Nuclear Security Summit 2014 planespotting info

What aircraft to expect and when.

 

March 25 Tuesday 

C-32A 98-0001 arrived at Schiphol around 7:22

+/- 1600 dep Pakistan AF Gulfstream to London

Late night departure of Air Force One to Brussels. At Brussels a couple of helicopters arrived to support Obama visit to Belgium.

4 USAF C17s to pick up cars

thanks Ab post on Scramble

2045-2330 RCH374 M71
2145-???? RCH482 M72
2245-???? RCH373 M73
2345-???? RCH372 M74

Rotterdam Airport 

aircraft below are parked now at RTM

  • Gulfstream G65 VQ-BNZ
  • Gabon B777 good for photos in the afternoon
  • German Air Force A319 GAF847
  • TR-LEX Falcon 900 Gabon Government arrived 1700 Monday at Rotterdam

March 26 Wednesday

March 27 Thursday

3 x C17 at Rotterdam airport

07-03 MAJOR UPDATE: the possession of camera’s and telelenses is prohibitted during the NSS in the whole municipality  of Gemeente Haarlemmermeer. Police and military police can sent you away if you have a camera with you! This will be effective Saturday March 22 07:00 till Wednesday March 26 18:00

The borders of municipality Haarlemmermeer can be seen on this map.

The mayor of the municipality explained this is  a discouragement policy. I believe the police will only request you to move when using a camera is in case a place gets to crowded. The authorities need a reason to sent you away. Just standing somewhere is not a reason. I am sure you will not be fined as long as you move on request of the police. 

The mayor of the municipality still believes because aircraft cannot be seen, there is nothing interesting to go to Schiphol. He does not understand many spotters do not take photos, just like to write down the registration. Aircraft do need to land and taxi to get to the Polderbaan so can be seen from Schiphol center.

The restricted zone surrounding Polderbaan and Zwanenburgbaan will be effective Saturday March 22 at 18:00. It used to be Sunday 20:00. The reason for this is that some worldleaders will arrive on Saturday. Around 20 will arrive on Sunday. Most will arrive on Monday morning. 

The noodverordening in Dutch can be read here. An explanation is here. 

Photography at Rotterdam airport is not problem.

Russian President Putin will not come to the Hague. Instead the minister of Foreign Affairs will present Russia. 

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March 24 and 25, 2014 (Monday and Tuesday) the Netherlands will host the Nuclear Security Summit. This event will bring lost of heads of state and other VIPs to the Hague. Expected are 53 participating countries and 4 organizations like UN as well as  40 government aircraft and bizjets.

58 worldleaders are expected and 5000 delegates.

Survey:

Use the survey to tell whatever you want about spotting during the NSS. 

It will not help to change minds of authorities.

55 hotels with in total 10.000 beds in the Hague and neighborhood are completely booked by the Dutch authorities to house attendees and press. Also in Noordwijk on the Dutch coast some attendees will stay in hotels. Security cameras have been installed here some time ago.

So this is by far the biggest conference held in the Netherlands ever. Expect lots of security and impact for people living in the West of the Netherlands because of road closures.

This post will inform about everything which can be of  interest for plane spotters. 

This thread at scramble.nl is the major source of information used for this post.

some tips:

  1. Do not enter the restricted zone. There will be roadblocks which are manned by police. You will get a costly fine if you enter restricted area. It is not worth the try. The restricted zone is effective Saturday 18:00 till Tuesday 24:00
  2. respect the local rules. Do not enter private property without asking for permission.
  3. do not park cars on the side of roads if not allowed. Make sure the authorities do not have a motivation to sent you away
  4. make sure you always have your ID (passport) with you when being at or near Schiphol
  5. there will be a special law effective called ‘noodverordening’. This is installed by the mayor in special occasions and restricts free movements of citizens. This overrules the constitution of the Netherlands. 
  6. Police can sent you away as a noodverordening is effective. Best is to avoid any contact with authorities. Keep a low profile.

The airport itself is a so called veiligheidsrisico gebied (security risk zone). This means authorities have to right to do a preventive bodysearch with no clear reason. It might be possible other areas around the airport are temporary assigned as veiligheidsrisico gebied as well.

Twitter

I created  Twitter account @wheretospot  https://twitter.com/wheretospot . I will post frequent updates about this blog and also during the event to keep you up to date on expected traffic .

Frequently asked questions
Answers to questions many of us have will be answered here shortly. Answers will be filled in when more news is known.

  • Will the parkingplace for spotters at the  18R/36L be open during the NSS?
    no, the whole area around the Polderbaan will be closed for everyone starting Saturday 18:00
  • Will the observationdeck at Schiphol airport be open?
    Schiphol spokeswomen said the observationdeck will be in principle open. It has a capacity of 2000 people. If the deck gets to crowed it might be closed. If authorities believe it will be too busy in advance, the deck can be close days before the NSS event starts.   The possession of a camera and or telelens is prohibited. You can however use binoculars and pens and pencil. You are even allowed to breath. 
  • Can I see traffic at all the runways from observationdeck?
    Runway 18R/36C will be closed. All other runways can be seen from observationdeck. Although views towards 18C are very limited. 
  • Will the McDonalds at runway 27 be open?
    Yes. Also same restriction. If area gets too crowded and traffic is affected, the area could be closed. Camera’s not allowed in the whole of Haarlemmermeer. 
  • What facilities are organized by the airport authorities?
    none ! 
  • Which roads are closed?
    see the section below
  • What are alternative locations for photos or viewing?
    Photography is still possible outside the municipality of Gemeente Haarlemmermeer. The border of the municipality is the Ringvaart, a big canal. The ringvaart is located about 500 meters from begin of 36R and 1000 m of 27. You will have to find the spots yourself and need some big lenses. 
  • how can spots outside the airport be reached by public transport?
    very difficult  
  • Can we take photos of departing traffic?
    This depends on the runway usage. 

Airports 

Schiphol Airport will be used by most attendees. It has been decided Polderbaan  18R/36L will be the runway used for parking, and it will be taken out of use  on March 10. 40 to 50 aircraft are expected to be parked there. The Polderbaan 18R/36L will be used to park 32 aircraft.  It will be closed for several weeks for scheduled maintenance as well.
Schiphol’s total capacity will be reduced during the summit due to airspace closure affecting traffic flow.

Road closures

Highway A5 will be closed. The road next to the taxiway connecting runway 18R/36R will be closed. This taxiway will be used by aircraft bringing delegates. The cyclepath running paralel to runway 18R will be closed. The road running close to the threshold of 18C will be closed. All closures are effective Sunday March 23 20:00 till Tuesday 24:00

This page of the Gemeente Haarlemmermeer has a lot of information.

I guess ATC will have a strong preference for landings on 18C carrying delegations. This runway is very close to the parkingposition. Roads around the runways will most likely be closed for security reasons.

Security at and around the airport will be very tight! Expect military, police and officers in civil clothes to guard the area. All known places where you can spot will  be closed during the event.

A large area around the airport is designated as a veiligheidsrisicogebied (securityrisk area) . More information here.This means police/military police have the right to bodysearch anyone without a reason. The main purpose of such an area is to prevent usage of weapons. People can move freely around.

Mind a noodverordening will be active around the airport as well.

An area around the Polderbaan and Zwanenburg baan will be closed starting Saturday 16:00 till Tuesday 24:00.

This link downloads a large PDF file showing the map below. You can see all roadblocks marked as purple circle.

The green area is closed for all persons expect people living and working in the area. They need special permission to enter. As you can see the area around 18C is closed as well.

closed-areaJPG

So expect you will not be able to come to places for spotting. Also do not expect you are able to park your car in the neighborhood of runways and taxiways. I suggest to take your bike or rent a bike.

Information on where to spot at Schiphol can be found at the Scramble airfield guide

The Panorama terras / observation deck at Schiphol will be open. However if there are indications the deck will be too busy the authorities can decide to close the observationdeck. This can even be decided a couple of days before the NSS event starts.

From the observation deck you will be able to view landing from 18C. Decent photos however are not possible  because of the distance to this runway. This photo provides an overview of 18C from the deck.

This map shows Amsterdam-Schiphol apron map (credit Erik S.):

This map shows closed roads in the neighborhood of Schiphol airport. it will be updated when more news is announced.

Delegations will disembark the aircraft at spot P6 and P7. This is at the de-icing area south of Tower west near the Polderbaan. See the map for the locations.

You can rent a bike at the Schiphol airport railway station and the Hoofddorp railway station. See this map for their location and this site for more info on OV-Fiets (public transport bike)

This map shows the runways in use for takeoff and landing at Schiphol airport

This is the NOTAM showing closure of runway and taxiway. This is the source.

A0301/14 NOTAMN
Q) EHAA/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5218N00446E005
A) EHAM B) 1403271100 C) 1404201500
E) TWY Z NORTH OF W11 CLSD
TWY Y CLSD
TWY V CLSD
TWY W5 WEST CLSD.
A0300/14 NOTAMN
Q) EHAA/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5218N00446E005
A) EHAM B) 1403100830 C) 1404201500
E) RWY 18R/36L NOT AVBL.
A0298/14 NOTAMN
Q) EHAA/QMXLC/IV/M  /A /000/999/5218N00446E005
A) EHAM B) 1403100830 C) 1403200600
E) TWY Z NORTH OF W11 N/A
TWY Y N/A
TWY V N/A
TWY W5 WEST N/A.
A0296/14 NOTAMN
Q) EHAA/QFALT/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5218N00446E005
A) EHAM B) 1403200600 C) 1403271100
E) RWY 18R/36L AND TWY'S WEST OF 18C/36C IN USE FOR HANDLING OF
STATEFLIGHTS PARTICIPATING IN THE NSS. ALL AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS IN NSS
AREA WILL BE GUIDED BY FOLLOW ME CARS. IN THE NSS AREA ATC WILL ONLY
PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE NSS AREA ON FREQ.
1219.00. ON MARCH 25TH ATC WILL ALSO PROVIDE CLEARANCE DELIVERY FOR
STATEFLIGHTS PARKED IN THE NSS AREA ON FREQ. 121.900

Obama will sleep in a hotel in Noordwijk and not on a Navy board as stated earlier by Telegraaf newspaper.

