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2004

Friday 31st December
The year ended with still nothing worth mentioning ....
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ
FUA1335/6 EC-INP LTE944/5 EC-IMA DLH4950/1 D-ACRI

Thursday 30th December
Still nothing of note ....
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ

Wednesday 29th December
Nothing of note ....
Others:
SAS: MBJ EXS: CELW
BAW12Q/13L G-BNWC

Tuesday 28th December
The last DC-8 of the year became a first-visiting aeroplane, African International Airways's ZS-OSI positioning in from Manston during the early evening for a night-stop.
Others:
SAS: MBJ
AMC5180/1 9H-AEK

Monday 27th December
Again just a NetJets Europe aeroplane worth noting, Citation Bravo CS-DHJ making its third visit during the morning, the aircraft subsequently spending the night with us.
Others:
SAS: MBJ
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 26th December
NetJets Europe continued to prove themselves as one of our most regular operators of recent months, Citation Bravo CS-DHM making its third visit early on Boxing Day morning.
Others:
SAS: RJB
BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC

Saturday 25th December
Nothing of note ...

Friday 24th December
Christmas Eve gave us a couple of early presents again, two first-visiting Hawker 800s during the late morning, the new NetJets Europe machine CS-DFY and the Leeds-based aircraft N800UK.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-IUC

Thursday 23rd December
Air France produced something of a surprise, the first non ex-Proteus Airlines ERJ-145 to be used by Regional on the Paris scheduled service, F-GRGJ first-visiting on the late morning rotation. Also somewhat different, although not producing a similarly rare aeroplane, was the use of Eurowings CRJ D-ACRI on the afternoon Lufthansa schedule, while more NetJets Europe Citation Bravos appeared, CS-DHJ spending a couple of hours with us during the middle of the day, its second appearance here, and the fourth-timing CS-DHE which followed for a night-stop.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: RJB
AFR217M/2173 F-GRGJ DLH3MT/7MV D-ACRI

Wednesday 22nd December
Nothing of note .....
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU

Tuesday 21st December
Only item was the return of an Air Malta Airbus A.319, the first of the fleet to appear here during June, 9H-AEJ, operating the evening Malta rotation.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU
TCX738P/711K G-XLAB AMC5180/1 9H-AEJ FCA6763/963F G-CPEP

Monday 20th December
One of 2004's star visitors returned for its second visit during the morning, SilkWay Antonov An-12 4K-AZ23, which had appeared during March, operating another freight charter. Augusta Air Citation Excel D-CWWW made its third visit of recent months during the morning, and Thomas Cook Airways Airbus A.320 OO-TCJ departed to Rovaniemi before dawn, not to return.
Others:
SAS: MBU
TCW9172 OO-TCJ RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 19th December
Another NetJets Europe Citation Bravo third-visited, CS-DHM during the morning, while Thomas Cook-Belgium Airbus A.320 OO-TCJ duly operated its Kittila rotation, staying with us for another night-stop at the end of the day.
Others:
SAS: MBJ
TCW9164 OO-TCJ BGH5811/2 LZ-BHC TCW9165 OO-TCJ

Saturday 18th December
The first appearance at Newcastle Airport of a Thomas Cook Airways-Belgium aeroplane occurred during the evening, Airbus A.320 OO-TCJ positioning in from Brussels to operate a 'Santa Claus' flight the following day. Suitably marked with large Christmas stickers on the port side, the aircraft had actually visited us before as EI-DBC of Azzurra Air during May 2003. NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHE made its third appearance here during the morning, while a more interesting exec jet day-stopped, the Far East-based Hawker 800XP N168BF, which had actually visited us once before, on 30th July 2001.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU
TCW912T OO-TCJ

Friday 17th December
More of the same with the KLM Amsterdam schedule producing another pair of notable airliner visitors, another of the carrier's Boeing 737-800s first-visiting, PH-BXM on the morning rotation, and Martinair Airbus A.320 PH-MPE which had first-visited just two days previous, operating the same early afternoon rotation. The day's two Spanish carrier-flown Tenerife charters also produced two second-visits as such, the ex-Air 2000 Airbus A.321 EC-IXY on the Volar flight, and the ex-British Airways Boeing 737-400 EC-INQ on the Futura rotation, an aircraft that had last appeared here as long ago as April 2003, and which still wears an all white colour-scheme with titles.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU
KLM957/8 PH-BXM LTE944/5 EC-IXY KLM961/2 PH-MPE FUA1335/6 EC-INQ

Thursday 16th December
A few scheduled service sub-charters/substitutions produced some notable airliner visitors, the most interesting surely being the third and last of the Martinair Airbus A.320 fleet to first-visit in order in recent weeks, PH-MPF operating the lunch-time Amsterdam rotation for KLM - the carrier's first rotation of the day had seen an upgrade from the planned Boeing 737-300 to a -800 series, PH-BXA, a machine that had first-visited on 28th May 2004, making its second appearance here. The late morning Air France Paris-CDG schedule was flown by CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CMS, while one of the beginning of the month's exec jet 'invaders' made its second appearance, Hawker 800XP N5736 spending the first few hours of dark with us during the late afternoon.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU
KLM957/8 PH-BXA BAW42WX/589X G-ZAPM AFR217M/2173 EI-CMS KLM961/2 PH-MPF

Wednesday 15th December
Another Martinair Airbus A.320 first-visited on a KLM sub-charter, PH-MPE operating the lunch-time Amsterdam rotation. Citation Bravo N58HK which had first-visited during mid-October, made its second and third visits, very brief ones, during the morning and afternoon, but the arrival of the Sporting Lisbon football team unfortunately produced nothing more exciting than one of our most regular foreign charter aeroplanes of the previous few years, the SATA-Air Azores Boeing 737-300 CS-TGP !. easyJet began their new Geneva schedule during the evening, one of the more interesting destinations from Newcastle for the enthusiast, with Boeing 737-700 G-EZKA.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU
KLM961/2 PH-MPE BAW8075/6 G-ZAPM

Tuesday 14th December
Still nothing of note ....
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBU

Monday 13th December
Nothing of note .....
Others:
SAS: MBU EXS: CELW
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 12th December
A pair of exec jet arrivals during the evening included a significant first visit of type, our first Citation XLS ever appearing in the shape of NetJets Europe's new delivery CS-DFU. The company's Citation Bravo CS-DHE which had first-visited during September, had earlier made just its second landing at Newcastle Airport, arriving from Dublin for a night-stop.
Others:
SAS: MAV
FCA6714/6776 G-OOBI FCA6777/677F G-OOBI

Saturday 11th December
The second visit of Montferrand Rugby Union club to the region this year, produced just the second visit to Newcastle Airport of Pan Europeenne Air Service Embraer ERJ-135 F-GYPE, the aircraft arriving from Clermont Ferrand during the morning for a night-stop. Emerald Airways ATP G-JEMA made its second, and consecutive daily, visit during the evening, operating the return leg of the football charter to Southampton, and one of this year's star GA visitors, King Air 200 5N-AMU, continued on to Reykjavik mid-morning.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ
FCA6774 G-OOBI TCX882G G-BXKB FCA6775/6714 G-OOBI TCX882H/F G-BXKB

Friday 10th December
A rather interesting end to a quiet week, with the first appearances here of a member of two new UK airline fleets. The first Emerald Airways ATP to visit Newcastle Airport became G-JEMA which operated a football charter from Southampton during the afternoon, the aircraft positioning out to Liverpool a little later, while the first bmi Airbus A319 to appear here had diverted in from Teesside at lunch-time, G-DBCB departing back to Heathrow within the hour. Another substitution on an Air France Paris-CDG rotation produced Axis Airways Boeing 737-300 F-GIXM during the late afternoon, an aircraft which was regular during the mid-'90s as EC-FFN of Viva Air. Saving possibly the best until last, King Air 200 5N-AMU arrived from Palma mid-afternoon for a night-stop at the beginning presumably of a ferry to the US !
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-IVR AFR1172/3 F-GIXM TCX715F G-BXKB FCA987F G-OOBI

Thursday 9th December
Just Welshpool-based Rockwell Commander 985 VP-BCT which visited twice during the morning/tea-time.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ
BAW42WX/589X G-ZAPM

Wednesday 8th December
An interesting airliner day, Channel Express Airbus A.300 G-CEXK first-visiting during the morning on a freight charter to Helsinki, while easyJet Airbus A319 G-EZEJ became the fifth of the carrier's UK-registered A319 fleet to visit Newcastle Airport, spending much of the middle of the day in the visual circuit. KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXF which had been the first of the carrier's 'NextGens' to visit Newcastle last December, made its second visit on a substitution on the late afternoon Amsterdam scheduled service.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ
EZY8016/EJ/8017 G-EZEJ BAW8075/6 G-ZAPM KLM963/4 PH-BXF

Tuesday 7th December
Another 'new' Cimber Air CRJ appeared on the Copenhagen schedule, OY-MBJ in a similar scheme to that worn by OY-MBU - this machine was indeed a first-visitor however, despite being the ex G-MSKU, an aircraft which was delivered to Maersk UK after the carrier had relinquished its Birminghan-Newcastle route in the year 2000. Citation Excel N560TH appeared again at lunch-time, and GAMA Aviation Challenger G-FBFI first-visited during the afternoon, departing southbound again after its passenger's show at the Arena.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: MBJ

Monday 6th December
Just the one item of note, Airlink Airways Lear 31 N125GP making just its second visit here at lunch-time - its first had been during September.
Others:
SAS: RJA EXS: CELW
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 5th December
A pair of notable arrivals during the morning, the first-visiting CitationJet OE-FGI, and Cimber Air CRJ OY-MBU on the SAS Copenhagen schedule - wearing a modified, mainly all-white colour-scheme with large 'flying for Scandinavian Airlines' titles and the SAS 'blue square' on the fin, the aircraft had once been regular here as G-MSKR of Maersk UK, last appearing as such during 2000.
Others:
SAS: MBU

Saturday 4th December
A busy day GA-wise, but nothing of note ....
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: RJA

Friday 3rd December
The late morning Air France Paris-CDG schedule was flown by CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CWB, its first appearance here since a few substitutions it flew for Gill Airways during the summer of 2001, but it was the departures of most of the previous day's biz arrivals that made for the day's real interest.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: RJB
LTE944/5 EC-ILG AFR217M/2173 EI-CWB FUA1335/6 EC-HMJ

Thursday 2nd December
One of our busiest 'biz days' in history, no fewer than eight different types appearing during the day !. The night-stopping Premier I N61998 left just before sunrise, the aircraft's departure serving as the prelude for a mini invasion, beginning with Hawker 800XP N5736 which spent the morning with us, and followed by a stunning pair of Bombardier products, only our fourth Global Express ever on the ground, N818LS taking up position for the rest of the day on the north apron stands, and our second Challenger 300, the stunning brown-liveried Sky Service SA's N125LJ, which night-stopped on the south apron. Citation Excel N560TH made its third visit a little later, followed by Gulfstream IV VP-BKH which had first-visited during late October, BAe125-800 G-CJAA on only its second visit here as such, and a pair of less interesting machines during the late afternoon, Lear 45 N66SG and Citation 560 D-CFLY. Interspersed were a couple of single turboprops, TBM.700 N700VB which also arrived during the morning for a night-stop, and PC-12 N412MD which arrived at lunch-time to spend the night with us.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: RJB
BAW42WX/589X G-ZAPM

Wednesday 1st December
More exec jets of note, UK-based Premier I N61998 arriving from its home at Kidlington during the afternoon for a night-stop, while NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFO made just its third visit here at dusk. Additional mail aeroplanes of note appeared at either end of the day, the early hours seeing Air Contractors' Shorts 360 EI-SMA operate an extra arrival from Stansted - the aircraft had last visited here as G-OBLK of BAC Express during October 2003 - while Benair Metroliner OY-BJP arrived just before midnight to be detached for a few days also flying additional Stansted sectors.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: RJB
BAW8075/6 G-ZAPM

Tuesday 30th November
Another exec jet pairing provided the day's highlights, the not too common GAMA Aviation BAe125-1000 G-GMAB spending the morning with us, only its fifth visit to Newcastle Airport, its last being during October 2003, while our first Falcon 2000EX ever returned for its second visit, I-NATS staying with us for a couple of hours during the afternoon.
Others:
EXS: CELW SAS: RJB
AMC5180/1 9H-ADH

Monday 29th November
Travel Service Boeing 737-800 OK-TVB duly made its second visit on the return leg of the Salzburg charter at lunch-time, the aircraft departing shortly after to Blackpool, and Agusta 109 N555GS made its first appearance here at dusk, arriving from a local site for a night-stop. Another Channel Express Boeing 737-300 arrived during the evening for the nightly Stansted mail flying, G-CELW positioning in from Leeds to become the new detached machine, the aircraft wearing the standard 'Chanex' colour-scheme.
Others:
SAS: RJB
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP EXS08P/B G-CELW

Sunday 28th November
Nothing of note .....
Others:
SAS: MAV

Saturday 27th November
A pair of Citation updates second-visited during the early afternoon, one of only two Citation Encores to ever appear here, N535CE which had first-visited during September 2003, and NetJets Europe Bravo CS-DHL which had first visited during September of this year, the aircraft subsequently spending the night with us. Another exec jet second-visited as such, Oxaero's BAe125-800 G-OSPG which also arrived at lunch-time to night-stop.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: RJA

Friday 26th November
Another day, another first-visiting Boeing 737-800, Travel Service's OK-TVB which operated a charter to Salzburg during the afternoon after positioning in from Vienna.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: RJA
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHH

Thursday 25th November
Only the fifth Ryanair Boeing 737-800 to appear first-visited during the morning on an unusual 'mission', EI-CSS spending just over an hour on the ground facilitating a flying visit for the carrier's Chief Executive, promoting the forthcoming Milan/Bergamo scheduled service.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: RJA
KLM957/8 PH-BTD

Wednesday 24th November
The only really interesting items came and went before the sun came up, RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAD making yet another visit on the Bristol mail arrival, while of more note was the first-visiting Citation 525A 'CJ2' D-IKJS that spent an hour and a half on the north apron stands just before dawn.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: RJA
JEM02M/72E YL-RAD

Tuesday 23rd November
A bit of a 'clear-out' day, the first departure being Pilatus PC-12 LX-JFH at dawn after its single night stay. Lux Flight Executive Falcon 900 LX-LFB followed at tea-time, with BBJ2 VP-BZL also departing at around the same time. Cimber Air CRJ OY-RJA made its second consecutive visit on the morning Copenhagen schedule.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: RJA
AMC5180/1 9H-AEK

Monday 22nd November
A much quieter, but nevertheless still interesting day, with a few items of note. The third and last of the current Cimber Air CRJ fleet first-visited, OY-RJA operating the morning SAS Copenhagen schedule, while another aircraft substitution on the KLM Amsterdam schedule produced the first visit as such of Fokker 50 PH-LXT during the evening - it had last appeared here as G-UKTI during March 2003. Pilatus PC-12 LX-JFH first-visited just after sun-set, subsequently night-stopping, while African International Airways DC-8 ZS-OZV made its second take-off from Newcastle Airport during the late evening.
Others:
SAS: RJA EXS: CELZ
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM965/6 PH-LXT

Sunday 21st November
It took a little while to get going, but when it did the cold grey winter Sunday surprisingly produced plenty of interest. First item to appear operated another sub-charter for KLM CityHopper, Martinair Airbus A320 PH-MPD first-visiting on the lunch-time Amsterdam rotation. Lux Flight Executive Falcon 900 LX-LFB first-visited as such later in the afternoon - arriving from Le Bourget for a night-stop, the aircraft had last visited Newcastle Airport as F-GIVR during the years 1993-1995 - while RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAD made its fifth and sixth landings here in recent weeks during the evening, positioning in from Liverpool to operate the East Midlands mail rotation, and Boeing 737-800 'BBJ2' VP-BZL made its fifth appearance here, the aircraft also night-stopping, its last having been during May 2004. Finally late in the evening African International Airways Douglas DC-8 ZS-OZV made its second visit, positioning in from Manston for a night-stop too - it had last visited during February 2004.
Others:
SAS: MAV
HCY548/9 5B-DBI KLM961/2 PH-MPD JEM65E/10M YL-RAD JEM11M/66E YL-RAD

Saturday 20th November
Another aircraft substitution on one of our European scheduled services produced the day's highlight, KLM CityHopper sub-chartering Virgin Express Boeing 737-300 OO-LTU for their late afternoon Amsterdam rotation today. The aircraft had visited Newcastle Airport just once before, on a Newcastle United charter in the early hours of 14th August 2003. Only other visitor of note was Citation 560 G-CJAE which visited briefly during the morning - its first-visit as such the aircraft had last appeared here as G-CZAR during December 2000.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: MAV
KLM963/4 OO-LTU

Friday 19th November
More airliners - an aircraft substitution on the late morning Air France Paris-CDG rotation produced the first-visiting Regional Fokker 100 F-GNLK, while earlier, KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BDY had made just its third visit here, and the lunch-time Futura Tenerife charter was flown by Boeing 737-800 N255RY, its first visit as such, the aircraft having last appeared here as EC-HLN on 2nd September 2002.
NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFM made just its third vsiit during the late afternoon.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: MAV
KLM957/8 PH-BDY AFR217M/2173 F-GNLK LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 N255RY

Thursday 18th November
A couple of airliner visitors of note, KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BTB first-visiting on the morning Amsterdam rotation, getting us one closer to completing the carrier's 'classic' fleet, and Wideroe's 'new' DHC.8-300 LN-WFT making its first visit as such on the day's, slightly delayed, Stavanger schedule. Once very regular here as G-JEDC of British European Airways, it had last visited on 4th October 2003. Bell 430 N5120 first-visited at dawn, from/to Wigan.
Others:
EXS: CELZ KLM: BTB
WIF384/5 LN-WFT

Wednesday 17th November
A charter flight from Gothenburg during the afternoon was operated by Maersk Air Boeing 737-700 OY-MRE - wearing the carrier's new colour-scheme, the aircraft was on only its third visit to Newcastle, having made two landings here on MOD charters on 20th April 2000. Dubai Air Wing Gulfstream IV A6-HHH, a regular visitor during the 1990s, made its first appearance here since 1999 at dusk, and Club Airways Dornier 328Jet OE-HAA departed back to Stansted, for good this time, during the evening.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: MAV

Tuesday 16th November
Another busy GA day, although some visitors were regulars - of more interest were the first-visiting Hawker 800XP N485LT which spent the afternoon with us from/to Luton, and our first British Pilatus PC-12 ever, G-CCWY visiting briefly during the morning. Cessna 414 OK-CIA put in another appearance during the early hours, not departing until mid-day, while Citation Excel 4X-CPU departed to Luton after sun-set, and Club Airways Dornier 328Jet OE-HAA followed to Luton a little later, only to return during the evening for another night-stop. Channel Express/Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELZ operated the Stansted mail arrival during the early hours, and the late evening departure, the aircraft day-stopping in between, while RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAD made its fourth visit of recent weeks, operating the Emerald Airways mail arrival in the early hours, positioning out shortly after to Liverpool.
Others:
EXS: CELZ SAS: MAV
JEM02M/74E YL-RAD AMC5180/1 9H-AEK

Monday 15th November
A rather interesting day with a number of interesting aircraft appearing of varying significance. The first came in the early hours, Citation Excel 4X-CPU arriving for a night-stop on the north apron stands, actually the third Israeli-registered executive jet to visit Newcastle Airport. Hawker 800XP N228TM made another appearance during the afternoon, as did our first FR Aviation Falcon 20 on the ground since 1998, G-FRAW popping in for fuel after its exercise base Leuchars had gone 'black'. Only the third landing of a Dornier 328Jet occurred after dark, OE-HAA of Club Airways/BookaJet arriving from Stansted for a night-stop, while the nightly Stansted mail flight finally became a Channel Express Boeing 737-300QC operation, G-CELZ positioning in from Leeds to operate the first departure. Just the third visit of a Jet2-liveried aeroplane, the aircraft was a first-visitor.
Others:
SAS: MAV EXS008P/B G-CELZ
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP BAW12G/13J G-ZAPM

Sunday 14th November
Quite a bit of General Aviation around with five American registrations visiting, only one uncommon enough to mention however, King Air 200 N500CS spending the afternoon and early evening with us from Southern Ireland.
Others:
SAS: RJB
HCY548/9 5B-DBH TCX904H G-BXKD

Saturday 13th November
Very little that would normally be mentioned in this column - MD.600 Explorer N600RN arrived from Stroud during the afternoon for a night-stop, and an extra Thomas Cook Airways Cologne charter was flown by Airbus A320 G-BXKD at lunch-time.
Others:
SAS: RJB
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM TCX904G G-BXKD

Just a few returning items - RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAD operated the outbound Bristol mail flight during the late evening after positioning in from Liverpool, the aircraft had visited twice during October, while Volar Airbus A321 EC-IMA second-visited on the lunch-time Tenerife charter, and NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNO made just its third visit here during the afternoon - it had first-visited as long ago as October 2000.
Others:
SAS: RJB
LTE944/5 EC-IMA FUA1335/6 EC-INP JEM71E/04M YL-RAD

Thursday 11th November
The expected 'biz clear-out day', three of the week's visiting 'big biz' departing during the afternoon, with another pair of regulars coming and going. More interesting however was just the second appearance here of CitationJet VP-CNF spending a few hours with us during the middle of the day - it had first visited during June 2002. Sioux Corp. Falcon 2000 VP-BDL returned as expected to collect those it had dropped off the previous Sunday, while afternoon departures were GV N16NK and Gestair Falcon 50 EC-HHS to Torrejon, and Gulf 4 N80AT to Luton. Citation 750 G-CDCX came and went a few times, also flying a training sortie during the afternoon, while Cessna 421 N342RC had continued its ferry flight during the morning to Wick.
Others:
SAS: RJB

Wednesday 10th November
A pair of Boeing 737s and a regional jet provided the airliner interest, KLM 737-400 PH-BTG first-visiting on the morning Amsterdam rotation, and the BBJ P4-GJC not surprisingly turning up for the Carling Cup tie against Chelsea during the evening, only the machine's second visit to Newcastle, its first having been during April 2004, while Lufthansa Cityline CRJ-700 D-ACPD first-visited on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule. Cessna 421 N342RC arrived from Stuttgart at tea-time, presumably at the beginning of a westbound ferry flight - the aircraft had visited before in its previous guise of D-IMFL, the last time during June 2002.
Others:
SAS: RJB
KLM957/8 PH-BTG DLH3MT/7MV D-ACPD

Tuesday 9th November
An extremely interesting day, with all sorts of items of note - the 'big biz' arrived in numbers, joining the still present Gulfstream IVSP N80AT, Aviation Beauport Citation 750 N750NS first-visiting on an almost five-hour day-stop, followed by the similarly first-timing Gestair Falcon 50 EC-HHS during the late afternoon, which took up position beside similar type and much more regular N96UT on the south apron, which had arrived after dawn, both aircraft subsequently night-stopping. It didn't end there, Gulfstream V N16NK arriving for its third visit during the early evening, the aircraft parking on the north apron stands - another identity to have been regular at this time of the year for some time, the aircraft currently wearing it had visited before during October/November 2000 and mid-November 2001.
There were also three airliners of note, Titan Airways' Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPV popping down from Edinburgh for a lunch-time crew training sortie, just its second appearance here in the red Royal Mail livery, last week's first-visiting Air Malta Airbus A320 9H-AEK second visiting on the evening Malta charter, and KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BPC making just its second visit as such on the morning Amsterdam flight.
Others:
SAS: RJB
KLM957/8 PH-BPC AMC5180/1 9H-AEK

Monday 8th November
Cimber Air CRJ OY-RJB disproved Saturday's theory that we were destined to see OY-MAV full-time on the new SAS Copenhagen schedule, the aircraft second-visiting on the morning rotation. NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFP made just its third visit, but first of 2004, during the late afternoon.
Others:
SAS: RJB
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 7th November
The late afternoon saw some returning 'old friends' for this time of year - Sioux Corporation Falcon 2000 VP-BDL, which has visited during late October/November during every year since 2000, appeared for a one-hour long visit from/to Luton, followed by the surprisingly first-visiting Gulfstream IVSP N80AT. Staying for a night-stop, the registration has now visited Newcastle on four different airframes, first a Challenger, followed by a Gulfstream III, and then an earlier model G4 which visited every year from 1991 to 2000. Interestingly the registration has not appeared since then. Another after-dark executive jet visitor was TAG Aviation Learjet 31 HB-VLR which operated a charter from Geneva and then spent fifteen minutes on a short crew training sortie in the visual circuit.
Others:
SAS: MAV
MYT052/066P G-DIMB ECA974/5 5B-DBV

Saturday 6th November
Variety eventually evident in our new SAS Copenhagen scheduled service, although possibly only because our flight was combined with Aberdeen's ? - the first-visiting Cimber Air CRJ OY-RJB arrived from Aberdeen and then departed to Copenhagen during the late morning.
Others:
SAS1522 OY-RJB MYT064/051P G-DIMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 5th November
A pair of first-visitors, one an airliner, one an executive jet - Volar Airbus A321 EC-IMA got the carrier's winter Tenerife series off to a good start during the late morning, the aircraft finally completing the A321 fleet for us, while another new NetJets Europe Citation Excel first-timed, CS-DFS also visiting during the late morning.
Others:
SAS: MAV
LTE944/5 EC-IMA FUA1335/6 EC-IUC

Thursday 4th November
The morning Wideroe Stavanger scheduled service was operated by Coast Air ATR.42 LN-FAO - the aircraft, wearing the carrier's rather un-inspiring colour-scheme, had visited Newcastle Airport exactly forty times before as D-BGGG of Eurowings between 1993 and 1996. Not much else, although there were two foreign King Air visitors, C90 D-IKMS during the afternoon, and 350 F-GNOE which arrived at dusk for a night-stop.
Others:
SAS: MAV
WIF384/5 LN-FAO

Wednesday 3rd November
Another extremely un-interesting day - Westair Learjet 60 EI-IAW made just its second visit of the year during the late afternoon.
Others:
SAS: MAV
FCA656D G-CPEV

Tuesday 2nd November
The winter season continued its very slow start, although the day still produced a first-visiting airliner, the new Air Malta Airbus A320 9H-AEK operating the evening Malta charter.
Others:
SAS: MAV
FCA5207/527F G-OOAS AMC5180/1 9H-AEK

Monday 1st November
Only item from the first weekday of the winter scheduled timetable was the beginning of the new Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen schedule, flown by Cimber Air CRJs, the morning flight being operated by OY-MAV in full Cimber Air colours. The aircraft had once been very regular here as G-MSKS of Maersk UK on their Birmingham schedule, but last visited on 17th March 2001 on a football charter, while the carrier had of course flown a Copenhagen schedule during 1997/8.
Others:
SAS: MAV
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP BAW12G/13J G-ZAPM

Sunday 31st October
The beginning of the winter scheduled timetable, while producing some significant new routes etc., possibly provided more GA interest than airliner interest. Falcon 900 N693SH departed back across the Atlantic during the morning after its three nights with us, its spot on the ramp being filled more briefly just after mid-day by G5 Executive's first-visiting Gulfstream V HB-IMJ. Aero Enterprise King Air 200 F-GDJS arrived during the evening for a night-stop.
The early hours had produced a significant airliner movement however, an extra Air Europa Palma rotation being flown by the first-visiting Boeing 737-800 EC-IYI, one of two aircraft in the special 'Disneyland Europe' colour-scheme, while Pan Europeenne Air Service ERJ-135 F-GYPE departed during the evening after spending the day on the remote stands. No less than three brand new scheduled service routes were introduced during the day, two prompted by the arrival of easyJet's sixth based Boeing 737-700 during the early morning - G-EZJN began the Rome-Ciampino schedule during the morning, followed by G-EZKA inaugurating the Budapest schedule during the afternoon/evening, while FlyBe began a late morning Exeter rotation flown by DHC.8-400 G-JEDT, and also a service from/to Southampton supplementing that flown by Eastern Airways during the afternoon, the first flight being flown by BAe146-200 G-JEAV.
Others:
AEA245/6 EC-IYI MON364/364P G-EOMA AMC4621/9621 9H-AER EZY6471/2 G-EZJN BEE701/2 G-JEDT WIF384/5 LN-WDB JKK3456/7 EC-GGV BEE147/8 G-JEAV EZY6453/4 G-EZKA

