Prague/Václav Havel – Friday 30th August 2019 (John Tomlinson)

My flight from Manchester was on time and I had planned a full day at Prague-Ruzyne, arriving at 1010hrs.

Clear blue skies and 30 degree temperatures greeted me, so I initially did a walk around the terminal airside before collecting my checked in luggage and going through security.

The two viewing places landside in the terminal were checked. One is through a cafeteria, which I remember from my last visit back in 2004. On that occasion it was a tourist visit with the wife. The other location is signposted and is quite comfortable, although it has no protection from either the sun or rain. It is free with no security check, so I found myself a seat and relaxed. The only downside from my point of view is that you have to photograph through glass, although I was happy with the location and photographs taken. As the day progressed, the sun is behind you till late afternoon, so that’s good.

As most aircraft will pass you, even if in the distance, no commercial aircraft should be missed, however maybe the odd small one, business jets or helicopters may evade identification. I took time out to go on the two car parks to see if a different angle would produce any extra’s. From Car park A you are closer to the business jet ramp area, however with the heat haze, I only ID’d a few. Having said that, once home and looking at my photographs on the PC, I did gain a few more. I could also see but not read the stored Smart Wings 7378MAX’s. Only 6 were lined up, however I was under the impression that 7 were stored here. On my visit a few days later we would identify them all, including the elusive number 7.

By 1800hrs I was ready to check in to my hotel which was located at the nearby village of Knezeves, which was conveniently 150 metres or so from one of the officially recognised spotting mounds. Once showered I had a quick look for 45 minutes and then retired for a few relaxing beers and a meal.

A few requests:
Vueling A320 departing 1107hrs Local time
Ural A321? departing 1918hrs Local
Air Serbia ATR arriving at 2001hrs Local

All my Photographs for
Prague-Ruzyne are in one folder at:



Trip Airfield Albums

Country Folders

Noted between 1010-1800hrs at the airport and then 1915-2000hrs from the Northern spotting mound at Knezeves.

MAX aircraft stored in a line away from the terminal.
OK-SWF Boeing 7378MAX C/n 60133 Smart Wings
OK-SWB Boeing 7378MAX C/n 43556 Smart Wings
OK-SWC Boeing 7378MAX C/n 43296 Smart Wings
OK-SWD Boeing 7378MAX C/n 43557 Smart Wings
OK-SWE Boeing 7378MAX C/n 64937 Smart Wings
OK-SWM Boeing 7378MAX C/n 43562 Smart Wings

From airside / landside at the airport:

4K-AZ79 Airbus A320214 C/n 2865 Azerbaijan Airlines
4X-EKU Boeing 7378Z9 C/n 33834 El Al Israel Airlines
5B-DCW Airbus A319114 C/n 1129 Cyprus Airways
A6-EUD Airbus A380861 C/n 216 Emirates Airlines
A7-BCM Boeing 7878 C/n 38331 Qatar Airways
B-304L Airbus A330343E C/n 1893 Hainan Airlines
C-GTSO Airbus A330 342 C/n 132 Air Transat
D-ACKI Canadair Regional-Jet900 C/n 15088 Lufthansa Regional
D-AGWC Airbus A319132 C/n 2976 Eurowings
D-AGWN Airbus A319132 C/n 3841 Eurowings
D-AILD Airbus A319114 C/n 623 Lufthansa
D-AINA Airbus A320271N(SL) C/n 6801 Lufthansa
D-AIQU Airbus A320211 C/n 1365 Lufthansa
D-ASEE Airbus A320214 C/n 4953 Sundair
EC-MFO Airbus A319111 C/n 938 Iberia
EC-MUY Airbus A319111 C/n 2050 Volotea
EI-DEE Airbus A320214 C/n 2250 Aer Lingus
EI-DHF Boeing 7378AS C/n 33575 Ryanair
EI-DLV Boeing 7378AS C/n 33598 Ryanair
EI-EKE Boeing 7378AS C/n 35023 Ryanair
EI-EXF Boeing 7378AS C/n 40322 Ryanair
EI-FHD Boeing 7378JP C/n 39011 Norwegian Air International
EI-FXH Aerospatiale ATR 72202 C/n 229 ASL Airlines Ireland
EI-GJP Boeing 737800 C/n 44834 Ryanair
EW-290PA Boeing 7375Q8 C/n 27629 Belavia Belarusian Airlines
F-GKXY Airbus A320214 C/n 4105 Air France
F-HMLN Canadair Regional-Jet1000 C/n 19024 Air France Hop
G-DRTO Boeing 7378JP C/n 37818 Jet 2
G-EUYH Airbus A320232 C/n 4265 British Airways
G-EUYL Airbus A320232 C/n 4725 British Airways
G-EZEH Airbus A319111 C/n 2184 easyJet
G-EZUL Airbus A320214 C/n 5019 easyJet
G-JOTR British Aerospace 146-RJ85 C/n E2294 Jota Aviation
G-JZHZ Boeing 737800 C/n 63156 Jet 2
G-LCYH Embraer Emb-170100LR C/n 17000302 BA Cityflyer
HA-LKG Boeing 7378CX C/n 32362 Smart Wings Hungary
HB-IJK Airbus A320214 C/n 596 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJQ Airbus A320214 C/n 701 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JWC Bombardier 650 C/n 6114 REGA Swiss Air Ambulance
HL8218 Boeing 7773B5(ER) C/n 37649 Korean Air
I-BIKC Airbus A320214 C/n 1448 Alitalia
LN-DYB Boeing 7378JP C/n 39163 Norwegian Air Shuttle
LN-NIB Boeing 73786J C/n 36879 Norwegian Air Shuttle
LN-RDY de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 C/n 4062 Wideroe
LN-WEC Embraer Emb-190300STD C/n 19020011 Wideroe
LX-LQI de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG C/n 4534 Luxair
LZ-ADV Douglas MD82 C/n 53053 ALK Airlines
LZ-BUR Embraer Emb-190100IGW C/n 19000551 Bulgaria Air
N277EA Boeing 7378CX C/n 32359 Smart Wings
N291AY Airbus A330243 C/n 1502 American Airlines
N820TJ Boeing 7378Q8 C/n 28218 Smart Wings
N833MH Boeing 767432(ER) C/n 29706 Delta Air Lines
OE-ICM Airbus A320214(SL) C/n 6416 easyJet Europe
OE-IVN Airbus A320214(SL) C/n 7572 easyJet Europe
OE-LGR de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 C/n 4045 Austrian Airlines
OK-FAF Cessna 152 C/n 152-85817 Flying Academy
OK-GFQ Aerospatiale ATR 72212A C/n 674 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-GFR Aerospatiale ATR 72212A C/n 681 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-GFS Aerospatiale ATR 72212A C/n 679 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-MEL Airbus A319112 C/n 3094 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-NFU Aerospatiale ATR 72212A C/n 789 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-SWT Boeing 7377Q8 C/n 29346 Smart Wings
OK-SWW Boeing 7377Q8 C/n 28254 Smart Wings
OK-TSD Boeing 7378Q8 C/n 41795 Smart Wings
OK-TSF Boeing 7378GJ C/n 37360 Smart Wings
OK-TSH Boeing 737804 C/n 28231 Smart Wings
OK-TSI Boeing 7379GJ(ER) C/n 37363 Smart Wings
OK-TSM Boeing 7379GJ(ER) C/n 34952 Smart Wings
OK-TSO Boeing 7378GQ C/n 35793 Smart Wings
OK-TST Boeing 73786N C/n 37884 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-TSU Boeing 7378FZ C/n 31717 Smart Wings
OK-TSV Boeing 7378Q8 C/n 30664 Smart Wings
OK-TVF Boeing 7378FH C/n 29669 Smart Wings
OK-TVM Boeing 7378FN C/n 37077 Smart Wings
OK-TVP Boeing 7378K5 C/n 32907 Smart Wings
OK-TVR Boeing 73786N C/n 38018 Smart Wings
OK-TVV Boeing 73786N C/n 38027 Smart Wings
OK-TVW Boeing 73786Q C/n 30295 Smart Wings
OK-TVX Boeing 7378Z9 C/n 33833 Smart Wings
OK-TVY Boeing 7378Q8 C/n 30724 Smart Wings
OO-SSC Airbus A319112 C/n 1086 Brussels Airlines
OY-GDB Embraer Emb-195200LR C/n 19000184 Great Dane Airlines
OY-RUT Douglas MD82 C/n 49902 Danish Air Transport
S5-AAU Canadair Regional-Jet900 C/n 15283 Adria Airways
SP-ENP Boeing 7378AS C/n 29923 Enter Air
SP-LDF Embraer Emb-170100LR C/n 17000035 LOT Polish Airlines
SX-DVW Airbus A320232 C/n 3785 Aegean Airlines
TC-IZI Boeing 7378GJ C/n 34904 Pegasus Airlines
TC-JSH Airbus A321231(SL) C/n 5546 THY Turkish Airlines
UR-PSZ Boeing 73786N C/n 36820 Ukraine International Airlines
VP-BFA Airbus A320214(SL) C/n 7561 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VP-BNL Airbus A320214(SL) C/n 5580 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VP-BMM Boeing 737800 C/n 44439 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VP-BWJ Airbus A319111 C/n 2179 Rossiya Airlines
VQ-BGT Airbus A320271N(SL) C/n 8607 S7 Airlines
YR-SEB Boeing 737484 C/n 25361 Smart Wings
ZS-GAL Airbus A320231 C/n 64 Corendon Airlines

