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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:42 pm

tapairbus370 wrote:
Yes I know, but since there was 15000 tickets to be sold in Argentina I was expecting at least 2 or 3 charters with fans.

Thank you for your information, as always. :)


At least the world knows now what Lionel Messi's private jet looks like. Who would have guessed, with the plane based in Barcelona, but with an Argentine registration and a big number 10 in the tail ... :D

JOEL
 
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:19 pm

Basketball teams seem to be on the move too, with the nicely painted A320 VQ-BIS (still in SAAD colours from about ten years ago) carrying the UMMC Yekaterinburg women from Russia all the way to Verona today. FR24 says Chateauroux, but that's from a recent trip on behalf of the same basketball team.

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Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm

Late in the evening 9H-FOX, Hifly A340 flew from Istanbul to Porto with the FCP (Porto team) after the win 2-3 on the match against Galatasaray in Istanbul, flight HFY632.

Also, this same plane flew MAD - EZE on the 10th, probably a flight related with the Final the previous date, then it flew from EZE to IST, almost 14h flying.
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:03 pm

The Copa Libertadores winners River Plate did not travel home by the way. They continued straight on from Madrid to the UAE, where they landed in Abu Dhabi with 9H-BIG, the AirX A340-300.

Real Madrid will travel to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, using an Emirates A380:

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html
 
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:11 pm

Does anyone knows how River Plate and Kashima Antlers returned home after the semi-final of the FIFA club world cup?
Thank you
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:14 pm

Suppose River Plate would have returned the same way as they came to Abu Dhabi, using 9H-BIG of Air X.

The Italian Super Cup final was played in Jeddah of all places tonight:

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... -2019.html

9H-BIG was used by AC Milan, ZS-NEX by Juventus ...
 
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:16 pm

Any special flights regarding the Asian AFC cup?
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:11 am

Champions League finally picks up again this week, with FC Porto and Paris St-Germain the first teams to travel to their round of 16 away games:

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... ruary.html
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:42 am

Lufthansa will send the A350 to Manchester on 18th and 20th March for the Liverpool vs Bayern Munich match:

LH2570 MUC 1105 MAN 1215 18/2/19
LH2570 MUC 0820 MAN 0930 20/2/19

LH2571 MAN 1310 MUC 1600 18/2/19
LH2571 MAN 1100 MUC 1350 20/2/19

https://airportrumours.blogspot.com/201 ... rters.html
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:10 pm

User001 wrote:
Lufthansa will send the A350 to Manchester on 18th and 20th March for the Liverpool vs Bayern Munich match:

LH2570 MUC 1105 MAN 1215 18/2/19
LH2570 MUC 0820 MAN 0930 20/2/19

LH2571 MAN 1310 MUC 1600 18/2/19
LH2571 MAN 1100 MUC 1350 20/2/19

https://airportrumours.blogspot.com/201 ... rters.html


strange that they wouldn't just got straight to LPL,as it can handle an a350. Maybe its because of LH already having things in place for regular service at MAN.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 pm

That's pretty much the point. MAN is not that far away in any case and would not require the extra audit for a new airport they'd fly into. When Hoffenheim played at Anfield a couple of years ago, they arrived at MAN too, using an A330 btw.
 
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:49 am

Other flights for the that Liverpool vs. Bayern match include a SunExpress Germany B737-800, a Sundair A320 and a Condor B757-300:

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... ruary.html
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:04 pm

Champions League Round of 16 return legs start next week, including Real vs. Ajax and a special TUI Belgium B737-800 joining the ops there:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2019.html

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Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:17 pm

Tottenham to be traveling to Germany today, using 2Excel Aviation's B737-300 G-SWRD from Stansted:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2019.html
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm

It's not just the Champions League this week. The Europa League is also back, with Arsenal off to Rennes on a Titan B757 and Benfica using a TAP A330-200 to Zagreb amongst others:

https://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.c ... -2019.html
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:10 pm