Saturday 30th October
A grotty, but very interesting last Saturday of the summer season - the weather made for one of the day's highlights, the first appearance at Newcastle Airport of a bmi Baby-liveried aeroplane occurring during the morning, Boeing 737-500 G-BVZE diverting in from Teesside on a Belfast rotation. Co-incidentally the aeroplane had visited on four previous occasions, all on Teesside diversions during 2002. The afternoon Air Europa Palma charter, which had produced almost the only 'Saturday interest' during the summer, finished off with the rarely seen Boeing 737-800 EC-HKQ, its first visit since April 2001, although that last visit was its fourteenth no less. The arrival of Perpignan Rugby team produced a significant visitor, only our third airline-configured Embraer ERJ-135 becoming the Pan Europeenne Air Service F-GYPE, wearing the 'Savoie' billboard titles - the aircraft night-stopped after arriving mid-afternoon - while the Augusta Air Citation Excel D-CWWW that had first-visited the previous Tuesday returned for a second visit during the late afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JN JO -JW KA KE +LH KLM: KZP
AFR: BB/GS/-/- BEE: DI/DU
MON365P/365 G-EOMA AEA145/6 EC-HKQ JKK3307/8 EC-GXU LTE866/7 EC-ILG BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 29th October
Another executive jet was the day's highlight, yet another first-visiting NetJets Europe Citation Bravo, CS-DHK arriving at lunch-time and departing just before midnight. Another Air France substitution produced the second visit here of Blueline Fokker 100 F-GNLG during the late morning, a machine that had operated a football charter during April.
Others:
EZY 737: JN JO JW KA KE KLM: BDS KZI KZA
AFR: AM/GNLG/BE/BB BEE: DI/CF/DI HLX: AGEQ DLH: JC
TCX746L/P G-OJMC BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-IUC FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4900 SX-BGS

Thursday 28th October
Just another executive jet of note, although one that has been no stranger to the North-East in various guises in recent years, N693SH arriving direct from the USA during the morning for an extended stay, a machine once regular at Teesside as N288Z. It had also visited Newcastle on one occasion previous, as N388Z on 8th November 2001.
Others:
EZY 737: +&-JF -JH JN JO JW KA KE KLM: BDC KZC KZN
AFR: BB/FD/BB/AM BEE: DR/DJ/DR DLH: LT
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM TCX746P/K G-OJMC AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 27th October
Gulfstream IV VP-BKH first-visited, day-stopping from/to Biggin Hill, and Yak 18 HA-JAB was present over lunch-time. Another substitution on an Air France Paris-CDG rotation saw the first visit here since August 2001 of CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CSK.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JN JO KA KE KLM: BDI KZR KZF
AFR: JA/CSK/BE/BB BEE: DW/DV/DR HLX: AGEP DLH: HG
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 26th October
An extremely interesting day, which while providing as much airliner interest as might be expected at this time of year, was dominated by some quite special General Aviation visitors. Some early morning exec jet arrivals from Germany produced the first-visiting Agusta Air Citation Excel D-CWWW for a short stay, followed by just the second visit here of CitationJet CJ2 D-ISCH, but things got really interesting with a first-visit-of-type just before mid-day, Ibis Aerospace Ae.270P Spirit OK-INA passing through back home from the NBAA Convention static display in Las Vegas to Vodochody, spending less than an hour on the ground, and a rare Spanish King Air 200 during the afternoon, TAS Helicopteros' EC-IUX spending almost two hours on the north apron. If that wasn't enough two European scheduled service airliners first-visited too, KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BDR on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, and Regional Fokker 70 F-GLIS on the afternoon Air France Paris-CDG rotation.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JN JO KA KE KLM: BDR KZM KZI WXA
AFR: BB/AM/GLIS/JA BEE: CF/DU/DK DLH: JC
SXS260/1 TC-SUG BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 25th October
The best of the day's limited interest appeared in the early hours, Cheyenne D-IXXX spending less than an hour on the ground - only other item was the returning European Aircharter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAI operating the return sector of the Jerez charter at tea-time, only its second as such, and the aircraft's third visit.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JN JO KA KE KLM: BDU KZG KZE
AFR: AM/FD/-/BB BEE: DK/DR/DK? DLH: HF
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM

Sunday 24th October
Two first-visits, one an airliner and one a very nice executive jet - Gulfstream V N2N visited briefly mid-morning, followed by another new Lufthansa Cityline CRJ-700 for us, D-ACPJ on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule.
Others:
EZY 737: +JH JN JO KA -KB KE KLM: BDI KZE KZD
AFR: -/BF/BB/AM BEE: DR/DU DLH: ACPJ HLX: AGEP
MON364/364P G-SMAN ICB???/261P TF-ELM EAF3490 G-CEAI WIF384/5 LN-WDB JKK3456/7 EC-GOU

Saturday 23rd October
More end-of-season additional charters produced two first-visits-as-such during the late afternoon/evening - LTE Airbus A321 EC-IXY flew an Alicante rotation, the aircraft having last appeared here as G-OOAI of Air 2000 on 4th April 2003, while European Aircharter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAI positioned in for a departure on Sunday morning, an aircraft that had visited once previously as OO-SDN of SABENA on 17th March 2000.
Others:
EZY 737: JN JO KA KB KE KLM: KZC KZP
AFR: PT/BF/-/- BEE: DI/DU
MON365P/365 G-SMAN AEA145/5 EC-IDT JKK3307/8 EC-HNC LTE866/7 EC-IXY EAF489P G-CEAI BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 22nd October
The early hours saw another interesting Emerald Airways movement, although not quite as interesting as some of the previous weeks', HS.748 G-ORCP making just its fifth visit to Newcastle. More notable airliners in daylight were Maersk Air Boeing 737-700 D-AGEY on a passenger charter from Kristiansand, and TUI Airlines Belgium, making its first appearance at Newcastle with Boeing 737-400 OO-TUI, bringing Newcastle United back from Athens during the afternoon. Co-incidentally D-AGEY had first-visited on 5th May 2004 on another NUFC charter, while OO-TUI was a first-visitor despite having operated previously under German, Polish and Spanish identities. FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECF made its second visit during the afternoon, and FAI Airservice Citation 550 D-CIFA made another appearance over lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737: JN JO KA KB KE KLM: BTI KZC KZP
AFR: BA/JA/FD/PT BEE: DU/CF/DU DLH: LC HLX: AGEP
JEM02M/72E G-ORCP TCX746L/P G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-HHG FHY583/4 TC-FBB AEE4901 SX-BGS

Thursday 21st October
Another day, another Antonov, albeit the same machine that first-visited two evenings previous, RAF-Avia An-26 YL-RAD operating the inbound Bristol mail flight in the early hours and then positioning out to Liverpool. Daylight brought King Air 200 D-IVIP which spent the morning with us, and also the first-visiting Beechjet 400 HB-VNE, which arrived just before mid-day for a night-stop, while FlyBe's latest DHC.8-400 G-JECF first-visited on the evening Belfast City schedule.
Others:
EZY 737: JN JO KA KB KE KLM: BDP KZE KZK
AFR: -/FD/PT/BA BEE: DT/DJ/CF DLH: JC
ECA904P/5 5B-DBV JEM02M/42M YL-RAD TCX746P/K G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM AMC5182/3 9H-ABT

Wednesday 20th October
Just one, quite special, item of note, our second Silk Way Antonov An-12 of the year appearing in the shape of 4K-AZ56 during the morning on a freight charter from/to Baku.
Others:
EZY 737: JN JO KA KB KE KLM: BTH KZA KZL
AFR: BC/GS/BE/- BEE: DT/DJ/DT DLH: LK HLX: AGEP
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM

Tuesday 19th October
Highlight of the day was the RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAD which positioned in from Liverpool during the late evening to fly the Emerald Airways Bristol mail departure. Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSR returned from Birmingham during the evening, positioning out straight away to Madrid, while Eastern Airways 'new' Jetstream 41 G-MAJN made its first visit as such during the early afternoon, positioning in from Humberside to operate some based Birmingham and Aberdeen rotatoons - the aircraft had actually visited here once before as OY-SVS of Sun Air on 28th March 1998, during a spell of flying for City-Flyer Express.
Citation Excel G-IAMS made just its second visit to Newcastle during the first hour of the day.
Others:
EZY 737: -JD JN +JO KA KB KE KLM: KZL BDA KZD KZP
AFR: PT/JA/PT/BC BEE: DT/DP/DT DLH: JE
SXS260/1 TC-SUG BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM EZE021P G-MAJN DAT60J/P OO-SSG JEM68E/04M YL-RAD

Monday 18th October
Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSR departed on a company charter to Birmingham during the late morning - nothing else.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JN KA KB KE KLM: BDN KVF KZI KZL
AFR: FD/BC/BC/PT BEE: DP/DI/BD DLH: JC
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM

Sunday 17th October
Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELM returned from Kos just before dawn, positioning out later to Gatwick, while Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPM first-visited on another substitution on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service. Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSR positioned in during the evening from East Midlands for a night-stop, the aircraft having made just two previous landings at Newcastle Airport during early June 2003.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JN KA KB KE KLM: BTE KZN KZP
AFR: -/GS/PT/FD BEE: DJ/DN DLH: ACPM HLX: AGEP
MON364/364P G-EOMA ICB2603/261P TF-ELM JKK3456/7 EC-GGV

Saturday 16th October
More 'extra' charter flights with the summer season coming to a close, Air Malta Airbus A320 9H-AER operating another Alicante rotation during the day, while Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELM positioned in from Exeter during the evening to fly a Kos rotation, its fourth visit here in recent months.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JN KA KB KE KLM: JCH KZA KZP
AFR: PT/GS/-/- BEE: DI/DJ
MON365P/365 G-EOMA AMC9616/4616 9H-AER AEA145/6 EC-HGQ JKK3307/8 EC-GVI ICB260P/2602 TF-ELM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM MPH395P G-BYAO AMC4617/9617 9H-AER HCY548 5B-DBI

Friday 15th October
Gregg Air Citation 560 G-GRGS made just its second visit, arriving during the evening for a night-stop, while a Teesside diversion during the morning saw the return of one of this summer's first-visiting bmi-British Midland Airbus A320s, G-MIDP having visited six times during the season.
Others:
EZY 737: JD -JH JN KA +KB KE KLM: BDG JCH WXC
AFR: FD/-/PAT/PT BEE: DP/DP/DN DLH: LW HLX: AHLN
TCX746L/P G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-HHH FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 14th October
Back to airliners providing all the interest, Astraeus Boeing 737-700 G-STRH first-visiting on an additional late evening Thessaloniki arrival, while CityJet BAe146-300 EI-DEX made its third visit as such on the morning Air France Paris-CDG rotation, and Air Malta Airbus A319 9H-AEH operated the carrier's late evening Malta charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JN KA KE KLM: BDA LXP KZM
AFR: -/DEX/PT/FD BEE: ??/DP/DJ DLH: LB
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM TCX746P/K G-OJMB AEU866/??? G-STRH AMC5182/3 9H-AEH

Wednesday 13th October
Citation Bravo N58HK continued the first-visiting exec jet theme, spending most of the morning with us, while Learjet 45 LX-IMS re-appeared, actually visiting twice during the day. The slightly more common Citation 550 D-IMME made its first visit since 2000 during the late afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JJ KA KE KLM: BDK KZH JCH
AFR: BA/GS/FD/- BEE: DP/DJ/DP DLH: LL HLX: AHLN
HCY222P 5B-DBH BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 12th October
Back to first-visiting 'biz', the day producing no fewer than three first-timers ! - Falcon 2000 HB-ISF visited briefly at dusk, CitationJet CJ2 D-IPCS also didn't stay too long during the afternoon, while another NetJets Europe Citation Bravo first-timed, CS-DHJ arriving also at dusk for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JN KA KE KLM: BD? KZO KZO
AFR: EA/FD/FD/BA BEE: DL/DJ/DL DLH: LP
SXS260/1 TC-SUG BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 11th October
A pair of Boeing 757s provided the airliner interest, Excel Airways' TF-ARE making the type's first appearance here from the carrier during 2004, operating a Bristol arrival during the early hours, the aircraft, which had visited twelve times during 2003, and of course before that as an Air 2000 machine, positioning out to Glasgow at lunch-time. A true first visitor however was Hola Airlines' EC-ISY which positioned in from Birmingham during the early afternoon to operate the substantially delayed Saturday night Helios Airways Larnaca departure.
An interesting exec jet visitor was Learjet 45 LX-IMS which had visited just once previously during July 2000, which spent the afternoon with us.
Others:
EZY 737: +JD JH JN -JX KA KE KLM: BDG KZI KZG
AFR: MA/FD/BA/EA BEE: DI/DJ/DI DLH: HH
XLA2025/025P TF-ARE BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM HCY548P/549 EC-ISY BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM

Sunday 10th October
An exec jet dominated Sunday, although with no first-visitors - NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHH put in its fourth appearance here during the afternoon, less common visitors being Canadian Global Air Ambulance Learjet 35 C-FICU which arrived from Keflavik during the afternoon for a few nights with us, an aircraft which had visited twice during 2003, and GAMA Aviation's Challenger 604 G-LVLV which had first-visited during late August, arriving during the late afternoon for a night-stop. King Air 200 OO-LET also appeared mid-afternoon to spend the night with us.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JN JX KA KE KLM: BDN KZA KZC
AFR: -/GS/PT/MA BEE: DO/DP DLH: HH HLX: AGEP
MON364/364P G-SMAN JKK3457/8 EC-GQG

Saturday 9th October
Close to the end of the summer season, and one of the best Saturdays of the summer - Air Europa's new Boeing 737-800 EC-JAP first-visited on the afternoon Palma charter, while a pair of airliners that had provided interest during April returned, Astraeus Boeing 737-700 G-STRF operating an early morning Corfu arrival and then positioning out to Manchester before dawn, an aircraft that had visited twice during April, and previous to that as EI-CXD of Azzurra Air in 2003, while Air Malta Airbus A320 9H-AER positioned in from Birmingham to operate an Alicante rotation, an aircraft that had also visited twice during April 2004. Possibly more significant was the first visit here of a Royal Mail-liveried Boeing 737-300, Titan Airways' G-ZAPV which had flown a week of Stansted mail flights during July in an all-white colour-scheme, passing through during the late afternoon from Stansted to Aberdeen, in the full red/yellow scheme.
Cessna 402 OY-SUN finally departed at lunch-time after a few weeks on the south apron.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JN JP KA KE KLM: KZF
AFR: EA/GS/-/- BEE: DJ/DP
AEU434/434P G-STRF MON365P/365 G-SMAN AMC9616/4616 9H-AER JKK3307/8 EC-FXA AEA145/6 EC-JAP BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM AMC4617/9617 9H-AER HCY548 5B-DBH

Friday 8th October
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCL made its third visit at the end of the larger type's substitutions for the time being on the evening Dublin schedule. The afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule produced the first-visiting RJ.85 D-AVRM, and NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHD made just its third visit to Newcastle Airport during the airport.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JN JP KA KE KLM: BDI KZI WXA
AFR: BA/BB/BA/EA BEE: DP/DK/DP DLH: AVRM HLX: AHLG
TCX746L/P G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-IUC FHY583/4 TC-FBG RYR176/7 EI-DCL AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 7th October
The even more significant 'Dreamliner'-liveried Boeing 737-800 EI-DCL made its second visit on the evening Ryanair Dublin schedule. Gregg Air Beechcraft Premier G-FRYL made its way north to Newcastle for the first time at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737: +JH -JJ JN +JP KA -KB KE KLM: BDD KZA KZH
AFR: GS/FD/HD/BA BEE: DJ/DP/DJ DLH: JJ
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM TCX746P/K G-OJMB RYR176/7 EI-DCL AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 6th October
A 'NextGen' dominated day, two aircraft making only their second appearances, Ryanair's 737-800 EI-DCM from two nights ago, and Hapag-Lloyd Express' -700 D-AGET which had first-visited during mid-August. The series of Transavia Boeing 737-800 charters ended at lunch-time with just the third visit here from 737-800 PH-HZX.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JN KA KB KE KLM: BTE KZP KZA
AFR: BA/BB/BA/GS BEE: DU/DK/DU DLH: JC HLX: AGET
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM RYR176/7 EI-DCM ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 5th October
The evening Ryanair Dublin rotation produced an even more significant aeroplane than the night before, the first appearance at Newcastle Airport of a Boeing 'Dreamliner' colour-scheme occurring with the first-visit of the three-day-old Boeing 737-800 EI-DCL, the third 737 worldwide to receive the livery this year. Otherwise it was mainly 'big biz' that provided all the day's interest, Falcon 900EX G-DAEX making just its third visit at lunch-time for a night-stop, Challenger 604 N604ST returning for its second visit just two days after its first later in the afternoon, and Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS which unusually made a brief visit during the early evening. Falcon 200EX N215EX departed across the Atlantic during the evening after two nights with us, while King Air 90 N61716 had continued onwards to Augsburg at dawn.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JN KA KB KE KLM: BDI KZP KVE
AFR: GS/BB/GS/BA BEE: DK/DK/DU DLH: ??
BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB SXS260/1 TC-SUH BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM MYT883P/883 G-ZAPU DAT60J/P OO-SSG MYT884/884P G-ZAPU RYR176/7 EI-DCL

Monday 4th October
Another late evening substitution on the Ryanair Dublin service produced the extremely new Boeing 737-800 EI-DCM, an aircraft which had only been delivered to Dublin two days previous - CityJet BAe146-300 EI-DEX had earlier made just its second visit tot Newcastle as such on the mid-morning Paris-CDG schedule, and a GA ferry flight produced King Air 90 N61716 during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ +JN -JX KA KB KE KLM: BDP KZA JCT
AFR: BA/DEX/BA/GS BEE: DM/DV/DM DLH: HA
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM RYR176/7 EI-DCM

Sunday 3rd October
Another fairly significant 'biz day', two 'big biz' first-visiting within five minutes of each other mid-afternoon. Our second first-visiting Challenger 604 of as many days came first, N604ST spending less than an hour on the south apron, followed by only our second Falcon 2000EX ever, N215EX arriving for a night-stop. The interest didn't end there, NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHM, which had spent three nights with us during the last week of September, being the next arrival after the 'big Falcon', the aircraft also night-stopping. The company's Gulf 4 CS-DKA had departed after breakfast, after its overnight stay.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JX KA KB KE KLM: BTI JCT KZD
AFR: -/BB/GS/BA BEE: DR/DM HLX: AGEU DLH: HK
MON364/364P G-EOMA JKK3457/8 EC-GGV OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 2nd October
After a week during which most of the interest was provided by airliner visitors, the focus shifted back to executive jets - Aravco Challenger 604 VP-CJP first-visited during the afternoon, spending a couple of hours on the south apron alongside the NetJets Europe Gulfstream IVSP CS-DKA, which had visited once before during early May, and which subsequently night-stopped.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JX KA KB KE KLM: JCH WXA
AFR: MA/BB/-/- BEE: DR/DP
MON365P/365 G-EOMA MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-GBA AEA145/6 EC-IDT BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 1st October
The week was ended, and the month begun, by no fewer than three first-visiting Boeing jetliners ! - best of these was of course the 'other' Arkia Boeing 757-300, the carrier conveniently using 4X-BAU to return Newcastle United during the afternoon. Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZE first-timed during the afternoon on another Amsterdam rotation, and another use of a similar type for the late evening Ryanair Dublin schedule produced the first-visiting EI-CSY, only the second of the fleet to visit Newcastle Airport, at the end of the week during which regular visits from these aircraft in the new year was confirmed.
Others:
EZY 737: -JF JJ +JX -JZ KA KB +KE KLM: KZP BDO KZL KZD
AFR: GS/EA/GS/MA BEE: DK/DM/DK HLX: AGEU DLH: JH
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-IUC FHY583/4 TC-FBG RYR176/7 EI-CSY AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 30th September
Another Transavia Boeing 737-800 returned, PH-HZD operating another Amsterdam charter during the afternoon, just its second visit to Newcastle Airport, its first having been on 4th May 2003 on a Hola Airlines 'sub'. TAG Aviation Falcon 2000 HB-IAZ made its first appearance here since January 2003, arriving late afternoon for a night-stop, while a real rarity had visited briefly during the morning, a first-visiting British BAe125, G-BYHM staying for less than an hour before mid-day.
Others:
EZY 737: +JF -JH JJ JZ KA KB KLM: BDE KZA KZP KZM KZP
AFR: MA/EA/MA/GS BEE: DM/DJ/AM DLH: HB
TSC326/7 C-GPAT BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM TCX746P/K G-OJMB AMC5182/3 9H-ADI

Wednesday 29th September
Atlantic Airways Electra G-LOFE passed through again during the early hours, while daylight produced a few more airliners of note - Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZK appeared again on another early afternoon Amsterdam charter, while the return leg of the Oporto charter of a week ago was flown by the rather interesting first-visiting Europe Airpost Boeing 737-300 F-GFUF. Another 'french connection' produced the first visit here for some time of CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CMS on the afternoon Air France Paris-CDG rotation, its first visit here since it deputised for Gill Airways Fokker 100s during August 2001.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JJ JZ KA KB KLM: BDP KZA KZK KZH
AFR: BB/BC/CMS/MA BEE: DL/CE/DL DLH: LC
BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 28th September
The departure of Newcastle United for their first away UEFA Cup tie of the new season produced an unexpected star visitor at lunch-time, our first Israeli-registered airliner for at least two decades being of a similarly very rare type, only our third Boeing 757-300 ever, Arkia's 4X-BAW, making just the type's 6th landing at Newcastle Airport. The continuing series of Transavia Amsterdam charters produced another Boeing 737-800 during the early afternoon, PH-HZX having visited once before almost exactly one year ago, on a football charter on 25th September 2003, while Atlantic Airways operated the late evening's Stansted mail flight with Electra G-LOFE, an aircraft that had also only visited once previously, during December 2000.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JJ -JP +JZ KA KB KLM: KZD BDG KZI KZR
AFR: MA/JA/MA/BB BEE: DI/CE/DI DLH: LQ
DAT60X OO-SSK BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB SXS260/1 TC-SUH BAW12H/13 G-ZAPM DAT60J/P OO-SSM

Monday 27th September
Just a first-visiting 'NextGen' to mention, only the fourth KLM machine to visit appearing on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, PH-BXN becoming the fourth of the fleet to have landed here.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JJ +JP KA KB -KG KLM: BXN KZN WXA KZB KZD
AFR: BB/EA/BB/MA BEE: CE/DI/CE DLH: LC
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM PGT437/8 TC-APG DAT60A OO-SSK

Sunday 26th September
The day's airliner highlights were provided by a pair of first-visiting regional jets during the afternoon, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPT in the Star Alliance colour-scheme on the Dusseldorf schedule, and Eastern Airways' new ERJ-145 G-CCYH, which replaces G-CCLD, on the afternoon and evening Aberdeen/Southampton turnarounds. There were more NetJets Europe visitors, two aircraft that had appeared within the last week, Citation Bravo CS-DHB making just its third visit during the morning, while Falcon 2000 CS-DNQ followed on only its second appearance here during the afternoon. The two first-visitors of the past few days also departed during the day, Hawker 800XP CS-DFW during the morning, and Citation Bravo CS-DHM during the afternoon, after spending three nights with us.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JJ KA KB KG KLM: BTA KZC KZE
AFR: -/PT/MA/BB BEE: DI/CE HLX: AGEU DLH: ACPT
MON364/364P G-SMAN JKK3457/8 EC-GOM BMA7474 G-MIDU EZE4095 G-CCYH EZE4096 G-CCYH OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 25th September
The executive jet visitor kept coming, with no fewer than five arrivals during the day !. Only the first was a first timer, NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DFW arriving during the late morning and spending the rest of the day, and night with us alongside sister-ship Citation Bravo CS-DHM which had arrived on Thursday. Air Traffic Learjet 31 D-CURT which had first visited last Saturday returned for another brief visit early afternoon, while further NetJets Europe visits included Citation Bravo CS-DHC during the afternoon, on only its second visit, and Falcon 2000 CS-DNS during the evening which was its third appearance here. Finally Oxaero BAe125-800 G-OSPG made its first visit as such during the evening, the machine also night-stopping - it had last appeared here as G-ETOM in 1997 and before that as G-TPHK in 1993.
Airliners failed to provide as much interest, although the Air Europa Palma charter during the afternoon produced just the third visit here of Boeing 737-800 EC-HZS, its previous two having been during 2002, and just the second visit as such of FlyBe BAe146-300 G-JEBG on the afternoon Jersey rotation.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JJ KA KB KG KLM: KZN KVC
AFR: JA/PT/-/- BEE: CE/DI
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-MONX BEE1230/1 G-JEBG AEA145/6 EC-HZS JKK3307/8 EC-GAT AWC665B/C G-ZAPU HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 24th September
A busy end of a busy week, but with little of real worth - Pilatus PC-12 HB-FPL arrived from Zurich during the morning to spend the weekend with us for relay work in connection with coverage of the Great North Run, and Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZK operated another charter from/to Amsterdam during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JJ -JX +KA KB KG KLM: BTH KZH LXK
AFR: BA/BB/BA/JA BEE: DI/CE/DI HLX: AGEU DLH: HC
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-IUC VIK7352/3 SE-RDF FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGJ

Thursday 23rd September
The recent upsurge in NetJets Europe visits reached a veritable crescendo during the late afternoon/early evening with no fewer than three arrivals, including two first-visiting aeroplanes - Falcon 2000 CS-DNQ was surprisingly a first-timer, departing after an hour and a half on the ground, followed by a pair of Citation Bravos within the space of an hour, both of which night-stopped. CS-DHF had visited once before during June 2003, while the rather new CS-DHM was of course a first-visitor. The first of a series of Transavia ad-hocs from/to Amsterdam was flown by the carrier's Boeing 737-800 PH-HZK during the early afternoon - having visited on a football charter during September 2003, the aircraft had also visited Newcastle before on seven occasions during February, March and April 2001 whilst on lease to Sabre Airways.
Others:
EZY 737: -JF JH +JJ JX KB KG KLM: BDD KZE KZN
AFR: JA/BB/JA/BA BEE: DP/CE/DP DLH: HLQ
TSC326/7 C-FDAT TCX746P/K G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-ABS

Wednesday 22nd September
Belgian Air Force ERJ-145 CE-03 which had first visited five days previous, returned for its second visit during the late morning, Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELM operated another Channel Express 'ad-hoc' during the morning, its third in as many months, and Falcon 100 SE-DYB arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop. On what was a fairly busy day, the only other movements of note were the departures during the morning of the two night-stopping Citations.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH JX KB KG KLM: BDU KZG WXA
AFR: BA/BA/BA/JA BEE: DI/CE/DI HLX: AGEU DLH: HB
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOOY BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 21st September
Two more Citations were worthy of mention, another NetJets Europe Bravo making just its second appearance here, CS-DHB arriving during the evening for a night-stop, a machine which had first-visited during May, and the first-visiting Citation II HB-VIS of just two days ago, which had also arrived from The Netherlands earlier in the afternoon, also for a night-stop. The previous day's first visitors also departed during the afternoon/early evening, Belgain Air Force ERJ-135 CE-01 first, followed by 'Lonex' Excel G-IAMS.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH JX KB KG KLM: BDO KZE KVI
AFR: JA/EA/JA/BA BEE: DI/CE/DI DLH: HC
BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB SXS260/1 TC-SUI BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 20th September
Three first-visitors on a blustery day - FlyBe's newest DHC.8-400 G-JECE appeared for the first time on the morning Belfast City rotation, making its second visit as expected on the evening flight, while the fourth and last of the Belgian Air Force ERJ fleet finally first-timed, ERJ-135 CE-01 arriving from Melsbroek during the afternoon for a night-stop, and London Executive Aviation's Citation Excel G-IAMS made its first trip to Newcastle after dark, also night-stopping.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH JX KB KG KLM: BDD KZN KZG
AFR: BA/FD/BA/JA BEE: CE/DI/CE DLH: JI
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHA BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM PGT437/8 TC-APM