Dutch Navy will patrol the coast.

Airspace above the west of the Netherlands  in a circle of 50 miles around the Hague is restricted. Regular airtraffic approaching Schiphol from the south will have to detour and fly around the restricted area. AWACS planes will control airspace.

Rotterdam The Hague airport 
About 3 to 4 delegations will arrive at Rotterdam airport. The reason for this is the location of the hotel for these delegates. The Scramble airport guide containing info on best places for photos is here.

Expected but not confirmed for Rotterdam are Gabon B777, Swedish Air Force Gulfstream  and Turkish Government A319

On Tuesday afternoon 6 US Army came in from Germany and landed at Rotterdam airport. They were all parked in a hanger for the night.
Taken from scramble.nl user AK01
Duke12 O-23757 Landing 15.35
Duke78 O-24647 Landing 15.52
Duke54 O-23855 Landing 16.16
Duke22 O-23386 Landing 16.25
Duke15 O-23875 Landing 16.33
Duke32 O-26019 Landing 16.37

On Wednesday two C17 s landed at Rotterdam: 10-0213 RCH360 and 95-0104 RCH361. They brought two VH60 helicopters (163262 and 163264). See a photo here. 

After the NSS has finished three C17’s are expected at RTM to pick up cargo.

Taking photos was still okay on wednesday March 19. However authorities were starting to put new temporary fences with black plastic which does not allow views at the Jetcenter. Rumours are more places are not accessible in the coming days. Even the spot near the firebrigade training area near the runway might be closed.

Do not put your steps next to the fence. The police will think you might climb over the fence. Put the steps 1 meter from the fence. 
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Valkenburg
The former naval airbase Valkenburg (near Leiden) will be the base of many  Dutch army Apache, Chinook and Cougar helicopters. The base was closed many years ago but will be temporary opened.

Also helicopters of the Dutch police will be stationed here to guard the airspace and coastline. A medical helicopter will be stationed at Valkenburg as well.

In total 19 helicopters will be based here. See this infographic.

6 AH-64D
2 CH-47 (Medevac)
4 AS532U2
7 police helicopters

At March 21 armed Apache helicopters will arrive at Valkenburg. They depart March 26.

 Present at March 21 

Chinook D-106 as GRZLY01
Chinook D-655 as GRZLY02

Apache Q-25 as REDSK14
Apache Q-26 as REDSK13
Apache Q-08 as REDSK53
Apache Q-13 as REDSK54
Apache Q-21 as REDSK21

Cougar S-447 as WILDC4
Cougar S-445 as WILDC3

valkenburg-heli

Currently one of the airbase hangars is used for a musical. Performances March 19 till March 26 are all cancelled due to activity at airport.

Most likely the airbase will be closed again on Tuesday afternoon. First musical performance on Wednesday March 26 14:00

Eindhoven Airport

Airspace over the Hague and Eindhoven in a 9 mile circle will be closed. Aircraft which do not adhere to the no fly zone will be escorted by F16’s to Eindhoven airbase,

Two F16s will be in the air 24 hours a day to patrol the area. They will be refuelled by a KDC10 tanker of the Dutch Air Force.

road closures
To transport the delegations to The Hague many roads will be closed. A5 will completely be closed, Part for motorway A4 heading south, A44 etc.

See this page for a detailled overview. This page of the VID has a very detailled overview of road closures.

Mind closure of Hoofddorp and Nieuw Vennep motorway exits.

Programme of NSS summit 

  • Delegations will be expected to arrive on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 22,23 and 24 March in The Netherlands

Mororway closure to transport delegates at these times:

  • Sunday 16:00 till Monday 15:00
  • Tuesday 13:00 till Wednesday 05:00
  • The Summit starts on Monday, March 24 at 13.30. Delegations will be received by Dutch prime minister Rutte at the World Forum. After the official opening, the plenary meeting will start.
  • In the evening,  there will be a reception by HM the King at the Royal Palace with working dinner
  • Tuesday, March 25, the plenary meeting will continue at 9.00. Also, there will be bilateral meetings
  • After the official picture of the heads of delegation and the closing session, the NSS 2014 ends with a press conference in the media center.
  • Most delegations will leave on Tuesday and Wednesday 25 and 26 March

Arrival/departure times and days of delegations

As runway 18R/36L is closed due to parking of aircraft Schiphol airport losses a severe part of its capacity. As a result airlines are requested to cancel flights as possible. Also all flights with delegates including state flight a required to file a slot request.

On Monday morning most delegates will arrive at Schiphol airport. Some on Satuday and a few on Sunday. This is the source (in Dutch)

Participating countries

Mind the following countries are invited. Not all will probably attend at the highest level (head of state).
countries

Confirmed attendees

This is a list of all confirmed leaders attending NSS

Some speculation about which aircraft to expect. No guarantees till confirmed. All unconfirmed and guesses at the moment

My guesses are based on visits of leaders of states to events like the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Zurich. Have a look at this great site for photos of aircraft visting WEF over the years.

As 5000 attendees are expected I guess governments will use large capacity aircraft. However those less important staff might come over by regular scheduled flights as well.

Algerian Government Airbus A340-500 7T-VPP
Argentina – Argentina Government B757-200 T-01 (Tango 01)
Armenia A319CJ EK-RA01
Australia Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 737-700/BBJ
Brasil VC-01A A319CJ 2101  or Embraer ERJ190BJ
Azerbaijan Boeing 767-300 4K-AI01 callsign BAKU01
Canada CC-150 / Airbus A310 15001
Chile – B767-300 Chile Air Force FAC985
China – Air China B777-300  (17 in fleet)
Czech Republic – Czech Air Force A319
Denmark – Danish Air Force Canadair CL-604
Egypt – Egypt Government A340-200  SU-GGG
Finland – Finnish Air Force Lj-35A
France – Falcon 7X /  A330 / A340 are likely candidates
Gabon B777-200 TR-KPR    Flightaware
Germany – German Air Force A319
Georgia – Georgia government Gulfstream G450 4L-GAF / CRJ2 4L-GAA
Hungary – probably chartered bizjet
India – Air India aircraft B747-400 ?
Indonesia Garuda A330-300
Israel – ELAL Boeing 737
Italy – Italian Air Force Airbus A319CJ / Falcon 900EX
Japan – Japanese Air Force Boeing 747-400 FR24 tracking callsign JF001 often used regi 20-1101 and 20-1102
Jordan – Jordan Government A318 VQ-BDD  / Gulf 650  VQ-BCE / B737-700BBJ
Kazahkstan A330 UP-A3001 or B767/B757/A319 and some others
Lithuania – small private bizjet
Malaysia B737-700BBJ M53-01/ Royal Malaysian Air Force A319 9M-NAA
Mexico B757-200 TP-01
Morocco – Morocco Government FA50 CN-ANO / B737-800BBJ / B747-400 + C130H support
New Zealand  B757-200 Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing
Norway – Norwegian Air Force Da20
Pakistan – Pakistan Air Force GLF4 J-755/J-756 , A310 J-757 or PIA A310 aircraft
Poland Embraer ERJ-175
Nigeria B737-700BBJ 5N-FGT / Falcon 7X
Philippines – Philippines Airlines A340/A330
Romania A310  / B737 Tarom?
Russia: IL96/Tu204
Saudi Arabia – many options B747-400 / B757. King Abdullah might bring a couple of planes to Amsterdam. For a state visit to the UK he once used 5 aircraft. Boeing 747-SP HZ-HM1B seems a likely candidate. We might see a medical aircraft as well. During a visit to Japan in February 2014 of Crown Prince Salman the following aircraft were seen:
HZ-101 B737BBJ Saudi Air Force, Saudia Arabian government B747SP HZ-HM1C, Saudi Medevac Gulfstream 5 HZ-MS5B, Saudi Arabian Government Airbus A340-213X HZ-HMS2
Singapore – does not have government aircraft. likely Singapore Airlines B777 or hired aircraft
Spain – Air Force A310 T22-1 or Falcon 900B
South Africa – B737 -700BBJ South African Air Force ZS-RSA
South Korea: B747-400  10001 ex HL7465 callsign KAF1  flightradar24 tracking
Sweden – Swedish Air Force Gulfstream
Switserland – Swiss Air Force Cessna 560 / Falcon 900EX
Thailand – B737-400/ A319CJ / A310 / THAI Airways A340?
Turkey Airbus A319 TC-ANA
United Kingdom – Bae146 + scheduled flights?
Vietnam – Vietnam Airlines B777 / A330-200 ?
Ukraine – Il-62 UR-86528 / A319CJ UR-ABA

United Arab Emirates – many choices, B747, Boeing 787 A6-PFC wishful thinking here.
United States – USAF B747 / VC-25 Air Force One + some supporting B737/B757

European Union: As from Portugal José Manuel Barroso might use Portuguese Air Force aircraft. Scheduled service more likely.

Weather forecast
Schiphol Airport weather forecast by the BBC

Sun rise and sunset.

the image below shows sunrise and sunset in the period of NSS in local time.

sunset

Airspace restrictions
The airspace around The Hague will be closed for all regular aviation. See this map 

Civil rights

Simple, none during the NSS, If you are asked to move just follow orders. If police want to bodysearch or question you, just let them. Avoid having contact with authorities.

Additional links

Twitter account of NSS2014 organization https://twitter.com/nss2014
NSS2014 website https://www.nss2014.com/en

 Haarlems Dagblad Schiphol spotters verheugen zich op top
NOS.nl vliegtuigspotters geweerd bij top

nieuws.nl Schiphol ontmoedigt vliegtuigspotters tijdens NSS

NRC Randstad op slot voor nucleaire top. Maar wie denkt aan de vliegtuigspotter?

