Small airlines based in the Mediterranean countries and Middle East
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This old Airbus A319 version 115X from the year 2006 is announced to belong to Aviation Horizons, which is a Saudi based aviation
consultant company registered in Jeddah. As is apparent from the picture, the machine lacks one engine and it still has its previous
owner's registration markings. As new it was delivered to China Sonangol in 2006 where it stayed a bit over one year. Then it went over to
Sonair of Angola where it was used again for a bit over one year and then it was just stored in October 2008. It was registered to White
of Portugal in February 2011 and it has been owned by Aviation Horizons already from April 2016, but apparently it has never flown and
has never been registered. It's also interesting that Aviation Horizons does not mention it in their "list of fleet" which currently
comprises only one 20 years old B737.
Picture from Porto airport 29.4.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.
Avion Express Malta
This all-white old Airbus A320 belongs now to Avion Express Malta. The plane is already from June 1999 and it has since flown
for China Eastern Airlines, WFBN Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, Avion Express, Sun Express, then again at Avion Express and now at Avion
Express Malta since May 2019. Lately it has been used for example in leisure flights from Helsinki, Oslo, Stuttgart and Zürich
to destinations in the Mediterranean area.
Picture from Oslo Gardermoen airport 8.6.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.
Corendon Ailines, officially called Turistik Hava Taşımacılık A.Ş. is a Turkish leisure flights operator based in
Antalya. As of 2019 Corendon had 18 planes, most of which are Boeing B737 models. There are also five Airbus A320s.
This TC-TJN dates back to the year 2000. It flew for Air Europa until 2013 and has been used by Corendon since June 2013.
Picture from Helsinki-Vantaa airport 26.3.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.
SX-BLL is a McDonnel Douglas MD-83 which was originally delivered to Austrian Airlines in 1991. Since 2005 it has been
owned by the Jordanian company Meelad Air which has leased it to a number of companies mainly based in Africa. Last it flew
for a Greek company. It has been standing at Arlanda Airport near Stockholm already since 2009 and as is evident from the picture,
it is missing at least one engine.
Picture from Arlanda, Sweden 28.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.