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Taoyuan round up – October 2018

Posted by on November 3, 2018

I’m hoping to put out a report for Sung Shan tomorrow, but I’m off to Honkers later to kill off a few more brain cells, so no promises.

Lots to report this month, so let’s get on with it…

News:
CAMBODIA AIRWAYS [KR/KME]
Started a new twice a week (Tues and Sun) Siam Reap (REP) – TPE service on 9-OCT. First service was operated by A319-112 XU-787 (msn 3872).

CHINA AIRLINES (CI/CAL)
Took delivery of B-18918 their 14th, and last, Airbus A350 during the month. Full details below.

EMIRATES AIRLINES (EK/UAE)
Appear to have stopped their weekly B777-F Saturday morning service.

EVA AIR (BR/EVA)
Took delivery of their first Boeing 787 on 3-Oct and their second on 30-Oct. Full details below.

Have acquired A319-133CJ B-00777 (msn 5261). The aircraft is ex-9H-AGF formerly of COMLUX MALTA. It arrived in Taiwan (at TSA) on 23-Oct.

KOREAN AIR [KAL/KE]
Have restarted A380 operations here.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES [MH/MAS]
Introduced A330-200s on the morning service from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on 28-Oct replacing a B737-800.

Have restarted their A330-200F service.

NOK SCOOT [XW/NCT]
Had announced plans to increase their BKK-TPE-BKK service to twice a day in October, but this hasn’t happened yet.

STARFLYER [7G/SFJ]
Started Kitakyshu (KKJ) and Nagoya (NGO) services on 28-Oct. There was a ‘trial run’ on 12-Oct.

UNITED AIRLINES [UA/UAL]
Have abandoned plans to switch its daily SFO service to B777-200ERs from 28th October.

Interesting visitors.
1st:
HL8084 B787-9 Korean Air (also 8)
VN-A674 A321-271N VietjetAir (also 16,
2nd:
HS-CBE A320-251N Thai AirAsia
5th:
VN-A654 A320-271N VietjetAir (also 11, 20, 23,
6th:
B-LXD A350-1041 Cathay Pacific (1st visit)
7th:
B-LGE A350-941 Hong Kong Airlines (1st visit)
HL8317 B737-800 Jeju Air (1st visit)
HS-CBG A320-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit – also 9, 10, 14, )
9th:
XU-787 A319-112 Cambodia Airways (1st visit also 12, 16. 19, 23, 26, 30)
10th:
N811FS Beech 300 (FL-811) arrived and departed early on 11-Oct.
12th:
JA25MC A320-214 Starflyer (1st visit – also 28, 29, 30)
13th:
B-1129 B737-8LW Hebei Airlines (1st visit)
16th:
HS-CBH A230-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit – also 19, 21, 29)
9M-AGV A320-251N AirAsia (1st visit)
17th:
T7-MBH Legacy 650 (dep 19-Oct)
20th:
N851GT B747-87UF Atlas Air
21st:
HS-TQB B787-8 Thai Airways
22nd:
HL8082 B787-9 Korean Air
9V-SFM B747-412F Singapore Airlines
23rd:
N492MC B747-47UF Atlas Air
24th:
HS-BBN A320-216 Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
25th:
TC-LJN B777-F Turkish Airlines (1st visit)
26th:
HS-BBI A320-216 Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
27th:
N858GT B747-87UF Atlas Air
28th:
B-1372 B737-84P Hainan Airlines (1st visit)
B-1373 B737-84P Hainan Airlines (1st visit)
HL7627 A380-861 Korean Air
9M-MTU A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit – also 30)
9M-XBD A330-343 AirAsia X (1st visit)
29th:
HL7611 A380-861 Korean Air
9M-MTW A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit)
30th:
B-7668 B737- Shandong Airlines (1st visit)
31st:
HL7621 A380-861 Korean Air
HS-BBY A320-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
9M-MTL A330-323E Malaysia Airlines

On maintenance @ EGAT
HL7418 B744 Asiana: (arr 27-Aug/dep 4-Oct)
HL7515 B763 Asiana: (arr 30-Sep/dep24-Oct)
JA17KZ B747-8KZF Nippon Cargo: (arr 29-Oct/-)
JA73NA B737-8HX Skymark: (arr 29-Sep/dep 12-Oct)
JA73NK B737-86N Skymark: (arr 16-Oct/-)
JA73NT B737-86N Skymark: (arr 31-Oct/-)
JA737Y B737-8FZ Skymark: (arr 12-Oct/dep 21-Oct)
JA623A B767-381ER All Nippon: (arr 26-Sep/dep 11-Oct) (an addition to last month’s report)
JA822A B787-8 All Nippon: (arr 7-Oct/-)
JA823A B787-8 All Nippon: (arr 31-Aug/dep 15-Oct)
JA875A B787-9 All Nippon: (arr 20-Oct/-)
N249BA B747-409LCF Atlas Air: (arr 8-Oct/-)
N304UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 16-Sep/dep 2-Oct)
N332UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 2-Oct/dep 18-Oct)
N354UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 18-Oct/-)
N538LA B763 LAN Cargo: (arr 7-Aug/-)
N578UP B747-45EM UPS: (arr 30-Oct/-)
N583UP B744 UPS: (arr 24-Jul/dep 17-Oct)
N665AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 25-Sep/-)
N668AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 3-Aug/-)
N858GT B747-87UF Atlas Air (arr 30-Oct/-)
OE-LAT B767-31AER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/-)
OE-LAZ B767-3Z9ER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/-)

Others:
B-17881 B787-9 (722/39295) EVA Airways: delivered from Charleston CHS arriving on 4-Oct as [EVA787].
B-17882 B787-9 (757/39298) EVA Airways: delivered from Charleston CHS arriving on 31-Oct as [EVA787].
B-18918 A350-941 (239) China Airlines: delivered from Toulouse (TLS) arriving on 23-Oct as {CAL1710].

N2333U B777-322ER United Airlines: went tech while en-route SFO-TPE on 8-Oct and had an air-turn back to SFO. Pax were put on N2135U which arrived a day late on the 9-Oct as [UAL871D] a couple of hours before N2332U arrived on that day’s scheduled [UAL871].

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

One Response to Taoyuan round up – October 2018

  1. Brian T Richards

    Really interesting stuff Steve – thanks for your efforts!

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