RTL vliegtuigspotten, vergeet het maar 

News

The Beast komt naar Nederland (about the special car of Obama)
Nucleaire top gaat ten koste van reguliere politie-inzet
Obama slaapt op de Noordzee

Verkeershinder door beveiliging bij nucleaire top Den Haag

Valkenburg weer even vliegbasis

Abe (Prime Minister Japan) mulling attending Nuclear Security Summit in March

March 22 Saturday 

08:30lt Departure of the Canadian Air Force A310 from Amsterdam to Kiev.

+/- 12:00 Air China B777-300 CA002 Arrival of Chinese president Xi Jinping at Schiphol . He will do a statevisit before attending the NSS. (arrived)

Arrival of 4  USAF C17 to bring cargo to Schiphol airport. Most likely  his car (The Beast), his ambulance and many other support cars.

0947 RCH374 05-5142 arrived
1011 RCH482 05-5144 arrived
1122 RCH373 01-0188 arrived
1241 RCH372 96-0005 arrived

ETA 12:45 LT JAF001 B744 20-1101 HND-AMS Japan Self Defence Air Force (very much delayed. Expect arrival in the dark)
ETA 13:15 LT JAF002 B744 20-1102 HND-AMS Japan Self Defence Air Force (very muchdelayed Expect arrival in the dark)

5N-FGT B737 NGR001 eta 1805 Nigerian Air Force local. Landed in Rome last night
15001 CC150 CFC01 eta 2110 Canadian Air Force local from Kiev

March 23, Sunday

Already arrived A330 Kazachstan, G450 Georgia, ERJ145 Brasil, 2 x JASDF B747-400,

1351-xxxx Brazilian Air Force ERJ145 2585 BRS0015

http://www.flightradar24.com/ARR4001/2f403ae

1405 Japan Self Defense Air Force B747-400 20-1102 JF1
around 14:30 EK-RA01 A319 Armenia Government ARR4001

1450 Japan Self Defense Air Force B747-400  20-1101 JF002

delegations of Singapore and Indonesia arrived on scheduled flights.
A Turkish Airlines B737-800 arrived at Schiphol for NSS. President Gul was on board.

Korean Air Force B747-400 landed Schiphol 14:27 . Was not seen at FR24

 Vietnam B777 VN-A142
Very rough ETA Schiphol 18:00
http://www.flightradar24.com/HVN1/2f3c2aa

M53-01 BBJ van Royal Malaysian AF was seen near Dubai. Fuelstop on its way to Amsterdam?
it departed around 13:00 local Amsterdam time from Dubai as RMF416 in a northerly direction.  http://www.flightradar24.com/RMF416/2f3aff1
I expect this one to arrive around 20:00 at Schiphol

Pakistan AF G450 J-756 as PAK2 FR24  likely goes to Amsterdam. Arrival around 17:15

USAF Gulfstream C-37B tail nr 09-0525 as SAM 622 ETA 20:20
IL96 RA-96019 Russia Government landed around 20:30
DAL8879 is a Delta 767-332ER N172DN which flew US press to the summit. Arrived around 20.20

Gabon B777 will arrive at Rotterdam airport at 22:50

March 24 Monday

NOS has a liveblog about arrivals of the NSS. Some very nice videos and information here.

This is a live broadcast and some repeats about the NSS including shots taken at Schiphol

according a Tweet of @fmcnl:

USAF Boeing VC-25A tail nr 92-9000 airborne Andrews Air Force Base 01:05 GMT as Air Force One

USAF Boeing C-32A tail nr 98-0002 airborne Andrews Air Force Base 01:10 GMT as SAM 44

So, AF1 92-9000 B747-200 Obama will arrive March 24 around 0900 – 0930 (new arrival time because of 2 hours delays in departure, time depending on the wind enroute) in the morning at Schiphol. Immediately after arrival he will board his VH60 Whitehawk helicopter. This will land at the Museumplein at Amsterdam. Likely the heli is guarded by the 6 Blackhawk helicopters.

He is expected to depart March 25 in the late afternoon with  Air Force One to Brussels. The two VH-60 helicopters will likely be picked up at Rotterdam airport.

+/- 0900-0930 USAF C25 AF1

+/-0900-0930 USAF C-32 SAM44
10:15 Algeria Government 7T-VPC GLF4  departure 1115lt photo

11:00 Czech Air Force A319 CEF2   2801 arrived
11:15 Danish Air Force  CL604 Danish2 C-172 arrived
11:30 Swiss Air Force Falcon900 Suisse1  T-785 arrived
11:45 Lihuanian Air Force C27 LYF217  06 arrived
11:45 Ukraine Government IL62 Ukraine6103 did not arrive. cancelled???

11:15  Polish Government Embraer 175 as LO7041 ex WAW/BZG at Schiphol. arrived
12:15 Italian Air Force A319 I9002 did not arrive. Falcon instead
12:25 United Arab Emirates Amiri Flight A320 A6-DLM cs AUH07 arrived
13:00 Spanish Air Force Airbus A310 AME4534 T.22-A cancelled
13:25 French AirForce Falcon 7x F-RAFA arrived
13:55 RAF Bae146 ZE700 arrived

16:13 A6-SIL B777-300 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight)  AUH3  photo  http://www.flightradar24.com/AUH3/2f60ab9 CONFIRMED

17:55 Swedish Air Force G550 102005 photo

???? A6-AUH Boeing 737-8EX BBJ2  United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight) photo not sure

Madrid

 report by Matt Rowlinson

I spent a couple of days in Madrid this week and thought I would update you all on the mound at Madrid. As some of you are aware, there was works going on on the mound. This has now finished and in my opinion access is now easier than it use to be! Whereas before once you had crossed the footbridge you had to crawl under the fence and tread across the scrub land, now once you’ve crossed the bridge follow the path down to the roundabout and take the 1st road off to the right which leads you between two car rental storage places. Follow the road up to the top and you will see a gravel track from the road and this leads to what is left of the mound where the power sub-station is still located. We were not bothered all day apart from a local photographer who came up early morning. Unfortunately the ants are still about!

For the hotel, I went for a change and booked the Ibis in Barajas itself as to cut out the need to get from the Holiday Inn round to the mound. We were allocated room 124 on the 1st floor which gave a South-facing view. This gave distant views of landings on 33L and further distant views of 33R. Nothing could be read off so having an SBS/Flight Radar 24 access in necessary to tie movements up. Having arrived the previous evening (Wednesday) at 22:30, no spotting was done until the Thursday morning. Most of the day was spent on the mound which was baked in 30 degree sunshine before retreating back to the room around 6pm where we carried on until 9pm. The log for Thursday looks like this:

Movements seemed to be drastically down on recent years, obviously the poor state of the Spanish economy and the loss of Spanair has hurt the airport as there was a few times where there was nothing moving which tested the patience in the heat! The Transaero B747 was transporting Zenit St. Petersburg back to Russia after playing Athletico Madrid the previous night. As you may notice there is a few biz-jets in the log which is a result of Torrejon closing to all-except military movements. South American carriers still operate in force to Madrid, 3 x Avianca A330’s (2 most days), Aeromexico B777, Aerolineas Argentinas have changed to a daily A340-300 instead of a B747 and there is still multiple daily LAN flights which were all B767-300s during my visit. The RAM Express ATR was certainly a nice evening surprise! After a quick start things certainly slowed up in the afternoon and so I slowly made my way up to 40 frames and 10 scrapes! Fridays log to follow on shortly!

Spotting at Dubai (DBX)

Update January 2, 2014

Dubai Airports has announced that it will conduct an extensive runway enhancement project at Dubai International (DXB) in 2014.

Update: January 29: three Dutch spotters in jail in Dubai charged for espionage

The work will begin on May 1  and take 80 days to complete. Dubai Airports said that in order for work to complete the number of scheduled flights will be reduced, while all freight, charter and general aviation traffic will be diverted to the new Dubai World Central airport near Jebel Ali.

The southern runway will be closed from May 1 to May 31, 2014 while the northern runway will be out of operation May 31 to July 20, 2014.

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Dubai is a very interesting airport for spotters. It attracts lots of airlines from Africa which are very hard to see anywhere else. It is also very busy although lots of traffic arrives in the middle of the night. Recently Dubai International has been confirmed as the world’s second busiest airport for international passenger traffic.

This is a place you should not wait too long to visit if on your wishlist. Dubai has two airports now and sooner or later interesting traffic will move to the new one.

Dubai is building a new airport in the desert. Spotting locations might not improve here. The airport will have 5 parallel runways.  Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International (DWC) airport opened in 2010 and is used by freighters at the moment. The new airport will officially open for passenger flights on 26 October 2013 with Nas Air and Wizz Air as the two carriers to operate from the airport. In total around 17 airlines will move to DWC in 2013. Biz jets might go to DWC as  a VIP terminal is to be opened by the first quarter of 2015. This move will also free slot for larger aircraft. Also the Dubai Airshow moved to DWC. In 2013 the airshow will be held 17 – 21 November 2013. The airshow used to be at DBX and offered a unique chance to take pictures from the ramp with no hassles.
Emirates announced it will not move over to DWC in the next ten years. They believe with investments in DXB capacity can be increased.

Taken from ch-aviation:

Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l) will switch its cargo operator’s, Emirates SkyCargo, freighter operations from Dubai Int’l to Dubai World Central on May 1, 2014, it has emerged. Currently five other scheduled airlines use the facility including three cargo operators Kalitta Air (K4, Detroit Willow Run), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV, Jeddah) and Martinair (MP, Amsterdam). LCCs nasair (Saudi Arabia) (XY, Riyadh), Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and Wizz Air Ukraine (WU, Kiev Zhulyany) will become the first passenger operators there come late October.

DBX has three terminals.Most major airlines arrive at Terminal 1 of Dubai International Airport.   Terminal 2 is used mostly by airlines coming in from Iran, CIS countries and those operating chartered flights.All Emirates flights arrive at and depart from Terminal 3, the Emirates-exclusive terminal at Dubai International Airport.

