Having arrived back from Cuba with its cargo of an A330 engine the night before, Antonov Airlines An22 UR-09307 departed to Leipzig this morning, great timing by the sun too .... coming out just a minute before it rolled on take off!
The awesome Antonov An22 UR-09307 made its third visit to Manchester today arriving from Helsinki to collect an A330 engine for a Thomas Cook A330 out in Holguin (Cuba), this is its first visit since 2004 and its first since being painted in the new scheme. Sadly the sunny morning had given way to cloudy skies by the time it landed and the departure a couple of hours later was no better!!
Making its first visit to Manchester thanks to an unruly passenger, Lufthansa B747-400 D-ABVO was a diversion whilst en-route from Frankfurt to Vancouver, the aircraft continued its journey a couple of hours later after offloading the person concerned!
Making the first visit of a Kuwait Airways B777-300 to Manchester, 9K-AOE arrived this afternoon on a diversion from Shannon due to the high winds of Hurricane Ophelia. The aircraft wears a special scheme to celebrate Kuwait's National & Liberation Day.