Sunday 19th September
One of this summer's most productive charter series approached its end with a flourish, the penultimate flight producing yet another first-visitor, bmi-British Midland Airbus A320 G-MIDR making its first appearance on the day's two Glasgow/Venice turnarounds - the ninth of the fleet to first-visit so far this summer, it's now unfortunately impossible it seems for the whole fleet of eleven to first-visit during a single season which would have been quite a feat.
Citations continued to provide substantial interest, C550 HBVIS first-visiting during the late afternoon, while NetJets Europe Bravo CS-DHA had earlier made its fourth visit to Newcastle Airport.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH JX KB KG KLM: BDN JCH KZD
AFR: -/EA/BC/BA BEE: DM/DV HLX: AGEU DLH: LH
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDR JKK3457/8 EC-HKP BMA7474 G-MIDR OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 18th September
Another quiet Saturday but with a very nice executive jet visitor during the morning, Air Traffic's Learjet 31 D-CURT spending just under two hours with us. Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-IDT operated the afternoon Palma charter, its first visit since November 2002.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH JX KB KG KLM: KZD KZB
AFR: BD/EA/-/- BEE: DI/DM
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEAM JKK3307/8 EC-FXY AEA145/6 EC-IDT AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCN JKK3119/3120 EC-HHF HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 17th September
A couple of very nice first-visitors around lunch-time, another Beechcraft Premier passing through on delivery, N50078 en-route to Siegerland in Germany again, and the second of the two Belgian Air Force Embraer ERJ-145s (and third of the fleet of four 'jungles' the air arm operates) to appear at Newcastle Airport, CE-03 spending exactly an hour on the ground. Yesterday's 'fleet-completing' My Travel Airways Airbus A321 G-JOEE returned from Bodrum during the early morning, and positioned out to Manchester.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JN JX KB KG KLM: BDA JCH KZN
AFR: PT/BA/PT/BD BEE: DV/DP/DV HLX: AGEU DLH: LG
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC MYT6272/006E G-JOEE TCX746L/P G-OJMB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-HHH VIK7352/3 SE-RDE FHY583/4 TC-FBB AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 16th September
The morning after a new fleet for the airport was begun, another was completed, the last of the recent My Travel Airways Airbus A321 deliveries finally making its first visit to Newcastle Airport, G-JOEE positioning in from Manchester to become based, operating the day's Kos rotation, and then the night Bodrum departure. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCD that had started the afore-mentioned fleet off the night before returned for its second visit on the late evening Dublin schedule. Airlink Airways Learjet 31 N125GP had first-visited during the morning, spending just over half an hour on the ground.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JN JX KB KG KLM: BDE KZF KZG
AFR: GS/JA/EA/PT RYR176/7: DCD DLH: HC
TSC326/7 C-GTSI MYT003E/841 G-JOEE TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-TCKE AMC5182/3 9H-ABS MYT842/6271 G-JOEE

Wednesday 15th September
The long road towards the local enthusiast completing another new fleet began during the late evening, almost certainly a tougher one than recent fleets however, concerning one of the biggest fleets in Europe - the first Ryanair Boeing 737-800 to visit Newcastle Airport became EI-DCD on the carrier's evening Dublin schedule.
Others:
EZY 737: -JD JF +JN -JP +JX KB KG KLM: BDP KZK KVG
AFR: BB/EA/BB/GS RYR176/7: DCD HLX: AGEU DLH: LF
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOBD ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 14th September
Sun Express Boeing 737-800w TC-SUL first-visited on the carrier's weekly Dalaman charter, the fifth of the fleet to so far appear this summer. Only other item of interest was King Air 90 N146FL which spent a few hours in the middle of the day with us from/to Elstree.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JP KB KG KLM: BDI KVI KZG
AFR: BC/GS/EICWC/BB BEE: DI/DT/DI DLH: LT
BGH5585/6 LZ-BHC SXS260/1 TC-SUL DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 13th September
Just the third visit of a Falcon 2000 to report, TAG Aviation's HB-IBH arriving during the early evening for a night-stop, its first appearance here since February 2002.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JP KB KG KLM: KZR BDO KZO KZB
AFR: BB/AM/BB/BC BEE: DI/DT/DI DLH: HA
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHA PGT437/8 TC-APN

Sunday 12th September
A much quieter Sunday with just an airliner making its second visit for one of our scheduled carriers to mention, Hapag-Lloyd Express' Boeing 737-700 D-AGEU, the machine that had substituted for the then programmed -500 on the second flight of the new schedule in early May. It had of course been the first 737-700 to ever visit Newcastle in January 1999.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JP KB KG KLM: KZK BTD KZH KZC KZR
AFR: -/BD/FD/BB BEE: DP/DI HLX: AGEU DLH: LL
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDW BMA7474 G-MIDW JKK3457/8 EC-GVI OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 11th September
A few unusual weekend foreign GA visitors broke the usual 2004 summer Saturday boredom, CitationJet D-IGME appearing again during the early afternoon while Cessna F406 PH-CLE also spent an hour and a bit on the south apron at around the same time. Cherokee Arrow D-EATH had departed back to Germany a little earlier after spending five nights with us.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JP KB KG KLM: KZK KZF KVH KZN KZF
AFR: PT/BD/-/- BEE: DP/DI
MON365P/365 G-EOMA MON5897/6 G-OZBB AEA145/6 EC-HGQ BEE1230/1 G-JEAM JKK3307/8 EC-GQG AUA2367/8 OE-LCK JKK3119/3120 EC-HGJ HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 10th September
A superb week for new-build Citations was concluded by an older, unexpected machine, the still rather recent Bravo I-MTVB diverting from Teesside during the morning due to fog, and subsequently day-stopping with us. The fog also brought two Airbus A320 diversions, the first bmi-British Midland machine to visit Newcastle Airport for any reason other than this summer's Venice charter, G-MIDU having made four landings this year on two previous Sundays, and Spanair's EC-HXA which had last appeared here on 4th November 2002.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JP KB KG KLM: BDI KZL KZF KZK
AFR: FD/JA/FD/PT BEE: DV/DP/DI HLX: AGEQ DLH: HC
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-ISL VIK7352/3 SE-RDE FHY583/4 TC-FBB AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 9th September
Our third 'newbuild' Citation of the week arrived during the early afternoon, another new NetJets Europe machine, Citation Excel CS-DFR spending just under two hours on the Samson ramp. Citation Bravo CS-DHE followed a few hours later, a first-visitor spending just half an hour with us, while yet another 'Skyshare' movement occurred late in the evening, Citation Excel CS-DFM which had appeared here just once before during late 2002, arriving from Dublin for a night-stop.
Thomas Cook Airways Airbus A320 G-TCKE made just its fourth visit to Newcastle Airport, but its first on this summer's Mahon 'W', during the afternoon, while Air Transat Airbus A310 C-GTSD made just its third visit on the morning Toronto charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JP KB KG KLM: BDO KVI KZB
AFR: PT/AM/PT/FD BEE: DT/DP/DT DLH: HA
TSC326/7 C-GTSD TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-TCKE AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 8th September
The second ex-National Airlines Boeing 757 to be taken by First Choice Airways this summer, finally first-visited Newcastle Airport, G-OOBH operating the mid-day Verona charter. The afternoon Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule was operated by Boeing 737-700 D-AGEQ, only the aircraft's second visit, its first having been at the beginning of the equipment change in mid-July.
NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHL departed at breakfast-time, its spot on the Samson apron being filled soon after by the very smart looking Hawker 800XP I-DLOH which day-stopped - the aircraft had actually visited Newcastle Airport once before, as D-CTAN on 12th April 2002.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF +JP KB -KF KG KLM: BDD KZK KZG
AFR: BA/BD/FD/PT BEE: DR/DT/DI HLX: AGEQ DLH: LH
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FCA841D/C G-OOBH ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 7th September
A u/s Air Contractors Hercules from the previous evening produced a first-visiting propliner in the early hours, Atlantic Airways' Electra G-FIJV operating the northbound leg of the Stansted mail flight , and then positioning out to Coventry. CitationJet D-IGME, a machine that had been delivered through Newcastle during 1998, made its fourth visit during the afternoon, while the very new NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHL first-visited during the early evening, arriving from Blackpool for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF KB KF KG KLM: BTI KVH WXA
AFR: PT/EA/PT/EA BEE: DV/DR/DV DLH: LL
BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB SXS260/1 TC-SUJ BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 6th September
Just a couple of foreign GA movements during the evening, the return of Cessna 402 OY-SAV, and the arrival of the interestingly registered Cherokee Arrow D-EATH for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF -JW KB +KF KG KLM: BDO KZK WXC
AFR: BA/BD/BA/PT BEE: DO/DP/DO DLH: LL
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-APG

Sunday 5th September
A pair of first-visiting executive jets included one that will go down as one of the star visitors of this year, new-build CJ2 N1267B passing through at lunch-time en-route to its new home in India. Sky Service Aviation Lear 35 EC-IIC visited briefly after sunset.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JW KB KG KLM: BDK KZG KZA
AFR: -/FD/PT/BA BEE: DT/DO HLX: AGES DLH: LR
BMA7473 G-MIDV JKK3457/8 EC-GOM BMA7474 G-MIDV OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 4th September
Another quiet Saturday, NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNX departing at dawn, and being replaced by sister-ship CS-DNT during the afternoon, the aircraft also staying the night - only its second visit, it had first-visited as recently as late June.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JW KB KG KLM: KZC JCH
AFR: EA/FD/-/- BEE: DT/DV
MON5897/6 G-OZBB AEA145/6 EC-HBM JKK3307/8 EC-GBA BEE1230/1 G-JEBH AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCL HCY548/9 5B-DBI JKK3119/3120 EC-HGA

Friday 3rd September
Semitool Europe's recently re-registered CitationJet N525F made its first visit as such during the morning - it had appeared six times during the first few months of this year as N526CK - while NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNX made its third visit during the late afternoon, staying for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JF JW KB KG KLM: BDC KZE KZP
AFR: GS/BD/GS/EA BEE: DT/DV/DT HLX: AGES DLH: LD
AMC5182/3 9H-ABS SCY9942 OH-LBX BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-ISL BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBB AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 2nd September
Another CityJet substitution on an Air France Paris-CDG rotation saw the first visit as such of BAe146-300 EI-DEX during the late morning - wearing full Air France colours, the aircraft had once been very regular indeed as G-UKID of Air UK, its last visit having been as such on 7th August 1999. North Flying Citation 650 OY-JPJ which had first visited as such the previous Saturday, appeared again during the evening, while Falcon 100 SE-DYB spent a couple of hours with over lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737: +JD JF JW -KA KB KG KLM: BTD KZL KZK
AFR: EA/EI-DEX/EA/GS BEE: DV/DI/DO DLH: LI
TSC326/7 C-FDAT TCX624L/K G-BXKA TCX746P/K G-OJMC

Wednesday 1st September
First Choice Airways Boeing 757 G-OOBG made its long anticipated second visit on the mid-day Verona 'W', its first having been as long ago as May. Citation 560 G-OGRG followed up its second visit as such of only the previous day, with its third during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JF -JH JW KA +KB KG KLM: BTI KZP JCH
AFR: EA/JA/GS/EA BEE: DO/DI/DO HLX: AGES DLH: LI
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FCA841D/C G-OOBG ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 31st August
A greatly improved month for executive jet visitors ended with a couple of interesting arrivals during the evening - Phoenix Air Services' Learjet 35 D-CAPO visited briefly on an ambulance flight from Palma, the aircraft having last visited on 17th September 1990 !, while Oxaero Citation 560 G-OGRG made only its second visit as such, also spending less than an hour on the ground. Its last visit had been during June 2003, while it had visited three times prior to that as G-RIBV. The morning KLM Amsterdam 737 'op' was flown by Boeing 737-400 PH-BPC, its first appearance here as a KLM aeroplane - it had of course once been very regular as G-UKLE of UK Leisure, its last visits having been during the summer of 1995.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JP JW KA KG KLM: BPC KZD KZH
AFR: EA/BD/EA/GS BEE: DP/DI/DP DLH: LD
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMI SXS260/1 TC-SUG DAT60J/P OO-SSM

Monday 30th August
Nothing worthy of mention .....
Others:
EZY 737: JF JP JW KA KG KLM: BDE JCH KZO
AFR: BD/BA/GS/EA BEE: DI/DV DLH: HE
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM PGT437/8 TC-APF MYT964 G-SJMC

Sunday 29th August
Another interesting biz jet day, two aircraft first-timing and another on only its second visit - assistance for the u/s Tyrolean CRJ came in the shape of Learjet 55 OE-GRR during the first hour of the day, the aircraft spending less than an hour with us, while another first-visiting Lear was 35 D-CCCB during the afternoon, the aeroplane subsequently spending the evening on the Samson apron. Another NetJets Hawker 800XP arrived during the evening for a night-stop, CS-DNM having only visited once before as long ago as September 2001. The Onur Air Sunday evening Dalaman charter continued to provide interest, the rather old Airbus A300 TC-ONK first-visiting.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JP JW KA KG KLM: BTD KZD KZH
AFR: -/PT/EA/BD BEE: DP/DK HLX: AGES DLH: LB
MYT1824/008R G-ZAPK BMA7473 G-MIDY MON364/364P G-SMAN AUA2368 OE-LCM JKK3457/8 EC-FTS BMA7474 G-MIDY OHY4441/2 TC-ONK

Saturday 28th August
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-III made its first appearance of the summer during the afternoon, the aircraft having visited twice in the last few months of 2003. A pair of exec jet arrivals early morning produced NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNU on only its third visit, and North Flying Citation 650 OY-JPJ, a first-visit as such, but a machine that had visited a total of four times previous as N220TW, during 2002 and 2000. Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCM's first visit since July 2002, and its first in the new Austrian Arrows colour-scheme, was a troublesome one, going u/s after arrival during the evening and night-stopping.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JP JW KA KG KLM: KZM
AFR: BD/PT/-/- BEE: DI/DO
MON5897/6 G-OZBB MON365P/365 G-SMAN BEE1230/1 G-JEAM JKK3307/8 EC-GQG AEA145/6 EC-III AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367 OE-LCM HCY548/9 5B-DBH MYT291/1823 G-BYDA JKK3119/3120 EC-GVO

Friday 27th August
The week ended with another GA movement-filled day, although with nothing that hasn't become familiar in the past few days/weeks. Freebird MD.83 TC-FBB second-visited on the evening Dalaman charter, its first appearance of this summer - the machine had first-visited on 2nd April 2003 on a football charter.
Others:
EZY 737: -JB JF JP JW +KA KG KLM: BDD KVG KZA
AFR: AM/BC/PT/BD BEE: DP/DK/DI HLX: AGES DLH: ACRD
SCY9942 OH-LBX BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-HMJ BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM FHY583/4 TC-FBB VIK7352/3 SE-RDF AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 26th August
Still busy, but nothing really worthy of mention ....
Others:
EZY 737: JB -JC JF JP +JW KG KLM: BDD KZG JCT
AFR: BD/BC/BA/AM BEE: DL/DJ/DW DLH: LP
TSC326/7 C-GSAT TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKB DAT60J/P OO-SSM AMC5182/3 9H-ADI

Wednesday 25th August
Not a lot apart from an influx of general aviation arrivals for the visit of Norwich City to St.James Park during the evening, joining the longer staying executive types, and making for one of the busiest south aprons ever.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JC JF JP KG KLM: BDC WXA KZI
AFR: BC/HD/BC/BD BEE: DT/DL/DW HLX: AGES DLH:ACRE
ICB501 TF-ELZ AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOBE ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 24th August
A fairly significant Boeing 737 joined the easyJet base during the afternoon, -700 G-EZKG being the last of the current 737 fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport, but more importantly the last of the 33-strong 737-700 fleet to appear here. There is still one machine that has yet to be detached here however, G-EZJV having only visited on a crew training sortie before, on 20th November 2003. Islandsflug Boeing 737-400 TF-ELZ made only its second visit as such during the morning, arriving from Dublin to operate the Chania rotation via Birmingham, returning late in the evening - the aircraft now wears the full aviajet livery.
A normal-for-the-time-of-year raft of executive arrivals included some niceties during the afternoon - Gestair Falcon 2000 EC-GNK made its third landing here but first since August 2000, while more interesting was the first appearance here of GAMA Aviation's Challenger 604, G-LVLV spending just over two hours with us. Piper Cheyenne D-IFSH had made a briefer visit earlier in the afternoon, while King Air 100 F-GEJV also arrived for an extended stay.
Others:
EZY 737: JB +JC JF JP JW KB +KG KLM: BTH KVE KZF
AFR: BE/HD/HD/BC BEE: DT/DJ/DT DLH: JB
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMQ ICB500/4218 TF-ELZ SXS260/1 TC-SUI DAT60J/P OO-SSG ICB4217 TF-ELZ

Monday 23rd August
Back to poor weather and few visitors - only item was the second visit of the hybrid-schemed Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-APG on the evening Dalaman charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JP JW KB KLM: BTD KZB JCH
AFR: BC/FD/FD/BE BEE: DU/DV/DU DLH: ACLD
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB MYT963 G-SJMC BAW12G/13J G-ZAPM PGT437/8 TC-APG MYT964 G-SJMC

Sunday 22nd August
Airliner interest, of which there was substantial, was put aside by a first-visiting Citation X during the late afternoon, the very new and quite stunning, albeit Irish-based P4-LJG, spending just under an hour on the south apron, only our second Aruban registered visitor ever. Falcon 900EX F-GPNJ had made its second visit of the last few days earlier in the afternoon, while Cessna 210 N30593 diverted in for fuel during the early evening en-route from Wick to Cranfield.
None of the airliners were first-visitors, although British Airways Boeing 767-300 G-BNWV during the evening was on its first appearance here since 2000, and there were no fewer than three second-visitors, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPO, Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGES and Onur Air Airbus A.300-600 TC-OAB, all of which had first-visited with the last few weeks.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JP JW KB KLM: BDC WXA JCT
AFR: -/PT/BA/BC BEE: DU/DP HLX: AGES DLH: ACPO
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDY JKK3457/8 EC-GOM BMA7474 G-MIDY BAW12Q/13L G-BNWV OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 21st August
Still quite a bit about, but just the second visit of Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HGQ is worthy of mention.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JP JW KB KLM: KZI KZE
AFR: GS/PT/-/- BEE: DU/DI
MON365P/365 G-EOMA BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM MON5896/7 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEBD AEA145/6 EC-HGQ JKK3307/8 EC-GBA AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCN HCY548/9 5B-DBH JKK3119/3120 EC-HOV

Friday 20th August
Another Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 first-visited on the afternoon Hannover schedule, D-AGES already leaving just one of the fleet yet to appear. The evening Freebird Dalaman charter saw the first visit as such of MD.83 TC-FBT, an aircraft that had last visited as G-RJER of Airtours back in 1996, and another substitution on Lufthansa's Dusseldorf schedule produced Eurowings CRJ D-ACRH.
An interesting day for foreign GA movements, a pair of Beech Bonanzas arriving during the afternoon from Reykjavik, D-EVIK and N10PW both night-stopping, while Comfort Air Citation 560 D-CLEO departed and then returned during the early evening for another night-stop, and King Air 90 F-GQJD visited briefly at tea-time.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JP JW KB KLM: BDI WXA KZK
AFR: EA/BC/JA/GS BEE: DW/DI/DW HLX: AGES DLH: ACRH
SCY9942 OH-LBX BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FUA9611/2 EC-INP VIK7352/3 SE-RDF FHY583/4 TC-FBT AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 19th August
Still a busy day but really with just a few executive jets to show for it - Aero Services Executive Falcon 900EX F-GPNJ came and went during the early morning, the last of our football international related movements, while Citation 560 D-CLEO made its first appearance here since 1999 during the evening, arriving from Kefallinia presumably on an ambulance flight, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JP JW KB KLM: BDO JCH KZI
AFR: GS/BC/BB/EA BEE: DP/DJ/DW DLH: LU
SCY994P/9941 OH-LBX TCX746P/K G-OJMC TSC326/7 C-FDAT TCX624L/K G-BXKB AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 18th August
Another very interesting day, with plenty of interest coming from various sources. As well as the football match traffic, our regular charter and scheduled services produced first-visitors, Lauda Air Boeing 737-800 OE-LNP's dominance so far on the morning Salzburg charter being broken by the first-timing OE-LNQ, while Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGET made its first-visit on the afternoon Hannover schedule. The afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by Eurowings CRJ D-ACRK, only its eighth appearance here, and a presumed one-off. Two of the year's best visitors departed at various times during the day, Antonov Design Bureau Antonov An-74 UR-74010 during the first hour of the day, and Dubai Air Wing BBJ2 A6-MRM to Stansted during the afternoon. MK Air Cargo Douglas DC-8 9G-MKH appeared during the afternoon/evening, while the transport home for both teams involved in the football international arrived after dark, only the second visit here of Leeds-based Jet2 producing the first-visiting (even though it is an ex-BMA machine) Boeing 737-300 G-CELC, while yesterday's first-visiting Ukraine International Boeing 737-300 UR-GAH returned.
Executive visitors included the usual shooting pair of Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS and a Knauf machine, the first-visiting Hawker 800XP VP-CKN replacing the Astra VP-CKG this year, while NetJets Europe Citation 650 CS-DNE and Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDC were late evening visitors presumably to take the 'high value asset' members of the teams back home !
Others:
EZY 737: JB JP JW JZ KB KLM: BDG WXA KZN
AFR: EA/BB/BB/GS BEE: DJ/DW/DP HLX: AGET DLH: ACRK
AUA2361/2 OE-LNQ BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM FCA841D/C G-OOBD ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 17th August
The arrival of the senior Ukrainian national team produced another first-visiting airliner, albeit involving a rather less interesting type, Ukrainie International's Boeing 737-300 UR-GAH spending just over an hour on the ground at lunch-time. It was another interesting biz day however, FAI Airservice Learjet 55 D-CATL making its first visit since December 2001 during the morning, followed by a pair of un-related Austrian visitors within eight minutes of each during the late afternoon, Tyrol Air Ambulance Citation Bravo OE-GPS making its third appearance here, and first since 2002, followed by the first-visiting Beechjet OE-GUK - both departed within the hour. Citation X N21HE departed for the short trip to Teesside during the evening.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JP JW JZ KB KLM: BDE KZI KZE
AFR: GS/BB/BA/EA BEE: DI/DW/DI DLH: JJ
SXS2601/2 TC-SUH BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 16th August
Things got even more interesting with the upcoming Ukrainian football international producing only our second Antonov An-74 ever, just a matter of weeks after our first, Antonov Design Bureau's UR-74010 arriving with the U-21 squad just after mid-day for a night-stop. A little later our first BBJ2 ever appeared again, the Dubai Air Wing's A6-MRM arriving from Inverness during the afternoon for a couple of nights alongside the 'small Antonov' on the remote stands - the aircraft had visited on three previous occasions, on consecutive days during mid-September 2002. NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNO made just its second appearance here during the morning, its last visit having been as long ago as October 2000, while Airbus shortages made for very rare sub-charters by British Airways on the Heathrow schedule, Titan Airways Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPM operating two rotations.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JP JW JZ KB KLM: BDI KZF KZH
AFR: BD/BB/FD/GS BEE: DW/DI/DW DLH: LW
MON364/364P G-SMAN BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB BAW12H/13F G-ZAPM BAW12Q/13L G-ZAPM PGT437/8 TC-API MYT963 G-SJMC

Sunday 15th August
A more interesting day with two first-visiting airliners, another bmi-British Midland Airbus A320, G-MIDV making the usual two visits, and Onur Air Airbus A300-600 TC-OAB on the evening Dalaman charter, while Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGEL made its second, consecutive, visit on the afternoon Hannover schedule. A Citation X arrival during the afternoon not involving the now regular machine G-CDCX, should have provoked more interest than it did, however Harrah's N21HE which arrived from Manchester for a couple of nights with us, was actually the first of type to visit Newcastle Airport, as the then Leeds based G-HERS, on a couple of crew-training sorties on consecutive days during November 1999 - only six different 'slicers' have visited Newcastle Airport. A new resident appeared during the afternoon in the shape of Piper Navajo N95TA from Stornoway.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JP JW JZ KB KLM: BDI KZM
AFR: -/GS/BB/BD BEE: DJ/DW HLX: AGEL DLH: LV
BMA7473 G-MIDV JKK3467/8 EC-GQG BMA7474 G-MIDV OHY4441/2 TC-OAB

Saturday 14th August
Still not a lot for a summer Saturday - FlyBe BAe146-300 G-JEBG made its first visit as such on the afternoon Jersey rotation - it had last visited as G-BVCE on 6th May - and Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-ICD made just its third visit on the afternoon Palma charter. PA-24 Comanche N61970 visited during the late morning from/to Gamston.
Others:
EZY 737: JB -JM JP JW JZ +KB KLM: KZA
AFR: AM/GS/-/- BEE: DW/DJ
MON365P/365 G-EOMA AWC665B/C G-ZAPU MON5897/6 G-MONW BEE1230/1 G-JEBG JKK3307/8 EC-FTS AEA145/6 EC-ICD AUA2367/8 OE-LCP HCY548/9 5B-DBH JKK3120 EC-GHE

Friday 13th August
Our two German scheduled services produced two first visitors during the afternoon, Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGEL, and another Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700, D-ACPB making a total of six of the fleet to have now visited Newcastle Airport.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JM JP JW JZ KLM: BTH KZB KZP
AFR: BA/BB/BB/AM BEE: DI/DJ/DI HLX: AGEL DLH: ACPB
SCY9942 OH-LBX BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMB FUA9611/2 EC-ISL VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 12th August
Just one amidst the continuing deluge !; NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHD which arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop, only its second landing here.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JH JP JW JZ KLM: BDO KZK WXC
AFR: BB/BD/BD/BA BEE: DO/DJ/DJ + DW dep DLH: HA
SCY994P/9941 OH-LBX TSC326/7 C-GPAT TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 11th August
CitationJet N524SF made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport as such during the day, from/to Coventry - it had appeared before as long ago as March 2002, and before that as N525GM in March 1998 - while KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-LXJ made only its second visit as such during the afternoon - its first had been last December but it had visited before many times as G-UKTE.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JH JP JW JZ KLM: BTI LXJ JCH
AFR: BD/GS/HD/BB BEE: DW/DW/BD HLX: AGEP DLH: LL
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-CPEV ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 10th August
Nothing ......
Others:
EZY 737: JB JH JP JW JZ KLM: BDA KZM KZD
AFR: BD/FD/FD/BD BEE: DL/DJ/DL DLH: JD
SXS260/1 TC-SUH BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB DAT60J/P OO-SSM MYT824/3 G-DHJZ

Monday 9th August
The Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule continued to provide interest, BAe146-RJ85 D-AVRP making its second visit to Newcastle - its first had been on 26th October 2001 - while FlyBe DHC.8-400 visits were also still of note, the new machine G-JEDW operating two of the day's turnarounds on only its second day of service for the carrier.
Others:
EZY 737: JB -JF JH -JI JP +JW JZ KLM: BDP KZL KZG
AFR: BD/BA/GS/BD BEE: DW/DL/DW DLH: AVRP
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-APZ

