Monday, 16 October 2017

MAN 16th October 2017 - Kuwait Airways B777-300 9K-AOE

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.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

4th October 2017 - Heathrow Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips page.

Two Day London Heathrow Trip 
September 2017

A selection of photos taken on a two day visit to Heathrow in September,
staying at the Renaissance Hotel.
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2nd October 2017 - Monarch Airlines ceases operations after 49 years of flying!

Monday 2nd October 2017
An incredibly sad day for the British airline scene,
Monarch Airlines ceased operations after 49 years of passenger service when the company went in to administration at 04.00 shortly after the arrival of its last ever flight, ZB3785 from Tel Aviv to Manchester, landing at 03.19.

RIP Monarch Airlines and good luck to all the amazing people that worked for the company!

Friday, 29 September 2017

29th September 2017 - Amsterdam Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips page.

Two Day Amsterdam Trip August 2017

A selection of photos taken on a two day visit to Amsterdam in August
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Monday, 28 August 2017

MAN 25th August 2017 - Hainan Airlines B787-9 B-1543

After operating the Beijing service on selected days for nearly two months I finally got around to photographing the Boeing 787-9 of Hainan Airlines when a sunny morning and a late arrival coincided, B-1543 is seen here arriving on its first visit to Manchester.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday 18th August 2017 - May's Prague & Paris Orly Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips Page

Prague & Paris Orly Trip May 2017

A selection of photos taken on a long Weekend trip to Prague and Paris Orly in May
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Luton 15th August 2017 - Easyjet A320neo G-UZHA

One of Easyjet's new "NEO" A320's G-UZHA was caught arriving at Luton on a brief visit at lunchtime today.

Stansted 15th August 2017 - Turkmenistan Airlines IL76 EZ-F426

A long run down to Stansted to catch this mornings (second in a series of four) Turkmenistan Airlines IL76 freight flight sadly saw EZ-F426 arrive in very dull weather, 
This was the best I could manage ...... ☹

Sunday, 13 August 2017

MAN 12th August 2017 - Belavia B737-800 EW-437PA

Making the first visit of a Belavia B737-800 at Manchester, EW-437PA arrived late afternoon after a type change on their weekly Minks service. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MAN 6th August 2017 - Eurowings "Europa Park" A320 D-ABDQ

 Making only its second visit in this great looking scheme and arriving on a very dull and wet evening, Eurowings A320 D-ABDQ advertises "Europa Park", a resort located in Germany.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

MAN 1st August 2017- French Blue A350-900 F-HREU departs after painting.

Having arrived on the 20th July in primer, A350-900 F-HREU departed Manchester today in the full scheme of French Blue after painting by Air Livery, this is the first A350 to be painted here at MAN.

Friday, 21 July 2017

MAN 20th July 2017 - French Blue A350-900 F-HREU arrives for painting.

Arriving early evening on its first visit, French Blue A350-900 F-HREU is here for painting by Air Livery, the aircraft was an ex Airbus test aircraft.

MAN 19th July 2017 - Hainan "Kung Fu Panda" B787-9 B-7302

Making its first visit to Manchester this morning was Hainan Airlines B787-9 B-7302 wearing the superb yellow version of the "Kung Fu Panda" scheme .... we eagerly await visits from the white and the red ones now!!

Monday, 17 July 2017

MAN 17th July 2017 - Air X Charter A340 9H-BIG

Making its first visit to Manchester and looking great in the blue sky and sunshine ... Air X Charter A340 9H-BIG was arriving from the USA with golfers for The Open at Royal Birkdale.

Friday, 7 July 2017

MAN 6th July 2017 - Royal Air Maroc Emb.190 CN-RGO

making its second visit to Manchester, Royal Air Maroc Emb.190 CN-RGO was a type change from the usual B737.

MAN 2nd July 2017 - Aerologic B777F D-AALD

Arriving mid afternoon, Aerologic B777-200F D-AALD was making the first visit of one of the airlines aircraft to Manchester.