This was seen in December 2012 at DWC. Clearly the Russian freighters seems to be moved from DBX.
4K-AZ19 IL-76 Silk Way
4K-AZ40 IL-76 Silk Way
AP-BIV B742F n/t
EY701  IL-76 n/t
EY702 IL-76 n/t
N793CK B742F Kalitta
RA-76403 IL-76 n/t
RA-76951 IL-76 Volga-Dnepr
RA-82039 AN124 Russia Air Force
RA-82046 AN124 Volga-Dnepr
RA-82079 AN124 Volga-Dnepr
UR-BXS IL-76 Maximus
UR-ZYD AN124 Maximus

Taking pictures of aircraft is official not allowed in the UAE.

“Photography of certain government buildings and military installations is not allowed. Don’t photograph people without their permission. Men have been arrested for photographing women on beaches. Hobbies like bird watching and plane spotting, may be misunderstood – particularly near military sites, government buildings and airports.”

Along the perimeter fence of DBX are sign saying photos not allowed. There are also CCTV camera’s all over. And police drives by regulary. I have read some stories about spotters who were taken to the Dubai police for questioning. The worse what can happen is losing some time ( 4 hours) at the police station and your photos being deleted. Best advise: keep a low profile and do not stay too long at the same time.  If you work with Aviation, make sure to bring your ID-card and employees card, that can help you and save your time if the police questions you. I guess it helps to show aviation magazines as well.

update January 29:

Three Dutch plane spotter are put in jail charged for espionage. They have been in jail three days now. Nothing else is known except they might have taken pictures of forbidden objects. The place they took plctures is not known yet either. Could be DXB could be a military airport. More info here.

We all know this is nonsense but our hobby is not well understood in some countries. 

Runway usage
The airport has two parallel runways 12l/30R and 12R/30L. Landings are in the morning at 12R/L. In the afternoon they use 30L/R, 90% of the time 30L is used for landings because it is closer to the terminals.In summer it’s not unusual for them to be on 30s all day long. If they are, my recommendation would be to try shooting departures in the morning, then move the the east end in the afternoon to shoot approaches. Nearly all departures will be from 30L. You’ll need to be north of the runway until around 11am, between 11 and 12 the sun is almost straight down the runway. After about 12:30 you could move to the south side.

I am not sure if there is a pattern like airlines serving Terminal 2 land on 30L and using terminal 2 land on 30R. I guess it is a single runway operation for landings.

Timetable
There is so much traffic so hard to make a timetable. I guess best is to see what you are looking for. Dubai airport has a list of airlines sorted per Terminal.

Cebu Pacific will start at October 7 with a daily Manila-Dubai flight using the new Airbus A330. flights arrive at 2140 and depart at 2310.
United Airways of Bangladesh also arrives and departes in the dark.
Mihin Lanka arrives and departes in the dark
TAAG Angola operates the B777 three times per week.
Arrival at 0820 on Tuesday (dep1030), Thursday (dep1030)  and Saturday (dep1100).

spotterswiki http://www.spotterswiki.com/index.php/Dubai_International_Airport

Sunsetcalc is a very handy website which shows sunset, sunrise, the position of the sun at any time in year. However times for dusk are not always correct. See this website for sunrise and sunset.

Dubai has good coverage by flightradar24. Using the playback feature it is easy to see the runway usage.

Aircraft photography at Dubai is officially not allowed. As long as you do not photograph buildings you are okay. Still it is best to keep a low profile. Stay in the car (it is too hot anyway outside) and keep away camera’s.

most traffic arrives after 22:00

The food court at the departures level of Terminal 1 offers some nice views of the aprons. The windowsare less tainted and there is no obstruction. It’s even to possible to shoot take off pics with approx. 300-400mm, but this is very challenging as the aircraft rise above the terminal opposite where you will be.

for some photo see http://www.globalspotter.net/2012/06/spotting-in-dubai-dxb-omdb.html

Emirates group Headquarters parking garage
Emirates Headquarters has a parking garage, mainly used for employees and visitors. Take either taxi and say you want to go to Emirates Headquarters Metro Station, or take the bus towards or that stops at Em.Hq; make sure to ask the driver first. This is a video showing the situation.

Walk through the tunnel over the main road called Marrakech St. and follow it until you get to the center of the Emirates HQ.
Go to the left when you come in towards security doors which lead to elevators, only used for employees. Then you can walk around it by going to the right and heading towards the garage. Walk strait through a tunnel until you get to the elevators and take either 10-12 level and you will get a nice view of T3, and get descent shots by taxiing aircraft.

This is a picture taken from the parking garage facing north. Search for Airlines.net Erik Grinsvall and you will see many pictures taken from the parking garage.
This is an example 
At University

Good spot for the early morning landings. old zayed university use a car here as well, between each landing you get in, incase the police will do drive-bys; which they will do.

This is best for when RWY30L is in use (best for landing); only landings when there is maintenance on RWY30R, otherwise take-offs only. You might not get the best shots since there is a fence which is pretty high. You will even see signs with photography not allowed.

(Always have a bag for you camera, so that the camera is not visible when you go to Em.Hq, otherwise they could get suspicious, and don’t look lost either^^)

Foodcourt Terminal1:
At the landside (so accessible for anyone) there is a large foodcourt overlooking concourse 1 and 2. from here photos can be made through tinted glass. So results can be not so good. Just follow the signs to foodcourt. take care when taking photos.  Just hide the camera when not in use. Examples of pictures taken here.

landing 30L looks like this
http://spotters.net.ua/file/?id=74617&size=large

Movenpick Hotel Deira
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1144830
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Emirates-SkyCargo-(Atlas/Boeing-747-47UF-SCD/2081100/&sid=75351b483ff25423fea10313eaa65a74

Nojoum apartments info here,

Spotting at Beijing Capital airport

Beijing is the worlds busiest airport. Lots of variety and no hassles when taking pictures here.

A great report on spotting here

and a collection of photos here

taken from here:http://derbosoft.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=overseas&action=display&thread=1966

I stayed at the Sino Swiss Hotel.This is a nice hotel and has soft beds
something of a novelty in China.The hotel is very clean and has bars and
restaurants of a good standard.
The spotting from this hotel is not that
good.The Aircraft landing on 36L can be read off from the roof and any high
number room that faces West.but you would need an S.B.S. for Aircraft landing on
36R and 1R/L.
The best place is the Mound.Leave Terminal 3 and turn right,at
the end of the Terminal there is a VIP Car Park turn right and walk along the
Cobbled path.This path will take you to the Mound it wanders around a lake and
you can see the Mound but do not try and walk across the grass to it as part of
it is very marshy,I dont know if this was just due to the weather or if it is
like this all the time.

The Mound.
The views are great as long as the
Aircraft are landing on 36L/R and 1R/L and with a pair of 12×50 bins nothing is
missed landing on all 3 Rwys.The Mound has benches and tables.The Mound is
underneath 36R and is great for photos.36R is mostly used for takeoffs Aircraft
taxi from both Terminals and turn in front of you before lining up for take
off.The only drawback is if they are landing in the other direction which they
only did for about 2 hours on one day then they are almost too high in the sky
when passing the Mound.

Terminal 3 has a food court facing 36R and we
spotted from here with no problems whatsoever from any security staff.What you
need to do is have about 30 mins in the food court and then walk to the other
side of the Terminal and have 30 mins facing 1R/L large windows but no seats.The
only Aircraft you will miss is what lands on 36L.

Terminals
1/2.

These are used by China Southern,China Eastern,Hainan
Airlines,Xiamen Airlines,and Grand China Airlines almost all other Airlines use
Terminal 3.
There is a free shuttle bus from Terminal 3 to 1&2 and it is
worth going over for a look.As the bus arrives at 1/2 look to you right there is
a Ramp for Exec Aircraft and a Taxiway to the back of T1/2. Get off the bus at
the first stop and walk back and read off whats on the Ramp. Then go inside
Terminal 2 and go to the depature level walk right to the far end following
signs for T1 and you come to a walkway with windows on your right side which
overlook some gates and a lot of the traffic using 18R/36L will pass you it is
worth an hour if you are not using the mound.

Bejing is a great Airport I
had 6 full days there 3 years ago but I still made 230 frames this time and I do
not use S.B.S.as I have to read off the Aircraft myself and be able to see at
least 50% of the Aircraft.

Photography at Antalya (AYT/LTAI)

Antalya airport  (AYT) is a great place for photos and spotting. The traffic consists of a lot of different airlines which are hard to see anywhere else in Europe besides Moscow.  Antalya attracts a lot of airlines from Russia and CIS-states. There are many good spots for photos. During our stay we did not have  any issues with police or other authorities. Despite the interesting airlines after a couple of days even the Russians start to be boring. I would advise to stay here for around three  days. This will give you the change to photograph almost all traffic.

This article provides information on :

  1. what is essential for spotting at Antalya
  2. where to spot at Antalya
  3. which airlines can be seen
  4. a timetable
  5. places to stay
  6. runway usage

Summer of 2014
for the summer season of 2014 some new planes or liveries might be coming to Antalya. Also as usual airlines stop flying. This season Bingo Airways is probably not operating.