Sunday 8th August
Onur Air Airbus A.300-600 TC-OAG first-visited on the evening Dalaman charter, and Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.200 D-ACHK made just its second visit on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule. Cessna 303 N6498V departed during the morning, but possibly the most significant visitor was the last of the G-EZJ. registered easyJet Boeing 737-700s to appear here, G-EZJZ, which became one of the based machines after arriving from Malaga at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH +JI JP -JT +JZ KLM: BDO KZR KZE
AFR: -/GS/EA/BD BEE: DT/DV HLX: AGEP DLH: HK
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDO JKK3457/8 EC-GOU BMA7474 G-MIDO OHY4441/2 TC-OAG

Saturday 7th August
Just one aircraft of note, Air Europa's new-build Boeing 737-800 EC-ISN first-visiting on the afternoon Palma charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH JP JT KLM: KZC KZR
AFR: BB/GS/-/- BEE: DT/DV
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-MONW BEE1230/1 G-JEBD JKK3307/8 EC-FTS AEA145/6 EC-ISN AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCI HCY548/9 5B-DBH JKK3120 EC-GHH

Friday 6th August
The return leg of the previous weekend's Jet2-flown Lourdes departure was operated by Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELM on behalf of Channel Express, the same machine that first-visited on another ad-hoc charter on July 15th. Another CRJ.700 substitution on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule produced the first-visiting D-ACPO, and Elbe Air Falcon 20 D-CLBB visited at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH JP JT KLM: BTH KZB KZH
AFR: HD/BB/BD/BB BEE: DV/DT/DT HLX: AGEP DLH: ACPO
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-HHG VIK7352/3 SE-RDF FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 5th August
CitationJet N393N departed during the morning after spending three nights with us - not much else, although two airliners made just their third visits, FlyBe's DHC.8-400 G-JEDV which had made its first two visits the previous day, on the afternoon Belfast City schedule, and Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBX on the second week of the Air Scandic Orlando/Sanford series. Cessna 303 N6498V arrived from Leeds during the evening to spend the weekend with us.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH -JL +JP JT KLM: BDE KZL KZD
AFR: BD/HD/HD/HD BEE: DL/DV/DL DLH: JG
SCY994P/9941 OH-LBX TSC326/7 C-GPAT TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 4th August
Slowly improving all the time after the recent quiet spell, with two first-visiting Swiss executive jets and a first-visiting airliner - the airliner was FlyBe's latest DHC.8-400 to appear here, G-JEDV, which had been in service for a month or so at least, operating both the morning and evening turnarounds. Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604 HB-JRC had arrived within the first hour of the day, not departing until the mid-afternoon, while TAG Aviation Falcon 900 HB-IGL slipped in and out in the meantime, spending just eighteen minutes on the ground at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH +JL -JN JT KLM: BDA KZO KZH
AFR: BB/HD/FD/BD BEE: DV/DT/DV HLX: AGEP DLH: LK
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOBD ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 3rd August
Not a lot, just the departure of yesterday's Canadian Forces Challenger 604 144618 just after mid-day.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH JN JT KLM: BDP KZL KZM
AFR: BD/AM/PT/BB BEE: DL/DT/DL DLH: JH
SXS260/1 TC-SUI BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB

Monday 2nd August
A couple of biz jets and a colour-scheme brightened up an otherwise dismal, grey 'mid-summer' day !. First-visiting CitationJet N393N arrived mid-afternoon for a night-stop, followed within the hour by Canadian Forces Challenger 604 144618. Later in the evening Pegasus Airways Boeing 737-800 TC-APG made its much anticipated first visit of the summer - the aircraft, which had last visited on 22nd September 2003, had been on a winter lease to Myanmar Airways, and consequently wore a hybrid colour-scheme
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH JN JT KLM: BDK KZE KZL
AFR: JA/JA/GS/BD BEE: DK/DT/DO DLH: JC
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-APG

Sunday 1st August
The aircraft that had first-visited any form of special Star Alliance colour-scheme at Newcastle Airport during early April returned, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPS making its second appearance here on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule. Earlier another of our European scheduled services had produced a first-visitor, Boeing 737-400 PH-BDZ on the morning Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH JN JT KLM: WXA BDZ KZA KZR
AFR: -/BB/BD/JA BEE: DT/DK HLX: AGEP DLH: ACPS
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDY BMA7474 G-MIDY JKK3457/8 EC-FZC OHY4441/2 TC-OAA

Saturday 31st July
A slightly better summer Saturday than of late, the real highlight being the first-visit of a UK airline, our first look at Jet2 coming courtesy of the first-visiting Boeing 737-300 G-CELY during the early morning, positioning in from Belfast to operate another Lourdes charter. Only other item of interest was the Danish Air Transport Beech 1900 OY-JRI, making its first visit since February 2001.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JF JH JN JT KLM: KZM KZG BTH WXA
AFR: AM/BB/-/- BEE: DI/DT
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-MONX BEE1230/1 G-JEBD AEA145/6 EC-HBN AWC665B/C G-ZAPU JKK3307/8 EC-GNY AUA2367/8 OE-LCN HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 30th July
Only one of interest was a second-visiting CitationJet, N525HS passing through from Switzerland to Reykjavik during the morning, just as it had done on 10th December 2003.
Others:
EZY 737: +JB JF JH -JL JN JT KLM: BTE KZK WXA
AFR: JA/PT/JA/AM BEE: DL/DK/DI HLX: AGEP DLH: LJ
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMB FUA9611/2 EC-ISL VIK7352/3 SE-RDF FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 29th July
The beginning of the school holiday period extra Orlando charter produced a significant returnee, the Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBX that had first visited on the eve of the summer season, operating the first departure of the Air Scandic flight. KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BDW first-visited on the morning Amsterdam rotation, and another new UK-based N-reg machine made its first appearance, Turbo Arrow N45AW from Shobdon during the late morning. Regional ERJ-145 F-GUFD finally departed after spending eight nights with us apparently u/s.
Others:
EZY 737: -JC JF JH JL JN +JT KLM: BDW KZC KZI
AFR: AM/BD/AM/JA BEE: DR/DI/DR DLH: LV
SCY994P/9941 OH-LBX TSC326/7 C-GLAT RAE8151 F-GUFD TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 28th July
A now rare subcharter for a based charter unit produced the FlyJet Boeing 757 G-FJEB during the first hour of the day, operating the inbound leg of the My Travel Airways Heraklion 'W', only the machine's third visit here as such. Still not much else, Beech Baron N27MW visiting during the afternoon, as did Falcon 10 F-GSLZ.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JH JL JN KLM: BTI LXP KZF
AFR: JA/HD/JA/AM BEE: DI/BD/DI HLX: AGEP DLH: LD
MYT824/066R G-FJEB AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-CPEU ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 27th July
Again just drips and drabs, a pair of Bin Air Metros during the afternoon including the not too common D-CCCC, a machine which had made just three previous landings here in the space of a few days during mid-January, and Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELP operating the return leg of a Barcelona charter, only its second visit as such, although it had previously been more regular as TF-ELP.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JH JL JN KLM: BTD KZI
AFR: AM/PT/AM/JA BEE: DO/DT/DO DLH: JH
SXS260/1 TC-SUG BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB EXS6257/257P G-CELP DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 26th July
Nothing too exciting, last week's first-visiting Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-AAB making its second appearance on the evening Dalaman charter, and Wideroe DHC.8-100 LN-WIB making a further two visits on the day's two Stavanger rotations, now its fourth and fifth visits of recent weeks. Manag'air King Air 200 F-GRSO paid an early hours visit.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JH JN LH KLM: BDC KZN WXA
AFR: JA/GS/JA/AM BEE: DL/DT/DR DLH: LV
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB WIF382/3 LN-WIB WIF386/7 LN-WIB PGT437/8 TC-AAB

Sunday 25th July
More airliners of note, bmi-British Midland producing another first-visiting Airbus A320, G-MIDZ operating the morning and afternoon 'split' Venice, leaving just four of the fleet now yet to first-visit this summer. Wideroe DHC.8-100 LN-WIB appeared again, its third visit in recent weeks, on the morning Stavanger schedule, and Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGEN followed up its first visit of two days ago on the afternoon Hannover schedule. Robin OO-VPI passed through at lunch-time routing north to Inverness.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF +JH -JJ JN LH KLM: BDC WXC KZP
AFR: -/BD/AM/JA BEE: DM/DL HLX: AGEN DLH: HI
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDZ WIF384/5 LN-WIB JKK3457/8 EC-HNC BMA7474 G-MIDZ OHY4441/2 TC-OAA

Saturday 24th July
A busy day, although nowhere near as busy as this weekend used to be, but with just one aircraft relevant to mention here, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HGQ first-visiting on the afternoon Palma charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN LH KLM: JCT
AFR: AM/BD/-/- BEE: DI/DM
MON365P/365 G-EOMA BEE1230/1 G-JEBD MON5897/6 G-MPCD JKK3307/8 EC-GNY AEA145/6 EC-HGQ AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCG HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 23rd July
Just one Boeing 737 seeing the week out, another first-visiting Hapag-Lloyd Express -700 D-AGEN on the afternoon Hannover schedule.
Others:
EZY 737: -JA JC +JF JJ JN LH KLM: BDP KZM KZH
AFR: JA/BD/JA/AM BEE: DM/AS/DM HLX: AGEN DLH: HC
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-INP VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 22nd July
Just two aircraft that had appeared recently, Air Transat Airbus A310 C-GTSH on its second visit on the morning Toronto rotation, and FAI Airservice Citation 550 D-CIFA which followed up its brief visit of four days with another during the late afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JC JJ JN LH KLM: BDE KZH KZG
AFR: ?/HD/AM/JA BEE: DR/DM/DR DLH: HI
TSC326/7 C-GTSH TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKC AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 21st July
Just a couple of 'NextGen' second visits, a predictable Hapag-Lloyd Express 737-700, D-AGEP which had first-visited four days previous, on the afternoon Hannover schedule, and the more unusual KLM 737-800 PH-BXD on the first Amsterdam rotation, just the fourth time the carrier has used a -800 through Newcastle, and an aircraft which had first-visited during April.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN JS KLM: BXD KZE JCH
AFR: JA/BB/JA/FD BEE: DK/DT/DR HLX: AGEP DLH: HC
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 20th July
The unexpected highlight of ten days previous returned for its second visit during the morning, Wideroe using DHC.8-100 LN-WIB for the first of the day's Stavanger rotations. Seneca N220MK passed through during the late morning on a westbound Trans-Atlantic ferry, and Electra G-LOFB appeared for the third night running on a freight charter from Barcelona.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN -JP +JS KLM: BDN KZG KVK
AFR: FD/GS/FD/JA BEE: DL/DR/DL DLH: HH
BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB WIF382/3 LN-WIB SXS260/1 TC-SUG DAT60J/P OO-SSM

Monday 19th July
Another first-visiting Turkish airliner during the evening, Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 TC-AAB operating the Dalaman charter. Antonov An-74 UR-74026 departed just after lunch-time after four nights with us, and Atlantic Airways Electra G-LOFB operated another late evening freight charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN JP KLM: BTE WXC KZO
AFR: BB/BD/JA/FD BEE: DL/DI/DT DLH: HC
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-AAB

Sunday 18th July
Somewhat better with two first-visiting airliners, another Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGEP, and Onur Air Airbus A300 TC-ONT on the evening Dalaman charter, and our first Electra since 2000, Atlantic Airways' G-LOFB operating another freight charter from Barcelona just before midnight. TBM.700 N702AR day-stopped and FAI Airservice Citation 550 D-CIFA visited briefly during the early evening.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN JP KLM: BDO KZC KZP
AFR: -/HD/GS/BB BEE: DT/DI HLX: AGEP DLH: HH
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDU JKK3457/8 EC-GGV BMA7474 G-MIDU OHY4441/2 TC-ONT

Saturday 17th July
Another Summer Saturday with nothing to report .....
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN JP KLM: KZF
AFR: BB/HD/-/- BEE: DJ/DN
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-MONX BEE1230/1 G-JEBH AEA145/6 EC-HBL JKK3307/8 EC-GOM AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCF HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 16th July
One of the year's star visitors appeared just twenty one minutes into the day, our first Antonov An-74 ever (we had seen a An-72 once before) appearing in the shape of Motor Sich's UR-74026 on a freight charter from Barcelona, the aircraft subsequently staying with us for the weekend - a previous Antonov first-visitor from a few months ago made its second during the afternoon, Pskovavia's An-26 RA-26123 which had first-visited on 24th March, spending just an hour and a half with us. Hapag-Lloyd Express began to use Boeing 737-700s on their three-times weekly Hannover schedule during the afternoon, the first flight being operated by the first-visiting D-AGEQ, while Viking Airlines MD.83 SE-RDF made just its second visit as such during the evening.
Falcon 900 N77CE departed back across the Atlantic during the morning, while Learjet 60 N29LJ which had spent the whole week on the Samson apron, departed during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JJ JN JP KLM: BTD KZF JCH
AFR: PT/HD/PT/BB BEE: DR/DJ/DR HLX: AGEQ DLH: LA
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-HMJ VIK7352/3 SE-RDF FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 15th July
Islandsflug flew an ad-hoc Venice departure during the early morning on behalf of Channel Express using the first-visiting Boeing 737-300 TF-ELM, which wore an all-white fuselage with red engines and fin (no titles) - Air Transat Airbus A310 C-GTSD made its second visit during the morning on the Toronto charter.Pilatus PC-12 HB-FPR departed mid-morning, Mid American Energy Falcon 900 N77CE arriving at the same time for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF +JJ JN -JO JP KLM: BDK KZE KZH
AFR: BB/??/BB/PT BEE: DI/DK/DI DLH: LY
EXS254P/6254 TF-ELM TSC326/7 C-GTSD TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKB AMC5182/3 9H-ABT

Wednesday 14th July
More of the same, with just German Air Rescue Learjet 35 D-COKE visiting during the evening, followed by the returning Pilatus PC-12 HB-FPR for another night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF JN JO JP KLM: BTE KZE KZR
AFR: BD/PT/GS/BB BEE: DK/DK/DI HLX: AHLN DLH: LT
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOOG ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 13th July
A quietish day with just foreign GA movements of note - PC-12 HB-FPR and Mooney M.20 N101UK departed at various times during the morning, while Cessna 303 N154DJ arrived mid-morning to spend some time with us alongside the still present Lear 60 N29LJ.
Others:
EZY 737: JC JF -JL JN JO +JP KLM: KZN KZE JCH
AFR: GS/BC/MA/BD BEE: DM/DK/DM DLH: LW
BGH5585/6 LZ-BHB SXS260/1 TC-SUI DAT60J/P OO-SSG MYT824/3 G-FHAJ

Monday 12th July
Just a few foreign GA visitors amongst the invasion of foreign military helicopters, Mooney M.20 N101UK providing support for the 'blind pilot' flying Cherokee G-IIIC, arriving from Sheffield during the afternoon for a night-stop, Learjet 60 N29LJ first-visiting a little later, also night-stopping, and Pilatus PC-12 HB-FPR which arrived during the evening also to spend the night with us.
Others:
EZY 737: +JC JF JL JN JO -KC KLM: BDE KZO KZR
AFR: BD/AM/BD/GS BEE: DR/DJ/DR DLH: LT
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-APN

Sunday 11th July
Our first Dash Eight delivery for some time, DHC.8-300 C-GZPQ actually diverting in for fuel at lunch-time en-route Reykjavik-Rotterdam, and onwards for use by QANTAS Link operator Eastern Australia Airways.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JL JN JO KC KLM: BDC KZK KZG
AFR: -/MA/GS/BD BEE: DR/DO HLX: AHLD DLH: HH
MON364 G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDP JKK3457/8 EC-GXU BMA7474 G-MIDP OHY4441/2 TC-OAI

Saturday 10th July
Major highlight of another very quiet Saturday was only the second use of a DHC.8-100 by Wideroe through Newcastle on their Stavanger scheduled service, LN-WIB first-visiting just before mid-day.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JL JN JO KC KLM: KZL KZG
AFR: BD/MA/-/- BEE: DJ/DO
MON365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEBD JKK3307/8 EC-GAT AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AEA145/6 EC-HBL AUA2367/8 OE-LCK HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 9th July
The week ended, as it had began, with an interesting exec jet day, courtesy of two first-visiting machines - most notable of the pair was only our third IAI Galaxy/Gulfstream 200, TAG Aviation's HB-JEB making the fifth landing of the type at Newcastle Airport during the afternoon, the aircraft only staying for half an hour. Another short stayer had preceded it, CitationJet 'CJ2' D-ISCH passing through earlier in the afternoon on a trip across the Atlantic - the registration had actually appeared here before on a Citation 525, on only the third CitationJet ever to visit Newcastle Airport during December 1993. Cessna 404 D-IAAZ arrived from Stuttgart during the evening for a night-stop.
Only airliner of note was another member of the Viking Airlines MD.83 fleet, SE-RDF making its first visit as such on the evening Heraklion charter - the aircraft had been another to have visited previously as an Aero-Lloyd machine, and again making two landings on the same day, as D-ALLK on Saturday 22nd September 1990.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JL JN JO KC KLM: KZC KZN
AFR: AM/GS/AM/BD BEE: DK/DT/AS HLX: LD DLH: LI
TCX746L/P G-OJMB BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC FUA9611/2 EC-ISL VIK7352/3 SE-RDF FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGJ

Thursday 8th July
A few more airliners of note today, just one first-visitor however, the third last easyJet Boeing 737-700 to appear here, G-EZKC arriving back from Belfast on the morning rotation and becoming one of the based aircraft. Air Transat Airbus A310 C-GTSI made its second visit on the morning Toronto charter, as did Air Malta Airbus A319 9H-AEH on the late evening Malta rotation. The afternoon Air France Paris-CDG schedule was flown by CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CNB, its first visit to Newcastle since the fleet filled in for Gill Airways Fokker 100s on maintenance during July/August 2001 !.
Others:
EZY 737: JF -JH +JL JN JO -KB +KC KLM: BDK KZH KZN
AFR: BD/BA/CNB/AM BEE: AS/DT/DJ DLH: LV
TSC326/7 C-GTSI FHY486 TC-FBD TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-AEH

Wednesday 7th July
Just one aircraft to mention again, a first-visiting UK charter airliner, First Choice Airways' new-build Boeing 757 G-OOBF operating the mid-day Verona charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH -JI +JN JO KB KLM: BDA KZH JCH
AFR: BA/PT/AM/BD BEE: AS/DR/AS HLX: AHLD DLH: JA
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOBF ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 6th July
Back to next to nothing, the only aircraft of note being Partenavia P.68 D-GINA which spent a couple of hours with during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JH JI JO KB KLM: BDA KZM KZR
AFR: BD/BC/BD/BA BEE: DJ/DI/DJ DLH: LV
EZE019P/4092 G-ZAPJ BGH5585/6 LZ-HMQ SXS260/1 TC-SUI EZE4092 G-ZAPJ DAT60J/P OO-SSK

Monday 5th July
A pretty interesting biz day which was begun by a real star visitor in the early hours, our first Westwind since EC-GIB in 1997 appearing on an ambulance flight, Air Trek Inc.'s N475AT arriving from across the Atlantic via Shannon, to where it departed back mid-afternoon. London Executive Aviation Citation 550 G-GHPG made only its second visit as such during the morning, while another that had first appeared during mid-February, Volante Aviation's CitationJet N665CH, made its third visit also during the morning. Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDF made just its second visit as such during the afternoon.
A fairly significant machine took over our Stansted mail flight temporarily during the late evening, deputising for 'our' Herk EI-JIV which is required elsewhere this week, Titan Airways' 'new' Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPV, the type that is expected to operate this flight full time in due course, positioning in from Stansted during the evening. The aircraft, and ex-go Fly machine, wears an all white colour-scheme, and had last visited Newcastle Airport as G-IGOC on 3rd March 2003.
Others:
EZY 737: +JF JH JI JO KB -KD KLM: BDC KZB KZG KZM
AFR: MA/BA/BA/BD BEE: DT/DI/DM DLH: JG
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB AWC08Y/L G-ZAPV PGT437/8 TC-APU

Sunday 4th July
Still deadly quiet, with just a couple of 'Single-aisle Airbus' 'second visits' of note, Onur Air A321 TC-OAI on the evening Dalaman charter, and bmi's A320 G-MIDP on the Venice rotations, actually its third and fourth visits, but only the second day in our history it has appeared.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JI JO KB KD KLM: BDP KZC KZD
AFR: -/GS/PT/MA BEE: DI/DM HLX: AHLN DLH: JA
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDP JKK3457/8 EC-GOM BMA7474 G-MIDP OHY4441/2 TC-OAI

Saturday 3rd July
Another dismal summer Saturday, the only visitor of note being MSR Flug-Charter Cessna 340 D-INGI on a freight flight during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737: JH +JI JO KB KD KLM: KZI KVK KZH
AFR: HD/GS/-/- BEE: DR/DI
MON365P/365 G-EOMA MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-FXA AEA145/6 EC-HBM BEE1230/1 G-JEAM AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCP HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 2nd July
The first 'good biz' of the month appeared during the morning, CJ2 PH-ECL spending two and a half hours on the Samson apron, while the only other aeroplane of note was easyJet Boeing 737-700 G-EZKD which became one of the based machines on its return from Malaga during the early afternoon - it had previously only spent a short two and a half day spell with us during mid May.
Others:
EZY 737: -JD JH JO JX KB +KD KLM: BDD KZC KZF
AFR: MA/BD/BD/HD BEE: DI/DR/DI HLX: AHLN DLH: LH
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-ISL VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBD AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 1st July
A slightly more promising beginning to July - Douglas MD.83 TC-FBG's dominance so far on Freebird's twice weekly charters was finally broken during the morning with the appearance of TC-FBD, one of the aircraft that had first-visited on football charters during April 2003, but it was two first-visiting airliners that created most interest, another ex-German Airbus A310 now operated by Air Transat, C-GVAT during the morning, and the third and last of the current Air Malta Airbus A319 fleet, 9H-AEG first-visiting on the carrier's evening charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JO JX KB KLM: BDP KZL KZH
AFR: -/BC/FD/MA BEE: DO/DR/DO DLH: JG
TSC326/7 G-GVAT FHY486 TC-FBD TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-AEG

Wednesday 30th June
What must have been one of our worst Junes ever concluded with two aircraft returning under new guises - a delayed Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule was operated during the early evening by dba Boeing 737-300 D-ADIG, the aircraft wearing the carrier's new colour-scheme - it had visited before quite recently as G-BZZA on an Astraeus charter on 16th October 2003 - while Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDF first-visited as such at lunch-time, the aircraft having visited us a few times before as G-JRJR.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JO JX KB KLM: BDN KZH WXC
AFR: MA/BC/MA/- BEE: DO/DR/DO HLX: ADIG DLH: LF
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841P/C G-CPEV ECA904/5 5B-DBU FCA841D/F G-OOOK

Tuesday 29th June
Just German Air Rescue Lear 35 D-CAVE which spent an hour and a half on the Samson apron during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JO JX KB KLM: BTI KZD KZO
AFR: GS/BC/GS/MA BEE: DM/DM/DL DLH: LA
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMQ SXS260/1 TC-SUJ

Monday 28th June
A day that will be remembered for evil-looking helicopters only produced one civilian of note, City Jet BAe146-200 EI-CWC substituting for the ERJ-145 on the late morning Air France Paris-CDG rotation.
Others:
EZY 737: JD JH JO JX KB KLM: BDE KZH KZD
AFR: MA/CWC/MA/GS BEE: DO/DM/DO DLH: LQ
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHA PGT437/8 TC-APU

Sunday 27th June
Sundays continued to unusually provide much more interest than Saturdays this summer - the most significant movement of the day was the first use by easyJet of an Airbus A319 for a based scheduled service, the first-visiting G-EZED positioning up from Gatwick for a delayed Belfast rotation during the morning, the aircraft returning to Gatwick early afternoon. Another Airbus A321 substitution saw Onur Air's TC-OAI first-visit as such on the evening Dalanan charter - the aircraft had visited on seven previous occasions as D-ALAG with Aero-Lloyd during the previous two summers, and wears the 'full' Onur Air colour-scheme - while the still rare Emerald Airways HS.748 G-ORCP sneaked in and out again a couple of times during the evening, only its third and fourth visits, positioning in from Liverpool to operate the East Midlands mail run.
Others:
EZY 737: +JD JH JO JX -KA KB KLM: BTD KZA WXC
AFR: -/HD/GS/MA BEE: DL/DI HLX: AHLG DLH: JE
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDS EZY8006/551 G-EZED JKK3457/8 EC-GXU XLA4127/6 G-XLAG EZY552/8005 G-EZED BMA7474 G-MIDS JEM65E/10M G-ORCP OHY4441/2 TC-OAI JEM11M/66E G-ORCP GRE2744 SX-BLW

Saturday 26th June
Again very little to excite, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-IDA did however make just its second landing here during the afternoon, its first having been during March 2002, and we saw the Austrian Arrows colour-scheme for just the second time, on Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCJ on the evening Innsbruck charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JO JX KA KB KLM: KZE KZM
AFR: HD/HD/-/- BEE: DT/DI
MON365P/365 G-EOMA MON5897/6 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEBD AEA145/6 EC-IDA JKK3307/8 EC-GGV AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCJ

Friday 25th June
Returning to not a great deal of interest, the day saw Balkan Holidays Airbus A320 LZ-BHC make its second visit as such during the morning, Viking Airlines MD.83 SE-RDE just its third as such during the evening, and the return of Strikemaster G-UVNR during the afternon, for a shorter visit this time, just over two hours during the afternoon en-route from Chester to the Waddington show.
Others:
EZY 737: JH JO JX KA KB KLM: BDK KZE KZP
AFR: JA/JA/JA/HD BEE: DJ/DT/DD HLX: AHLG DLH: LF
BGH5507/8 LZ-BHC TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-HHG VIK7352/3 SE-RDE FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGS

Thursday 24th June
Getting better with first-visiting airliners at either end of the day and a surprisingly first-timing exec jet - another ex-Lufthansa, but now Air Transat Airbus A310 first-visited, C-GTSH on the morning Toronto rotation, and the second use of an Airbus A319 by Air Malta through Newcastle Airport saw 9H-AEH make its first ever landing here just before midnight. The first-visiting 'biz' was the otherwise regular sight of a NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP, CS-DNT surprisingly making its first appearance here on a short visit at tea-time.
Others:
EZY 737: +JH JO JX KA KB -KE KLM: JCH KZK KZE
AFR: BE/BE/EA/JA BEE: DD/DI/DD DLH: HC
TSC326/7 C-GTSH FHY486 TC-FBG TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-AEH

Wednesday 23rd June
Malibu N3088X departed during the morning after its night-stop, presumably on the final leg of its ferry flight, promising a tasty subsequent Slovenian identity ? ..... there wasn't anything else of note however ....
Others:
EZY 737: -&+JI -JJ JO JX +KA KB KE KLM: BDI KZF WXC
AFR: BC/BC/BC/BE BEE: DI/DJ/DD HLX: AHLG DLH: LV
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-CPEP ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 22nd June
Still very little to excite - Sun Express Boeing 737-800 TC-SUI made its second visit on the morning Antalya charter, and Piper Malibu N3088X arrived from Reykjavik during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDE WXC LXP
AFR: BE/BE/BE/BC BEE: DO/DR/DT DLH: HC
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMQ SXS260/1 TC-SUI DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 21st June
The second 'new' Airbus A320 addition to the Balkan Holidays fleet made its first appearance as such during the early morning - LZ-BHC had however been a regular Saturday visitor last summer as OY-CNR of My Travel Airways, and had indeed visited before that as G-DACR of Airtours in 1996, and prior to that as G-OEXC of Excalibur from 1993 to 1995. Cherokee I-STET followed the last week's 'euro-singles' northbound to Wick during the morning, while interesting domestic visitor was BAC.167 Strikemaster G-UVNR which arrived from Chester at lunch-time for a night-stop, the aircraft wearing a brown camouflage scheme. Robin DR.400 G-CCWM arrived to be based, replacing long-time resident G-BACJ.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDP KZC KZL
AFR: BA/BC/BC/BE BEE: DR/DU/DR DLH: HI
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC PGT437/8 TC-APF

