Local spotters at Tashkent airport photographed a Boeing 737-808 bearing the livery of Supernova Airlines, a subsidiary of the Nova Group (Nova Poshta), on 18 June.

The comment under the photograph states that the airplane made a technical stop in Tashkent, the CFTS portal reports.

Data from the Flightradar24 aircraft flight tracking information website indicates the aircraft flew on the Guangzhou-Tashkent-Sofia route on 17-18 June. It then flew to Lithuania, landing first in Vilnius and then in Šiauliai.

The absence of a new registration number on the aircraft suggests that the flight from China to Europe was technical and that the airplane is not yet in regular service. According to the information obtained by the CFTS portal, regular operations may begin closer to the fall.

The aircraft was built in 2007. Previously, it was part of the fleet of Air Berlin (Germany) and later the Russian charter company Royal Flight, which ceased operations in 2022 because of Western sanctions.

As reported previously, Supernova Airlines plans to launch transcontinental cargo flights with its own freighter aircraft. Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nova Poshta was expecting to take delivery of two Boeing 757-200F cargo planes, for which it already had preliminary lease agreements. The postal operator planned to fly them on direct routes from the United States and China to Ukraine.

Currently, Supernova Airlines operates two An-26 aircraft, which are capable of serving regional routes.