  • Azerbaijan Airlines was seen operating to AYT using Boeing 757 in August .
  • Sunday Airlines started operating their newly acquired Boeing 767 UP-B6703 to AYT. It was seen at AYT for the first time mid August.  It seems to operate daily on the DV471/472 flight. Photo here
  • Hamburg airlines is using Go2Sky OM-GTC. Seen in AYT once in a while. Photo 
  • Eurolot is leasing CanJet C-FYQO. It operates in full Canjet livery but with Itaka titles on the fuselage. Itaka is a Polish tour operator.  Photo here.
  • SCAT has added a first Boeing 737-700 in its fleet. LY-AZV is leased from Small Planet Airlines and was seen at AYT early July 2014. Photo here.
  • Borajet new Embraer 190 TC-YAG was seen at AYT on a flight from Paris. This might be an adhoc charter or a new charter series. Lets wait and see. Flight details: BRJ3142 arrival AYT 17:35
  • Dutch Corendon is leasing Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 UR-PSB this summer. The aircraft is in a nice hybrid livery. Photoproof here
  • Taken from airlineroutes.netAzerbaijan Airlines in July and August 2014 plans to operate Airbus A340-500 aircraft on selected dates, on Baku – Antalya route. The airline plans to operate A340-500 aircraft on 06JUL14, 08JUL14, 13JUL14 and 05AUG14.J2025 GYD1110 – 1210AYT 340J2026 AYT1320 – 1810GYD 340
  • Kharkov Airlines B767 started at June 28 for the first time operating to AYT this season.
  • Danish Air Transport is operating an Airbus A320 this summer. OY-LHD was seen at AYT on Saturday morning. The aircraft is mostly white.
  • Bingo Airways (Poland) is not allowed to fly anymore during a restructuring.
  • SCAT B737-300 UP-B3712 was seen operating for Sunday Airlines on Tuesday June 3 (VSV471)
  • Air Moldova is leasing a Hermes Airlines A321 for the summer season. SX-BHT  was recently seen at AYT. Days of operation are
    Tuesday   MLD 755/769 …-0940
  • Arkefly will operate their new Boeing 787 to Antalya. The first flight will be operated on June 8 which is used for crew training. Arrival late afternoon as  OR 749. Starting  July 4 till August 29 each Friday the B787 will operate from Amsterdam to AYT.  Arrival 1845 and departure 1945 OR773/774.
  • New Polish charter airlines 4 you Airlines will use the AOC of EuroLot to operate chater flights to destinations in Egypt, Tunisia, Greece and Turkey. Three Airbus A320 aircraft will be leased from YanAir (Ukraine). (source ch-aviation.com ). Photo of UR-CME by
    Wednesday and Saturday are days Eurolot operates to AYT. Wednesday with a couple of flights.
  • 4 you Airlines will also lease MD-83 EC-JUG from Swiftair. The aircraft is all white probably. Flights are operated by Eurolot code K2.
  • Moskovia operated Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89021 on the Sunday morning flight from Chelyabinsk. Flight GAI9422 arrives at 09:15. Lets hope this will be regular during the high season.
  • Jet Airlines A320 EX-32004 was seen at several flights in May operating from Shimkent in Kazakhstan. Operating on SOV3214 mostly very early in the morning or late at night. 
  • Jet Airlines is also using A319 LZ-AOA which is owned by Balkan Holidays. The aircraft is leased for the summer season and is in all all-white livery. The lease of the aircraft will end July 1 probably.
  • Air Serbia started a dedicated charter branch named Aviolet. The airline will operate 4 B737’s in Aviolet colours (YU-AND already painted). Picture here.  flights are likely to operate on Saturdays (arr 11:20 JAT4108)
    the schedule as published on the airline website.
    Saturday JU4024/2025 (07.06 till 20.09)
    Saturday JU4248/4249 (14.06 till 13.09)
    Sunday JU4216/4217 (22.06 till 10.09)
    Sunday JU4014/4015 (08.06 till 16.09)
    Monday JU4604/4605 (09.06 till 17.09)
    Thursday JU4404/4405 (12.06 till 10.09)
    Tuesday JU4104 arr 08:20
  • Saratov Airlines operates their Embraer 190 to AYT. VQ-BRY was seen on Wednesday operating SOV2933 arrival at 0620.
  • UT Air operates the B767 on Wednesday arrival at 0810
  • Bek Air Fokker 100 was scheduled at Saturday May 17 but delayed till Sunday. Operating UP-F1004 from Aktyubinsk at BEK2253. Departure at 12:30. It was scheduled for wednesday arrival 11:30. It was also seen on Tuesday June 3 arr 12:20 as BEK2035
  • Rusline operates CRJ to Antalya on Saturday. RLU3224 departs to Bryansk at 12:35
  • Borajet started a scheduled service to Antalya from Ercan. All flights operated by ATR72-500 Flight YB7742/7741:
    Friday arrival at 11:05, departure at 12:25
    Saturday arrival at 1450 , departure at 16:10
    Sunday arrival at 17:50, departure at 19:10
  • Nordwind Airlines added a first Boeing 737-800 (VP-BPY) to its fleet in December 2013. Six 737-800s are added in May, July, August, September, November and December.
  • Turkey and Kazakstan agreed to add 8 weekly scheduled flights linking Antalya with AlmatyAstana and Karaganda. Sunday Airlines is likely to use this extra capacity. 
  • Azerbaijan Airlines will operate to Antalya this summer for the first time with Embraer 190 according to routesonline.com
    Ganja – Antalya 27JUN14 – 05SEP14 2 weekly (Monday and Friday)
    J2125 KVD1220 – 1305AYT E90 15
    J2126 AYT1405 – 1830KVD E90 15
  • Fly Romania is planning to start operating at May 15. The airline is operating with Ten Airways aircraft. YR-OTN MD82 has been painted in Fly Romania livery. A weekly Bucharest- Antalya flight is planned for Thursdays. Schedule is
    X5131 OTP 11 10 – 13:20 AYT / X5 132 AYT14: 20 – 16:15 OTP
    more info here 
  • Groznyavia which was a regular visitor with Yak-42 in summer 2013 is considering replacement with Airbus A319 aircraft.
  • Grand Cru Airlines was seen operating in May 2014 using a Boeing 737 from Vilnius (tuesday arrival 16:10 as GCA111). The airline flew some charters to AYT in summer 2013 as well. Livery is all white.
  • Thomson Airways might operate the Boeing 787 on Manchester-Antalya route like in 2013.
  • Transavia France will receive 5 A320s from Air France. They might operate to AYT this summer although they operate on French domestic flights primarily. F-HBNL was seen operating in its first days (end of June) to Faro, Oporto and Athens.
  • SmartLynx operates an Airbus A320 YL-BBC in Tailwind livery for German airbroker Involatus. It operates mainly out of Antalya to European airports on charter flights.
  • Saratov was seen in April 2014 with unknown aircraft. They are likely the last operator of ‘old’ Russian built aircraft into Antalya. Polet will probably operate An148 again this summer to AYT.
  • Transavia operates two Boeing 737-800 aircraft in special Sunweb livery (PH-HZG and PH-HZJ).
  • Sunday Airlines will receive a former Air China B767-300. (source). It might be operating to Antalya. Picture here
  • VP-BMC Boeing 767-300 of Nordwind operates in Ikar Air colours. It was seen in May on Saturday arrival at 1445 as KAR1803 from Moscow.
  • VP-BOZ is a Boeing 767 of Nordwind painted in colours of travelagency Pegas
  • VQ-BBT is a Boeing 757 of Nordwind painted in Pegas colours as well (slightly different colours)
  • RoyalFlight is a new Russian charter operator Turkish travel holding, OTI Travel. . Royal Flight was seen end of April 2014 almost daily on Abakan Avia flightnumber 4R/ABG operating from Moscow Domodedovo and other airports.
  • Tatarstan Air lost it’s AOC due to the crash with a Boeing 737. They did quite a few flights into Antalaya so we will see some replacement airlines in summer. Ak Bars is a very likely candidate.
  • Germania A321 D-ASTD is painted in Alltours livery. It might be seen in Antalya in summer 2014. In December 2013 it mainly flew Dusseldorf-Pristina route.
  • Air Berlin operates Airbus A320 D-ABFK in a special livery
  • Condor and Thomas Cook have a new livery.
  • Atlas started a new sister company in the Ukraine. Atlasjet Ukraine operates a couple of  320s like for instance  VQ-BHS
  • Metrojet (Kolavia Tui charters) has a new livery on Airbus A321 EI-ETH. They also operate Airbus A320 EI-FDL in a different livery
  • Ural Airlines are operating since 2014 two Airbus A319s. They might operate to AYT.
  • Air Arabia started a three times weekly flight connecting Antalya to Sharjah. Unfortunately they operate in the middle of the night
    G9287 SHJ2130 – 0045+1AYT 320 246
    G9288 AYT0125 – 0625SHJ 320 357
  • Jet Time Finland is a new airline. Livery is the same as Jet Time Denmark

Air Onix Airlines. Lost the AOCseen in 2013 but not seen in 2014

  • Tatarstan Airlines. Lost the AOC
  • Belle Air Albania. Stopped flying because financial problems

Summer of 2013
Russian built aircraft become a rare sight at AYT. IL86s are banned even in Russia. Tu154 and Yak42 are just a few flights per week. Grozny Air started a series of new flights in 2013 to Antalya using Yak42s but are very irregular operated. Transaero operates a few Tu204 flights per week to AYT. Polet can be seen on several days in the week with an Antonov 148. Aeroflot operates a daily IL96 flight from Moscow.

Tatarstan operated in May and June almost daily to Antalya but flights are now (August) only a few times per week. Tatarstan took over some A319 aircraft which replaces Tu154.
If you are very lucky you might see Kazaviapas using a Tu-154.

New airlines or aircraft for the 2013 season at Antalya are Sunday Airlines (B757),  Grozny Air (Yak42) but not regular. Some days 4 flights., Bingo Airways (A320), Nordwind A320 (new type in fleet) and Kharkiv Airlines (B767 (not seen yet) and B737), Atlantic Airways A319 from Billund and Copenhagen, IKAR Airlines B757, Iraqi Airways with CRJ900. Back this season is Uzbekistan Airways using the B757. Was not seen in years 2012 and 2011. New is also Balkanian Airways flying a single Boeing 737-322 LZ-BOT. Helvetic operates the  new Airbus A319 to Antalya on Sundays.

Air Caucasus announced on their website it will operate a couple of charter flights to Antalya from Tblisi. Dates are    18, 28 august, 5, 14 september . SCG1561 arrival at 11:00. SCG1562 departure at 13:00. The airline operates a MD-83, N992JM according to CH-aviation.

Wind Rose Air operates their new A330 to Antalya but very irregular. In the first weeks after delivery being August it mainly operated from Kiev to Heraklion. On Sunday it was seen operating to Dalaman. Windrose A330 was seen at AYT on Friday August 8 arriving ar 0630 AM. It was also scheduled for August 19 (Monday) and Tuesday August 20.