Sunday 20th June
Trinidad F-GKUM departed onwards to Wick during the morning, and was replaced during the late evening by another very welcome European 'single', PA-28 I-STET arriving from France for a night-stop. Onur Air Airbus A321 TC-OAK made its second visit on the evening Dalaman charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDA KZE KVK
AFR: -/BF/BB/BA BEE: DJ/DI HLX: AHLN DLH: HF
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDS JKK3457/8 EC-FTS BMA7474 G-MIDS GRE2743 SX-BLW OHY4441/2 TC-OAK GRE2744 SX-BLW

Saturday 19th June
Still very little, just another returning-after-a-long absence Air Europa Boeing 737-800, EC-HBL making its third visit here, and Trinidad F-GKUM which arrived from Shoreham at lunch-time for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: KZM JCT
AFR: BF/BF/-/-/ BEE: DI/DT
MON365P/365 G-EOMA MON5897/6 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEBH AEA145/6 EC-HBL JKK3307/8 EC-GAT AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCO HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 18th June
Nothing of note .....
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDN KZM KZR
AFR: MA/MA/MA/BF BEE: DJ/DI/DJ HLX: AHLG DLH: HG
BGH5507/8 LZ-HMI TCX746L/P G-OJMC FUA9611/2 EC-INP VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 17th June
Only movement of note was the departure of one of the previous day's light aircraft visitors, PA-28 F-GBPI continuing onwards to Stornoway during the mid-morning.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDO KZP KZH
AFR: BF/BF/BF/MA BEE: DD/DU/DD DLH: LE
TSC326/7 C-GFAT TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKA FHY486 TC-FBG AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 16th June
Very quiet indeed, the only items of interest being single-engined GA visitors of varying sizes - TBM.700 N228CX visited over lunch-time, while PA-28 F-GBPI diverted in during the late evening, and subsequently night-stopped.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDA KZA KZE
AFR: MA/MA/MA/BF BEE: DD/DU/DM HLX: AHLG DLH: JA
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOOG ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 15th June
Highlight of the day was a brief visit from an executive jet at lunch-time, involving the first Falcon 2000 built, F-GMOE flying under Dassault Aviation callsigns. Falcon 900 N32B which had spent two nights with us departed to Italy at breakfast-time, followed shortly after by Falcon 100 F-GSLZ. A pair of Boeing 737-800s provided the only airliner interest, Sun Express' TC-SUH making its second visit during the morning, and Excel Airways' leased-from-Miami Air G-OXLA making its first visit of the year, arriving from Santorini during the afternoon and becoming the based unit - the aircraft wears the (almost) full Excel Airways colour-scheme for a change this year, the only variation, as with the leased ZS-SJG, being the white engines.
Others:
EZY 737: JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BDD KVK KZO
AFR: BF/BF/BF/MA BEE: DT/DU/DT DLH: LE
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMQ SXS260/1 TC-SUH XLA4211 G-OXLA DAT60J/P OO-SSM MYT824/3 G-FHAJ

Monday 14th June
Somewhat quieter on all counts, all the interest occurring during the morning, Cessna 208 Caravan N1265U continuing onwards to Siegerland at breakfast-time, the previous Monday's first-visiting KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BTH making just its second appearance on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, and Trans Helicopter Service's Falcon 10 F-GSLZ arriving after breakfast for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: -JG +JJ JO JX KB KE KLM: BTH KZD KZH
AFR: MA/MA/MA/BF BEE: DD/DU/DD DLH: LP
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-APH

A much more interesting day with three first-visiting airliners amongst other niceties. bmi-British Midland produced another first-visiting Airbus A320 during the early morning, G-MIDO operating the Venice departure, and return during the afternoon, while yet another new easyJet Boeing 737-700 first-timed, G-EZKB returning from Malaga during the early afternoon to begin a period of residency, leaving just three of the fleet now yet to visit Newcastle Airport. Excel Airways' new Boeing 737-800 G-XLAH made just its third appearance on the lunch-time Zakinthos 'W'. while the evening Onur Air Dalaman charter was flown, not by the programmed Airbus A300-600, but by an A321, TC-OAK still wearing the basic 'Trigema' colour-scheme of its previous operator Aero-Lloyd. Quite incredibly this machine, the ex-D-ALAI, was the only A321 not to be used by the German carrier through Newcastle on the previous two summers' Wednesday morning Salzburg charter !.
Two Trans-Atlantic GA arrivals occurred during the early evening, Cessna 208 Caravan N1265U arriving from Reykjavik for a night-stop on a ferry flight to Germany, and Falcon 900 N32B which arrived direct from Baltimore for two nights with us.
Others:
EZY 737: JG JO -JP JX +KB KE KLM: BDO JCT KZM
AFR: -/BC/BF/MA BEE: DM/DU HLX: AHLG DLH: JD
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDO XLA4127/6 G-XLAH JKK3457/8 EC-GXU BMA7474 G-MIDO GRE2743 SX-BLW WIF205 LN-WDB OHY4441/2 TC-OAK GRE2744 SX-BLW

Saturday 12th June
Another quiet Saturday, the only machines of note being two returning airliners, the Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HGP on ts first appearance here since April 2002, and Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCI on its first visit since August 2002.
Others:
EZY 737: JG JO JP JX KE KLM: KZH KZE
AFR: BC/BC/-/- BEE: DI/DD
MON365P/365 G-EOMA MON5897/6 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEBH JKK3307/8 EC-HNC AEA145/6 EC-HGP AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCI HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 11th June
Not as interesting as the previous day, the only highlight being the second visit of Viking Airlines MD.83 SE-RDG during the evening.
Others:
EZY 737: JG JO JP JX KE KLM: BDC KZD KZF
AFR: PT/PT/PT/BC BEE: DI/DO/DI HLX: AHLG DLH: LS
BGH5507/8 LZ-HMI FUA9611/2 EC-ISL VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 10th June
Three first-visiting airliners, one of which was quite a surprise - the morning produced the 'new' Air Transat Airbus A310 C-GTSI as well as the really new FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JEDU which returned as expected during the evening, but the real surprise was the first use through Newcastle by Air Malta of one of their new Airbus A319 fleet, 9H-AEJ operating the evening Malta charter. Pharma Nord Falcon 100 OY-PHN day-stopped and Arcus Air Dornier 228 D-CAAM visitedlate in the evening.
Others:
EZY 737: JG JO JP JX KE KLM: BDK KZH KZP
AFR: BE/BE/BE/PT BEE: DU/DO/DU DLH: JH
TSC326/7 C-GTSI TCX746P/K G-OJMC TCX624L/K G-BXKA FHY486 TC-FBG AMC51823 9H-AEJ

Wednesday 9th June
Another quiet day - Croatia Airlines Airbus A320 9A-CTK made just its third visit to Newcastle Airport during the afternoon on the return leg of the Split charter - it had visited twice during May 2002 - but its first in the carrier's new colour-scheme. Cheyenne D-IHLA operated an early hours ambulance flight from/to Hannover.
Others:
EZY 737: +JG -JJ JO JP JX KE KLM: BTD JCT JCH
AFR: GS/GS/GS/BE BEE: DO/DJ/DO HLX: AHLN DLH: ACLR
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOBE EZE409P/4095 G-BUPS ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 8th June
The summer season produced another first-visiting Boeing 737-800, Sun Express' TC-SUI on the morning charter, while the afternoon FlyBe Belfast City rotation which had become a DHC.8-400-programmed flight the previous day, produced just the third visit to Newcastle Airport of G-JEDR. Maule N14HF departed at lunch-time, and Agusta 109 N109WF spent the afternoon with us.
Others:
EZY 737: -JB JJ JO +JP JX KE KLM: BDK KZO KZB
AFR: BE/BE/BE/GS BEE: DM/DR/DM DLH: HB
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMW SXS260/1 TC-SUI DAT60J/P OO-SSK

Monday 7th June
Only airliner of note was a fairly significant first-visitor, the last of the KLM Boeing 737-300 fleet to appear here, PH-BTH, operating the first morning Amsterdam rotation. Xingu OO-SXD passed through again in the early hours, and GA visitors later in the day included Westair Citation Bravo N829CB and Maule N14HF.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JJ JO JX KE KLM: BTH JCT KZL
AFR: GS/GS/GS/BE BEE: DO/DO/DJ DLH: LP
GRE2743 SX-BLW BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB GRE2744 SX-BLW PGT437/8 TC-APF

Sunday 6th June
Two airliners second-visited at either ends of the day, bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDW which had flown the outbound leg only of the Venice charter on its first day of op. during early May, and Onur Air Airbus A300-600 TC-OAA that had first-visited last Sunday. Excellent Air Citation 560 D-CZAR made just its third visit to Newcastle Airport at tea-time, and Xingu OO-SXD made it in and out just before midnight engaged on an ambulance flight.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JJ JO JX KE +&-LH KLM: BDE KZH KZE
AFR: -/MA/BE/GS BEE: BE/DO HLX: LN DLH: HB
BMA7473 G-MIDW MON364/364P G-SMAN JKK3457/8 EC-GGV XLA4127/6 G-XLAC BMA7474 G-MIDW GRE2624 SX-BLW OHY4441/2 TC-OAA

Saturday 5th June
Still very quiet with just the third visit ever, but the first since early 2001, of Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HGO of note.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JJ JO JX KE KLM: KZG KZN
AFR: MA/MA/-/- BEE: DI/DO
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-OZBB BEE1230/1 G-JEBE JKK3307/8 EC-FXA AEA145/6 EC-HGO AUA2367/8 OE-LCF HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 4th June
Very quiet with just the second visit as such of Viking Airlines MD.83 SE-RDE during the evening of note.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JJ JO JX KE KLM: BDO KZD KZR
AFR: BA/BA/BA/MA BEE: DN/BC/DI DLH: LB
BGH5507/8 LZ-HMI TCX746L/P G-OJMB FUA9611/2 EC-HHH VIK7352/3 SE-RDE FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGJ

Thursday 3rd June
The ATC computer failure provided us with a first-visiting airliner during the morning, the first Paris-CDG arrival of the day being flown by the CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CWA, following the late departure from here of the ERJ-145 on the first departure of the day. KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BTE made just its second visit to Newcastle a little later, while a first-visiting executive jet arrived during the early afternoon in the shape of Airlink Airways' extremely 'fresh' Learjet 31 EI-MAX which subsequently spent three hours with us.
Others:
EZY 737: JB +JJ -JK JO JX KE KLM: BTE KZE KZG KZH
AFR: HD/CWA/HD/BA BEE: DN/BC/DD DLH: JC
TSC326/7 C-GPAT TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-BXKA FHY485/6 TC-FBG AMC5182/3 9H-ABR

Wednesday 2nd June
Same again, two more second-visiting airliners, although while neither were very surprising or exotic, both were very welcome - the second week of Lauda Air Boeing 737-800s on the Austrian Airlines Salzburg charter produced OE-LNP again, while the outbound leg of the usual 'at this time of the year' Croatia Airlines Split charter was flown by the carrier's Airbus A320 9A-CTJ, actually being more significant for making the first visit of the airline's new livery.
Others:
EZY 737: JB -JD JK +JO JX KE KLM: BDA KZM LXP
AFR: BA/BA/BA/HD BEE: DN/BC/DN HLX: AHLN DLH: LB
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-OOOG ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 1st June
Just two second-visiting airliners, one rather exotic and one quite surprising - the exotica was provided by Excel Airways' summer lease South African Airways Boeing 737-800 ZS-SJG, which actually became the based aircraft after arriving from Santorini during the afternoon, while the surprise was a rather old Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACLM, which had only visited once before on 2nd March 1997.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JK JX KE KLM: BDC JCT KZO
AFR: HD/HD/HD/BA BEE: DO/BE/DJ DLH: LM
BGH5585/6 LZ-HMQ SXS260/1 TC-SUJ XLA4211 ZS-SJG DAT60J/P OO-SSG

Monday 31st May
A quiet Bank Holiday Monday, the only airliner of note being the second visit of last week's first-visit-as-such Balkan Holidays' Airbus A320 LZ-BHB. Excellent Air Citation 560 D-CFLY departed during the morning after its night-stop, and Cessna 402 OY-SAV left us at dusk after four nights on the Samson apron.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JO JX KE KLM: BDC KZH JCT
AFR: BA/BA/BA/HD BEE: DO/BD/DO DLH: LB
GRE2744 SX-BLW BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB WIF382/3 LN-WDC PGT437/8 TC-APN

Sunday 30th May
Another of the summer's interesting Turkish charter series began during the evening, an Onur Air Dalaman series flown by Airbus A300-600s, the first flight being operated by the first-visiting TC-OAA. Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPE had earlier made its third visit of the summer schedule during the afternoon, while the day's British Midland Venice charter produced yet another first-visiting Airbus A320, G-MIDU wearing the carrier's new colour-scheme.
Excellent Air Citation 560 D-CFLY arrived during the last hour of the day for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JO +JX KE KLM: KZI JCT KZL
AFR: -/HD/BA/BA BEE: BE/DO HLX: AHLD DLH: PE
GRE2623 SX-BLW MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDU JKK3456/7 EC-GXU BMA7474 G-MIDU GRE2743 SX-BLW OHY4441/2 TC-OAA MYT822/004R G-BYDA

Saturday 29th May
Challenger 300 C-GIPZ made the type's first departure from Newcastle Airport during the morning, departing home to Wichita via Gander, while an equally significant executive jet visitor coming in the other direction was NetJets Gulfstream V N516QS, the first of the fleet to appear here, which arrived from Teterboro during the late evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JO -KA KE KLM: WXC KZO
AFR: HD/HD/-/- BEE: DJ/DO
MON365P/365 G-SMAN BEE1230/1 G-JEBC AEA145/6 EC-HBM MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-GGV AWC665B/C G-ZAPU AUA2367/8 OE-LCP HCY548/9 5B-DBH GRE2623 SX-BLW

Friday 28th May
The third use of a Boeing 737-800 by KLM through Newcastle Airport produced the first-visiting PH-BXA on the first rotation of the day, while another first-visiting 'NextGen' was easyJet's 737-700 G-EZKA which returned from Paris-CDG during the early evening to begin a short stint as a based aeroplane. The evening Viking Airlines charter was flown by MD.83 SE-RDG, another ex-Aero Lloyd machine, but this time a first-visitor.
Mooney M20 N4041H passed through west-bound during the early afternoon, but probably the most interesting shape of the day was provided by the first-visit-of-type Challenger 300 C-GIPZ, the aircraft arriving from the EBACE show at Geneva during the early evening for a night-stop on its way back home.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD -JM JO +KA KE KLM: BXA KZN KZM
AFR: GS/-/GS/HD BEE: DJ/BC/DJ HLX: AHLD DLH: HD
XLA4047/047 9H-ADY BGH5507/8 LZ-HMI TCX746L/P G-OJMB FUA9611/2 EC-HHH VIK7352/3 SE-RDG FHY583/4 TC-FBG AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 27th May
The first of the 'new' Air Transat Airbus A310s to appear this summer became C-GTSD during the morning, while Turkish carrier Freebird began their first ever charter series from Newcastle during the evening, an operator that we had seen on recent football charters, beginning their two weekly charters with a first-visiting MD.83 TC-FBG.
Cessna 414 OK-CIA returned after a couple of years absence during the early morning, Cessna 402 OY-SAV that had last visited during July 2003, visited during the afternoon flying a local survey flight and then night-stopping, while another overnighter was Beech Bonanza N7205T which arrived during the early evening.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JM JO KE KLM: BTI KZM KZL
AFR: HD/HD/HD/GS BEE: DM/BD/DM DLH: HC
AMC5182/3 9H-ADM TSC326/7 C-GTSD TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-BXKC XLA046/4046 9H-ADY FHY486 TC-FBG

Wednesday 26th May
The once completely absent Star Alliance colour-scheme continued to be a feature of this summer's visitors, the morning Austrian Airlines Salzburg charter being flown by the first-visiting Airbus A320 OE-LBR in the old 'washing line' style livery. Comfort Air CitationJet D-IMAC first-visited during the late afternoon, and Falcon 50 N75WE returned during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JM JO KE KLM: BDN LXK KZK
AFR: GS/GS/GS/HD BEE: DD?/AM/DO HLX: AHLG DLH: LT
AUA2361/2 OE-LBR SXS930 TC-SUJ ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 25th May
Two recently first-visiting Sun Express Boeing 737-800s made their second visits during the day, TC-SUJ arriving on the Antalya charter during the morning and then going u/s and subsequently night-stopping, TC-SUG positioning in during the evening to operate the outbound. Pilatus PC-12 HB-FOT appeared again briefly at lunch-time, Tyrol Air Ambulance Dornier 328 OE-LIR made just its second appearance here, arriving from Birmingham at tea-time for a night-stop - the aircraft had visited once previously on 12th August 2001 - and Falcon 50 N75WE first-visited during the late evening.
Others:
EZY 737: JB JD JM JO KE KLM: BDN KZG KZF LXP
AFR: HD/HD/HD/GS BEE: DJ/BD/DJ DLH: HC
SXS260 TC-SUJ DAT60J/P OO-SSK SXS260/1 TC-SUG

Monday 24th May
Two more summer charter series began at either ends of the day, a morning Balkan Holidays Bourgas charter was started off by the carrier's 'new' Airbus A320 LZ-BHB, one of two fleet additions for this summer, and an aircraft that had last visited Newcastle as OY-CNP on 1st November 2003, and then before that under two different British identities, the last time as G-HBAP in 1996, and before that as G-HAGT of Excalibur, while Pegasus Airlines commenced their evening Dalaman series with Boeing 737-800 TC-APZ on its fifth appearance here.
General Aviation visitors included NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNK during the afternoon, and the much more interesting Pilatus PC-12 HB-FOT which visited briefly during the early morning, the aircraft wearing the full special scheme of the Swiss/Malaysian Petronas Formula 1 team.
Others:
EZY 737: -JA JB JD JM +JO KE KLM: BDO WXC KZH KZL
AFR: EA/EA/EA/HD BEE: DJ/BC/DJ DLH: LT
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHB PGT437/8 TC-APZ

Sunday 23rd May
Two more first-vsiting airliners, both British machines, another bmi-British Midland Airbus A320 G-MIDY in the old colour-scheme on the day's Venice charter, and another new easyJet Boeing 737-700, G-EZKE which became one of the based units after arriving back from Malaga during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JM -JP +KE KLM: KZC KZB? WXC
AFR: -/JA/HD/EA BEE: BD/DP HLX: AHLG DLH: HC
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDY XLA4127/6 G-XLAF BMA7474 G-MIDY JKK3456/7 EC-HNC GRE2743 SX-BLW GRE2744 SX-BLW

Saturday 22nd May
Four airliners during the afternoon and evening provided all the day's interest, with colour-schemes being the most notable features of the day. The first appearance at Newcastle Airport of the new Austrian Airlines livery came courtesy of Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCL at the beginning of the carrier's Innsbruck series, the aircraft wearing the Austrian Arrows version of the quite different design. Another Air Europa 'special' Boeing 737-800 operated the Palma charter, EC-HBM wearing additional newspaper-inspired logos - the aircraft on just its second visit, had been one of no less than three of the carrier's aeroplanes to first-visit on 1st September last. FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JEDI made its first visit during the evening on the carrier's Belfast City schedule, the aircraft having of course been regular last summer on the Saturday Salzburg series, while another of last summer's weekend regulars started off the same Salzburg series, due to be flown by SN Brussels 146s with effect from next week, Malmo Aviation RJ.100 SE-DSU actually first-visiting, not having been one of the machines to appear last summer.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JM JP KLM: KZR KZM KZM
AFR: JA/JA/-/- BEE: DD/DI
MON365P/365 G-SMAN MON5897/6 G-OZBB AEA145/6 EC-HBM BEE1230/1 G-JEBD JKK3307/8 EC-GGV AWC665B/C G-ZAPU SCW6207 SE-DSU AUA2367/8 OE-LCL HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 21st May
Another of this summer's more interesting charter series began during the evening, the weekly Viking Airlines Heraklion rotation being started off by Douglas MD.83 SE-RDE. While this was the first visit from the Swedish carrier, the aircraft had actually made two previous landings at Newcastle Airport, both on the same day, as D-ALLN of Aero-Lloyd on Saturday 8th September 1990.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JM JP KLM: BDK KZG KZL
AFR: EA/EA/BA/JA BEE: DM/UY/DM HLX: AHLG DLH: LW
BGH5507/8 LZ-HMQ TCX746L/P G-OJMB FUA9611/2 EC-HMK VIK7352/3 SE-RDE AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 20th May
A couple of returning airliners provided two-thirds of the day's interest, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ-700 D-ACPE appearing on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule, its first visit having been on the first such substitution of the summer on 29th March, while the beginning of Airbus A320 operations on the Thomas Cook Airways Mahon 'W' produced just the second visit here of G-BXKA since September 2001. NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHH made its third visit during the early afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JM JP KLM: BTI KZP KZK
AFR: HD/HD/GS/EA BEE: DD/UY/DD DLH: PE
TSC326/7 C-GFAT TCX746P/K G-OJMB TCX624L/K G-BXKA AMC5182/3 9H-ADM

Wednesday 19th May
Another first-visiting Boeing 737-800 during the morning, and one of the best airliners we are likely to see during the summer, the first week of the A320-flown Austrian Airlines Salzburg series being operated by Lauda Air's OE-LNP. London Executive Aviation Citation Excel G-WINA made its second visit during the late afternoon, and GV N130GV departed back to Texas just before mid-day.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JM JP KLM: BDI KZK KZL
AFR: EA/EA/EA/HD BEE: DD/AM/DD HLX: AHLG DLW: LW
AUA2361/2 OE-LNP FCA841D/C G-CPEV ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 18th May
Another busy day but with much less of note, the highlight being another first-visiting Sun Express Boeing 737-800, TC-SUH operating the third week of the Antalya series. Dornier 288 D-IROL which had been regular during mid-July 2003 appeared again during the late evening, operating a freight charter outbound to France.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JM JP KLM: BDC KZE KZK
AFR: BE/BE/BE/EA BEE: DD/-/DK DLH: LG
SXS260/1 TC-SUH DAT60J/P OO-SSK

Monday 17th May
A huge executive day, five different aircraft alone arriving before mid-morning. First to appear was the first-visiting London Executive Aviation Citation Excel G-WINA which stayed for less than an hour, followed a little later by another Excel, NetJets Europe's CS-DFN on its second appearance here. More notable was EDS's Gulfstream V N130GV which followed direct from Love Field for a couple of nights with us, the tenth GV to land at Newcastle Airport, while another NetJets Europe Citation completed the morning's notable exec jet arrivals, Bravo CS-DHA on its third visit. Mid-afternoon saw the first visit as such of Citation 550 G-JMDW, an aircraft which had last visited quite recently as HB-VGS during December 2003, and the departure of GIV N635AV, while the evening saw a brief visit from Premier N50586. Another Beechcraft product had presumably flown the northbound sector of this charter during the morning, King Air 200 N61956 departing to Northolt, where the Premier arrived from later, just before mid-day.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD +JM JP -LH KLM: BDO KZL KZI
AFR: EA/EA/EA/BE BEE: DM/DJ/DE DLH: LL
AEU831/2 G-STRD

Sunday 16th May
The beginning of a very interesting few days, the highlights being the three first-visiting airliners, another bmi-British Midland Airbus A320, G-MIDS on the Venice charter, the third and last Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-500 to show on the new Hannover schedule, D-AHLG, and Excel Airways' leased-from-South African Airways Boeing 737-800w for this summer on its first appearance here, ZS-SJG on the afternoon Zakinthos 'W'. FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JEDM made just its second visit during the evening, and its first on a Belfast City schedule, the aircraft having visited just once on the Salzburg charter last summer, while only our second Gulfstream of the year came hot on the heels of the first just nine days previous, Avery Denison Corp.'s GIV N635AV arriving during the early evening for a night-stop, its first visit here since almost exactly three years ago, on 17th May 2001.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JP LH KLM: KZI KZG KZI
AFR: -/JA/BE/EA BEE: BD/DM HLX: AHLG DLH: LG
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDS JKK3456/7 EC-GXU BMA7474 G-MIDS XLA4127/6 ZS-SJG GRE2743 SX-BLW DAT60J/P OO-SSG GRE2744 SX-BLW

Saturday 15th May
Only slightly more interesting, the only airliner being Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HBN which had been the first of the fleet to ever visit Newcastle Airport during April 2000, making its third landing on the afternoon Palma rotation, but its first in the carrier's new colour-scheme and wearing the large 'Travelplan' stickers, while another Citation Bravo first-visited, NetJets Europe's CS-DHB during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JP LH KLM: KZF JCH
AFR: JA/JA/-/- BEE: DO/DJ
MON365P/365 G-SMAN BEE1230/1 G-JEBD JKK3307/8 EC-FZC AEA145/6 EC-HBN MON5897/6 G-MPCD HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 14th May
Still quiet, the only item being the BBJ2 VP-BZL which made its fourth visit to Newcastle Airport during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JP -KD +LH KLM: BDK KZH KZK
AFR: MA/MA/MA/JA BEE: DJ/UY/DJ HLX: LD DLH: HG
TCX746L/P G-OJMB FUA9611/2 EC-INP AEE4901 SX-BGS

Thursday 13th May
A less interesting day, nothing really being worthy of mention.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JP KD KLM: BTD KVD KZF
AFR: AM/AM/BE/MA BEE: DJ/BD/DP DLH: LW
TSC323 C-FDAT TCX746P/K G-OJMB AMC5182/3 9H-ADH

Wednesday 12th May
Yesterday's rare exec jet fleet feat was almost repeated, both of the Antwerp-based Flying Group's Citation Bravos visiting during the day - N550FP which had appeared once before during August 2003 visited during the morning, followed by sister-ship and first-visiting OO-FYG during the late afternoon. Westair Learjet 60 EI-IAW made its first visit since May 2002 at lunch-time.
Boeings again dominated the airliner interest, 737-300 PH-BDP first-visiting on the first KLM Amsterdam rotation of the day, leaving just one of the fleet yet to visit Newcastle, First Choice Airways' 'new' 757 G-OOBG, an ex National Airways machine and by rights one that should have been regular here over the last few years being a 'ntu' British Airways aircraft, first-visited on the lunch-time Verona 'W', and Hapag-Lloyd Express 737-500 D-AHLD second-visited on the afternoon Hannover flight.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JD JP KD KLM: BDP KVK KZC KZK KZC
AFR: MA/MA/MA/AM BEE: DJ/BD/DJ HLX: LD DLH: HG
RPX935/100P G-CEAL FCA841D/C G-OOBG ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 11th May
It's not every day a complete European-based corporate fleet visits, but that's exactly what happened during the morning/lunch-time, both IBM Euroflight Falcon 2000s first-visiting ! - HB-IVM came first during the morning, followed by a similarly brief visit from HB-IVN just a few hours later at lunch-time. Interflight BAe125-800 G-RCEJ made just its third visit as such during the afternoon/evening.
Plenty of airliner interest too, with two first-visiting Boeing 737 'NextGens' - the second week of the Sun Express series produced TC-SUG during the morning, while another G-EZK.-registered easyJet 737-700 first-visited during the afternoon. only the second to appear here so far, G-EZKD positioning in from Prestwick to take up one of the based lines, ultimately replacing the first of the batch to visit, G-EZKF which positioned out during the evening. Another 'NextGen' made just its third visit during the early evening, Multiflight's BBJ2 G-OBBJ making another short crew training visit.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB +JD JP +KD (8008/2EC,287/292,291) -KF KLM: BDE KZO JCH
AFR: BE/BE/BE/MA BEE: DJ/BD/DJ DLH: LL ICB: ELJ ELV
SXS260/1 TC-SUG DAT60J/P OO-SSM AEU848 G-STRD

