 operated the Ryanair Dublin flight, EI-CKP appearing for the first time as such, but having last visited as PH-TVS in 1994. A newer airliner first-visited later in the day, Monarch Airlines' Airbus A.321 G-OZBE beginning the carrier's usual short Grenoble ski series, and becoming the first Airbus to visit in the new colour-scheme. WDL Fokker F-27 D-BAKC operated a freight charter during the late afternoon/early evening, a machine that had only first-visited at the end of November.
Others:
GOE6GH/6BM G-EZYC RYR172/3 EI-CKP WIF384/5 LN-WFA MON6142 G-OZBE AMM591D/C G-OOOI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG AMM443D/C G-OOAE

Thursday 9th January
Two of the day's 'lo-cost' scheduled service rotations produced 737s of note - Ryanair -200 EI-COX operated the morning Dublin rotation, its first visit on the new service although the aircraft had appeared once before as such, on diversion from Teesside on 5th November 2000, while easyJet -300 G-EZYC operated the last Stansted rotation of the day, its first visit as such, although it had visited before wearing two previous identities, EC-FJR of Air Europa the last time in 1996, and as G-TEAA of TEA(UK) the last time in 1991. Air Omega Brasillia D-CAOB departed to Hannover during the early afternoon after its night-stop, returning during the evening and departing shortly after to Stavanger.
A few GA visitors, Cirrus Air Citation 500 D-ICIA appearing in the early hours - the aircraft had visited previously as LX-YKH in 1997 - followed by Airlec Cheyenne F-GGRV after dark, and Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS shortly after, both for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COX WIF384/5 LN-WFE JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC GOE617/8 G-EZYC

Wednesday 8th January
Wideroe's continuing aircraft shortage produced another very nice Norwegian airliner, SAS Fokker 50 LN-RNF operating the day's Stavanger service. Only the second visit of the new SAS colour-scheme to Newcastle Airport, the aircraft was one of a handful of Norwegian-registered Fokker 50s that failed to show in the lifetime of the carrier's Copenhagen schedule a few years ago. The morning Ryanair schedule was flown by Boeing 737-200 EI-CJI, an aircraft that had appeared as such during 2000, but before that as Dan Air's G-BMDF during 1990, while Sun Air ATP OY-SVI operated a passenger charter from/to Copenhagen - the aircraft had last appeared here when it was leased to City-Flyer Express during September 2000 - and the 'other' Air Omega Brasillia first-visited during the late evening, D-CAOB arriving from Hannover for a night-stop.
Citation X N399W departed back home via Bangor just after mid-day, and Commander 690 VP-BLK made a brief viit from/to Welshpool during the early evening.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJI WIF384/5 LN-RNF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD

Tuesday 7th January
Quite a day with three first-visiting airliners, a rather rare exec jet type, and a very nice military transport. The first first-visitor to appear on the new Ryanair schedule was the ex-Lufthansa Boeing 737-200 EI-COB during the morning, followed by the first DHC.8-100 to be used by Wideroe on their Stavanger scheduled service, LN-WIG substituting for the -300, and the second new British Airways Airbus A.320 in two days, G-EUUL on the afternoon Hesthrow rotation. Only our fourth Citation X appeared late in the evening, N399W also arriving from Heathrow for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-COB WIF384/5 LN-WIG BAW12G/13J G-EUUL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD

Monday 6th January
Not a lot, just another visit from the 'Eircell'-liveried Boeing 737-200 EI-CJD on the morning Dublin schedule.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJD WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD

Sunday 5th January
The second day of the new Ryanair Dublin service saw the first of the carrier's logo-jet Boeing 737-200s to be used on the new flight, the 'Eircell'-liveried EI-CJD during the morning. The aircraft had actually visited once before as EI-CJD during 1994, but before that a 'few thousand' times as G-BKHE of Britannia Airways, the last time as such in 1993. A slightly newer machine first-visited later in the morning, British Airways' Airbus A.320 G-EUUK operating the late morning Heathrow rotation.
Others:
RYR172/3 EI-CJD BAW12H/13F G-EUUK EAF661/0 G-CEAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD WIF384/5 LN-WFO

Saturday 4th January
Another chapter in the airport's emerging 'lo-cost' history opened just after dark, Ryanair introducing service on the Dublin route with Boeing 737-200 EI-CON. Most of the carrier's -200 fleet are very old friends of ours however, this one having last visited as G-BHVH in 1988.
Others:
RYR176/7 EI-CON

Friday 3rd January
Only visitor of note was Mooney M20 D-ERAW which day-stopped with us from/to Kassel.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD AMM443D/C G-OOAE XLA7203/2 G-XLAA

Thursday 2nd January
The accolade of first first-visiting airliner of 2003 went to the new Spanair Airbus A.321 EC-IJU which operated the carrier's first Arrecife charter of the new year. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZK appeared again on another KLM Fokker 100 Amsterdam substitution during the early evening.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3107/8 EC-IJU UKA2141/2 PH-KZK

Wednesday 1st January
The usual quite start to the year - the final first-visitor of 2002, BAe Systems' BAe146-100 G-BLRA, departed back to Liverpool during the last hour of the day.

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