Picks of the week : the arrival on Thursday from Lagos, Nigeria, of a rather old Gulf 4, registration 5N.BYO. The standard sources seem to know nothing about the aircraft. However, an investigation shows that previously it was N990EA, an American registration, and operated by Nestoil Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos. See https://nestoilgroup.com/
The aircraft left Geneva for Luton later in the week.
On Tuesday the arrival from Stansted, via Le Bourget, of a big Boeing 737 Business Jet with the Bermuda registration VP-BWR. It appears to regularly fly to Europe,, including Geneva and Basel. The owner is listed as USAL Ltd, about which nothing seems to be known except that it appears to own just this one aircraft.
Monday 19 April: An old Dassault Falcon 900 of an airline called Falcon Wings (Falcons do indeed have wings!). The company, based in the UAE and is represented in Geneva and in Benghazi,Libya. It came from somewhere in Libya, but unsure where!
Monday 19 April: a departure of a Gulf 5 for Nassau (one of several around now!).
Tuesday 20 April: Arrival of a VistaJet Global 6000 jet from the Bahamas via Westchester and Teterboro, on the US East Coast.
Tuesday 20 April: 7 flights to or from Moscow Vnukovu. Maybe seeking a dialog with Russia to avoid a war with Ukraine!
Wednesday 21 April : Air Hamburg flight to New Delhi India, from where it returned to London Luton. Any passengers should certainly have been COVID-chackedi
Thursday 22 April: The Boeing 737 Business jet owned by the Safra banking group returned to Brazil. Another country in a mess with COVID.
Friday 23 April: the Gulf 6 aircraft , owned officially by Orecla Services SA Lausanne but strongly believed to be used by Philip Morris (tobacco!), performed several flights from Geneva to Geneva. I guess that the passengers were allowed to smoke!
Friday 23 April : VW (Volkswagen) Air Services Falcon 7X from Geneva to Antigua, then Rhode Island and finally to Marthas Vineyard. Have a nice holiday, all you VW executives
Saturday 24 April: A lot of traffic, including a Malta-registered (9H-LDN) of Blue Falcon Sarl, used by TAG Aviation Malta to go to Nassau. One of several during the week to or from Nassau.
Sunday 25 April: a GULF5 of Jet Aviation Business Jets AG took off to go to Zurich and then to the Turks and Caicos islands. For what sort of business?
Sunday 25 April: Vistajet Malta from a new place: Togo.
As usual, the top European destinations for scheduled airlines were Portugal , Spain and France.
Top executive airports: Le Bourget , Nice, Farnborough and Vnukovo.
Top inter-continental countries visited during the week: Turkey and the Gulf states (with scheduled flights, of course).
More details for these flights, and all other since 2009, can be obtained via the ARAG Web site
D’autres détails pour ces vols, et tous les autres vols depuis 2009, peuvent être obtenus via le site WEB de l’ARAG