Friday, 23 June 2017

MAN 20th June 2017 - Cavok Air An.74 UR-CKC

Definitely the highlight of 2017 (so far), Cavok Air's sole Antonov An.74 UR-CKC touched down from Kiev during the evening to operate a cargo charter.

MAN 18th June 2017 - HiFly Malta A340 9H-TQM

Arriving early afternoon for a sub-charter to Thomas Cook, HiFly Malta A340 9H-TQM wears this superb black colour scheme after it was painted (here at MAN) last October.

MAN 17th June 2017 - Wamos Air B747-400 EC-KXN

Arriving in the early morning sunshine, Wamos Air B747-400 EC-KXN was operating for Thomas Cook

It was great to finally catch up with a shot of the Cathay Pacific A350-900 as B-LRL was running a couple of hours late ....

The Singapore A350-900, 9V-SML was also nice to catch in the sun,

Air Canada Rouge have just restarted their summer schedule with this morning's flight being operated by C-FMWQ,

and American Airlines used their "OneWorld" B757-200 N174AA on the Chicago flight.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

MAN 11th June 2017 - Air Transat A330 C-GKTS 30th Anniversary scheme.

Arriving early morning from Toronto, Air Transat A330-300 C-GKTS was making its first visit to Manchester in their special "30th Anniversary" colours

MAN 4th June 2017 - Loganair Twin Otter G-SGTS

Making its first visit to Manchester albeit for a very sad reason, Loganair Twin Otter G-SGTS arrived mid morning to collect one of the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing and fly her back home to Scotland for burial.

MAN 3rd June 2017 - Hainan Airlines B787-8 B-2730

Thanks to an inbound delay and some good weather for a change, I was finally able to catch up with a shot of the Hainan Airlines B787-8 Dreamliner in decent light, the aircraft has now operated the Manchester schedules since the start of May 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

MAN 31st May 2017 - Vueling "25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris" special A320 EC-MLE

Making its first visit in the special "25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris" scheme, A320 EC-MLE of Vueling operated the early afternoon Barcelona service.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

MAN 23rd May 2017 - Jet2 A330 G-VYGL caught in the sun!

A lovely sunny evening tempted me out to finally catch up with Jet2's latest addition, their first A330  and first Wide-Body type in the fleet, G-VYGL leased from Air Tanker for the summer season.

.......also caught the leased A321 G-POWN .....

along with Eurowings "Borussia Dortmund" logojet,
been after this is the sunshine for a long time!!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

MAN 17th May 2017 - Vueling A320 EC-MNZ "Barcelona" special

Making its first visit in the special "Barcelona" scheme, Vueling A320 EC-MNZ was operating the early afternoon flight from that same city!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

MAN 14th May 2017 - The first "Level" A330, EC-MOU departs after paint.

Departing Manchester late afternoon during a heavy rain shower, A330-200 EC-MOU, the first aircraft to wear the colours of IAG's brand new Long Haul Low Cost airline "Level".

Friday, 12 May 2017

MAN 11th May 2017 - ALK Airlines MD80 LZ-ADV

ALK Airlines made their Manchester debut today operating a football charter for the Celta Vigo fans for their UEFA Cup semi final against Manchester United, MD80 LZ-ADV arrived on 05R during the morning.

MAN 1st May 2017 - Oman Air start new daily Muscat service

Oman Air commenced a new daily Muscat to Manchester service on the 1st May, using a mix of A330-200's and A330-300's.

A330-200 A4O-DA operated the inaugural flight and is seen here just over a week later landing on runway 23R

Monday, 17 April 2017

MAN 17th April 2017 - Eurowings "Europa Park" special A320 D-ABDQ

Making its first visit to Manchester just as the sun sets ..... Eurowings "Europa Park" special scheme A320 D-ABDQ is seen here just about to land on 23 Right.