Wednesday, 21 January 2015

MAN 21st January 2015 - Icelandair "Aurora" B757-200 TF-FIU

Making its first visit to Manchester in this new special scheme .... 
Icelandair's "Aurora" Boeing 757 TF-FIU taxis to stand on a wet morning.

Monday, 19 January 2015

MAN 18th January 2015 - Etihad B777-200LR A6-LRA

Making the first visit of an Etihad B777-200LR at Manchester, A6-LRA arrived during the evening to take the Manchester City football team out to Abu Dhabi.

Friday, 16 January 2015

MAN 14th January 2015 - Etihad "Formula One" A340-600 A6-EHJ

Making a nice change to the usual A330 on the afternoon EY021, Etihad A340-600 A6-EHJ wears the "Formula One" livery ..... typical Manchester weather greeted it on arrival!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

MAN 4th January 2015 - Swiss "Star Alliance" A320 HB-IJM

Making its first visit to MAN since being repainted only two days ago, Swiss A320 HB-IJM is their first "mainline" narrow body aircraft to wear the Star Alliance colours.

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 (RĂ©union) 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.