European Qualifiers are going on at the moment, but very soon in the next few weeks, the Champions League will be back and slowly going towards the business end. This means that generally more away supporters are now traveling to the respective matches, such as FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United, where no less than six fan charter flights are expected:

Jet2 Boeing 737-800 (2x)
Jet2 Boeing 757-200
Thomas Cook A330-200 (2x)
Thomas Cook A321

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2019.html

And that's without any team charters yet. More info definitely to follow ...
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:54 am

So here we are in the first leg week of the Champions League, with Porto traveling to Liverpool today. They will use the fancy all-white A340-300 CS-TQY for that journey:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2019.html
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:29 pm

It would be great to see the A380 flying some suporters for the final, whatever teams get there.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:34 am

Iberia A330-300 EC-LUB is currently positioning from MAD to BCN to take FC Barcelona to Manchester today.

And yes, why not an A380 on Champions League duty. Would only be the 2nd time ever. Remember the first one? ;)
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:29 am

Not really but....... I have a small, very small idea, or maybe my imagination, of a Lufthansa A380.... No?
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:45 am

Exactly, Lufthansa sent an A380 to London when Bayern München won the Champions League in 2013 against Borussia Dortmund! There were other football-related A380 flights, though this is the only one I can recall that was for a team in the Champions League.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:22 pm

Every World cup I expect to see A380 doing charter flights but.....nothing. Very disaponting. Maybe in the next one in 2022.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:38 pm

The German team traveled on Lufthansa's very first A380 to South Africa in 2010. As far as I can remember, that was even before their A380s went into regular service.

Malaysia Airlines has had some English football clubs on board as well as FC Barcelona and of course Emirates has done quite a few A380s charters for Real Madrid in particular.
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:20 am

Today the FC Barcelona fans are on the move up to Manchester for what could be a good game tonight. They fly with TUI (A321 and B738) as well as Enter Air (B738):

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2019.html

Also, the Europa League quarterfinals start tomorrow, and there Eintracht Frankfurt's supporters seem to be the ones that travel in the largest numbers:

http://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.co ... april.html

Obviously a local derby like Villarreal vs. Valencia will not necessitate any flights ...
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:23 pm

Interesting to see an Iberia A340-600 doing the return flight for the Barcelona team & staff tonight. There were times when their president would have ruled out using anything that looks remotely close to the Madrid-based Royal Spanish establishment ...
 
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:12 pm

More widebodies on fooball duty tomorrow, a TUI Belgium B767-300/ER for Ajax to Turin and an Aeroflot A330-300 for Manchester United from Manchester to Barcelona:

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... -2019.html
 
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:23 pm

Maybe full of suporters. The final will have some interesting flights, for sure.
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:00 am

Two flights each of Jet2 and Thomas Cook are going to Barcelona today, Jet2 with B738 and B752, Thomas Cook with A321 and A330-200!

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Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:00 pm

FC Barcelona will play against Liverpool FC in the Champions League semifinal in the next two weeks. For the first leg next week, the following has been confirmed yet:

- Thomas Cook A321 (MAN-BCN)
- Enter Air B738 (LPL-BCN)

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... first.html
 
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:47 pm

As always great information. For the final it will be interesting to see if we'll have a wave of planes from the UK to Spain and for the final of the Europa league another wave, Aldo from the UK to Ajerbeijan, a little longer flight!!
 
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:21 am

So far for the Europa League semifinal, there is an Air Nostrum CRJ-1000 from Valencia to Luton next Wednesday:

http://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.co ... t-leg.html
 
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:34 pm

The picture is becoming more and more complete for the first leg in the Champions League semifinals next week. Transavia and TUI B737-800s for Ajax and its fans. Titan B757-200 for Liverpool on the way to Barcelona:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... first.html
 
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:28 pm

While Ajax arrived in London today, some more news for next week has come through, the most important being an Air Europa A330-200 taking FC Barcelona from BCN to LPL on 6 May.
 
