It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art.
This week, we have a Vueling Airbus A320, beginning its push back from Barcelona El Prat as it prepares for the short hop from El Prat to London Gatwick Airport.
Vueling is the low-cost carrier of International Airlines Group (made up of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, LEVEL and IAG Cargo). The airline currently operates a fleet of Airbus narrowbody aircraft – with 81 Airbus A320-200ceo, six Airbus A319 and 15 Airbus A321ceo aircraft making up operations that allow the airline to operate from its European bases.
Whilst the airline is due to receive some Airbus A321neo aircraft, in the longer term it is due to switch over to a Boeing 737 MAX fleet (as ordered at the Paris Air Show last year, where it signed a letter of intent for 200 aircraft).
No date has been given for the switch over of fleets (due to obvious reasons).
This aircraft – EC-MVO is just under 10 years old. Its career has been in interesting, entering service with Air Berlin in May 2010, where it operated until the airline suspended operations in October 2010. It joined Vueling as part of the fallout, entering service with the airline in April 2018.
More Airplane Art next week!
- Camera: Shot on Canon EOS R
- Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f4 IS L Series Lens
- Settings: ISO1000, 99mm, 1/250 at f6.3
- Shot aboard a fellow IAG Airbus – operated by British Airways Airbus A320 as it awaits clearance to depart to London Heathrow Airport.
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