Monday 10th May
In contrast a rather nice day, but unfortunately that didn't mean any aeroplanes of note - Mondays are very quiet this summer !
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JI JP KF KLM: BDE KZL KZG
AFR: JA/AM/JA/BE BEE: DJ/BH/DP DLH: LU

Sunday 9th May
Another dismal day, although again it will go down in the 'history books' for a 'first', the first-visit of the new bmi-British Midland colour-scheme on Airbus A320 G-MIDP during the early morning on the Venice charter, the aircraft passing through again during the afternoon. The fourth flight of the Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule was flown by the first-visiting Boeing 737-500 D-AHLD, while yesterday's first-visiting Excel Airways 737-800 G-XLAH made its second appearance here on the early afternoon Zakinthos 'W'.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JI JX KF KLM: KZA KZL KZM
AFR: -/BB/BE/JA BEE: BD/DP HLX: AHLD DLH: LL ICB: ELJ
MON364/364P G-EOMA BMA7473 G-MIDP JKK3456/7 EC-GQG XLA4127/6 G-XLAH BMA7474 G-MIDP GRE2743 SX-BLW BAW12Q/13L G-BZHA GRE2744 SX-BLW

Saturday 8th May
A Saturday still nowhere near as busy as the same day last summer, although the weather didn't help to make it feel like a busy summer's day - brightening up the afternoon slightly was the first-visit of Excel Airways' new Boeing 737-800 G-XLAH, positioning in to operate a one-off Dubrovnik departure. Earlier the second week of the interesting Air Europa Palma series had produced just the fifth visit here of 737-800 EC-HJP, but the first since early 2002. The identity of Islandsflug Boeing 737-400 TF-ELJ was able to be checked during the evening - it is c/n 24573 ex OO-SBJ - not a difficult one to guess as it was the only Sobelair -400 in the TUI colour-scheme.
Others:
EZY 737: JA JB JI JX KF KLM: KZD KZB
AFR: BB/BB/-/- BEE: DJ/DP ICB: ELJ
FCA6640 G-OOAW MON365P/365 G-EOMA BEE1230/1 G-JEBH AEA145/6 EC-HJP JKK3307/8 EC-FTS MON5897/6 G-MPCD XLA400P/7400 G-XLAH HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 7th May
Our expected second look at the previous days star visitor was unfortunately put paid to by overnight fog, the Neos Boeing 737-800 I-NEOU diverting to Manchester in the early hours - daylight however saw no fewer than three Boeing 737 first-visitors !. KLM -300 PH-BTE made its first appearance here on the morning Amsterdam rotation, while the defeated Newcastle United team returned home just before mid-day on Maersk Air -500 OY-APR. Another easyJet -700 swop in Paris-CDG during the afternoon saw G-EZJB return, the aeroplane now leaving just one of the G-EZJ. batch of aircraft yet to visit.
Real highlight of the day however was surely the first apperance here of a NetJets Europe Gulfstream IV, and our first 'Grumman' of the year so far, CS-DKA spending just under two hours with us over lunch. Sister-ship Falcon 2000 CS-DNP made its third landing here later in the afternoon, presumably to operate the return leg of the charter back to Luton.
Others:
EZY 737: JA +JB +JI -JT -JU JX KF KLM: BTE KZE WXA
AFR: BC/BC/BC/BB BEE: DJ/BD/DJ HLX: AHLN DLH: LJ
FUA9611/2 EC-HHG AEE4901 SX-BGR

Thursday 6th May
The departure of Newcastle United football supporters to Marseilles during the early morning produced much less than what might have been expected, only one aeroplane from the five airliners being noteworthy, however this machine was as welcome as anything else that has appeared this season, the first appearance of Italian carrier Neos producing Boeing 737-800 I-NEOU wearing the new style titles/tail logo. A change in one of the based easyJet Boeing 737-700s saw G-EZJA return from Paris-CDG during the late afternoon, the aircraft's first scheduled service here, although it had flown two crew training sorties here during October 2003 and March 2004, while yet another 'new' Islandsflug Boeing 737-400 positioned in from Brussels during the late evening to operate the weekend's flying, the still unknown TF-ELJ's past life being apparent, not only from where it came from, but from the obvious basic Sobelair/Jetair/TUI colour-scheme, above which Islandsflug titles/tail logos are worn.
Just one GA visitor of note, Air Alsie's CitationJet OY-JMC making its second visit of the week during the early evening.
Others:
EZY 737: +JA -JK JT JU JX KF KLM: BTD KZL KZE
AFR: BB/BB/BB/BC BEE: DK/CE/DO DLH: LV
TSC323 C-FDAT TCX746P/K G-OJMB AMC5182/2 9H-ADI ICB651P TF-ELJ

Wednesday 5th May
Quite a superb day with all sorts of notable visitors and 'firsts'. A couple of football charters during the morning for the following day's UEFA Cup Semi-Final at Marseilles produced not only the first-visit of the new Maersk Air colour-scheme on the first-visiting, leased-from-Germania Boeing 737-700 D-AGEY, but also the debut of UK charter carrier FlyJet with Boeing 757 G-FJEB, another ex Air 2000 machine, the one-time G-OOOJ which had made its last visit to Newcastle as such during September 2002. The afternoon saw just the second landing at Newcastle Airport of a Dornier 328Jet, Tyrolean Jet Service's OE-HMS only staying on the ground for just over half an hour - the first appearance of the type here had been as long ago as 1999 - while an aircraft type change for the second flight of the new Hapag-Lloyd Express schedule produced our second Germania Boeing 737-700 of the day, D-AGEU actually being the aircraft that had provided us with the first-visit-of-type here at Newcastle Airport, the aircraft making three visits on the first three Mondays of January 1999 flying for SATA-Air Azores. Another new FlyBe DHC.8-400 first-visited during the morning, G-JEDT also operating the evening flight, while a pair of turbo-prop second-visits-as-such during the evening were KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-LXP and Air Wales ATR.42 G-CDFF. Sneaking in and out mid-afternoon amidst all this airliner excitement was Cessna 208 Caravan N1283Y on a ferry flight to Germany.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT JU JX KF KLM: BDK KZH LXP
AFR: ?/BC/BC/BB BEE: DT/CE/DT HLX: EU DLH: LJ
FCA841D/C G-OOAU AWW852A/853 G-CDFF ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 4th May
The charter series that will probably become the most watched of the forthcoming summer season began during the morning, Sun Express Boeing 737-800s becoming weekly on an Antalya rotation - the first flight was flown by the first-visiting TC-SUJ. Another two Islandsflug Boeing 737-400s also visited during the morning as the carrier's based programme gets going - TF-ELV was one, an aircraft that had been regular in the latter stages of the winter season flying for Ryanair, but of more interest was another ex-Sobelair aircraft, readily apparent on close inspection with the 'S' on the fin and the Sobelair titles having been only just painted over, TF-ELZ, the one-time OO-VJO, wearing a colour-scheme consisting of an all-white fuselage with blue engines. The aircraft had actually visited Newcastle before as this identity, but wearing Virgin Express colours, on a football charter on 8th October 1999. Only other aeroplane of note, apart from a raft of charters from/to Norwich during the evening again connected with football, was the Eastern Airways ERJ-145 G-CCLD which began its programmed use on the carrier's Aberdeen/Southampton services during the day.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT JU JX KF KLM: BDC KZB
AFR: BB/BB/BB/? BEE: DP/CE/DP DLH: LY
EZE4091/2/5/6 G-CCLD ICB423P/4217 TF-ELV SXS261 TC-SUJ ICB203P/6203 TF-ELZ DAT60J/P OO-SSM

Monday 3rd May
A quieter day, the only airliner of note being the Excel Airways Boeing 767-200 G-BOPB which flew a Corfu departure during the afternoon - its first visit as such as an Excel Airways aeroplane (it had last visited as such with Britannia Airways during February 2001), it had visited before with the carrier as TF-ATP. Only other item was the Air Alsie CitationJet OY-JMC which made its first visit since March 2002 during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT JU JX KF KLM: BDC KZE KZG
AFR: BC/BC/BC/BB BEE: DL/BE/DL DLH: JE
XLA010P/4010 G-BOPB

Sunday 2nd May
More of an interesting day with a number of soon-to-be-friends making their first appearances at Newcastle Airport. The first ever visit of a bmi-British Midland Airbus A320 occurred during the early morning, G-MIDW getting the Sunday 'double-drop' Venice charter started, the aircraft also giving us our first look at the 'washing line'-style Star Alliance colour-scheme. Hapag-Lloyd Express began their new three-times weekly Hannover service during the afternoon with the first-visiting Boeing 737-500 D-AHLN, while Air Scotland's new aeroplane for Summer '04 made its first appearances during the afternoon and evening, Greece Airways' SX-BLW being the one-time G-OOOS of Air 2000, which had last visited Newcastle during September 2003. With new faces like those a pretty significant visit from an 'older' one could have been overlooked, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACHK on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule actually being the last of the fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT JU JX +KF KLM: KZD WXA KZK JCT
AFR: -/EA/BB/BC BEE: BD/DK DLH: HK
MON364/364P G-SMAN BMA7473 G-MIDW HLX4520/1 D-AHLN JKK3456/7 EC-FXA GRE2743 SX-BLW

Saturday 1st May
A somewhat muted beginning to the summer season, the day having a rather quiet feel to it - no raft of new and interesting aircraft either, although there was one surprise and one of the summer's 'highlight' charter series did get going in a good way. The first Islandsflug Boeing 737-400 to be detached for the part-week Newcastle programme was the previously unknown TF-ELP wearing the very pretty AviaJet colour-scheme, which positioned in from Brussels at dawn and then flew the day's Kefallinia and Kos rotations - its ex-Sobelair identity was confirmed on the second turnaround at Newcastle, and was revealed as the ex OO-SBM, an aircraft that had actually visited Newcastle once before on a charter flight on 11th February 1993. The registration had of course been seen here on a Channel Express Boeing 737-300 in past years, the last time as recently as September 2003. Air Europa's afternoon Palma series got underway with the first-visiting Boeing 737-800w EC-ICD.
Others:
EZY 737: +&-JJ -&+JK JT JU JX KLM: WXA JCT
AFR: EA/EA/-/- BEE: DK/DL
ICB660 TF-ELP (then based) MON365P/365 G-SMAN JKK3307/8 EC-GNY BEE1230/1 G-BVCE MON5897/6 G-MONW AEA145/6 EC-ICD HCY548/9 5B-DBW

Friday 30th April
Summer season eve, and a little bit of related irony - on the day before the first summer season in four years in which we don't have a Finnair Boeing 757 based flying for Air Scandic, one of the two new aircraft that we didn't see here during those detachments passed through on its way to Manchester and the beginning of a summer lease to My Travel Airways. OH-LBX was the aircraft looking rather tremendous in the full new Finnair colour-scheme. Only other aeroplane of note was another first-visiting easyJet Boeing 737-700, G-EZJM not staying long however and just flying two Stansted rotations during the day, the aeroplane leaving just two of the G-EZJ. Machines yet to appear here.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT JU JX -KF JM (283/284,285/8003) KLM: BDO KZD KVD
AFR: FD/FD/FD/EA BEE: DP/AJ/DL DLH: LY
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-ISL XLA187P G-XLAG

Thursday 29th April
An almost identical day to the previous one, including the weather, but without the interesting executive jet ! - KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BTI made just its third visit during the morning, as did Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACHE during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT JU JX KF KLM: BTI KZL KZK
AFR: EA/EA/EA/FD BEE: DK/AJ/DO DLH: HE

Wednesday 28th April
Another grotty day but one or two things did turn up - best was the first-visiting Learjet 60 N69LJ which day-stopped, while airliners of note included the third-visiting KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BDO and the similar Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACHB.
Others:
EZY 737: JK JT +JU -JW JX KF KLM: BDO KZA KZL
AFR: FD/FD/FD/EA BEE: DK/AJ/DK DLH: HB
EZE4039/729 G-CCLD

Tuesday 27th April
A dull day in more ways than one, nothing that hasn't become regular in recent weeks appearing ....
Others:
EZY 737: +JK JT -JU JW JX KF KLM: BDG KZO
AFR: BC/BC/EA/FD BEE: DK/AJ/DK DLH: LC
DAT60J/P OO-SSM AMC5180/1 9H-AEF

Monday 26th April
Another first-visiting Boeing 737-700 was the day's highlight, and while a less opulent one than yesterday's, still a significant visitor, the very new easyJet machine G-EZKF becoming the first of the G-EZK. batch of aircraft to appear here, swopping in Paris with 'JY' during the afternoon and becoming one of the based units. Only other interest was provided by light aircraft, Maule N14HF paying another visit, and Beech Baron N773DC also appearing from/to Gamston.
Others:
EZY 737: JT JU JW JX -JY +KF KLM: BDN KZD KZI
AFR: FD/FD/FD/BC BEE: DK/AJ/DK DLH: JF
GRE2744 SX-BLV RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 25th April
A day's report that could have almost been written many months ago at the beginning of the football season ! - the two executive jets that follow Chelsea around the country duly showed at various stages during the afternoon, BBJ P4-GJC, our first ever Aruban-registered aircraft, coming first, the Silver Arrows Global Express LX-VIP, only our third of type ever on the ground, following as the final whistle blew. There were other un-forecastable highlights however, last week's first-visit-as-such Nouvelair Airbus A320 TS-INI appearing again in the early hours, while again as with last Sunday, another easyJet A319 spent a few hours in the circuit, this time the also first-visiting G-EZEB. The first Lufthansa Cityline CRJ to receive Lufthansa Regional titles (on an otherwise normal Lufthansa colour-scheme), D-ACLR, operated the afternoon schedule, and a British CitationJet only second-visited later in the afternoon, Oxaero's G-HMMV having first visited as long ago as February 2001.
Others:
EZY 737: JT JU JW JX JY KLM: KZO KZC KZD
AFR: -/BC/BC/FD BEE: BD/DK DLH: LR
LBT896/7 TS-INI MYT052/075P G-SJMC EZY8016/EB/8018 G-EZEB AMC4707/9707 9H-ADY DAT60J/P OO-SSK GRE2743 SX-BLV

Saturday 24th April
Obviously the lull after the storm, the only aircraft worthy of note being the 'new' Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-IVR, which made its second visit as such on the carrier's afternoon Palma charter.
Others:
EZY 737: JT JU JW JX JY KLM: KZI KZK
AFR: BC/BC/-/- BEE: DK/DJ
DAT60X OO-SSG MYT051P/051 G-SJMC FUA1345/6 EC-IVR HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 23rd April
What will probably turn out to be the best episode of visiting airliners for a Newcastle United European match this season came to a close at lunch-time, the Marseilles team departing on the first-visiting Blueline Fokker 100 F-GNLG. Futura's TUI-liveried Boeing 737-800 EC-INP made its fourth visit at around the same time on the weekly Tenerife charter, as did SN Brussels Airlines' Airbus A319 OO-SSG on the last Brussels arrival of the day - Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACJF was on only its fifth visit during the afternoon.
Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604 HB-JRA made its third appearance here during the early morning, while the previous day's two CitationJets both made further landings, yesterday's first-visiting N448JC departing at breakfast-time and then returning during the evening, and N525CM making its third landing during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737: -JF +JT JU +JW JX JY -LH KLM: BDK KZO JCT
AFR: BD/BD/BD/BC BEE: DK/BD/DK DLH: JF
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-INP DAT60A OO-SSG

Thursday 22nd April
Almost certainly the 'biggest' day of the year so far, one that will transpire to have produced the most interest from any of Newcastle United's UEFA cup ties this season. Supporter's charters from Marseilles during the morning produced four French charter airliners, two of which, the Blueline MD.83 F-GMLI and Air Mediterranee Airbus A321 F-GYAN were first-visitors. Also used was the previous day's first-visit-as-such Air Mediterranee Boeing 737-500 F-GYAM and the very pretty Axis Airways Boeing 737-400 F-GLXQ, a machine which had visited Newcastle previously in a number of guises, the last operating for the similarly named Axon Airways as SX-BLN in October 2001 - it had visited previous to this wearing a few different Spanish identities for Futura, a carrier that also operated a Marseilles charter with their Boeing 737-800 EC-IUC, a recent first visitor making its third appearance here in recent weeks. A handful of related executive aeroplanes arrived later during the afternoon, Transport'air's King Air 90 F-GKSP and the more interesting Avcon Lear 45 HB-VML wearing a stunning overall blue colour-scheme.
There was plenty of non-football related interest too, two airliners making just their fourth visits to Newcastle, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACHA during the afternoon and British Airways' Boeing 767-300 G-BZHC on the evening Heathrow rotation, while the very elusive Emerald Airways HS.748 G-ORCP made just its second visit, positioning in late evening for the Bristol mail departure. Un-related exec traffic included a pair of interesting CitationJets, N525CM on a fleeting visit at sunset, only its second here, its first having been almost exactly a year ago on 25th April 2003, and the first-visiting N448JC which had arrived earlier in the evening for a night-stop. Phew !!
Others:
EZY 737: JF JU JX JY LH KLM: BDA KZG KZH KZN
AFR: HD/HD/HD/BD BEE: DK/AJ/DK DLH: HA
BAW12Q/13L G-BZHC JEM70E/04M G-ORCP

Wednesday 21st April
Airliners again taking all the honours, the only non-scheduled machine being the first charter for the following day's UEFA Cup semi final first leg against Marseilles, which arrived just before mid-day flown by Air Mediterranee Boeing 737-500 F-GYAM - the aircraft is however no stranger to Newcastle Airport, having visited on over 280 different occasions as LN-BRF of Braathens, the aeroplane actually operating the last ever Braathens scheduled service at Newcastle Airport on the evening of Sunday 6th January 2002. Preceding this had been only the second usage of a Boeing 737-800 by KLM through Newcastle, PH-BXD first-visiting on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, while two second visits appeared on later scheduled services, FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JEDP, which had first visited ten days previous, substituting for the 146 on the afternoon Belfast City rotation, and Lufthansa CitylineCRJ D-ACHE which flew the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule. The aeroplane had appeared here only once before, on 4th April 2001.
Others:
EZY 737: JF JU JX +JY LH KLM: BXD KZE KZH KZD
AFR: BD/BD/BD/HD BEE: DK/DP/DK DLH: HE

Tuesday 20th April
Airliner interest again coming from the same sources - KLM used another different Boeing 737 for the month on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, -400 PH-BDY making just its second visit to Newcastle Airport, its first having been as part of the airlift of Nissan employess visiting the Sunderland plant of September 1996. The afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by CRJ D-ACHG, an aircraft that had visited five times during 2001, while another easyJet Boeing 737-700 was knocked off our required list during the late afternon, G-EZJF first-visiting on the return flight of the Paris-CDG rotation, and joining the base which still includes a single -300 variant, G-IGOS having arrived a few days ago.
Others:
EZY 737: -JC +JF JU JX LH KLM: BDY KZF KZE
AFR: -/-/-/BD BEE: DK/CE/DK DLH: HG
DAT60J/P OO-SSK AMC5180/1 9H-AEF

Monday 19th April
Much quieter but again it was airliners providing the only interest - KLM used their thirteenth different Boeing 737 since the beginning of the summer timetable on the morning Amsterdam rotation, -300 PH-BDA making its first visit to Newcastle Airport since 1989, while the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by Cityline CRJ D-ACHB, only its second appearance here, its first having been during August 2001.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JU JX LH 8016/7/8 JY KLM - BDA KZA KZL
AFR - BD/BD/BD/- DLH - HB BEE - DZ/CE/DK
GRE2744 SX-BLV MYT052/005P G-DAJC RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 18th April
Rather an interesting day, with a number of airliner visitors provoking comment. Three were 'single-aisle Airbuses', the first coming and going just before dawn, A320 TS-INI, which had just been delivered the previous day from Manchester, operating a slightly delayed Nouvelair Monastir rotation - the aircraft had visited previously wearing two UK registrations, G-JANM of Airtours on only a few occasions during 1996, and as the slightly more regular G-KMAM of Excalibur during 1993-95. The first-visiting easyJet Airbus A319 G-EZEG spent most of the day with us on a crew training sortie, and the return leg of the previous weekend's Lourdes charter was flown the aircraft that had first-visited eight days previous, Air Malta's A320 9H-AER. Scot Airways Dornier 328 G-CCGS returned Newcastle United from Birmingham during the early evening, only its second visit as such, and Air Wales' 'new' ATR.42 G-CDFF operated the simultaneous Cardiff charter - the aircraft had last visited as the very regular G-BVEF of CityFlyer Express in 2001.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JU JX -JY LH KLM - KZC JCT
AFR - -/PT/HD/BD DLH - LK
LBT896/7 TS-INI FCA908F/6608 G-OOOK EZY8016/8 G-EZEG AMC4223/9704 9H-AER AWW852A/853 G-CDFF GRE2743 SX-BLV

Saturday 17th April
From Citations of note to turboprops - FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JEDR made its second visit exactly a week after its first during the early evening, and Scot Airways' recently re-registered Dornier 328 G-CCGS made its first visit as such on a late afternoon football charter.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JU JX JY LH KLM - WXC KZR
AFR - BA/PT/-/-
MYT051P/051 G-DAJC FUA1345/6 EC-IHI BEE433/4 G-JEDR HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 16th April
Citations made for a couple of 'new frames' during the morning, two aircraft first-visiting - Luxaviation's all black Citation II LX-GDL arrived first, staying with us for just an hour, followed by Triple Alpha's Citation V D-CAMS which subsequently day-stopped. Trinidad GT PH-PMA departed back to Holland mid-morning, and the new Lear 45 N125GW put in another two appearances during the day. Only airliner of note was the second visiting Futura Boeing 737-800 EC-IUC on the lunch-time Tenerife charter.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JU JX JY LH KLM - BDN KZG KZB
AFR - FD/FD/FD/BA DLH - LG
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-IUC

Thursday 15th April
easyJet reached its current planned complement of five based Boeing 737-700s during the early morning, with the commencement of the new Nice schedule flown by G-OSLH - G-EZJY commenced the new Palma service later during the afternoon. Star Airlines Airbus A320 F-GRSN returned to Eindhoven mid-morning, the only other interest being provided by Trinidad GT PH-PMA which arrived mid-afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JU JX JY LH KLM - BDB KZE KZD
AFR - JA/JA/PT/FD DLH - LI

Wednesday 14th April
KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BDN wearing the carrier's new colour-scheme made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport during the morning - the fifth based easyJet Boeing 737-700 positioned in from Gatwick during the afternoon in preparation for the commencement of two new routes the following day, G-OSLH having spent only a few days here previously during late January. Not much else ....
Others:
EZY 737 (I will try to indicate from now on when aircraft leave the base '-' or arrive '+') - JC -JK +JU JX JY +OSLH KLM - KZA BDN KZN KZF
AFR - FD/FD/FD/JA DLH - JE

Tuesday 13th April
A little bit more interest, with Newcastle United's guests for the second leg of the UEFA Cup quarter final arriving in the first-visiting Star Airlines Airbus A320 F-GRSN from Eindhoven during the morning, the first appearance at Newcastle of the french carrier since 1999. KLM Boeing 737-300 PH-BDC returned after a much longer absence on the morning Amsterdam rotation, making its first visit here since 1987, while another FlyBe DHC.8-400 substitution on the morning Belfast City schedule produced just the third visit of G-JEDN. NetJets Europe Bravo CS-DHD departed during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JK JX JY KLM - BDC KZO KZA
AFR - HD/HD/JA/FD BEE - DN/BD/DF DLH - LQ
DAT60J/P OO-SSK AMC5180/1 9H-AEF

Monday 12th April
A quiet Bank Holiday Monday with just one aircraft of note arriving late in the evening, the first-visiting NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHD, which subsequently night-stopped.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JK JX JY KLM - BTI KZI KZO
AFR - FD/FD/FD/HD BEE - DL/BE/DL DLH - JG
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 11th April
The weekend continued to provide aircraft of note, two airliners first-visiting during the day - an early morning Air Malta/Azzurra Air Lourdes charter was flown by Air Malta's very new Airbus A320 9H-AER, while another FlyBe DHC.8-400 first-visited, G-JEDP on the early evening Belfast City schedule. Air Scotland also made a return to Newcastle, their first flight of the year being of course flown by the Greece Airways Boeing 757 SX-BLV, its first visit as such - it had last visited Newcastle as G-JMCG of Thomas Cook Airways, whose basic colour-scheme it still wears, on 25th September 2003. Dynamic Air Navajo PH-XPI was an early hours visitor, and Arsenal's visit to St James Park, as expected, produced Ambrion Aviation's Citation 525 N33CJ during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JK JO JX JY KLM - KZO KZL JCT
AFR - -/PT/FD/FD
LBT896/7 TS-INB AMC9222/4222 9H-AER MYT052/075P G-DAJC GRE2743/4 SX-BLV BEE431/2 G-JEDP

Saturday 10th April
A few things to keep the interest going, beginning with NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHH making its second visit during the morning. The afternoon Futura Palma charter was flown by their 'new' Boeing 737-400 EC-IVR - an ex-Sobelair machine that had last visited Newcastle as one of the once regular Icelandair fleet of -400s, TF-FIA during mid-October 1996, and wore an all blue fin, with a SABENA rudder ! - while another FlyBe DHC.8-400 substitution just days before the type will become programmed on the Belfast City route produced the first-visit of the rather new G-JEDR during the early evening.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JK JO JY KLM - KZM KZE KZO
AFR - PT/PT/-/-
MYT051P/051 G-DAJC FUA1345/6 EC-IVR BEE433/4 G-JEDR HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 9th April
A little bit of history on a grey day, the afternoon seeing the first of any sort of 'Star Alliance' colour-scheme make its first-visit at Newcastle Airport, the new 'billboard' style livery worn by CRJ.700 D-ACPS on another substitution on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service. Earlier the first KLM Amsterdam rotation of the day had produced our second first-visiting KLM Boeing 737-400 of the week, PH-BDU, while the day's other interest was similarly confined to Boeing 737s, Futura's -800w EC-ISL which had first-visited last week, returning for its second on the mid-day Tenerife charter, while Astraeus' -700 G-STRF duly returned from Amsterdam on a football supporter's charter during the early evening.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JK JO JY KLM - BDU KZG KZN
AFR - GS/GS/GS/PT DLH - ACPS
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-ISL

Thursday 8th April
Newcastle United's next game in the UEFA Cup produced just one supporter's charter during the early morning, Astraeus' 'new' Boeing 737-700 G-STRF operating out to Amsterdam - the aircraft had visited Newcastle just last summer as EI-CXD of Azzurra Air on a Hola Airlines 'sub' during August 2003. Lear 45 N125GW made its second of what promises to be many visits during the afternoon, while the not too common Air Alsie BAe125-800 OY-RAA also visited during the afternoon on an ambulance flight - the aircraft had appeared before during an EC conference held in the region in May 1998.
Others:
EZY 737- JC JK JO JP JY KLM - BDK KZL KZH
AFR - PT/PT/PT/GS DLH - JI

Wednesday 7th April
The easyJet base reached a complement of all 'NextGens' for the first time, the fourth -700 arriving on a Stansted schedule during the morning - only other machine of note was another 737, the first -400 to be used so far on the -300 programmed first morning rotation becoming the first-visiting PH-BTC.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JK JO JP KLM - BTC KZM JCH
AFR - GS/GS/GS/PT DLH - LE
BEE423/4 G-JEDL