Kharkiv Air operated using the B737 in the pre-season of 2013. At August 29 the B767 UR-CLT was seen for the first time in AYT. It now operates at least on Saturdays,

Nordwind Airlines appeared for the first time at Antalya with Boeing 767 VP-BOZ painted in  full Pegas livery. Pegas is a Russian tour operator. Also a Boeing 757 is painted in this livery.

Air Serbia is also new. This is the new name for Jat Airways.

For an overview of airlines serving AYT see Wikipedia.

Seen in 2012 but gone in 2013 are: Aerosvit (broke), Sky Express (broke),  DonBassaero (broke), Air Finland (broke), XL Airways Germany (broke), Sky Airlines (broke in June 2013)

Compared to other years the variety has become less. Many interesting airlines with a few aircraft in their fleet disappeared. Traffic is dominated by  carriers like Transaero, Nordwind, Ural and UT Air.

AYT is a very busy airport. In 2011 the airport ranked 21th of worlds busiest airport. We went there in May and there were not many quiet periods. Traffic continues 24 hours a day.
At around 0600 the first wave of inbounds starts with many aircraft from Russia and other CIS states. Light is already very good so be sure to be at the right place. Later in the morning some European airlines appear. The Europeans are far less in quantity than the Russian airlines.
From 1200 to 1400 the sun in above the aircraft so no good light conditions.

Saturday was a busy day, Sunday a bit more quiet and Monday was more quiet than Sunday. On Monday still lots of interesting traffic to be seen.

On some days like Saturday a lot of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS, Jet Time. TUI Fly Nordic, Norwegian, Primera, Novair, Thomas Cook Scandinavian arrive after 2100.)

Best period to visit are May till September. The season ends at the end of September. I guess June, July and August are the best to see the most aircraft. It will be hot then as well and the sun will be high. During the Ramadan season some charter flights might appear which are not seen during the rest of the season. Ramadan is from July 9 till August 7 2013.

There are many spots for photos around the perimeter. Most of them are landing shots. Some photographers were able to get ramp access in recent years. You will need contacts inside the airport though.

A nice photoreport of Antalya is here. (from a vistit in August 2013)
Another report  from Eddy Cuperus at September 2012 here,  

Runway usage

AYT has three runways: 18L/36R, 18C/36C and 18R/36L. I believe 36L/18R is only used for military traffic.  18L/36R and18C/36C are equally long. During our stay we could not find a pattern in the runway assignment. Runway 36C/18C seems to be the most used for landings and takeoff. This because it is close to Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is used by most international traffic and also for domestic traffic. If traffic is busy 18L/36R is used as well.
Most of the times Transaero B777 and Northwind landed on 18L/36R but they do land on the other runway if traffic allows.
During two days in May there was a change in landing direction. In the evening and early morning planes were landing on 36C and 36R. This changed at around 10:00 to 18C and 18L. Then back to 36C/36R from around 1800. However there is no pattern. Because of strong winds one day only landings towards the north were done the whole day.

I went to Antalya in September for one day spotting during a family holiday. All aircraft where using 36R in the morning till about 10:00. Then they switch to landings on 18C. All aircraft again used 18C. So there is no pattern to be found. If you are Lucky there is a single runway operation.

AYT has been notorious for spotters being checked and sent away by military and police. However I have not seen any actual report on this. It might be a myth! The airport has a military base as well but is not very active. All over the perimeter fence are watchtowers. Most of them are unmanned all the time however. The entry to the military base is still manned.
We did not see any police nor military staff during our three day stay. We did stay away from the fence and made sure the watchtowers could not see us. I have not heard from people who got checked or sent away either in recent years.

During my one day spotting in September I saw the police approaching another spotter. Police were very friendly. One of them even told he took pictures of aircraft as well. He said there is no problem with taking pictures. Just make sure your car is not blocking the road.

Hotels

We stayed in the IC Airport hotel near the airport. This hotel has great rooms , an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness, free wifi in the rooms and a free  shuttle service to the airport. Car park is free as well. Breakfast was included but only average quality. Orange juice and coffee made out of powder says it all. Limited selection of fruit. There is a very large buffet breakfast with something for all tastes. It was open early from 5 30am until 10 30am. We used the later time some days after our first photo session of the day. ( you may wish to go back some day and we certainly did not starve.)
We did not try the self service dinner buffer in the evening. There are no restaurants near the hotel. The airport has Burger Kings restaurants at Terminal 2, inside the domestic terminal and outside the Terminal 1 International.
Near the airport on the main road heading to Antalya there is an outlet shopping center with a food court.
The best asset of the IC Airport hotel is the terrace at the second floor at the north finger which offers great views of landing traffic. When 18L is in use you are able to make great pictures, sitting in a chair and enjoying a drink.
Rooms 2501 till 2513 overview the approach of 18L and 18C and are located just a few meters from the terrace where you take pictures of 18L landings.

At Lara beach , close to Antalya are a lot of tourist hotels. Aircraft on approach for 36C/R pass the area and can be read off. For decent photos aircraft are too high. This place can be good when you take the wife/girlfriend with you. Drive to the airport is just 20 minutes or so.
An overview of hotels good for spotting can be found here.

What is essential for spotting at AYT:

To be able to catch most of the traffic, essential is:
-a tablet or smartphone for Flightradar24 and the AYT airport app
-an internet data connection for the smart phone or tablet
-the Antalya airport app. This app has the complete schedule for the next 24 hours including type of aircraft and registration. Very handy to see what is coming, the expected arrival time etc. A must have.  The app even lists private jets and military aircraft. In July I saw 5 antonov 32’s of the India Airforce listed from Cairo. Mind the app has a strange behavior. At around 2100 the flights for the next day appear in the app. But not all flights. Check a few hours later or early in the morning for a complete list. On one evening there were none Transaero flights listed when I checked the app at around 2035. At 2120 there were 7 Transaero flights listed! Very strange. On other days a lot of Travel Service and Sunday Airlines were not listed at 22:00.

-a scanner can be very handy. Most of the time two runways are in use for landings. The runway is assigned most of the times around 10-15 minutes before landing by ATC. That gives you time to position yourself at the spot you want to be.
I am not sure if the usage of a scanner is allowed in Turkey. So advise is to keep your scanner out of sight.
-a car. There are many spots around the airport. You will move because of the sun, changing runways, to get food and drinks etc.  A rental car costs around Euro 30 per day.
-a description in Turkish language about the hobby of spotting. A magazine with pictures of aircraft helps to explain the locals about our hobby.
-food and drinks. AYT can be very hot. Make sure you have food and drinks. At the road on the east side of the airport several fuelstations are located for drinks etc.
-the Google map with the places to spot

Airlines operating to AYT

In three days time (May 18-20 2013) we saw all the AYT regular Russian airlines. Transaero with B747 and a single Tu204 flight, many Northwind with A321, B767, B757 and B777. Ural several daily flights with A321. UT Air with B757 and B737. Orenair with B737. I-Fly with A330 and B757 daily. Windrose with A321/A320 daily.  Yamal and Kolavia one or two flights per day. Tatarstan showed up using the former A319 of Russline still in the nice red livery. Tatarstan also daily with A319 and B737. Tatarstan  is the only Tu154 operator to AYT left. They appear several times per week.
New this year is Sunday Airlines with B757 in a nice livery. They are almost every day present at AYT. Also SCAT is present again using B757. Donavia with A319.

Air Bashkortostan comes in at least once a week on Friday using B757. Mostly using a VIM Airlines aircraft.

We saw two Yak42’s in three days. One of Saravia and one of South Airlines UR-CKO. This was parked all three days at the south remote apron.
I believe a daily flight is an Aeroflot IL96. They also sent an A330 almost daily.
Polet comes in several times per week with an An148.

Grozny Air operates up to 4 daily flights to AYT using the Yak42. I have seen flights listed on Thursdays and Fridays. We did not see them operate on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
Moskovia operates a few times per week using the B737.
Investavia operates a Fokker 100 flight on at least Thursday and Sunday. Bek Air is another Fokker 100 operator to AYT.

Tatarstan Air lost its AOC per December 31 2013 because of the crash of the Boeing 737.

The high season has to start for the Russians I guess. We did not see Transaero B777 and Orenair B777 in pre-summer. I am sure soon they will show up as well.

End of September the season really ends. After September till about April you will mostly see charters and schedules from Germany. The airport is very quiet on these months.

Where to spot

There are many spots at AYT for photos. All approaches can easily be photographed. From the new terminal 2 ground shots can be made. Mind the heatwaves in summer for groundshots.

A good selection of photos taken at AYT at August 2014 can be seen here,

some indications for lenses needed: (thaks Andreas Fietz)

RWY 18L morning B757 160mm, B733 220mm.
RWY 18L afternoonB752 190mm, B738 230mm, B744 130mm
RWY 36C afternoon B738 260mm 
RWY 36R morning B738 220mm, B752 180mm, B744 120mm
RWY 36C morning A320 190mm, B752 150mm
RWY 18C afternoon A320 285mm, B752 210mm, B744 150mm
RWY 18C morning  B738 180mm, A333 105mm

To reach the spots described below the best is to drive clockwise around the perimeter starting in the north from the IC Airport Hotel.

See this Google Maps map for all spots.

Spot 1:
Spot 1 is at a parking place of a bus company. We stayed here only a short while so not sure if the buscompany appreciates visitors. This spot is good in the morning for arrivals on 18L. There are some other places in the area as well to park the car. To reach this from the IC hotel or entry road of the airport: Take a left turn at the traffic lights direction East, and take a left at around 400 meters.

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Spot 2:
Spot2 is at an unfinished two stories apartment building close to runway 36R. From here you can see the airport and you are above the fence. We did not try this spot but found many pictures on the internet which were taken here.
To reach this spot, drive on the road from the airport toward the south. Immediately after passing the BP fuel station, take a right and enter the smaller road. Continue for about 1 km and then you will see the fence of the airport. Take a left and drive parallel to the fence heading south. Soon you will see the unfinished buildings.