Business and corporate ramps
9H-VFD Bombardier 605 C/n 5973 VistaJet Malta
D-CFFF Cessna 560 C/n 560-6244 DC Aviation
OK-BMM Beech 400A C/n RK-354 Corporate
OK-CTP Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 1679 OK Aviation
OK-EAS Beech 400A C/n RK-180 Time Air
OK-ESC Beech 400XTiNextant C/n RK-295 Time Air
OK-GLF IAI GalaxyG200 C/n 167 Corporate
OK-HAR Cessna 560 C/n 560-5230 Corporate
OK-PMB Piper PA-46500TP C/n 4697533 Alpha Aviation Flying School

Noted from the Spotter mound on the North side near to the village of Knezeves Between 1915-2000hrs

A6-EWC Boeing 77721H(LR) C/n 35576 Emirates Airlines
EC-LEI Airbus A319111 C/n 3744 Iberia
EC-MAI Airbus A320214(SL) C/n 6045 Vueling Airlines
EI-EKE Boeing 7378AS C/n 35023 Ryanair
EI-FOW Boeing 7378AS C/n 44729 Ryanair
EI-FXH Aerospatiale ATR 72202 C/n 229 ASL Airlines Ireland
F-HEPB Airbus A320214 C/n 4241 Air France
HB-JCK Bombardier CS-300BD-500-1A11 C/n 55027 Swiss International Air Lines
LY-NVS Airbus A320214 C/n 1757 SunExpress
N277EA Boeing 7378CX C/n 32359 Smart Wings
OK-TSO Boeing 7378GQ C/n 35793 Smart Wings
OK-TVV Boeing 73786N C/n 38027 Smart Wings
OK-TSU Boeing 7378FZ C/n 31717 Smart Wings
OK-TVV Boeing 73786N C/n 38027 Smart Wings
OK-TVW Boeing 73786Q C/n 30295 Smart Wings
OK-YBA Airbus A330323X C/n 425 CSA Czech Airlines
OY-RUT Douglas MD82 C/n 49902 Danish Air Transport
SP-EQL de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG C/n 4451 Eurolot
SU-TML Boeing 73776J C/n 36114 flyEgypt
TC-JRJ Airbus A321231 C/n 3429 THY Turkish Airlines
VP-BIT Airbus A319112 C/n 1761 Rossiya Airlines
VP-BKC Airbus A320214 C/n 3545 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
YL-BAH de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG C/n 4296 airBaltic

In transit over the field
OK-MNB Zlin Z.142 C/n 267 Private