Tuesday 6th April
Still quiet with just a few recently becoming regular airliners appearing during the afternoon/evening - Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACHC was on only its fourth landing at Newcastle Airport.
Others:
EZY 737 - JC JI JK JO JP KLM - BDD WXA KVC
AFR - JA/JA/EA/ DLH - HC
DAT60J/P OO-SSK EZE4095/6 G-CCLD AMC5180/1 9H-AEF

Monday 5th April
Executive jets began the new week's interest, Bizair's Citation 525 D-IRWR making just its third landing here mid-afternoon, its first two had been on consecutive days as long ago as October 2001, while one that promises to be more regular in the future made its first, brief visit later in the afternoon, the Hamlin Jet-operated, but registered to a local owner, Lear 45 N125GW first-visiting.
Others:
EZY 737 -JC JI JK JS KLM - BDI KZH KZE
AFR - EA/EA/EA/JA DLH - LF
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 4th April
A continuingly quiet weekend, the only machine of note being the Nouvelair Airbus A320 TS-INF during the day's first hour, only its second visit here as such.
Others:
EZY 737 - JI JK JS KLM - KZL KZN KZG
AFR - -/BE/JA/EA DLH - LF
LBT896/7 TS-INF

Saturday 3rd April
After a very interesting week ..... nothing ....
Others:
EZY 737 - JI JK JS KLM - JCH KZC
AFR - BE/BE/-/-
MYT051P/051G-DAJC FUA1345/6 EC-GNY HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 2nd April
On a day that saw the first full-stop landing here from a significant military type, four airliners still managed to first-visit, again despite the poor weather. Two were 'CFM56'-powered 'children' of the Boeing E-3 'father', Futura producing their brand new, wingletted 737-800 EC-ISL on their mid-day Tenerife charter, while yet another easyJet 737-700 first-visited during the early evening, G-EZJS joining the base after arrival from Paris. The other two were regional airliner' gap fillers', the Lufthansa Dusseldorf service being flown by CRJ D-ACJG, one of only two of Lufthansa Cityline's CRJ.100/200s yet to appear at Newcastle, while the day's two FlyBe Belfast City turboprop rotations were again flown by a DHC.8-400, G-JEDJ having been the only member of last summer's fleet not to appear on the Salzburg charter. EMC Corp. BAe125-800 N453TM made its return visit at tea-time, again another brief one, and the not too regular Grosvenor Estates Citation 650 VP-CGE similarly visited briefly, twice during the day.
Others:
EZY 737 - JI JJ JK JP JS KLM - BDE KZE WXC KZD
AFR - EA/EA/EA/BE DLH - JG
BEE423/4 G-JEDJ LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-ISL BEE431/2 G-JEDJ

Thursday 1st April
Plenty of interest, despite the awful weather - KLM produced the day's only first-visitor, Boeing 737-300 PH-BDN being one of only a small proportion of their -300 fleet not to have appeared here before; one of the two later Fokker 70s also being of interest, PH-KZI during the early evening on only its third visit here. Lufthansa reverted to the normal programmed CRJ.1/200 aircraft for their Dusseldorf schedule, after a few days of CRJ.700s, D-ACLU having been one of the fleet to appear here during 1996/7 and again in the spring of 2001, while domestic substitutions saw the Eastern Airways ERJ-145 G-CCLD visit again on the morning Aberdeen/Southampton rotations, and also one of the soon to become regular FlyBe DHC.8-400s on their two daily Dash Eight-flown Belfast City rotations - G-JEDL had visited on eight occasions last summer.
The superb Falcon 2000EX I-NATS departed at dawn, while Silver Air Let 410 OK-WDC departed just after mid-day after two nights with us - EMC Corp.'s BAe125-800 N453TM made only its second appearance here, in keeping with past visits from the company's two aircraft, a very brief one during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737 - JI JK JP KLM BDN KZH KZI
AFR - BE/BE/BE/EA DLH - LU
EZE4091/2 G-CCLD BEE423/4 G-JEDL BEE431/2 G-JEDL

Wednesday 31st March
It was a first-visit-of-type executive jet that took the day's honours away from our new scheduled service timetable, our first Falcon 2000EX appearing in the shape of the extremely smart Sirio machine I-NATS, which arrived from Leeds mid-afternoon for a night-stop. Airliners still provided interest however, another easyJet Boeing 737-700 first-visiting, G-EZJP during the afternoon, while the Lufthansa CRJ-700, completing the sequence of three programmed visits, was unfortunately the same machine as the previous day, D-ACPH making its second visit and only the type's fourth. Eastern Airways' quite magnificent Embraer ERJ-145 G-CCLD flew the afternoon and evening Aberdeen/Southampton services, while more GA visitors of note included Aero Services Executives' Falcon 50 F-GPPF at dawn, and Cessna 303 LX-DAD during the middle of the day.
Others:
EZY 737 - JI JK JP JR KLM - BDG KZN KZL
AFR - EA/EA/EA/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - ACPH
NAX980/1 LN-KKI EZE4095/6 G-CCLD

Tuesday 30th March
More of the same - the morning KLM Boeing 737-300 was PH-BTI in the new colour-scheme, an aircraft that had visited once before during August 2000, while another CRJ-700 on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was the first-visiting D-ACPH, and SN Brussels Airbus A319 OO-SSK returned for its second visit during the afternoon. Two easyJet Boeing 737-700s also made their debuts for the Newcastle base, G-EZJH being a first-visitor, while G-EZJR had appeared previously only on a crew training mission during April 2003.
A freight arrival during the evening produced the second visit here of Silver Air Let-410 OK-WDC, the aircraft having appeared here before during September 2002.
Others:
EZY 737 - JH JK JN JR KLM - BTI WXA KVB
AFR - BE/BE/BE/EA RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - ACPH
DAT60J/P OO-SSK AMC5180/1 9H-AEF

Monday 29th March
Two airliner first-visitors, both as a result of the new schedules - the first of the programmed weekday morning Boeing 737-300-flown Amsterdam rotations produced the first visit of PH-BTD, while the first of a handful of CRJ-700s on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule within the first few weeks of the season, produced just the second landing here of the type, operated by D-ACPE.
Others:
EZY 737 - JI JJ JK JN KLM - BTD KZA KZE
AFR - EA/EA/EA/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - ACPE
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 28th March
As is so often the case, the beginning of a new scheduled timetable produced some changes of interest to the enthusiast - KLM CityHopper Fokker 70s became programmed equipment (for a full season) for the first time at Newcastle Airport, while the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by Lufthansa Cityline CRJ D-ACHH, a machine that had visited before during 2001, a precursor presumably of the return of these aircraft for the summer. Another SN Brussels Airbus A319 substitution produced the first visit of OO-SSK during the afternoon, the third and last of the fleet to appear here in recent months.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ JK JN KLM - KZK KZH KZN
AFR - -/JA/BA/EA RYR - ELV/-
BEE433/4 G-JEBD ( from now on I will not be covering these now daily visitors in this part of the reports) DAT60J/P OO-SSK DLH9WH/2HX D-ACHH

Saturday 27th March
Last day of the winter schedules, and nothing of note ....
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ JN
AFR - JA/JA/-/- RYR - ELD/-
BEE427/9193 G-JEBH BGH5805/6 LZ-BHA BEE9118/9 G-JEBE BEE9194/099P G-JEBH LBT896/7 TS-IND

Friday 26th March
Five airliner arrivals from Palma at either end of the day produced amongst others just the fifth landing at Newcastle Airport of a Boeing type, but the first in the machine's present colour-scheme - Thomas Cook Boeing 757-300 G-JMAA was one of three UK charter carrier's aeroplanes to arrive back in the early hours, the aircraft having been the one to give us the first-visit of the impressive type back in Spring 2001 when it wore the JMC livery. Air Atlanta Boeing 747 TF-ATC arrived back during the evening, while the day's only other visitor of note was another Boeing airliner, Futura's 'new' and ex-Sun Express 737-800 EC-IUC first-visiting on the lunch-time Tenerife rotation.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ JN
AFR - BE/BE/JA/JA RYR - ELD/- DLH - RC
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-IUC

Thursday 25th March
Two first-visiting airliners with a Bristol connection ! - after a couple of easyJet Boeing 737-700s of note, the carrier's last -300 finally first-visited, G-EZYN, that had been damaged by a hailstorm in the latter stages of its life as HB-III, operating the morning Bristol rotation. Another, rather unexpected, first-visitor came late in the evening, Emerald Airways' HS.748 G-ORCP positioning in from Edinburgh to operate the Bristol mail departure.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ JN JU
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELV/ELD DLH - RD
KLM961/2 PH-KZR JEM67E/04M G-ORCP

Wednesday 24th March
Another Antonov was the highlight of another interesting day - Pskovavia An-26 RA-26123 arrived from Ostend just before mid-day for an early afternoon freight departure to Stavanger. Earlier a previous Newcastle Airport 'record-breaker' had made its fourth appearance, Air Atlanta Boeing 747-200 TF-ATC positioning in for a supporter's charter to Palma, while another easyJet Boeing 737-700 first-visited, G-EZJN arriving from Malaga for the first time during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ JN JU
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RB
NAX980/1 LN-KKF

Tuesday 23rd March
Nothing of too much note .....
Others:
EZY 737 - JJ JU JW
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RD
KLM965/6 PH-KVA AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ

Monday 22nd March
The easyJet base acquired its third 'NextGen' during the afternoon, one of the two remaining based Boeing 737-300s becoming our third based -700 - G-EZJU was the aircraft to begin this third based -700 'line', a machine which had first-visited on a crew training sortie during October 2003. Co-incidentally another aeroplane that had first-visited within two days of this machine last October, G-EZJA, returned for another crew training mission during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737 - JA JG JJ JU
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RD
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 21st March
Only aircraft of note was something rather special, Bausch & Lomb's BBJ N164RJ spending an hour and a half with us during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ
AFR - -/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RB WIF - DA
BEE081P G-JEAM BEE9196/430 G-JEAM

Saturday 20th March
The late evening Nouvelair Monastir charter was flown by Airbus A320 TS-IND, its first appearance as such, but the aircraft was once regular as G-TPTT of Airtours. Two NetJets Europe executive jets visited during the morning, Citation Excel CS-DFQ on its third visit, and then the first-visiting Falcon 2000 CS-DFC.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ
AFR - BE/BE/-/- RYR - ELD/-
BEE427/9193 G-JEAM BGH5805/6 LZ-HMN BEE9118/9 G-JEBA BEE9194 G-JEAM LBT896/7 TS-IND

Friday 19th March
Sundt Air Citation III LN-AAA made its first-visit as such during the afternoon - the aircraft however had appeared here previously as D-CAYK during 1998. Scot Airways Dornier 328 G-BZOG made just its fourth visit ever on another football charter during the evening, and Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 G-XLAB positioned in during the afternoon for a local 'Northern Lights-spotting' flight just before midnight. Another -800, Futura's EC-INP, had earlier made just its third appearance here.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/- DLH - RF
FCA591D/C G-OOOK KLM961/2 PH-KZB LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-INP

Thursday 18th March
I return from the Far East, and ...... Nothing ....
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE DLH - RF

Wednesday 17th March
The Norwegian Bergen ski charter produced another first-visitor, the carrier's 'new' -300 LN-KKP, while Eastern Airways' recently re-registered Embraer ERJ-145 G-CCLD made another two appearances on the afternoon/evening Aberdeen/Southampton flights - it had visited on similar substitutions as SE-DZC during December and January. Boeing 727 N211DB which had operated a WWF charter at Newcastle last June returned on another during the late evening, the aircraft, now operated by SUnworld International Airways, spending just under an hour and a half on the ground from Gander to East Midlands.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ
AFR - GS/GS/BB/BE RYR - ELD/- DLH - RB
NAX980/1 LN-KKP EZE4095/6 G-CCLD

Tuesday 16th March
A busy day, the highlights being the departure of the Kuwait Airways Boeing 777 9K-AOA just before mid-day, and the arrival just six minutes later of our second Antonov An-12 within a week, Air Sofia's LZ-SFL spending just under two hours with us.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG JJ
AFR - BE/BE/GS/GS RYR - ELD/- DLH - RB
KLM961/2 PH-KZR AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ

Monday 15th March
One of the most anticipated movements of the year so far duly appeared during the afternoon, Kuwait Airways Boeing 777 9K-AOA arriving for a night-stop, only the fifth of type, and first non-BA machine, to land at Newcastle Airport. Gold Air Lear 45 G-OLDJ made a late evening visit, only its fourth, and its first since November 2001.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD JG JJ
AFR - BE/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/- DLH - RB
KLM957/8 PH-BDS RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM????/1290 PH-KZE

Sunday 14th March
A day that may well be remembered only for the last ever visit to Newcastle of European Aircharter, Boeing 737-200 G-CEAG operating the mid-day Toulouse ski charter .....
Others:
EZY 737 - JD JJ
AFR - -/BE/BE/BE RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RE WIF - DC
BEE9195 G-JEBA EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE9196/430 G-JEBA

Saturday 13th March
The Eagle Aviation Airbus A310 F-GYYY returned in the early hours on the return sector of the LTE Tenerife rotation, while the only other interest was provided by the previous day's night-stoppers, CRJ G-ELNX departing to Stansted during the evening, and GAF Nomad OY-NMH making the short trip down to Teesside mid-afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD JJ
AFR - BD/BE/-/- RYR - ELV/-
LTE944/944P F-GYYY BEE427/9193 G-JEBA BGH5805/6 LZ-HMI BEE9118/9 G-JEAM BEE9194 G-JEBA LBT896/7 TS-INC

Friday 12th March
An aircraft from our distant past re-appeared on a sub-charter just after mid-day, the LTE Tenerife rotation being flown by Eagle Aviation Airbus A310 F-GYYY, a machine that had been one of the first A310s to ever visit Newcastle, as 5B-DAX of Cyprus Airways in 1989. Hola Airlines Boeing 737-300 EC-IFV departed back to Palma within the first few minutes of the day, and a pair of niceties appeared later in the day, the first-visiting Eurolynx CRJ G-ELNX arriving on another football connection, and our first GAF Nomad for over twenty-five years, OY-NMH arriving from Southend during the evening for a night-stop !.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD JJ
AFR - EA/EA/BD/BD RYR - ELV/ELD DLH - RI
FUA1335/6 EC-HHG LTE945P/945 F-GYYY FCA591D/C G-OOOK

Thursday 11th March
One of the aircraft of the year so far arrived just after dawn, Silk Way's Antonov An-12 4K-AZ23 spending the rest of the morning with us before returning to Baku. Oxaero Citation 560 G-GRGS first-visited during the middle of the day, while KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-JCT made just its third appearance here during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD JJ
AFR - EA/EA/EA/EA RYR - ELV/ELD DLH - RH
KLM963/4 PH-JCT

Wednesday 10th March
A pair of Boeing 737s of varying vintages and styles produced the day's highlights, Norwegian's 737-300 LN-KKG first-visiting on the morning Bergen ski charter, and Multiflight's BBJ2 G-OBBJ making its second appearance here, exactly a month after the first, on another brief crew-training visit, a landing, taxi-round and departure, during the afternoon. Another 737 had brought in the Real Mallorca football team earlier in the day, Hola Airlines' EC-IFV arriving from Palma just after mid-day for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD JJ (see below from now on)
AFR - EA/EA/EA/EA RYR - ELV/ELD DLH - RE
NAX980/1 LN-KKG KLM961/2 PH-KZR

Tuesday 9th March
Something more of a varied day, with a number of not too familiar aircraft making return appearances - easyJet swopped one of their based Boeing 737-700s in Malaga during the morning, G-EZJJ returning at lunch-time, an aircraft that had visited previously only on a crew training mission on 27th October 2003, while Air Malta's new Airbus A320 9H-AEF made just its second visit during the evening. On a smaller scale Regional ERJ-145 F-GUEA operated the last two Paris-CDG arrivals of the day, an aircraft that had made just two previous landings here during November 2003, while Eurojet's recently re-registered Citation Bravo G-IPAL appeared for the first time as such during the early evening - it had made four landings here before as EI-PAL.
Others:
EZY 737 - JT 6463 / JJ 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JD 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/-/EA/EA RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RK
AMC5180/1 9H-AEF

Monday 8th March
A Boeing broke the weekend's Airbus domination, Air Azores' 737-400 CS-TGZ first-visiting on the lunch-time Funchal charter. easyJet Airbus A319 G-EZEA did however appear twice again on line training sectors.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RK
DAT60X OO-SSG RZO9400/1 CS-TGZ

Sunday 7th March
Pretty much more of the same, easyJet's Airbus A319 G-EZEA visiting twice again, and SN Brussels Airlines' A319 OO-SSG arriving here for its third visit on the 'night-stopper'.
Others:
EZY 737 - JT 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558 / JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
AFR - -/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RH WIF - DA
BEE9195 G-JEBA EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE9196/430 G-JEBA DAT60A OO-SSG

Saturday 6th March
'Single Aisle' Airbus' attracted all the attention again, easyJet's A319 G-EZEA visiting on a further two occasions, on line training sectors during the morning and afternoon, and SN Brussels Airlines' A319 OO-SSG making its second departure from Newcastle during the early morning. The late evening Nouvelair Monastir charter produced another first-visiting-as-such A320, TS-INE having visited just once last summer as OY-CNC of My Travel, and before that on only a handful of occasions as G-RRJE of Airtours back in 1996.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288, 289
AFR - GS/GS/-/- RYR - ELV/-
DAT60X OO-SSG BGH5805/6 LZ-HMI BEE427/9193 G-JEBA BEE9118/9 G-JEAM BEE9194 G-JEBA LBT896 TS-INE

Friday 5th March
Just a pair of Airbus A319s of note, the first of the UK-registered easyJet machines operating two line training rotations during the morning and afternoon, the aircraft performing just a landing, crew-change and take-off on both occasions, while SN Brussels' OO-SSG made its second visit here on the last Brussels arrival of the day - it had first-visited on 6th February. Hawker 800XP N160CT departed to Luton during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/6401, 6402/573, 574 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RC
KLM1553/4 PH-KZN LTE944/5 EC-ILG FCA591D/C G-OOOK KLM961/2 PH-KZP FUA1335/6 EC-HMK DAT60A OO-SSG

Thursday 4th March
More of the same, the final two Braathens charters appearing during the afternoon flown by two of the three Boeing 737-400s to have appeared previously during the week, while Monarch Airlines flew the last departure after dark with Boeing 757 G-MONK. A more interesting machine arrived during the late evening, Vesey Air Hawker 800XP N160CT arriving from across the Atlantic for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RI
KLM961/2 PH-KVK

Wednesday 3rd March
Three more Braathens arrivals from Oslo, one during the morning and two positioners during the late evening, produced three of the four Boeing 737s that had appeared the previous day, all three departing within forty minutes just after midnight. Not much else of note however, Avanti Air Beech 1900 D-CARA arriving from Munster during the morning, also to depart just after midnight.
Others:
EZY 737 - JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558 / JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RC
NAX980/1 LN-KKF KLM961/2 PH-KVI

Tuesday 2nd March
One of the biggest airlifts of inbound football supporters for a recent Newcastle United European tie got under way, six arrivals from Oslo being flown during the day. Two were operated by Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONC, while the other four saw Braathens return to Newcastle in force, three Boeing 737-400s LN-BRI, LN-BRQ and LN-BUF and a single Boeing 737-700 LN-TUA all arriving during the morning. All four had of course once been regular on the carrier's scheduled services, all making last visits on these flights during 2000. Citation 525 N526CK day-stopped again, and the all white MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made another visit, arriving just before sunset for a night-stop.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RH
KLM961/2 PH-KVA AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ

Monday 1st March
Very quiet, with just the arrival of Karlog Air King Air 90 OY-JRO during the evening of note.
Others:
EZY 737 - JT 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JD 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RH
RZO9400/1 CS-TGW

Sunday 29th February
Just a short, early morning visit from a NetJets Europe aeroplane of note, Hawker 800XP CS-DNX making its third appearance here.
Others:
EZY 737 - JT 289/6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558 / JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
AFR - -/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RH
BEE9195 G-JEBD KLM957/8 PH-KZF EAF661/0 G-CEAH BEE9196/430 G-JEBD

Saturday 28th February
Another day with a significant 'single-aisle' Airbus visitor, the sole bit of interest coming with just four minutes of the day left, Nouvelair A320 TS-INF first-visiting as such on the Monastir charter. The aircraft had last visited Newcastle Airport as G-JDFW of Airtours in 1996, and had appeared before that as G-SCSR of Excalibur.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572 / JT 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288
AFR - GS/GS/-/- RYR - ELD/-
BGH5805/6 LZ-HMI BEE427/9193 G-JEBD BEE9118/9 G-BVCE BEE9194 G-JEBD LBT896/7 TS-INF

Friday 27th February
No doubt about the day's highlight, our first African International DC-8 since 1998, and something different from the once regular 3D-registered machines, ZS-OZV arriving at lunch-time and spending a snowy afternoon with us. A Teesside diversion just eight minutes short of midnight, produced just the second visit to Newcastle of bmi-British Midland Fokker 100 G-BXWF.
Others:
EZY 737 - JT 8001/6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558 / JD 6463. 6464/571, 572/573, 574
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS RYR - ELD/ELV DLH - RH
DAT60Y OO-SSM LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HMK FCA591D/C G-CPEV

Thursday 26th February
Another Thursday night-stopping Brussels arrival was flown by an Airbus A319, for the third time this month, last week's first-visiting OO-SSM appearing again. Not much else, Andersson Business Jets' Falcon 100 SE-DYB spent a few hours with us during the morning/early afternoon, and Semitool Europe CitationJet N526CK paid us another visit.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - BC/BC/GS/GS RYR - ELD/- DLH - RK
DAT60A OO-SSM

Wednesday 25th February
The resumption of Newcastle United's UEFA Cup campaign produced a second-visiting British Airbus, Monarch Airlines' Airbus A321 G-OZBF operating out to Oslo during the afternoon - it had first-visited on a previous football charter during March 2003. Abelag Citation 500 OO-LCM made its first appearance here since December 2001 during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - BC/BC/BC/BC RYR/ICB - ELD/ELV DLH - RK
NAX980/1 LN-KKF KLM961/2 PH-KZH

Tuesday 24th February
All change on our twice daily Ryanair schedule, the beginning of a period of use of leased-from-Islandsflug Boeing 737-400s on many of the carrier's Newcastle flights seeing two different aircraft operate the day's two flights - TF-ELD first-visited as such on the morning rotation, while the more regularly seen ex-Air Miles machine TF-ELV, now also in the full red Islandsflug colour-scheme, operated the evening flight. Wearing the full red Islandsflug colour-scheme, TF-ELD had actually visited Newcastle Airport previously wearing no less than five previous identities, firstly as G-BOPK and one of our first ever 737-400s in 1989, and then four different registrations flying for Futura, EC-655, EC-FYG, EC-GNC and EI-CRC !. A somewhat less regular airliner appeared during the evening, Air Malta's new Airbus A320 9H-AEF first-visiting on the weekly flight.
Others:
EZY 737 - JW 6463 / JD 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - HD/HD/BC/BC DLH - RK
RYR172/3 TF-ELD AMC5180/1 9H-AEF RYR176/7 TF-ELV

Monday 23rd February
The day saw a significant milestone in the life of our winter, Embraer ERJ-145 flown, Air France Paris-CDG schedule, the last of the non-F-GRG. registered Regional Compagnie Aerienne Europeenne aircraft likely to visit, appearing in the shape of F-GVHD during the afternoon and evening. At times what seemed an unlikely feat, the last four months have seen long periods of zero variety in the aircraft used to daily first-visitors.
Others:
EZY 737 - JW 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - FD/FD/HD/HD DLH - RF
RZO9400/1 CS-TGW

Sunday 22nd February
Another easyJet Boeing 737-700 was added to our visitor's list, G-EZJD swopping with the first-visiting G-EZJW in Belfast during the evening, 'JW' subsequently becoming one of the currently two based units. Wideroe DHC.8-400 LN-WDB finally made its second appearance here on the afternoon Stavanger schedule - its first had been on 9th November 2003.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557 / JT 6463, 6464/6475, 6476 / JW 558
AFR - -/FD/FD/FD DLH - RF WIF - DB
BEE9195 G-JEBC EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE9196/430 G-JEBC

Saturday 21st February
The day's highlight was another first-visiting Citation Excel, the UK-based N560TH afternoon-stopping from/to Blackpool. The late evening Nouvelair flight was operated by a relative rarity here now, one of their Airbus A320s, TS-INB making its first appearance here since April 2001.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288, 289
AFR - FD/FD/-/-
BEE427/9193 G-JEBC BEE9118/9 G-BTUY BEE9194 GJEBC BGH5815/6 LZ-HMQ AWC900B/Y G-ZAPK LBT896/7 TS-INB

Friday 20th February
Possibly the first really good visitor of the year so far appeared during the late afternoon, Pskovavia Antonov An-26 RA-26120 positioning in from Ostend to operate a freight departure to Stavanger during the early evening. Our first An-26 since June 2001, the aircraft had actually visited before on 15th/16th February 2001. Another second visitor was yesterday's first-timing Eurowings CRJ D-ACRK again on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule, while the day's first-visiting airliner was easyJet Boeing 737-700 G-EZJT, which became the second based unit during the evening.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JT 287/2NT, 291
AFR - FD/FD/FD/FD DLH - RK
DAT60X OO-SSM LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHH

Thursday 19th February
On a day that saw a pretty significant military first-visit-of-type, the civil interest was provided by two first-visiting 'euro-liners'. Exactly two weeks after the first Airbus A319 to be used by SN Brussels Airlines on their Newcastle service, the second appeared, OO-SSM first-visiting on the last Brussels arrival of the day, while earlier the two-weeks-old Eurowings CRJ D-ACRK had operated the afternoon Lufthansa Regional Dusseldorf schedule.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - FD/FD/FD/FD DLH - RK
DAT60A OO-SSM

Wednesday 18th February
Not a lot of note, but NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DNY made just its second visit during the morning. The Norwegian Bergen ski charter was flown by Boeing 737-300 LN-KKF, the first appearance this year from the aircraft that was the most regular on the ski series last year.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / OGVA still based - will no longer be covered
AFR - BD/BD/FD/FD DLH - RH
NAX980/1 LN-KKF KLM961/2 PH-KVE

Tuesday 17th February
Just two second-visiting GA aeroplanes, the Specsavers King Air 350 N2341S which spent most of the middle of the day with us, and NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNU which spent just over an hour on the south apron during the afternoon. The Beech had last visited on 17th June 2003, while the 'Hawker' had last appeared here on a night-stop on 23rd November 2003.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / OGVA 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AFR - BD/BD/BD/BD DLH - RD
EZE4092 G-ZAPK AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ

Monday 16th February
The still missing Eastern Airways Saab 2000 made for more sub-charters on the carrier's Aberdeen/Southampton services, three of the day's four turnarounds being flown by the first-visiting Atlantic Airlines ATR.42 G-IONA.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / OGVA 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/GS/BD/BD DLH - RH
EZE4092 G-IONA RZO9400/1 CS-TGW EZE4095/6 G-IONA

Sunday 15th February
Not a lot, with just a second-visitor from easyJet worthy of note, Boeing 737-300 G-OGVA becoming one of the based aircraft after arrival from Belfast during the morning - it had visited only once previously on 8th January.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476 OGVA 554/6405, 6406/288, 287/2NT, 291
AFR - -/GS/GS/GS DLH - RH
BEE9195 G-JEBD EAF661/0 G-CEAE BEE9196/430 G-JEBD EZE4095/6 G-FLTA