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Wed May 01, 2019 2:21 pm

Liverpool and its supporters arrived in Barcelona on the following aircraft:
- G-POWH (Titan Airways B752)
- SP-ENV (Enter Air B738)
- SP-ESD (Enter Air B738)
- LY-VED (Thomas Cook A321)

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... first.html
 
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Sun May 05, 2019 7:24 pm

Return leg of the Champions League semifinals next week, starting with Liverpool vs. FC Barcelona. The latter will arrive at LPL on an Air Europa A332:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... eturn.html
 
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Wed May 08, 2019 12:21 am

The FC Barcelona team & staff are already on the way home after tonight's heavy defeat at Anfield Road, with lots of fans to follow now:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... eturn.html
 
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Wed May 08, 2019 12:59 am

Arsenal vs AS Roma will occur in CLT in July.

There are *rumors* an A380 may be involved. Anyone have details?

Any idea of what other aircraft could be coming to CLT for this?
 
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Wed May 08, 2019 11:28 am

Well, Emirates are sponsors of Arsenal, so surely they would not be too shy to send one of their aircraft for this. After all, they don't put huge Arsenal stickers on some of their aircraft every now and then for just nothing. That said, Arsenal has been traveling on Emirates planes for pre-season overseas tours before, but that usually happened with B777-200/LRs.

In the meantime, Ajax is playing Tottenham tonight, in the Champions League semifinal return leg. Much more low key operations there, with just the TAG Aviation B737-300 G-TGPG involved so far.

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... eturn.html
 
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Wed May 08, 2019 1:40 pm

Joelatbsl wrote:
The FC Barcelona team & staff are already on the way home after tonight's heavy defeat at Anfield Road, with lots of fans to follow now:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... eturn.html

They should have been made walk home after that ;-)
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Wed May 08, 2019 3:12 pm

And that's not even harsh.

Today, Eintracht Frankfurt has arrived in London for the Europa League semifinal, with the return leg due tomorrow. They used B737-500 9H-YES of Air X for that trip.

http://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.co ... n-leg.html
 
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Sat May 11, 2019 4:07 pm

Well, my previous question about if we were going to see a "British" wave flying to Europe to the final matches is answered. :smile:

Regarding this I read that for the Europa League final the supporters were having some problems regarding the flights, the price of the hotels, the number of tickets available to the teams and other things.

Opinions?
 
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Sat May 11, 2019 8:51 pm

Hello
Any idea of how many charter flights will be flying as well as the detail of the flights going into Madrid for the final of the Europe League?
 
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Sat May 11, 2019 10:57 pm

The final of the Europa League is not in Madrid (check the post before yours), the Chhampions League final match is.
 
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Wed May 15, 2019 6:44 pm

tapairbus370 wrote:
Regarding this I read that for the Europa League final the supporters were having some problems regarding the flights, the price of the hotels, the number of tickets available to the teams and other things.

Opinions?


The same blabla that always comes from the British media if one or several teams qualify for a European cup final ...
 
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Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm

The women play their Champions League final tomorrow (Saturday) in Budapest and this is how they travel(ed):

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... al-18.html
 
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Wed May 22, 2019 8:13 am

Liverpool FC is staging a quick training camp down in Marbella ahead of the CL final, so they flew down to Malaga on Monday with GainJet's B757-200 SX-RFA:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2019.html
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 1:46 pm

The first bits of Europa League Final travel are now known, with Azerbaijan Airlines operating extra capacity in and out of Gatwick for once next week:

https://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.c ... -2019.html
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 7:35 pm

Bits and pieces about the Champions League final airlift are now starting to come through as well. There are lots of Vueling flights from Liverpool, but some interesting ones from London. Iberia sends widebodies to Luton and Gatwick to pick up Tottenham supporters and BA as well as Norwegian are sending extra capacity too:

https://championsleaguecharters.blogspo ... -2019.html
 
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Fri May 24, 2019 9:59 pm

After the end of the game it will be interesting to check FR24 and see them left Madrid, and the same at the end of Europa League match.
 
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Mon May 27, 2019 7:40 am

A first departure from Gatwick to Baku today will be B767-300/ER ZS-NEX of Aeronexus, probably carrying one of the two teams:

http://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.co ... -2019.html

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