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.
Friday, 23 June 2017
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
Arriving early morning from Toronto, Air Transat A330-300 C-GKTS was making its first visit to Manchester in their special "30th Anniversary" colours
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Making its first daytime visit to Manchester, Brussels Airlines superb looking "Tomorrowland" special A320 OO-SNF taxies on to stand mid morning.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Operating the Cobalt Air flight today, Air Mediterranean B737-400 SX-MAH was making the airlines first visit to Manchester.
Having started their new Casablanca - Manchester service only a week earlier, Royal Air Maroc used B737-800 CN-RGG on their flight today which wears the special "Wings of African Art" scheme.
Friday, 31 March 2017
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Positioning in from Gatwick to operate a charter to Tromso, Germania B737-700 D-AGER wears their 30th Anniversary scheme.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Arriving from Houston this morning in the lovely sunny weather, Singapore Airlines A350-900 9V-SMF wears the special titles for being the 10,000th Airbus delivery.
On arrival it held on the taxiway for the departing SQ051, 9V-SMD on its way to Houston.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Friday, 3 March 2017
Monday, 27 February 2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Making its first visit to MAN, Aviro Air Bae.146 YR-AVR was operating a football charter with St. Etienne fans for their game against Man United this evening. Sadly once again Manchester's poor weather didn't help!
The aircraft wears an all over green colour scheme from its previous operator Astra Airlines of Greece.
Departing early morning before the sun came up .... Germania's B737-700 D-AGER wears their 30th Anniversary colour scheme.
Departing shortly after it was D-ASTX of Eurowings, the first time I have caught one of their newly acquired A319's.
Monday, 6 February 2017
After waiting a couple of weeks for some decent early afternoon weather I finally managed to catch up with the Etihad B787-9, A6-BLI seen here on short final for 23R, the type is operating for a short period on the EY021 service, not the best timing for the light but helped today by arriving almost an hour early!
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Austrian Airlines A321 OE-LBA made its first visit to Manchester in the special "DREAMTEAM" scheme on the weekly ski charter this morning, the colours are in support of the Austrian national football team during last years Euro 2016
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Parked up overnight after painting by Air Livery, ex Air Berlin A320 D-ABNZ is the first aircraft for the new Cambodian airline JC International.