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.

MAN 13th April 2017 - Brussels Airlines "Tomorrowland" A320 OO-SNF

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

MAN 5th April 2017 - Air Mediterranean B737-400 SX-MAH

Operating the Cobalt Air flight today, Air Mediterranean B737-400 SX-MAH was making the airlines first visit to Manchester.

MAN 4th April 2017 - Royal Air Maroc B737-800 CN-RGG

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

March 2017 Madrid Trip pics added to the 2017 Trips page,

A selection of photos taken on a quick return trip to Madrid in March
Click on the 2017 Trips page link below.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

MAN 26th March 2017 - Germania 30th Anniversary B737-700 D-AGER

Positioning in from Gatwick to operate a charter to Tromso, Germania B737-700 D-AGER wears their 30th Anniversary scheme.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

MAN 25th March 2017 - Singapore Airlines "10,000th Airbus" A350-900 9V-SMF

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

MAN 15th March 2017 - KLM B777-300 PH-BVD

Arriving mid afternoon for painting at Air Livery, PH-BVD (wearing the Skyteam colours) was the first KLM B777-300 to visit Manchester.

MAN 15th March 2017 - IrAero Superjet RA-89001

Arriving early afternoon with the FC Rostov team for their game against ManU, IrAero Sukhoi SSJ100 (Superjet) was making the first visit of the aircraft and the airline.

Friday, 3 March 2017

February's Madrid Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips page

A selection of photos from a recent two day trip to a rather cold and windy Madrid have now been added to the 2017 Trips page, click the link below to take a look.

Monday, 27 February 2017

MAN 20th February 2017 - WOW Air A320 TF-BRO

Making its first visit to Manchester, WOW Air A320 TF-BRO had diverted in during the morning from Bristol due to poor visibility.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

MAN 16th February 2017 - Aviro Air Bae.146 YR-AVR

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.

MAN 15th February 2017 - Germania's 30th Anniversary B737-700 D-AGER

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

MAN 4th February 2017 - Etihad B787-9 A6-BLI

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

MAN 21st January 2017 - Austrian "DREAMTEAM" A321 OE-LBA

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

MAN 17th January 2016 - JC International (Cambodia) A320 D-ABNZ

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.