• Interesting flights to or from Geneva airport for the week from Monday 19 July 2021 to Sunday 25 July 2021.

    An overall observation is that the holiday destinations are greatly in evidence. One which seems particularly attractive for taxi and tourism flights is Olbia in Sardinia, currently in the Italy white zone. A particularly revealing  statement on the web site my-sardinia.com states that the numbers of new Delta infections has recently been rising because of the celebrations around the European Football Championship! GOOOOAL !

    Monday 19 July: After coming from Baku to Geneva via Riyadh on the afternoon of Sunday 18 the Airbus A319 aircraft registered as 4K-8888 left for Baku. According to the sites airframes.org and planespotters.net this aircraft was built in December 2015 in a VIP Company Jet (CJ) configuration, was named Baku and is at the disposal of the Government of Azerbaijan.

    Tuesday 20 July: Two of the UAE Royal Jet fleet of Boeing 737 Luxury Business jets transferring passengers between Geneva and Abu Dhabi. Clearly the Emirates has many important people coming to Geneva to escape the heat.

    Wednesday 21 July: A Global 6000 of Nomad Airlines once again going to Princess Juliana Airport Antilles , this time via Zurich. The previous flight of this aircraft was on 1 July, when it took off just before midnight; not nice!

    Wednesday 21 July: A Global Jet 7500 taking passengers to the Yucatan Peninsula via George Town in the Grand Cayman Islands. Business, pleasure or both?

    Thursday 22 July: arrival from Little Rock, Arkansas of a very new Falcon 8X just registered with the San Marino tail number T7-ONEX (nothing to do with the Geneva Onex). Quite unusual to have four letters after the T7! As usual, owner identification is a closely guarded secret for San Marino registrations, but it appears to belong to ExecuJet Middle East. It then left for Bucharest vis Baghdad.

    Friday 23 July: A Global 7500 flight operated by Vistajet Malta taking passengers to the Yucatan Peninsula via George Town on the Cayman Islands. Business, pleasure or both?

    Saturday 24 July: A nice Pilatus PC12 of the UBS bank coming from Lugano via Pisa and St Moritz, then leaving back to Lugano via Locarno. Requests no tracking of this aircraft!

    Sunday 25 July: A quick trip to Naples and back for the Gulf 5 operated by Albinati Aeronautics, owned by Credit Suisse and normally used by the ultra-rich Swiss businessman.

    In total, 12 scheduled (low-cost) flights to or from Olbia and at least 13 flights to or from Olbia by taxi or business/tourism operatosr.

    More details for these flights, and all other since 2009, can be obtained via the ARAG Web site

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/movements.pl

    D’autres détails pour ces vols, et tous les autres vols depuis 2009, peuvent être obtenus via le site WEB de l’ARAG

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/mouvements.pl

     

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  • Interesting flights to or from Geneva airport for the week from Monday 12 July 2021 to Sunday 18 July 2021.

    Overnight last week

    from Geneva to Chennai, in India, after a week in Geneva, a Bombardier Global 6000 belonging to Sun TV Network. That company, based in Chennai, is one of India's largest media Conglomerates. Perhaps they have been making a program about us!

    Monday 12 July: The Boeing 767 Business jet which brought Paul Biya, president of Cameroon, to Geneva for one of his regular stays (probably at the hotel Intercontinental), left for Las Vegas, apparently without him. Any demonstration against the president has not been reported.

    Tuesday 13 July: A Learjet 35 of the US Air Force, apparently built in 1984, came from the Ramstein military base in Germany. After landing it took off for a 20 minute ride around the airport, then landing again. A reconnaissance flight?

    Wednesday 14 July: After midnight, I, e, in the very early hours of Thursday, no less than four very late arrivals of easyJe Switzerland (from Porto, Malaga, Ibiza and Nantes). Clearly, the holiday season is in full swing: will there be a return of COVID Delta?

    Thursday 15 July: Return from New York of the very modern (delivered in December 2000) Global 7500 registered as HB-JLF and owned by Rolex). I wonder how many watches have to be sold to buy it?

    Thursday 15 July: A nice modern VIP Falcon 7X landing at two minutes past 6, clearly back from somewhere way down South in Africat. The aircraft, registered as G-STMT and owned by TAG Aviation (UK ) Ltd , seems to go to Africa quite frequently.

    Friday 16 July: Arrival at 7h12 of a Bombardier Global 6000, registration T7-RSP (a San Marino registration) coming to Geneva from Bangalore, India, via Chennai, then continuing to Basel. The owner of the aircraft, Manipal Health Systems P/L, is a corporate hospital group with 17 operational hospitals under its wings, based in Bangalore. Maybe a link with the Delta COVID variant!

    Friday 16 July: A new airline: a Gulf 5 of Tiriac Air coming from Madrid and going to Bucharest  via Zurich.

    Saturday 17 July: A new destination (to add to all those visited by aircraft of Albinati Aviation Ltd.): a Global Express, registration 9H-III , going to El Catey Samaná airport in Dominica.

    Sunday 18 July: Return from that up-market holiday Island, Muscat) of a Gulf 6, owned by Zanoshfa Capital Ltd , a 2-bit enterprise listed as in the British Virgin Islands and registered in Bermuda as VP-BZF.

