Global Jet Luxembourg's [SVW] A319-115 ACJ, LX-MCE (msn 2592) has made a stop at HNL arriving from NRT
. This ACJ is part of Global Jet Luxembourg's fleet of VIP-configured airliners.
2592 was originally delivered to Comlux Aviation [CLA] (Switzerland) as an ACJ in June 2006 as HB-IPO
. In January 2007, Comlux leased it to the Government of Кazakhstan as UN-A1901
as a presidential transport, and was operated by the Berkut State Air Company [BEC] (Kazakhstan). It was returned to Comlux 18 months later (June 2008), then sold to Air Luther AG, and leased back. Three months later, it was transferred to Comlux Malta as 9H-AFK
. In July 2012, Comlux Malta purchased the ACJ from Air Luther AG, and re-registered it as 9H-MCE
. In December 2014, it was sold to Global Jet Luxembourg.
This is the third time this ACJ has stopped in Hawai‘i since this site's inception. Its previous two stops were in August 2008, as HB-IPO, it stopped at OGG
; and, in July 2010, as 9H-AFK, it stopped at HNL.
LX-MCE departed HNL for ITO, then returned to HNL a couple hours later.
This ACJ remains parked at the same location.
LX-MCE departed for HND this afternoon.