Monday, 29 July 2019

MAN 26th July 2019 - Ethiopian Airlines B787-9 ET-AUO

It took me a while but I finally got around to catching an Ethiopian Airlines B787-9 this morning as ET-AUO arrived from Brussels, usually the visits of the longer version of the Dreamliner only seemed to happen either when I was at work or when the weather was poor!

MAN 15th July 2019 - Vueling A320 Neo EC-NAJ

Making its first visit to Manchester in the evening sunshine, Vueling A320 Neo EC-NAJ wears a special "We Love Places" scheme designed by children.


MAN 15th July 2019 - Air Iceland Connect Dash8-Q400 TF-FXB

Operating in place of the usual B757-200 for a couple of the weekly flights this summer, Air Iceland Connect Dash8-Q400 TF-FXB is seen departing 23L in the early afternoon.

MAN 15th July 2019 - Iberia Express A320 EC-MUF

Departing early afternoon in the sunshine, Iberia Express A320 EC-MUF wears a special "Madrid Hugs You" scheme.

MAN 15th July 2019 - Atlas Air B747-400 N322SG

Making another visit to Manchester on this sunny morning, Atlas Air B747-400 N322SG was arriving to take Liverpool FC out on their pre-season tour. This was the first time the aircraft has visited in the standard Atlas Air colours having previously worn the gold scheme.

MAN 14th July 2019 - Ethiopian Airlines B787-8 ET-ATG

Ethiopian Airlines used B787-8 ET-ATG on its service today, this aircraft wears the Star Alliance scheme and seen about to push back off T2 in the evening.

MAN 13th July 2019 - Lufthansa A320 D-AIZG

Making its first visit to MAN since having its special titles applied, Lufthansa A320 D-AIZG arrived mid morning wearing the slogan "Say Yes To Europe".

Sunday, 28 July 2019

2019 Trips

9th July 2019
Day trip to Berlin Tegel
A selection of photos from our day trip to Berlin Tegel has been added to the 2019 Trips page, 
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MAN 6th July 2019 - Bulgaria Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDP

Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDP made its first visit to Manchester this evening operating a sub charter for BH Air, it is seen here departing in the late evening sunshine.

MAN 6th July 2019 - Crystal Luxury Air B777-200 P4-XTL

Making its first visit to MAN and arriving in the evening from the USA, Crystal Luxury Air's executive B777-200 P4-XTL night stopped before departing direct to Perth Australia with Manchester United on board for their pre-season tour.

MAN 6th July 2019 - Nordica CRJ900 ES-ACG

Operating for SAS on a morning service from & to Stockholm, Nordica CRJ900 ES-ACG is seen here departing 23 Left.

MAN 5th July 2019 - Klasjet B737-522 LY-JMS

Operating a charter flight, Klasjet B737-500 LY-JMS arrived this evening on its first visit.

MAN 4th July 2019 - Canadian Armed Forces A310 15003

Making a very welcome return to Manchester after a gap of many many years, this evening saw Canadian Armed Forces A310 15003 which now wears a "Retro" colour scheme.

MAN 1st July 2019 - Bamboo Airways A330 2-RLAX

having just been repainted by Air Livery, ex Vietnam Airlines A330 2-RLAX departed this morning in the colours of Bamboo Airways, this being the first widebody aircraft for the Vietnamese airline.
Typically the usual Manchester weather was here to see it off!

MAN 28th June 2019 - United Airlines "Star Alliance" B767-400 N76055

United Airlines have changed to B767-400's for a few summer months on their New York Newark service, today saw N76055 operate wearing Star Alliance colours.

MAN 28th June 2019 - Albastar B737-800 EC-MUB

Albastar have a B737-800 based at MAN for the time being operating for TUI due to the 737MAX issues, this morning EC-MUB was seen departing from 05L in the sunshine.

MAN 27th June 2019 - Express Air Cargo B737-300F TS-ICA

It's very rare that we see ad hoc cargo movements at MAN these days so that made it even more special when Tunisian airline Express Air Cargo operated a car parts charter on the morning of the 27th June using B737-300 Freighter TS-ICA, this was supposed to be the first of three flights but the remaining two operated to Liverpool instead.

MAN 22nd June 2019 - Belavia E190 EW-513PO

Having used their Embraer E175 recently in their new scheme, today was the turn of the E195 to be caught by the camera, EW-513PO arriving in the morning sun!

MAN 22nd June 2019 - MyWay Airlines B737-800 4L-MWA

A very rare country prefix to be seen in Manchester, Georgian MyWay Airlines B737-800 4L-MWA was seen this morning operating a flight on behalf of BH Air.

MAN 21st June 2019 - Republic of Korea Air Force A330MRTT 19-003

Having been repainted by Air Livery, Republic of Korea Air Force A330 MRTT 19-003 was rolled out of the hangar mid afternoon.

MAN 15th June 2019 - Etihad "World Games" B787-9 A6-BLG

Departing MAN late evening, Etihad B787-9 A6-BLG wears this special scheme for the 2019 Special Olympics / World Games held in Abu Dhabi.

MAN 6th June 2019 - BA Retro A319 G-EUPJ

A lovely sunny evening saw us meet to catch the BA "Retro" A319 G-EUPJ arriving at Manchester.

2019 Trips

3rd & 4th June 2019
Stansted, Heathrow & Duxford
"Daks over Duxford"
A selection of photos from our Trip to Stansted for Air Force One & Duxford for the "Daks Over Duxford" display have been added to the 2019 Trips page,
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And DC3's at Duxford

MAN 1st May 2019 - Sichuan Airlines Cargo A330F A7-AFY

Ex Qatar Airways Cargo A330F A7-AFY was repainted by Air Livery in to Sichuan Airlines colours before being delivered to its new operator.

MAN 1st June 2019 - Saudi Gulf A320 LZ-BHG

Operating the regular BH Air flight today was A320 LZ-BHG which was wearing the colours of Saudi Gulf Airlines following its recent lease.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

MAN 31st May 2019 - Flybondi 737-800 G-DRTO

Arriving late afternoon, new addition to the Jet2 fleet B737-800 G-DRTO was still wearing Flybondi colours after that lease fell through.

MAN 25th May 2019 - Ernest Airways A320 EI-LIN

Making the airline's debut to Manchester on a new weekly Verona service, Ernest Airways A320 EI-LIN is seen on short final for 23R in less than ideal weather!

MAN 25th May 2019 - Belavia E175 EW-531PO

Making its first visit to Manchester and the first visit of an Embraer in the new Belavia scheme, E175 EW-531PO is seen here on final to 23R on the weekly Minsk flight.

MAN 20th May 2019 - Brussels Airlines A320 OO-SNE & RAM B737-700 CN-RNR

Brussels Airlines unveiled a new special scheme recently, 2019 being the 450th anniversary of the death of artist Pieter Bruegel, this is worn on A320 OO-SNE seen here on final to 23R
Also seen the same afternoon, Royal Air Maroc B737-700 CN-RNR showing off the new colour scheme adopted by the airline.


Hamburg & Finkenwerder - May 2019

16th May 2019
Hamburg & Finkenwerder day trip
A selection of photos taken on a day trip to Hamburg and the Airbus site at Finkenwerder have been added to the 2019 Trips page.
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Friday, 26 July 2019

MAN 6th May 2019 - Jettime B737-800 OY-JZK

Operating a sub charter for SAS, Jettime B737-800 OY-JZK was the first of the type to visit MAN in their new scheme