Spot3:
Spot 3 is good in the mornings for landings at 36R. This spot is 40 meters from a small and very oldstyle supermarket. Here you can buy fresh bread, drinks and some fruits. The owner is very nice and offered us tea. He does not speak a word of english.
From this spot you have an overview of the approach of 36R and 36C and offers enough time to prepare for a photo.
To reach this spot, continue from spot 2 towards to south next to the airport fence. The road bends to the right. At the red crash gate take a left and enter the smaller road. After 400 meters you will see a café and small supermarket on your left. Continue a bit more south and on your left you will see a small road. Park the car here.

Spot4:
Spot 4 is good in the afternoon for landings on 36R. From spot 4 drive towards to airport. Take left and follow the perimeter fence. The road bends towards the north. Take the first road to the left. You see left and right glasshouses. At the crossing with a large steel pole used for electricity take a left turn. This is a small dead end road. Continue to the end and you will see a grass area. Park the car there. You will have a nice view of landing aircraft.

Below the pole which is at the crossing. Drive towards to south on a small dead end street for landing shots at 36R in the afternoon!
The panorama photo shows an overview.

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Spot5:
Spot 5 is good for landings at 36C. From spot 4 go back to the road running east/west. At the crossing with the pole, take a left direction west. Follow the road for a kilometer or 2. The road has few bends. After a while you will see a large place where you can park the car. This overviews the approach.

Spot6
Spot6 is good for landings at 36C in the afternoon. Good from about 1400 till sunset. From spot 5 continue towards the west. At the crossing with a major road, take a right and drive towards the fence of the airport. Take a left, continue north. The road bents left but continue north on the dead end road.After 100 meters park the car at the small road next to the glasshouse. If you continue you will drive towards the gate of the military base.

Spot7:
Spot 7 is good for landings at 36C. From the airport entry road take a left towards Antalya. After around 300 meters go right. Cross the road which runs parallel to the main road. Then after 200 meters take a right. This is another road which runs parallel to the main road. Continue until the roads bends to the left. Park you car next to the tree and close to the fence. This fence is the entry of a large car repair company.

Spot8:
Spot 8 is good for landings at 36C in the afternoon. From spot 7 drive towards the east. Continue on this road. The roads gets narrow and bends towards the right. After the right bend, park your car. This dead-end road is hardly used so no problem blocking the road.

Spot9:
Spot 9 is at terminal 2. Terminal 2 offers on both side possibilities for photos of aircraft on 36L and R. You park the car at the parking place. Costs are around 7 Lira per hour. At the side of the desks of tour operators you can make photos. Also on the east side of the terminal building photos are possible. Inside the terminal I did not find possibilities for photos landside.
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Spot10:
Spot 10 is inside the domestic terminal. Airside there are several spots for photos behind glass. The glass is clear and pretty clean. You are facing the west so photos in the morning are the best. We did not have any problems here taking photos.

Spot 11:
This spot is located between the two runways. It overlooks the aprons closest to Terminal 2. You are next to the airport fence. It also overlooks a taxiway. A ladder is needed. As you are next to the fence there is a risk to be spotted by guards and police.

Spot 12:
In my second visit this year I found this spot. Park the car in the corner of the road and walk 50 meters, You are standing next to a greenhouse. Very good in the morning for arrivals at 36R.

A very good report mentioning some of the above spots and many photos is here. 

Timetable

This is the timetable active for August 2013. In the future things might change.
I only mention the interesting aircraft which can be seen once or only a few times per week. Lots of aircraft can be seen almost every day. Sunday Airlines is here almost daily but decided to mention it here. Also flights shown are limited to those arriving between 0600 and 2000 as this is in daylight.

Between brackets the dates I have seen the flight listed. I do not check daily. If there are no brackets the flight is very regular.

Not regular are Petra Airlines, Luk Aero, Jordan Aviation, Grozny Air, Aviatrans K

Wednesday has a lot of Travel Service flights. Thursday seems to be the most quiet day with just a few interesting flights.

Aeroflot has at least one daily IL96 flight from Moscow. It arrives at and departs at 0815 (AFL7221)

Monday

0630-         Orenburg Air                 b777 ORB9831/       (August 19/26)
0710-080   Aeroflot                          IL96 AFL7220/
0715- 0815 Polet                                An148 POT8909
0815-0915  Aeroflot                           IL96 AFL7230

0845-0930 Air Bucharest B737 BUR101/102 YR-TIB
0830-…. Sunday Airlines B757 VSV498
0905-0955 Air moldova E190 MLD755
1015-          Wind Rose        A330 WRC7011  (August 19/26)
1050-1145 Jetairfly B737 CRL7435 OO-JAR
1110-1245 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV475/476
1130-          Mistral Air                 B737 MSA1611
1225-1330 Thomas Cook Scandinavia A330 VKG807/808
1230-1345 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV471/472
1230-          Saravia                  Yak42 SOV2947 (irregular)
1245-1410 Thomas Cook Skan A330 VKG133/134
1355-         transaero                        B777 TSO809
1430-1505 Transaero Tu204 TSO9549 fron Domodedovo (times can also be 1310)
1415-1550 Air Bucharest B737 BUR103/104
1730-1840 Aeroflot                IL96 AFL7226/7227
1700-          Saravia        Yak42 SOV2923  (August 19)
1800- 1900     Iraqi Airways                CRJ9   (June 17 , no august 19&26)
1810-             Mistral Air            B737 MSA1613

1925-2010  Air Bucharest           B737    BUR105

Tuesday

Many Travel Service flights which I will not mention
0815-0915 Polet airlines An148 POT8909/8910 (sometimes 0715 arrival )
0610-0700 Moskovia B737 GAI9419/9420 (times changed since last week, 0810 (june 10/17/july 16))
0705-         Luk Aero         A320 LIS2454 (August 20) august 28 arrival 1215
0815-          Wind Rose        A330 WRC7011  (august 20/27)
0820-0930 Russia B767 SDM8331/8332
0825-0905 Transaero T204 TSO9549/9550
0830-1545 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV468/469
0920-         Belle Air               A320 LBY0601 (weekly schedule)
0905-0955 Air Moldova E190 MLD755/756
1025-          Investavia               F100 TLG1151 (june 17, july 16, August 20)
1110-1245 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV475/476
1130-1255 Transaero B767 TSO9817/9818
1140- 1230 Georgian Airways  b737 TGZ1619/1620
1200-1245 Air Baltic B737 BTI7717/7718
1220-1320  Azerbaijan Aw      b757/B767 AHY025/026
1225-          Aeroflot                 IL96 AFL2142
1230-1345 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV471/472
1305-          Uzbekistan AW b757 UZB3521 (June 10/17/july 16/August 20)
1330           Saratov                  Yak42 SOV2947  (seems weekly)
1430           Royal Wings          A320 RYW6603  (august 20, not 28)
1530-1620 Donavia A319 DNV4356/357
1630-          Orenair               B777 OR9431
1635-          MEA                     a320 MEA7263 (july 16/august 20/28
1700-          Saravia                Yak42  SOV2923 (August 20)
1730-         Aeroflot                 IL96 AFL7226
1745-1835 SmartLynx A320 ART231/232
1810-           Luk Aero             A320 LIS2451
1815-          Petra Airlines      A320 PTR2911  (august 20, not 28)
1910-          Air Astana         B757 KZR 915

Wednesday

Wednesday is a Polish charter day. Bingo and Enter Air have several flights which are rare on other days to be seen. Also many Travel Service flights.
Also around 3 flights of Ikar Airlines
Tatarstan Tu154 one or two flights. Times are different  each week,

0645-         Saravia                SOV2955 (june 19/july 10/august 21)
0710-         Aeroflot                IL96 AFL7220
0715-.0815 Polet                   An148 POT8909/8910 (arrival sometimes at 0915 June12/19)
0730-0830 Russia                   B767 SDM833/834
0730-          bingo airways     A320 BGY1471 (June 19/july10/august 21)
0815-         Aeroflot                IL96 AFL7230
0815-0935   Wind Rose            A330 WRC7011/7012 (August 21)
0840-0940 Travel Service   B737 TVS1392/1393
0840-0940 Travel Service   A320  TVS1494/1495
0915-          Polet                  An148 POT8909
0935-          bingo Airways  A320 BGY1481 (June12/19/july10)
0855-0955 Travelservice   B737   TVS2630/2633
0920-1005 Enter Air          B737 ENT1615/7624
0920-          Belle Air           A320 LBY601 (July 17/August21)
0935-         Bingo                  A320 BGY1481
0940-0920 Small Planet    B737  LLC3508
1010-1110 Enter Air            B737 ENT6635/6638
1050-1150 Travel Service Poland B737 TVP 7208/7213
1100-1200 Iraqi Airways       CRJ900 IAW207 (June 19/July 3/july 10/17/August21)
1110-1245 Sunday airlines   b757   VSV475/476
1130-1245 Sunday Airlines   B757  VSV470/477
1145-1245  Jet Time           B737 JTG743/744
1225-1325  Air Astana         A320 KZR215/216  (regular)
1230-1345  Sunday Airlines   b757  VSV471/472

1415-1505 Moskovia Air     B737  GAI9419/9420 (June 12/19/July 10/17/August 21)
1430-1515 Travel Service     b737  TVS1192/1193
1430-          Bingo Airways       A320 BGY1473 (June 19/july 17/august 21)
1450 -1535 Travel Service     b737  TVS1194/1195
1520-1620  Travel Service     B737  TVS2600/2601
1745-          Bingo Airways BGY1483  (June 12/19/july17/August 21) times changes per week
1700-1815 Nordwind          B777  NWS1809/1810
1730-          Aeroflot               IL96   AFL7226

