Nice early-morning light on "City of London", coming in to land on 18R. This 25 year old Fokker started out in 1989 as PH-LBT, a Fokker demonstrator in SAS colours. In 1990 it was delivered to DLT as D-AFKI. Two years later it went to Lufthansa CityLine, until sold to Air Nostrum in 1995 as EC-869 / EC-GBH. VLM acquired it in 2001 as OO-VLQ, and in 2009 they leased it out to CityJet, as seen here. It returned to VLM in 2015.
Recent German technology towing wonderful old German technology... This Junkers is no less than 75 years old, and still going strong when this photo was taken. Following a long life in Europe and then the Americas, it came back to Europe from the USA in 1984, and was completely rebuilt to original condition. It made its first post-restoration flight on 1 April 1986, and so far many enjoyable pleasure flights have followed in the 30+ years that have passed since then. Unfortunately Lufthansa withdrew their support a year later, and this magnificent aircraft was withdrawn from use in August 2018.
Early evening shot in low light. Delivered new to Icelandair in 1989 as TF-FIA, and sold to short-lived Brussels International as OO-RMV in 2000. To Sobelair in 2001, then to Futura as EC-IVR in 2004. Leased to Merpati as PK-MDM in Nov 2007, returned to Futura Jul 2008. To Hola Airlines in 2009 as EC-LAV, and acquired by AlbaStar in 2010 and named "Pino D'Urso", after the airline's founder. Briefly became 9H-CES in Jan 2018, then to AlbaWings that same month as ZA-AWB.
Originally delivered to Air Europe in May 1988, as G-BOHC. Leased to Air Europa as EC-202 / EC-ELA in Winter 1988/89, and again in Winter 1989/1990 as EC-516 / EC-ELA. Wfu in 1991 and acquired by Caledonian Airways in 1992 as G-BEPF. To British Airways in late 1995, who sold it Sun d'Or in 2003. In 2007 it was acquired by FedEx Express as N915FD, and converted to freighter.
Delivered to JAT in 1986, when it was still Yugoslav Airlines. It went to Bosphorus Airways as TC-MIO in 1992, before returning to JAT in 2001. The company changed its name to Jat Airways in 2003, and in 2013 the airline became Air Serbia. They sold the aircraft to Aviolet in 2014, still as YU-ANJ.
Delivered to SAS in 1990, as LN-RCD. Sold to Air Holland in Oct 2003, but soon transferred to HollandExel in Mar 2004, which became ArkeFly in 2005. This aircraft was permanently withdrawn from use in 2014 and stored at Roswell, NM.
Evening shot in low light. This aircraft was delivered new to Ontario Express in Canadian Partner colours in 1988. It later also operated in Inter-Canadian and Canadian Regional colours, before being sold in 2001 and becoming F-WQOD, then F-WQNB. Converted to freighter in 2002 and sold to Solenta Aviation as ZS-OVR, for operation on behalf of DHL. Withdrawn from use in 2015 and stored here at Mönchengladbach.