Saturday, 13 December 2014

MAN 8th December 2014 - Turkish "Borussia Dortmund" A321 TC-JSJ

Making its first visit to Manchester since being painted in the "Borussia Dortmund" colours, Turkish A321 TC-JSJ is seen taxiing to stand on arrival in pretty awful weather.

MAN 8th December 2014 - Cathay Pacific launch new direct Manchester - Hong Kong route

Today saw Cathay Pacific return to Manchester with a passenger service after an absence of several years, the new 4 x per week B777 flights operate Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

B777-300ER B-KQO operated the inaugural service, sadly departing under typical dull Manchester skies!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

MAN 26th November 2014 - Air Austral B777-300 F-ONOU departs after painting in to the brand new scheme.

Departing just after midday, Air Austral B777-300 F-ONOU now wears the brand new colour scheme after painting by Air Livery. The tail scheme is different on both sides.

MAN 26th November 2014 - The second Air Austral B777-300 (F-OREU) arrives for painting.

Arriving early morning and in very dull weather, F-OREU .... the second Air Austral B777-300 for painting by Air Livery.

Monday, 17 November 2014

MAN 17th November 2014 - Air Austral B777-300 F-ONOU arrives for painting.

Air Austral (Réunion) made their Manchester debut this evening when Boeing 777-300 F-ONOU arrived from Paris for painting by Air Livery. The aircraft landed on 05R just after sunset and was still wearing part of the tail logo of Garuda Indonesia after its recent Hajj Lease.


MAN 15th November 2014 - Volga Dnepr An.124's RA-82078 & RA-82081

Manchester played host to a pair of Volga Dnepr Antonov An.124's over the weekend, RA-82078 and RA-82081 with the latter making its first visit here.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

MAN 9th November 2014 - XL / Garuda A330 F-HXLF

Making its first visit to Manchester when it positioned in this afternoon to operate for Thomas Cook, XL Airways France A330-300 F-HXLF still wore the titles of Garuda Indonesia after its recent Hajj Lease. Sadly the skies were very cloudy at the 23R end!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

MAN 7th November 2014 - TUi Fly "Deutsche Bahn" B737-800 D-ATUE

Arriving very late evening TUi Fly B737-800 D-ATUE wears a special scheme promoting the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways), it is here for repainting by Air Livery.

MAN 7th November 2014 - Aeroflot A330 VP-BLX

Aeroflot A330-200 VP-BLX was rolled out of Air Livery this evening after a standard repaint, it later departed back to Moscow. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

MAN 5th November 2014 - Etihad "Expo" A330 A6-EYH

Making its first visit to Manchester after painting in to the special "Milan 2015 Expo" colours ... Etihad A330-200 A6-EYH is seen here taxiing for departure on a clear blue sky winter morning.