Finland Trip (16th February – 20th February 2018)

The following is a log from a non spotting trip to Finland (although some spotting was achieved as ever). Viewing on the 19th and 20th was undertaken from the Hilton Hotel at Helsinki Vantaa (Room 450) which is a family room as I had the whole gang in tow. Not cheap but use of the exec lounge with unlimited food and wine saved a few bob! The trip meant driving to Lappeenranta in the south east of the country. The towns airport was devoid of any aircraft movements while I was there. En route back to Helsinki on the 19th a brief stop was made to the service station near Utti airbase in order to photograph the two preserved aircraft on display. Flights from LHR were on OH-LWB A350 which was my first flight on this aircraft type. I was very pleasantly surprised at the light and airy cabin as well as the Finnair config which was very generous on legroom (although the return leg on OH-LWE wasnt quite so good for some reason).


Helsinki Ramp

16 Feb 2018 Helsinki

A7-AED Airbus A330 302 680 Qatar Airways
EI-FVK Boeing 737NG 800/W 42276 Norwegian Air International
EI-FYC Boeing 737MAX 8 42825 Norwegian Air International
JA865J Boeing 787 9 38138 Japan Airlines
N340UP Boeing 767 34AF/W 37860 United Parcel Service
N915FD Boeing 757 236SF 24120 FedEx Express
OH-LTM Airbus A330 302E 994 Finnair
OH-LTN Airbus A330 302E 1007 Finnair
OH-LWD Airbus A350 941 22 Finnair
OH-LWE Airbus A350 941 23 Finnair
OH-LZH Airbus A321 231SL 5803 Finnair
SE-MKF ATR 72 600 1357 Braathens Regional Airways

19 Feb 2018 Utti

MT-452 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/U2 165227 Finnish Air Force
RA-70623 Antonov An-2 R 1G130-01 Preserved

19 Feb 2018 Helsinki

A7-AHR Airbus A320 232SL 4968 Qatar Airways
D-AIDO Airbus A321 231 4994 Lufthansa
D-AISC Airbus A321 231 1161 Lufthansa
EI-FHW Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39007 Norwegian Air International
EI-FJO Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42076 Norwegian Air International
EI-FPK Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15428 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-FVK Boeing 737NG 800/W 42276 Norwegian Air International
EI-FVR Boeing 737NG 800/W 42279 Norwegian Air International
EI-STL Boeing 737 42CSF 24231 ASL Airlines Ireland
ES-LSC Saab-Fairchild 340 A 037 Airest
G-FDZX Boeing 737NG 8K5/W 37258 TUI Airways
LN-NHD Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 41131 Norwegian
LN-RCT Boeing 737NG 683 30189 Scandinavian Airlines System
N916FD Boeing 757 27BSF 24137 FedEx Express
OH-ATF ATR 72 500 744 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATH ATR 72 500 769 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATI ATR 72 500 783 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATL ATR 72 500 851 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATO ATR 72 500 977 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATP ATR 72 500 1050 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-LKE Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000059 Finnair
OH-LKO Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000267 Finnair
OH-LTT Airbus A330 302E 1088 Finnair
OH-LVB Airbus A319 112 1107 Finnair
OH-LVH Airbus A319 112 1184 Finnair
OH-LVK Airbus A319 112 2124 Finnair
OH-LWG Airbus A350 941 51 Finnair
OH-LWI Airbus A350 941 104 Finnair
OH-LWK Airbus A350 941 113 Finnair
OH-LXA Airbus A320 214 1405 Finnair
OH-LZC Airbus A321 211 1185 Finnair
OH-LZE Airbus A321 211 1978 Finnair
OH-LZM Airbus A321 231SL 7552 Finnair
OY-KAS Airbus A320 232 3335 Scandinavian Airlines System
OY-TCF Airbus A321 211SL 6351 Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
PH-BXI Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 30358 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
SE-KXJ Saab 340 B 189 NextJet
VQ-BCM Airbus A320 214 3923 Aeroflot Russian Airlines

20 Feb 2018 Helsinki

A7-AEN Airbus A330 302 907 Qatar Airways
D-AEAL Airbus A300 B4-622RF 679 DHL Air
EI-FVJ Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42245 Norwegian
LN-NHC Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 41128 Norwegian
N340UP Boeing 767 34AF/W 37860 United Parcel Service
N972FD Boeing 757 28AF 28203 FedEx Express
OH-ATJ ATR 72 500 792 Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-LKI Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000117 Finnair
OH-LKL Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000153 Finnair
OH-LTU Airbus A330 302E 1173 Finnair
OH-LVK Airbus A319 112 2124 Finnair
OH-LVL Airbus A319 112 2266 Finnair
OH-LWE Airbus A350 941 23 Finnair
OH-LXK Airbus A320 214 2065 Finnair
OH-LXL Airbus A320 214 2146 Finnair
OH-LZB Airbus A321 211 961 Finnair
OH-LZD Airbus A321 211 1241 Finnair
OH-LZI Airbus A321 231SL 5922 Finnair
OH-LZL Airbus A321 231SL 6083 Finnair
OH-LZT Airbus A321 231SL 8041 Finnair

After de-icing it was homeward bound with an arrival at LHR 2:40 minutes later. Another good trip comes to an end……until next time!


20 Feb 2018 London Heathrow


B-KPK Boeing 777 367ER 36158 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPW Boeing 777 367ER 39234 Cathay Pacific Airways
ET-AUB Airbus A350 941 120 Ethiopian Airlines
HS-TUA Airbus A380 841 87 Thai Airways International
N272AY Airbus A330 323X 333 American Airlines
N756AM Boeing 777 223ER 30264 American Airlines
N757AN Boeing 777 223ER 32636 American Airlines
N805AN Boeing 787 8 40623 American Airlines
TC-JJG Boeing 777 3F2ER 40791 Turkish Airlines
V8-DLA Boeing 787 8 34785 Royal Brunei Airlines
VN-A868 Boeing 787 9 39288 Vietnam Airlines
ZK-OKM Boeing 777 319ER 38405 Air New Zealand



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