    More details for these flights, and all other since 2009, can be obtained via the ARAG Web site

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/movements.pl

    D’autres détails pour ces vols, et tous les autres vols depuis 2009, peuvent être obtenus via le site WEB de l’ARAG

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/mouvements.pl

     

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  • Interesting flights to or from Geneva airport for the week from Monday 5 July 2021 to Sunday 11 July 2021.

    With the holiday season on us, several visits of big Boeing Busine jets. Especially of note were Boeing 737 aircraft in the United Arab Emirates. If they were coming here to escape the heat then they have found the right place: cool and wet weather in Geneva. Climate change?

    Monday 5 July: departure for Nice of  of a Boeing 737 , registration N737ER, believed to be owned/used by a Saudi eminence.

     Tuesday 6 July: An Albinati jet registerd as I-PFLY (an Italian registration) going to Boston, USA,

    Wednesday 7 July: A VistaJet  registered as 9H-OPE (Malta) going to Fort Lauderdale Florida (much sad news from there of a building collapsing), but stopping I n George Town, Grand Cayman Islands.

    Thursday 8 July: A Falcon 8x coming here from Sao Paolo, Brazil. (hopefully with no virus passengers!)

    Friday 9 July: A rather peculiar visit. An Airbus A330, registration code 2-AODZ Jersey, Channel Islands), apparently owned by Merced Capital , landed at 17h20 from Valencia, using an unreal flight code 001, then left at  19h06 for somewhere unidentified in the Camargue region of the South of France.

    Saturday 10 July: Lots of private traffic ti well-known holiday resorts. Especially Greek Islands. Included in them, an Albinati  Aeronauticsjet owned by Credit Suisse, believed to be much used by a very rich Geneva personality.

    Sunday 11 July: Another of our regular visit of a big and luxurious Airbus A320, registration M-YBUS , coming from Almaty. Certainly, someone rich!

     

    More details for these flights, and all other since 2009, can be obtained via the ARAG Web site

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/movements.pl

    D’autres détails pour ces vols, et tous les autres vols depuis 2009, peuvent être obtenus via le site WEB de l’ARAG

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/mouvements.pl

     

     

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  • Interesting flights to or from Geneva airport for the week from Monday 28 June 2021 to Sunday 04 July 2021.

    Monday 28 June: A round trip from and to Hamburg - of a jet of JK Jetkontor, based in Hamburg

     Tuesday 29 June: Landing of a Gulf 5, registration M-IPHS (An Isle of Man tax-economising registration), call sign MIPHS (, coming from Moscow Vnukovo via TBS : Tbilisi, arriving at 22h34. This was classified by the airport as a non-commercial flight, which are authorised only between 6am and 10pm, so why was it late?

    Wednesday 30 June: A falcon 7X of Albinati Aeronautics SA leaving at 21h30 for Vancouver. I understand that thanks to Global Warming Canada is having excessive heat and fires.

    Thursday 1 July: Just before midnight a Global Express registered in Switzerland as HB-JLC, operated by Nomad Aviation AG, callsign HBJLC, took off to go to Princess Juliana Airport Antilles via Portugal. This is a repeat of a similar trip on 4 January, also after 22h.. Nomad Aviation is known for flights all over the world, and a flight like this tends to leave late for an overnight flight.

    However, the airport classified this as a taxi flight, with description “Other commercial flights”, yet declaring an objective to be no departures after 22h.   An expensive taxi!

    Friday 2 July: A Falcon 900 of the Swiss Air Force, coming from Berne then leaving again for Berne via Lugano. I can think of one politician that might have taken such a flight. However, the track of the flight from Geneva to Berne seems to show that it went past Berne almost to Althausen before (without landing anywhere) turning due south for a landing at Lugano, then directly to Berne.

    It is interesting to note that the following day the same Falcon went to, and then back from, Banjul, the capital city of Gambia. One might wonder who were the passengers!

    Saturday 3 July: A fascinating set of flights of a Gulf 5 with the Polish registration SP-ZAK, operated by Jet Story. From Warsaw to Tel Aviv then Reykjavik then Los Angeles then Bedford, Massachusetts, and finally to Geneva. Some story!

    Saturday 3 July: A scheduled flight from and then back to Malta. The particular aircraft was a very new Airbus A320 Neo, with registration 9H-NEO (9H is a Maltese registration). A nice way to show that the company has new and quiet aircraft.

    We can wonder if the first such Airbus to be sometime acquired by easyJet Switzerland might be registered as HB-NEO?

    Sunday 4 July: A quick visit by the big luxury Airbus A319, registered as P4-RLA, and believed to be used by  Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov ,coming from Kiev Boryspil then going back again. Would have been back in the Ukraine in time to watch the football match against England (but would not have enjoyed the result).

    Sunday 4 July:  A nice Boeing 737 Business Jet, supposed to be owned by  Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, arrived from Saudi Arabia.

     

    More details for these flights, and all other since 2009, can be obtained via the ARAG Web site

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/movements.pl

    D’autres détails pour ces vols, et tous les autres vols depuis 2009, peuvent être obtenus via le site WEB de l’ARAG

    http://www.aragge.ch/cgi-bin/mouvements.pl

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