Friday, 29 December 2017

Azores Airlines A321neo Low Pass

You know you've just witnessed an amazing low pass, when, after the aircraft is gone, there's silence among spotters, as we check our recently taken pictures. That's exactly what happened when Azores Airlines' brand new A321neo, first with Portuguese registration, arrived at Lisbon on its delivery flight, earlier this month. Thumbs up for Azores Airlines! Well done.

Airbus A321-253N, Azores Airlines, CS-TSF ("Breathe" c/s)

Three Portuguese special liveries, TAP Air Portugal's Retro, "Portugal Stopover", and Azores Airlines's "Breathe"

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Portugal Stopover

Back to September I finally got the chance to spot TAP Air Portugal's second special livery, ''Portugal Stopover'', which promotes the company's program with the same name. It allows travellers from long haul flights and passengers with their final destination being Madeira or Azores archipelagos or Algarve, with connecting flights to others destinations within Europe to spend up to 5 nights in Lisbon or Porto, before continuing their journey.
TAP Air Portugal has recently been awarded with the prize Digital Communication Awards 2017 for this amazing initiative.

Airbus A330-343, CS-TOW, TAP Air Portugal (Portugal Stopover c/s)

Interesting detail of the golf ball and the ''O'' in Portugal

The right side, with different portuguese icon's

Friday, 6 October 2017

United for Wildlife

During the summer I went to London for some holidays. During that time, I got the chance to visit London Heathrow Airport. Fortunately, one of the aircrafts I wanted the most was scheduled to fly in from Dubai that day: Emirate's United for Wildlife.

Airbus A380-841, A6-EEI, Emirates (United for Wildlife c/s)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Ukraine vs Russia

Some months ago an A320 from Windrose went to Lisbon for some maintenance. At the time of it's takeoff, Ural's A319 was also leaving just in front of him. Interestingly, Windrose never got close to the Russian airliner during the taxi to the runway.

Airbus A319-112, VP-BBG, Ural Airlines

Airbus A320-212, UR-WRM, Wind Rose Aviation

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Air X Charter

A ''BIG'' one! This A340 visited Lisbon several times, transporting the Portuguese Football team. This is his first arrival at the portuguese capital. Later on it received the Portuguese Football Federation titles.

Airbus A340-313X, 9H-BIG, AirX Charter

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Skyteam by Alitalia

Erliar this year, Lisbon received some flights from Italy performed by Alitalia's 777s. One of those flights was operated with EI-DDH, Alitalia's 777 wearing Skyteam livery.

Boeing 777-243ER, EI-DDH, Alitalia (Skyteam c/s)

Friday, 28 July 2017

TAP Retro Low Pass

Back to June, TAP Portugal presented us with the very first retro livery in the history of the airline. To celebrate it, a presentation flight between Lisbon to Oporto, and back to Lisbon took place, in which it did a low pass both over Lisbon Airport, and Oporto Airport.

Airbus A330-343, CS-TOV, TAP Portugal (Retro c/s)