Tuesday, 28 June 2016

MAN 28th June 2016 - TUI B787-9 G-TUIJ arrives on delivery.

The first Boeing 787-9 to be delivered to the TUI group arrived at Manchester this morning, G-TUIJ will be operated by Thomson Airways and is the first aircraft in their fleet to be fully TUI branded.

The aircraft entered service a couple of days later in slightly better weather!!

MAN 28th June 2016 - Etihad B777-200LR A6-LRA

Arriving on a medical diversion whilst en-route Abu Dhabi to San Francisco, Etihad B777-200LR A6-LRA was making its second visit to Manchester, its last being on our scheduled service back on the 18th January 2015.

MAN 26th June 2016 - Air Explore B737-800 OM-GEX

Operating another flight for Norwegian Air International on a wet and dreary Sunday evening, Air Explore B737-800 OM-GEX.

Friday, 24 June 2016

MAN 24th June 2016 - Austrian "Retro Jet" A320 OE-LBP

Making its first visit to Manchester this morning on the Vienna service, Austrian A320 OE-LBP wears their superb "Retro" colour scheme.

MAN 24th June 2016 - Hainan Airlines A330-300 B-6539

Operating the Hainan Airlines Beijing service this morning was A330-300 B-6539, this was the first time we have seen one of their aircraft in their old colour scheme.

To compare the scheme to the newer colours the following shot of B-8015 was taken a few days ago ....

MAN 23rd June 2016 - Evelop Air A320 EC-LZD

Operating their weekly charter for the first time this year, Evelop Air A320 EC-LZD wears their full colour scheme.

MAN 22nd June 2016 - Neos B767-300 I-NDDL

Operating a flight on behalf of Vueling Airlines, Neos B767-300 I-NDDL was nice visitor early afternoon.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

MAN 21st June 2016 - American Airlines B787-8 "Dreamliner" N810AN

B787-8 N810AN touched down late morning on the American Airlines Chicago service, becoming the first of their "Dreamliners" to visit Manchester, this type now operates the daily flight for the remainder of the summer season.
Sadly the heat haze was pretty awful this morning from this spot!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

MAN 18th June 2016 - Aurigny Emb.195 G-NSEY

Arriving in a brief sunny spell late evening, Aurigny Emb.195 G-NSEY was making its second visit here at Manchester and its first in daylight, the aircraft night stopped here and departed back to Guernsey on Sunday morning.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

MAN 10th June 2016 - Iberia A330-300 EC-LUB arrives for painting.

Arriving mid afternoon, EC-LUB was the first Iberia A330 to land at Manchester, the aircraft is here for painting in to the new scheme by Air Livery.

MAN 10th June 2016 - Hainan Airlines inaugural Beijing - Manchester arrival.

Arriving on a wet and murky morning, Hainan Airlines A330-300 B-8287 was operating the inaugural scheduled arrival on the new 4 x per week Beijing to Manchester service. 
The aircraft wears special "Hai MAN chester" titles to celebrate the occasion!

MAN 10th June 2016 - Smart Lynx / Alba Star A320 YL-LCT

Departing in the early hours having operated a sub charter for Monarch Airlines, in place of the usual YL-LCP, Smart Lynx A320 YL-LCT wears Alba Star titles for their summer lease.

MAN 9th June 2016 - Comlux A319CJ 9H-AVK

Parked up on a wet evening on its first visit to Manchester, Comlux Malta A319 Corporate Jet 9H-AVK was the tour bus for rock group AC/DC.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

MAN 7th June 2016 - WOW Air A330 TF-GAY

Arriving early evening on a training flight from Cambridge, WOW Air A330 TF-GAY is the latest addition to the Icelandic airline's fleet.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

MAN 6th June 2016 - Rossiya B747-400 EI-XLF

Fresh out of Air Livery after being painted in to the new Rossiya scheme, B747-400 EI-XLF then remained parked up overnight.