Saturday 14th February
A football charter during the evening gave us just our second look at a new UK carrier, Duo Airways CRJ G-DUOH positioning in from Edinburgh for an evening departure to Luton --the aircraft had last visited Newcastle as G-MSKM on 27th October 2000.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - GS/GS/-/-
BEE427/9193 G-JEBD AWC900Y/A G-ZAPK BEE9118/9 G-BTUY BGH5815/6 LZ-HMQ BEE9194 G-JEBD LBT896F/897 EI-CNO

Friday 13th February
A busy day for N-reg General Aviation visitors, five different machines appearing throughout the day - most interesting of the five was new UK-based CJ1 N665CH which visited on two occasions, early morning and at tea-time. Cessna 177 N8211G passed through during the early afternoon, not a delivery however judging by its departure/destination points, and Semitool Europe Citation 525 N526CK made another appearance during the afternoon. Bell 430 N430CE visited twice, and the list is made up by the most regular of any N-reg aircraft here, Lear 45 N66SG. The long forgotten Dash Eight delivery series made an unexpected revival during the morning, -100 series machine SX-BIS passing through west-bound, wearing a basic Tyrolean Airways colour-scheme, and a registration that signifies its recent life flying for Olympic Aviation.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - BD/BD/GS/GS DLH - RI
LTE944/5 EC-ILG FCA591D G-OOOY MON6295/4 G-MONE FUA1335/6 EC-HHH EZE4095/6 G-BPNT

Thursday 12th February
A continuing non-appearance by the four-times-a-day Eastern Airways Saab 2000 SE-LOX produced a contrast of 'subs' on the day's Aberdeen/Southampton schedules, the not very interesting Titan Airways ATR.42 G-BUPS appearing on the two morning turnarounds, the much more interesting KLM Exel Embraer ERJ-145 PH-RXC operating the late afternoon sectors only. The aircraft had made two previous landings here, on football charters during August 2002.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - FD/FD/BD/BD DLH - RH
EZE4091/2 G-BUPS EZE4095 PH-RXC KLM965/6 PH-KZN

Wednesday 11th February
The second week of the Norwegan Bergen ski series produced just the second visit to Newcastle of Boeing 737-300 LN-KKJ and the glamorous tail design of Norwegian skater/actress Sonja Henie, while London Executive Aviation Citation 550 G-GHPG fist-visited as such during the morning, the aircraft having visited once previously as EI-GHP during August 2000. TBM.700 N997JM spent the evening with us from/to Coventry.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - BA/BA/FD/FD DLH - RD
KLM957/8 PH-KZF NAX980/1 LN-KKJ

Tuesday 10th February
It was an executive-configured airliner that took the day's honours, a Boeing BBJ2, our third example so far, appearing in the shape of Multiflight's Leeds-based G-OBBJ at mid-day, performing one landing, followed by a taxi-round and a departure back to Farnborough twenty minutes later, whilst engaged on a training flight. Not much else however, although BAC Express Shorts 360 G-BOEI operated an additional early hours Stansted mail arrival, its first visit here since November 2002.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JE 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT
AFR - BB/BA/BA/BA DLH - RI
RPX476/934P G-BOEI AMC5180/1 9H-ADY

Monday 9th February
Still very quiet, the only one of note being the Air Azores Boeing 737-400 CS-TGW, on only its third appearance here as such.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JE 6415. 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - PT/PT/BB/BB DLH - RC
RZO9400/1 CS-TGW

Sunday 8th February
Zilch ...
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476 / JE 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558
AFR - -/PT/PT/PT DLH - RE
BEE9195 G-JEBD EAF661/0 G-CEAE BEE9196/430 G-JEBD

Saturday 7th February
A quiet day, the only aircraft of note being the FlyBe. BAe146-300 G-BTUY on the carrier's Chambery 'W' once again, only its fourth visit here.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JE 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288, 289
AFR - PT/PT/-/-
BEE427/9193 G-JEBD BGH5805/6 LZ-HMQ BEE9118/9 G-BTUY BEE9194 G-JEBD

Friday 6th February
Two Shorts 360s of note throughout the day, an extra Stansted mail arrival in the early hours being flown by BAC Express' G-BNMU, while Night Express' D-CCAS operated a freight arrival from France just after mid-day - the aircraft had visited Newcastle just once before, as G-OLBA of Capital Airways way back in October 1988 !. L.100 Hercules ZS-JVL returned back from Cambridge during the late afternoon, allowing the DC-6 to depart to Coventry after the 'Herk's succesful departure on the night's Stansted mail flight, and Beech Duke N322RJ visited from/to Leeds during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JE 6415. 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - PT/PT/PT/PT DLH - RI
AAG706 G-SIXC RPX476 G-BNMU DAT60X OO-SSG LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HMJ MON6294 G-DAJB FCA591D/C G-OOBE ABR708P/AAG705 ZS-JVL AAG696T G-SIXC

Thursday 5th February
Most notable of the day's many visitors was the first 'single-aisle Airbus' to appear on the years-old SABENA/SN Brussels Airlines Brussels scheduled service, A.319 OO-SSG operating the last arrival of the day and night-stopping. Blue Chip Jet Hawker 800XP SE-DYV returned for another short visit over lunch-time, while TBM.700 N702AR first-visited during the afternoon, and Air Taxi King Air 200 F-GULJ appeared just after dark. Safair L.100 Hercules ZS-JVL departed for attention at Cambridge during the morning.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JE 6415. 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - PT/PT/PT/PT DLH - RD
AAG706 G-SIXC SFR707P ZS-JVL DAT60A OO-SSG AAG705 G-SIXC

Wednesday 4th February
One of last winter's most welcome operators made its first return of this winter, Norwegian commencing their Bergen ski charter during the morning with Boeing 737-300 LN-KKH, only the aircraft's second visit to Newcastle Airport. AV8 Air Boeing 757 G-OAVB made only its second appearance here as such, on another line training sortie at lunch-time, while GA visitors of note included a new aircraft for Cambridge based Semitool Europe, Citation 525 N526CK first-visiting during the middle of the day, and the departure of Hawker 800XP HB-VNJ mid-afternoon. Problems encountered by based L.100 Hercules ZS-JVL whilst on a local training flight the previous day, produced Atlantic Airways Douglas DC-6 G-SIXC during the early evening, positioning in to operate the night's Stansted mail rotation.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JE 6415. 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - PT/PT/PT/PT DLH - RI
NAX980/1 LN-KKH AAG705P/705 G-SIXC

Tuesday 3rd February
Another change to one of our now two based easyJet Boeing 737-700s, G-EZJE arriving back from Malaga during the early afternoon - not a first-visitor however, as the aircraft had operated a crew training sortie here on 30th October 2003. Two rather welcome Hawker 800XPs appeared just after sunset, Blue Chip Jet's first-visiting SE-DYV which only stayed half an hour, and Johnson Control's HB-VNJ which night-stopped, the aircraft having visited once before during April 2002.
Others:
EZY 737 - JK 6463 / JE 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JD 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557
AFR - GS/GS/PT/PT DLH - RD

Monday 2nd February
The Air Azores afternoon Funchal charter produced just the second visit to Newcastle Airport as such of the carrier's Boeing 737-400 CS-TGW, its last appearance here having been during April 2002 - it had visited in our past however on a number of occasions wearing two previous identities. Piper Malibu N123SX made its second visit on a day-stop from/to Alderney.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JK 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS DLH - RB
RZO9400/1 CS-TGW

Sunday 1st February
Nothing of note .....
Others:
EZY 737 - JK 6447, 6448/6419, 6420/557, 558 / JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
AFR - -/GS/GS/GS DLH - RI WIF - WDC
BEE9195 G-JEBD EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE9196/430 G-JEBD

Saturday 31st January
The easyJet base got a little closer to its planned complement of entirely Boeing 737-700s for the summer during the late evening, one of the based -300s becoming a based -700 with the arrival back from Alicante just before midnight of the first-visiting G-EZJK. Other airliners of note included KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZM on only its second visit to Newcastle Airport during the morning - interestingly its first had been on the first day of the konth - and FlyBe. BAe146-300 G-BTUY on only its third landing here on the early afternoon Chambery 'W'.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476 / JK 6446
AFR - GS/GS/-/-
KLM957/7111 PH-KZM BEE427/9193 G-JEBD KLM961/2 PH-KVI BEE9118/9 G-BTUY BGH5805/6 LZ-HMI BEE9194 G-JEBD

Friday 30th January
With things returning back to normal after the snow disruption, the day produced the first-visit of a recently re-branded UK charter airline, Boeing 757 G-OOOY operating the first FCA/First Choice Airways flight here, a Grenoble ski charter, during the afternoon - KLM Boeing 737-400 PH-BDS made its third visit to Newcastle on a morning Amsterdam scheduled service substitution. Notable amongst a small selection of GA visitors was our first civil Xingu for some time, OO-SXD visiting on a hospital flight at lunch-time.
Others:
EZY 737 - JD 8001/6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS DLH - RI
KLM957/8 PH-BDS LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHG MON6294 G-MONE FCA591D/C G-OOOY

Thursday 29th January
Another snowy day, and another first-visiting NetJets 'big Falcon' - Falcon 50 CS-DFJ was the day's only notable visitor, spending just under an hour with us over mid-day.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG 572
AFR - GS/GS/GS/GS DLH - RD

Wednesday 28th January
A snow-affected day, although it still managed to produce a first-visiting executive jet, NetJets Europe Falcon 2000 CS-DNR visiting at tea-time. Citation S550 C-FABF managed to get out to even colder climes before the arrival of the snow, just before mid-day to Reykjavik.
Others:
EZY 737 - JG 6463, 6464/571
AFR - GS/-/GS/GS DLH - RH

Tuesday 27th January
A similar sort of day, the highlight being the Cessna 208 Caravan D-FBFS which passed through during the early afternoon from Reykjavik to Siegerland. Air Limo Cessna F406 OO-LMO was another freight visitor during the early hours, while the three night-stopping freighters departed at various times throughout the day, Metro EC-GPE in the early hours, Beech 99 F-BTME mid-morning, and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH during the late evening. The based easyJet Boeing 737-700 swopped over again, G-EZJG first-visiting on its arrival from Malaga during the early afternoon, while a change in the Air France by Regional ERJ-145 on the Paris-CDG scheduled service saw F-GVGS operate the last arrival of the day, only its third landing at Newcastle Airport.
Others:
EZY 737 - OSLH 6463 / JG 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR - AM/-/AM/GS DLH - RC

Monday 26th January
Quite a few foreign GA visitors, although nothing of any note that hadn't appeared here before - Beech Baron N64VB was one that isn't too regular here, spending the morning with us from/to Luton. Other visitors included Learjet 35 LX-ONE during the early evening, a pair of freight arrivals during the late evening consisting of Beech 99 F-BTME and Zorex Air Transport Metroliner EC-GPE, while Citation S550 C-FABF made its sixth visit to Newcastle Airport during the evening, the aircraft diverting in and then night-stopping. The first DC-8 of the year became MK Air Cargo's 9G-MKH which arrived just before mid-morning also to night-stop - the aircraft wore an all-white colour-scheme.
Others:
EZY 737 - OSLH 6413, 6414/571, 572/6475, 6476
AFR-AM/AM/AM/AM DLH-RC
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP

Sunday 25th January
Yet another rather busy day, but with little to show for it interest-wise - the only aircraft of note was a first-visiting airliner from an unexpected source, the European Aviation Toulouse 'W' being flown by Boeing 737-200 G-CEAE, surprisingly its first appearance here.
Others:
EZY -
OSLH 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
YS 553, 554/6405, 6406/286, 287/2NT, 291
BEE9195 G-JEBD AFR2173 F-GUAM EAF661/0 G-CEAE BEE9196/430 G-JEBD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AFR1172/3 F-GUAM AWW871A/872 G-TAWE AFR1672 F-GUAM

Saturday 24th January
Two first-visiting airliners made a total of five landings during the day, the based easyJet Boeing 737-700 swopping over again, G-OSLH arriving back from Malaga during the early afternoon and then operating another two rotations during the remainder of the day, while another 'new' FlyBe. BAe146-300 wearing another variation of an incomplete colour-scheme, G-BTUY, arrived on the inbound leg of the Chambery 'W' and then flew the Geneva rotation, before positioning out to Bristol late in the evening. One of our 'Herks' departed during the morning, EI-JIV destined for a maintenance input in South Africa, while the still numerous GA visitors included the becoming more regular Aviation Beauport Citation Excel N560S just before mid-day, and the AD Aviation/Flightview Citation 550 G-VUEA, making just its fifth and sixth visits here as such, during the morning and late afternoon.
Others:
EZY -
JX 6463
OSLH 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YS 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288, 289 AFR1673 F-GUAM AFR217J F-GUAM ABR700 EI-JIV BEE427/9119 G-JEBD BGH5805/6 LZ-HMQ BEE9118/9193 G-BTUY BEE9194/042Z G-BTUY BEE092P G-JEBD

Friday 23rd January
Another busy Friday, but with nothing of any real note.
Others:
EZY -
JX 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YF 291/6415
BZZB 551, 552/6401, 6402/286
YS 287/2NT, 291
AFR1673 F-GUAM AWW858A/860 G-TAWE AFR217J/2173 F-GUAM MON6295/4 G-MONE LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUAM AWW861/851 G-SSEA AFR1672 F-GUAM

Thursday 22nd January
The second airliner diversion in a matter of months to come from recent changes to the airways structure above our heads, produced SAS MD.81 SE-DIS during the morning, dropping in en-route Copenhagen to Manchester after experiencing smoke in the cabin. Pick of the more normal airliner visitors was Regional ERJ-145 F-GUAM, which operated the last two Paris-CDG arrivals of the day - the aircraft had only made three previous visits here. GA visitors included Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR on an early hours freight charter, the aircraft remaining with us until mid-afternoon, while Falcon 100 SE-DVP departed at lunch-time after its night-stop.
Others:
EZY -
JX 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YF 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574/2NT
BZZB 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287
AFR1673 F-GUMA AWW858A/860 G-SSEA AFR217J/2173 F-GUMA AFR1172/3 F-GUAM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AWW861/851 G-TAWE AFR1672 F-GUAM

Wednesday 21st January
Another fairly busy day with a number of GA visitors, the highlight being Challenger 604 C-GLBB that spent afew hours with us after dusk en-route from Europe back to Canada. Falcon 100 SE-DVP had arrived earlier in the afternoon for a night-stop, Merlin II D-IMWK day-stopped, and North Flying Metroliner OY-NPA and Beech 99 F-BTME both arrived during the early evening, the Metroliner night-stopping.
Airliners of note included just the third visit from easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYM on the morning Bristol rotation, and KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVH on just its second appearance here on an evening Amsterdam scheduled service substitution - it had first-visited way back in October 2000 - while Air Contractors L.100-30 Hercules ZS-JVL operated the first of what is expected to be many Stansted mail departures in the coming weeks/months, during the late evening
Others:
EZY -
JX 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YF 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
BZZB 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YM 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUMA AWW858A/860 G-SSEA AFR217J/2173 F-GUMA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW861/851 G-SSEA KLM965/6 PH-KVH AFR1672 F-GUMA AAG705 ZS-JVL

Tuesday 20th January
Most significant of the day's many visitors of note was surely another L.100-30 Hercules, Air Contractors' ZS-JVL positioning in from Le Bourget after sunset, and joining the same companies EI-JIV, from whom the South African-registered machine is expected to take over the nightly mail flight duties with effect from the evening of the 21st. Two Euro-airliner second-visits occurred during the evening, KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-LXK operating an Amsterdam scheduled service - the aircraft had last visited as such on a Teesside diversion during November 1994, although it had appeared in the interim as G-UKTF - and Eastern Airways Embraer ERJ-145 SE-DZC, which positioned in from Aberdeen to rescue a u/s Saab 2000 affected Southampton departure.
General Aviation visitors included Liebherr Aerospace Citation 525 D-ILAT again, while Maule N14HF departed after lunch. A late evening visitor was Cessna 340 D-ILUB.
Others:
EZY -
JX 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YF 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
BZZB 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YC 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUMA AWW858A/860 G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUMA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRH AFR1172/3 F-GUMA ABR705P ZS-JVL AWW861/851 G-SSEA KLM965/6 PH-LXK EZE23P/4095 SE-DZC AFR1672 F-GUMA AAG705 EI-JIV

Monday 19th January
Another KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 second-visited, another machine that had first-visited last April, PH-KZD, operating the same lunch-time Amsterdam rotation as the previous day's second-visitor, while another change to the based easyJet Boeing 737-700 saw G-EZJX return from Malaga during the early afternoon - the aircraft had flown a crew training sortie here on 6th June 2003. Bin Air Metroliner D-CCCC returned again during the early hours, and Maule N14HF made its second visit during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY -
JO 6463
JX 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
BZZB 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YF 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUMA AWW858A/860 G-SSEA AFR217J/2173 F-GUMA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM961/2 PH-KZD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW861/851 G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUMA

Sunday 18th January
Two second-visits only, easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-BZZB that had first-visited just two days previous, arriving from Paris-CDG during the afternoon to become one of the based aircraft, and KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZI at lunch-time, an aircraft that had first appeared here last April. Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made another visit during the morning.
Others:
EZY -
JO 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
YD 282, 283/284, 285/6427
BZZB 6428/575, 676
YR 568/567
BEE9195 G-JEBE AFR2173 F-GUMA KLM961/2 PH-KZI EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE9196/430 G-JEBE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI WIF384/5 LN-WDC AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW871B/872 G-WLSH KLM965/6 PH-KZN AFR1672 F-GUMA

Saturday 17th January
A quieter day with the only visitor of note being the Sherburn-based Cirrus SR.22 N40GD, during the mid-morning and early evening. Bin Air Metroliner D-CCCC departed to Flensburg during the morning.
Others:
EZY -
JO 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YD 558/553, 554/6439, 6440/6445, 6446
YI 8003
YC 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUMA AFR217J F-GUMA BEE427/9193 G-JEBE KLM961/2 PH-KZF BGH5805/6 LZ-HMQ BEE9118/9 G-BVCE BEE9194 G-JEBE

Friday 16th January
The first really good biz jet visitor of the year showed mid-morning to stay a few hours with us, the very smart BAe125-800 N904GP visiting from/to Kemble - another first-visitor arrived during its stay, Map Management Lear 60 OE-GII subsequently spending most of the afternoon with us. Bin Air Metroliner D-CCCC first-visited during the early hours, and then spent the rest of the day on the north stands, while two of the night-stopping King Airs departed during the afternoon/early evening, King Air 300 OE-FME and King Air 90 OY-JRO.
easyJet produced a couple of Boeing 737s of note, G-BZZB first-visiting on an 'in reverse' evening Stansted rotation, and G-EZYM doing the same a little later, only its second visit here. Air Wales ATR.42 G-TAWE made its second visit as such on the carrier's evening schedule.
Others:
EZY -
JO 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YI 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426
YD 551, 552/6401, 6402/557
BZZB 287/286
YM 291/2NT
YR 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW858A/B G-SSEA MON6295/4 G-MONK AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA LTE944/5 EC-ILG KLM961/2 PH-KZH FUA1335/6 EC-HMJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW859/859A G-TAWE AFR1672 F-GUMA

Thursday 15th January
Another easyJet Boeing 737-700 came up to the Newcastle base for the first time, G-EZJO arriving from Malaga during the early afternoon and becoming the sole based -700. The morning Air Wales rotation had finally seen the first-visit as such of ATR.42 G-TAWE, an aircraft that had once of course been based here as G-BVJP of Gill Airways. A couple of visiting King Airs during the morning included King Air 90 OY-JRO operated by Karlog Air, and Air Taxi Super King Air F-GNPD.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6DW
JO 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 282
YD 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
YI 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YB 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW858A/B G-TAWE AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AWW859/859A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUJA

Wednesday 14th January
Another two KLM Fokker 70 substitutions, with the second of the day, also routing outbound via Edinburgh again, producing the day's only airliner of note, PH-KZO first-visiting. King Air 200 N295CP day-stopped from/to Chester.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YI 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW858A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA KLM963/4 PH-KZE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AWW859/859A G-WLSH KLM965 PH-KZO AFR1672 F-GUJA

Tuesday 13th January
Air Contractors' L.100-30 Hercules EI-JIV made its second landing of many to come, in the early hours from Stansted, and then day-stopped as it is expected to do for the near future. Not much else although a pair of Fokker 70 substitutions on the KLM Amsterdam schedule, the second of which routed outbound via Edinburgh, produced just the fifth visit to Newcastle of PH-WXA followed by only the third by PH-KZR.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
YI 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
AAG706 EI-JIV AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW858A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA KLM961/2 PH-WXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUJA KLM965 PH-KZR AWW859/859A G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUJA

Monday 12th January
Biggest news of the day was the arrival of a new based mail flight aeroplane, the largest we've ever had at Newcastle, Air Contractors L.100-30 Hercules EI-JIV arriving from Bournemouth during the evening using Atlantic Airways callsigns, to take over the previously BAC Express Shorts 360-operated nightly Stansted mail flight, following the cessation of the 'mail trains' last week. Wearing OSRL titles the aircraft is our first civilian 'Herk' since 1996. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZG made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport during the evening, while Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BYMA made its first appearance on the carrier's new afternoon Aberdeen rotation - the aircraft wears the silver colour-scheme of Quest.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YI 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YG 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW858A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM961/2 PH-KZE EZE4033/4 G-BYMA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AWW856C/859A G-WLSH KLM965 PH-KZG AAG705P/705 EI-JIV AFR1672 F-GUJA

Sunday 11th January
Two Euro-airliners maing just their second visits provided the day's only highlights - a morning KLM Amsterdam scheduled service was flown by Boeing 737-300 PH-BDO, an aircraft that had first-visited just thirteen days ago, while the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by a Lufthansa Cityline CRJ for the first time since 2001, D-ACHE having appeared just once before, on 4th April 2001. KLM Exel ATR.42 PH-XLK departed back to Clermont Ferrand during the late evening.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
YG 553, 554/6405, 6406/286, 287/2NT, 291
YF 282, 283/284
YI 285/6427, 6428/575, 576
BEE9195 G-JEBC KLM957/8 PH-BDO EAF661/0 G-CEAG AFR2173 F-GUJA BEE9196/430 G-JEBC DLH2158/2163 D-ACHE WIF384/5 LN-WDC AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AWW871B/872 G-KNNY AFR1672 F-GUJA

Saturday 10th January
Our first foreign airline sports charter of hopefully many to come this year, produced a second visit from KLM Exel ATR.42 PH-XLK during the early evening, from Clermont Ferrand with the French Rugby club Montferrand. Co-incidentally the aircraft had first visited also on a sports charter from France, returning Sunderland F/C home from Le Touquet on the morning of 18th July 2001.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556
YF 6417, 6418/6403, 6404/288, 289
AFR1673 F-GUJA AFR217J F-GUJA BGH5805 LZ-HMI BEE9118/9 G-BVCE BEE427/9193 G-JEBC BEE9194 G-JEBC

Friday 9th January
Nothing of note ......
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YF 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YG 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW858A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HMJ MON6294 G-MONB AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AWW859/859A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUJA

Thursday 8th January
More of an interesting day, with most of it occurring late in the evening - Excel Airways operated a company charter to Lagos during the late evening with Boeing 767-200 G-SATR, its first-visit as such, although it had last visited as TF-ATR in October 2002. A freight flight from Nantes around the same time produced the first-visiting Beech 1900C F-GPYY of Atlantique Air Assistance, the aircraft departing just after midnight. Disruption to the based easyJet flying caused by a u/s Boeing 737-700 G-EZJD saw Titan Airways Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPM operate the evening Copenhagen rotation, while the morning Bristol rotation was operated by similar type and recent addition to the fleet G-OGVA - its first appearance here as such, the aircraft had visited twice previously, as OO-LTE of TEA flying sub-charters for TEA(UK) on 8th/9th June 1989 !.
Others:
EZY -
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YF 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
ZAPM 8647/6475, 6476/8476
OGVA 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW850A/B G-KNNY AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA KLM961/2 PH-KZE AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AWW851/851A G-SSEA AFR1672 F-GUJA XLA256P/4256 G-SATR

Wednesday 7th January
Errrr. nothing ....
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YF 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YL 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUJA AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUJA AFR1172/2 F-GUJA AWW851/851A G-WLSH KLM965/6 PH-KVI AFR1672 F-GUJA

Tuesday 6th January
Only visitor of note was the King Air 300 F-GVPE that spent the afternoon with us from/to Lyon-Bron - as can be deduced from the style of the registration, the aircraft wore the same Hex Air colour-scheme as previous visitor Piaggio P.180 F-GZPE.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YG 551, 552/6401, 6402/286, 287/2NT, 291
YP 6415, 6416/6441
YF 6442/557, 558
YK 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUMA TCX211P G-TCKE AFR217J/2173 F-GUMA AFR1172/3 F-GUJA AMC5181/2 9H-ADY AFR1672 F-GUJA

Monday 5th January
An additional Thomas Cook Airways Las Palmas arrival during the arrival saw just the third visit to Newcastle of Airbus A320 G-TCKE, the aircraft that had been used for similar flights during early November, subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YF 8003/6415, 6416/6441, 6442/557, 558
YG 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/573, 574
YR 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUMA AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUMA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP KLM961/2 PH-KZH AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW851/851A G-WLSH TCX638L G-TCKE AFR1672 F-GUMA

Sunday 4th January
The new year's first-visitor-a-day record continued with the first-timing easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYM on the morning Bristol rotation - just one of the fleet, the damaged HB-III/G-EZYN, has yet to appear here.
Others:
EZY -
JD 6463, 6464/6475, 6476
YP 282, 283/284, 285/6427
YG 6428/575, 676
YM 568/567
BEE9195 G-JEBD AFR2173 F-GUMA EAF661/0 G-CEAG BEE9196/430 G-JEBD WIF384/5 LN-WDA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW871B/872 G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUMA

Saturday 3rd January
The based easyJet Boeing 737-700 swopped over again during the morning, G-EZJD returning from Malaga at lunch-time - wearing the 'Big @ Gatwick' titles on its port side only, the aircraft had actually been only the second easyJet aeroplane ever to land at Newcastle Airport, almost exactly two years ago, on 6th January 2002, on a maintenance check flight. The afternoon FlyBe. Chambery ski 'W' was flown by BAe146-300 G-BVCE, only its second visit - it had first-visited during mid-August 2003.
Others:
EZY -
JI 6463
JD 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YP 282, 283/284, 285/6425, 6426/5NT, 556
YH 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUMA AFR217J F-GUMA BEE427/9193 G-JEBD BHG5805/6 LZ-HMQ BEE9118/9 G-BVCE BEE9194 G-JEBD

Friday 2nd January
Second day of the year, and the second first-visitor of the year so far, Regional Embraer ERJ-145 F-GUMA operating the last two Paris-CDG arrivals of the day. Eurowings/Lufthansa Regional CRJ D-ACRI also made just its second appearance here during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY -
JI 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YP 282, 283/284, 285/6441, 6442/557, 558
YL 568/567
AFR1673 F-GUBE AWW850A/B G-WLSH AFR217J/2173 F-GUBE LTE944/5 EC-ILG FUA1335/6 EC-HHH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRI AFR1172/3 F-GUMA AWW851/851A G-WLSH AFR1672 F-GUMA LTE922/3 EC-ILG

Thursday 1st January
After a record year for first-visiting airliners, 2004 didn't wait too long to provide its first, KLMCityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZM, one of two aircraft still in the fleet not to visit Newcastle before, substituting for the Fokker 100 on the mid-afternoon Amsterdam schedule.
Others:
EZY -
JI 6463, 6464/571, 572/6475, 6476
YP 6415, 6416/6441, 6442/573, 574
AFR1673 F-GUBE KLM963/4 PH-KZM AFR1672 F-GUBE

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