Making only its second visit to Manchester, the worlds largest aircraft, the Russian Antonov 225 UR-82060 arrived on 23 Right early this afternoon. It is due to night-stop and depart tomorrow morning. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very kind for its arrival with thick cloud and poor light, coupled with some noticeable heat haze meaning the photos are not the best!
Looks like everyone has their camera out today ..... the RVP looking packed behind!
The last time this aircraft visited was seven years ago, back in October 2006 and wearing a different colour scheme, these two photos were taken then.
The first sighting of the new American Airlines scheme at Manchester occured this morning when B767-300 N7375A operated the Chicago flight, seen here departing back to the US. slightly behind schedule.
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It's 25 years since Manchester Airport celebrated its 50th Anniversary and 2013 sees its 75th year of operation. The occasion is commemorated through the 220 plus images contained within, charting the historical events and developments since the airport opened in 1938.
Many aircraft, airlines and services that came and went are featured, with a particular emphasis on the 25 years passed since the 50th anniversary. Also included is a thorough listing of international airlines operating out of Manchester in the last 75 years.
The pictures, which are mainly colour and appear in chronological order, have been taken by a collection of photographers, they reflect the changing face of Manchester Airport and its meteoric growth to the major international airport it is today.
Avion Express A319 LY-VEU arrived early morning and operated three return flights for Jet2, this was its first visit to Manchester wearing their new scheme having been all white without titles the last time it was here.