This month there are lots of new airliners and special liveries to report on.
Here’s a selection. I hope you have a great month spotting these new aircraft and schemes.
Airbus Final Beluga XL
The last-built Beluga XL No. 6 F-GXLO entered service on Dec. 19th with additional titles “Also flying outsized cargo to your destination” on portside and “The beating ❤️ heart of Airbus” on starboard, also a winking eye on portside only.
Air Japan’s First Aircraft
The first aircraft to appear in the colours of new carrier Air Japan is Boeing 787 JA803A.
Alaska’s First MAX 8
Despite problems with its 737 MAX 9 fleet, Alaska Airlines notably took delivery of their first smaller MAX 8 aircraft recently. It is N801AK.
FarCargo 757 Freighter
FarCargo, an air cargo part of the Bakkafrost Group, recently acquired their first aircraft – a Boeing 757-200 from the USA in late 2023. It is N185AN, but will become SE-RLE. The airline will fly between Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the USA.
Fly Khiva’s First Aircraft
New Uzbekistan carrier Fly Khiva has received its first aircraft, a Boeing 767-300(F) on lease from Icelandair. It will take the registration UK67014 (ex-TF-ISH) and wears a hybrid livery.
Georgian Wings Launches
New carrier Georgian Wings has launched. Its first aircraft is Boeing 737-300 4L-GEK.
Hainan IHG Livery
— Airliners.net (@airliners_net) January 23, 2024
Hainan Airlines has painted this special livery promoting IHG Hotels & Resorts on Boeing 787-9 B-1499.
Kenya’s First Cargo 737
Kenya Airways Cargo has received its first Boeing 737-800BCF. It is 5Y-KCA.
Lufthansa City Airlines First Aircraft
— Andreas Spaeth (@SpaethFlies) January 9, 2024
The first aircraft to wear titles of the new Lufthansa City subsidiary airline has been painted. It is Airbus A319 D-ABGH.
QantasLink A220 in Regular Livery
Following the first Airbus A220 delivery to Qantas which wore a special aboriginal scheme, the first aircraft to wear the standard livery of the airline has followed. It is VH-X4B.
QantasLink First A319
The first Airbus A319 to join QantasLink has been delivered. It is VH-8NP, and was previously flown by Spirit Airlines in the USA.
Raindo United Services
Raindo United Services is a new Indonesian cargo carrier with 737-800BCF PK-RUS.
Royal Jordanian First Embraer E2s and New Livery
The delivery of Royal Jordanian’s first two Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, JY-REA and JY-REB (see news story), also saw a modified livery adopted. Will this roll out across the whole fleet?
Sky Vision Airlines is a new Egyptian carrier which is flying Airbus A320 SU-SKC.
Solomon Airlines Migration Movie
Solomon Airlines is promoting Migration the Movie on Airbus A320 H4-SAL with this special scheme.
Transavia’s First A320neo
Transavia Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft, following the first A321neo last month. This one is F-GNEO and flies for the Transavia France division.