The following is a log from a non spotting trip to Finland (although some spotting was achieved as ever). Viewing on the 19th and 20th was undertaken from the Hilton Hotel at Helsinki Vantaa (Room 450) which is a family room as I had the whole gang in tow. Not cheap but use of the exec lounge with unlimited food and wine saved a few bob! The trip meant driving to Lappeenranta in the south east of the country. The towns airport was devoid of any aircraft movements while I was there. En route back to Helsinki on the 19th a brief stop was made to the service station near Utti airbase in order to photograph the two preserved aircraft on display. Flights from LHR were on OH-LWB A350 which was my first flight on this aircraft type. I was very pleasantly surprised at the light and airy cabin as well as the Finnair config which was very generous on legroom (although the return leg on OH-LWE wasnt quite so good for some reason).
16 Feb 2018 Helsinki
A7-AED Airbus A330 302 680 Qatar Airways
19 Feb 2018 Utti
MT-452 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/U2 165227 Finnish Air Force
19 Feb 2018 Helsinki
A7-AHR Airbus A320 232SL 4968 Qatar Airways D-AIDO Airbus A321 231 4994 Lufthansa D-AISC Airbus A321 231 1161 Lufthansa EI-FHW Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39007 Norwegian Air International EI-FJO Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42076 Norwegian Air International EI-FPK Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15428 Scandinavian Airlines System EI-FVK Boeing 737NG 800/W 42276 Norwegian Air International EI-FVR Boeing 737NG 800/W 42279 Norwegian Air International EI-STL Boeing 737 42CSF 24231 ASL Airlines Ireland ES-LSC Saab-Fairchild 340 A 037 Airest G-FDZX Boeing 737NG 8K5/W 37258 TUI Airways LN-NHD Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 41131 Norwegian LN-RCT Boeing 737NG 683 30189 Scandinavian Airlines System N916FD Boeing 757 27BSF 24137 FedEx Express OH-ATF ATR 72 500 744 Nordic Regional Airlines OH-ATH ATR 72 500 769 Nordic Regional Airlines OH-ATI ATR 72 500 783 Nordic Regional Airlines OH-ATL ATR 72 500 851 Nordic Regional Airlines OH-ATO ATR 72 500 977 Nordic Regional Airlines OH-ATP ATR 72 500 1050 Nordic Regional Airlines OH-LKE Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000059 Finnair OH-LKO Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000267 Finnair OH-LTT Airbus A330 302E 1088 Finnair OH-LVB Airbus A319 112 1107 Finnair OH-LVH Airbus A319 112 1184 Finnair OH-LVK Airbus A319 112 2124 Finnair OH-LWG Airbus A350 941 51 Finnair OH-LWI Airbus A350 941 104 Finnair OH-LWK Airbus A350 941 113 Finnair OH-LXA Airbus A320 214 1405 Finnair OH-LZC Airbus A321 211 1185 Finnair OH-LZE Airbus A321 211 1978 Finnair OH-LZM Airbus A321 231SL 7552 Finnair OY-KAS Airbus A320 232 3335 Scandinavian Airlines System OY-TCF Airbus A321 211SL 6351 Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia PH-BXI Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 30358 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines SE-KXJ Saab 340 B 189 NextJet VQ-BCM Airbus A320 214 3923 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
20 Feb 2018 Helsinki
A7-AEN Airbus A330 302 907 Qatar Airways D-AEAL Airbus A300 B4-622RF 679 DHL Air EI-FVJ Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42245 Norwegian
After de-icing it was homeward bound with an arrival at LHR 2:40 minutes later. Another good trip comes to an end……until next time!
20 Feb 2018 London Heathrow
B-KPK Boeing 777 367ER 36158 Cathay Pacific Airways B-KPW Boeing 777 367ER 39234 Cathay Pacific Airways ET-AUB Airbus A350 941 120 Ethiopian Airlines HS-TUA Airbus A380 841 87 Thai Airways International N272AY Airbus A330 323X 333 American Airlines N756AM Boeing 777 223ER 30264 American Airlines N757AN Boeing 777 223ER 32636 American Airlines N805AN Boeing 787 8 40623 American Airlines TC-JJG Boeing 777 3F2ER 40791 Turkish Airlines V8-DLA Boeing 787 8 34785 Royal Brunei Airlines VN-A868 Boeing 787 9 39288 Vietnam Airlines ZK-OKM Boeing 777 319ER 38405 Air New Zealand