1740-          enter Air              B737 ENT7623
1815-1915 Travel Service    B737 TVS2632/2631
1830-2000 Air Astana         A320 KZR915/916 (can be B767 as well)
1900           moskovia             B737 GAI9419 (July3 not July 10)
1840-1940 Travel Service Poland B737 TVP7212/7209
2040           Bingo Airways           A320 BGY1475

irregular
1900           Royal Wings         A320 RYW6903 (June, July3/10) (also listed 1835)

Thursday

Tatarstan every day with quite a few flights. One or two Tu154 flights.
0710-          Aeroflot                   IL96 AFL7220
0730- 1955    Saravia                   Yak42 SOV2931/2930 (june 6/13/august 22)
0730- 0830   Kharkiv Airlines     b737 KHK1101 (june 13,20/august 22)
0750-         Russia                      B767 SDM8331
0800-1245 Sunday airlines B757 VSV482 Aktyubink
0810-         Moskovia                GAI9419  (june 13/20/august 22)
0815-         Aeroflot                   IL96 AFL7230
0815-         Wind Rose               A330 WRC7011
0845-        Air Bucharest          B737 BUR401 (June 13/20/august 22)
0900         Ikar Airlines             B757 KAR1897
0935-       Small planet B737 LLc3524 Vilnius
0920-1040 Belle Air               A320 LZ601/601
1100        air Cairo                     A320 MSC6663 (June20/august 22)
1110-1245 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV475 Astana
1200- 1245 Sunday Airlines/SCAT       B737 VSV484/485   fronm Atyrau UP-B3712 (august 22)
1200-1245 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV 484 Atryrau
1210-            Azerbaijan Air         b757 AHY025 (june 20)
1255-         Adria                        a320 ADR428 (june 13/20)
1355       Transaero                B777 TSO809   (July 15)
1415-        air Bucharest          B737 BUR403 (june 13/20/july 15/august 22)
1530-             Nordstar Airlines B737    TYA5501
1455- 1545  Moldavian      B737 MDV352/352
1500 Kharkiv Airlines B738  KHK2101  (June13/20/July 15/august 22 times variable)
1545-1700 Donavia            B737 DNV4356 donavia
1730-            Aeroflot           IL96  AFL7226
1745-          smartLynx        A320 ART540
1830-         Air Astana            b757 KZR915

1740-         Transaero        Tu204 TSO9549  (flight seems to be changed to B747 )

Friday
many Travel Service flights which I will not mention below.
Tatarstan used the Tu154 in the pre summer months but the Tu154 is getting rare now as well.
2 B777 flights of Nordwind with different times

0730-             Aviatrans KCA4701      MD80  (june 21)
0630-             Orenburg air   B777 ORB9831 (june 14)
0710- 0840   Aeroflot        IL96 AFL7220/7221
0720-0905    Aeroflot        IL96 AFL7222/7223
0815-0915     Aeroflot        IL96 AFL7230/7231
0815-             Wind Rose     A330 WRC7011

0905-0955    Air Moldova   E190 MLD755 /756
0910-            Sunday Airlines B757 VSV494
0915-1015     Polet            An148  POT8909 (arrival also sometimes at 0715)
0920-           Belle Air             A320 LBY0601

0940-1040 Travel Service B737 TVS1392/1393
0950-    Sunday Airlines B757 VSV480
0920-1010 Belle Air A320 LBY601/602
1045- 0930    Air Bucharest  B737 BUR501/504 (june 14/21)
1110-1245   Sunday Airlines   B757  VSV475/476
1130-           Investavia F100 TLG1159 (very steady arrivals on Friday)
1230-1345  Sunday Airlines B757 VSV471/472
1815-           Petra Airlines PTR2911 ( JUne 13/august 23 seems irregular and times changes)
1305-1435 Uzbekistan Airlines B757/B767 UZB3521/3522 )
1325         nordstar Airlines     b737 TYA7301 (not seen august 23)
1415-1500 air Bucharest B737 BUR503/506 (june 07/14/21)
1415-          Moskovia B737 GAI9419
1540-1640 Travel Service B737 TVS2684/2685
1700-xxx Saravia Yak42 SOV   June 07/14 but different times)
1730-1840 Aeroflot IL96  AFL7226
1925-          Air Bucharest BUR505
1925-2005 Small Planet LLC3525
2035-2120  Niki              EMB190 NLY2460
Saturday
By *far* the best day of the week. Many Travel Service flights. Some Enter Air and Bingo airways.
Atlantic Airways A319s seem to be not operating anymore to AYT on Saturdays.,

0515-0600 Moskovia          B737  GAI9420 (July 6/august 24)
0505-0640  Orenair            B777 ORB9832 (July 6)
0620-0700  Bingo Airways  A320 BGY2412 (July 6/august 24)
0640-           Kharkov Air     b737 KHK1101 (august 24,31)
0700-           Saravia              Yak42 SOV2955/ (times differ per week,
0705-           Luk Aero            A320 LIS2454 (july 6/august24/31) UR-CKR
0710-            Aeroflot             IL96 AFL7220
0715-           Polet                   An148 POT8909    times changes each week, also 0845 and 0945
0720-           Wind Rose           A330 WRC7011
0740-         Kharkov Air          B737 KHK3101 (August 24,31)
0830 -1345 Sunday Airlines    B757 VSV468/472
0815-           Aeroflot                 IL96 AFL7230
0830-           Sunday Airlines B757 VSV468
0840-…. Small Planet A320 LLC3525
0840-…. small Planet B737 LLC3523
0900-…. Smartlynx A320 MYX535
0905       smartlynx A320 ART231
0920-1040 Belle Air A320 LZ601/602 e
1000-       bingo airways   A320 BGY1491
1005     small Planet  A320 LLP8001 (June08)
1010-   Blue Air           B737 JOR061 (june15, july6 ) times variable also seen 1110
1015 –         wings of Lebanon  A320  WLB4223 (operated by Petra Airlines ) Seen August 31
1040      Grozny air       yak42  GOZ9723  (probably irregular/August 24)
1045-       Atlantic Airways    A319 FLI7106   (July6, not seen august 24,31))
1100-     Aigle Azur                A321 AAF909 seen in august, not seen september 7
1110-      Blue Air                 B737 BMS061   (August 24/31)
1115-1245 Bek Air F100 BEK2015/2016 (may24, june01, 08,15, not seen July 6& august 24,31)
1120-1200  Georgia Airways B737 TGZ1619/1620
1125-1215 Europe Airpost  b737  FPO291X/294x
1130-          Investavia           F100 TLG1164 times variable each Saturday,also 1430
1135        Georgian Aw.  CRJ TGZ1621
1140-1310 Air Astana B757 KZR915/916
1140-         grozny Air         Yak42 GOZ9725 (August 24)

1140-         Kharkiv Airlines        B767 KHK3101   September 7
1210-          Azerbaijan Aw B757 AHY025 (june15, july 6)
1230           Sunday Airlines b757 VSV471
1230-          Air Onix             b737 ONX4011
1330-          Bulgarian Air charter MD82 BUC6597 LZ-LDN  seen september 7
1340            Kharkov Air         B737 KHK2101  (August 24)
1345-          air Bucharest     b737 BUR603  (June, July 6)
1430-         Royal Wings            A320 RYW6603 (not seen august 31)
1510-1620 Donavia B737 DNV4356/4357  (June, July 6)
1720-  1900 Aeroflot          IL96  AFL7222/7223 (June01, july 6)
1730-          wings of lebanon     A320 WLB4229 (seen august 31,september 7)
1730-1840  Aeroflot         IL96  ALF7226/7227 (June01, july 6)
1800-1900 Rossia B767 SDM839/840
1815          Small Planet A320 LLP8501
1815-          smartlynx      A320 MYX539
1830-         MEA                 A320 MEA7263 (June30, July6/august 24)
1945         jordan Aviation   B737 JAV2467 (August 24)
2000-       Atlantic Airways   A319 FLI7108  (june30, july6)
Sunday
0635-0800  Tatarstan                   Tu154 TAK8517/7591
0710-0840   Aeroflot                       IL96   AFL7220/7221
0715-0815   Polet                            An148 POT8909/8910 (not seen August 18)
0730-            Saravia                       Yak42 SOV2931 (June08, not seen August 18)
0730-0830 Kharkiv Airlines      B737  KHK1101/1102 (seen very often on sundays august 18)
0800-0900   Russia                          B767 SDM833/834 (not seen August 18)
0805- 0945  Ukraine Internationa A321 AUI8011/8014
0815-0915   Aeroflot                       IL96 AFL7230/7231
0815-            Windrose                    A330 WRC7011   (august 25)
0820-            Tatarstan                     tu154 TAK8515 (June08)

xxxx-1455   Ukraine inte               A320 AUI 5013/5014 UR-WRL

1025-1125 Air Astana A320 KZR215/216
1110-1245  Sunday Airlines B757 VSV475/476 UP- B5704
1140-         Helvetic                         A319 OAW5360
1220-1320 Azerbaijan B757/767 AHY025/026
1230-1545 Sunday Airlines B757 VSV471/472 LY-FLG
1230-         Air Atlantic                   A319   FLI7114 (August 18)
1305          Uzbekistan                   B757  UZB3521  (August 8)
1430-           royal Wings              A320 RWY6603 (August 16)
1500- Kharkiv Airlines B738 KHK 3101/1102
1730-1900   Aeroflot                   IL96 AFL7222/7223
1730-1840   Aeroflot                   IL96 AFL7226/7227
1740-      Yakutia Airlines            B737 SYL8537  (seen July, August 18)
1800-       Iraqi Airways               CRJ IAW207/         seen regular on Sundays
1830-    Moskovia B737 GAI9419/9420 (june 01 other times) also seen 1625 arrival
?  -1945  Sunday Airlines   B757 VSV    497
1900-2015   Air Astana              B757 KZR915/916
1955-           Jordan Aviation B737 JAV2467 (august 18)
not seen regular at Sundays
.ns.-1200 Investavia           F100 TLG1160 UP-F1002
1350-??    Investavia            F100 TLG 1155 (Caspiy F100)