Wednesday, 30 November 2011

MAN 30th November 2011 - Norwegian "UNICEF" 737-300 LN-KKW and Dniproavia 737-500 UR-DNH

A lovely sunny morning saw Norwegian use their UNICEF special 737-300 LN-KKW on their Oslo service.

Swiss used their Star Alliance coloured RJ100 HB-IYU..........

And "star of the day"..... Dniproavia 737-500 UR-DNH arrived with Dynamo Kiev football fans for the Stoke City match tomorrow night.... unfortunately a little too late for the sunshine though....

MAN 29th November 2011 - Aerosvit 737-500W UR-AAK, Air France A321 F-GTAZ and Easyjet A320 G-EZUI

This Aerosvit 737-500 (Winglets), UR-AAK arrived early evening with the Dynamo Kiev team to play Stoke City FC in the Europa League match.

Air France used brand new A321 F-GTAZ this evening for the first time at MAN

And finally....Easyjet A320 G-EZUI in the "reverse colours" positioned in from Luton late evening to be based.

Monday, 28 November 2011

MAN 28th November 2011 - Norwegian 737-800 LN-DYU with "Internet" titles" and Jet2 Scotland 737-300 G-CELU

Making it's first visit on a very dull and grey morning, this new 737-800 wears extra titles advertising their onboard Wireless Internet service.

And one that I have been after for a while now.....
Jet2's "Scotland" 737-300 G-CELU parked up during the night.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

MAN 26th November 2011 - G-OOBE wearing "Starquest Expeditions" titles and G-MONS in the Monarch "Billboard" scheme.

Late evening Thomson 757-200 G-OOBE was parked up, now wearing the Starquest Expeditions titles and logos, same as G-OOBF a few days earlier......

......And Monarch A300 G-MONS wearing the new Billboard style titles and logos.

Friday, 25 November 2011

MAN 25th November 2011 - 1st Monarch Airlines A300 in the new "Billboard" scheme.

The first Monarch Airlines A300 (and the first of their wide-body fleet) to wear the new "billboard" style titles and logos......

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

MAN - 21st November 2011 - RAF Avia An.26 YL-RAD operating a cargo charter to Stavanger

Parked up whilst being loaded on a wet and gloomy evening......
always nice to see an Antonov, even if its one of the common ones !!

MAN 21st November 2011 - SATA A310 CS-TGV brings in SL Benfica to play Man United

Unfortunately parked with a row of baggage cans for the night,
will depart back to Lisbon after the match at 23.45 22nd November.

Monday, 21 November 2011

MAN 20th November 2011 - Kenya Airways and Jet Airways 777's diversions from Heathrow.

Early evening arrivals due to fog at Heathrow,
Kenya Airways 777-200 5Y-KQU and Jet Airways 777-300 VT-JEG parked up in the murk, this was Jet Airways' first ever visit to Manchester.

MAN 20th November 2011 - G-OOBF with Starquest Expeditions titles and logos.

Thomson 757 G-OOBF was seen parked up in the murk overnight,
now wearing "Starquest Expeditions" titles and logos for it's around the world flights.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

MAN 15th November 2011 - Monarch Airlines move to Terminal 2.

Early hours of the morning and the first two Monarch aircraft to be parked on Terminal 2 after their switch from T1 at midnight.

MAN 15th November 2011 - United 767-200 N76153 Diverts in en-route Newark-Berlin

Arriving at 06.00 this morning was our first "United" 767-200 when N76153 diverted in for fuel.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

MAN 12th November 2011 - Air Transat's new colour scheme !!

Early evening Thomas Cook's A330-200 G-TCXA arrived back from maintenance in Abu Dhabi wearing the new colour scheme for Air Transat.......

Saturday, 12 November 2011

MAN 12th November 2011

FinnComm once again operated the morning Finnair service with Emb.170 OH-LEI.

Taxiing past what will become their new colours......

Whilst Air France provided some colour with their Skyteam A320 F-GFKS

Sunday, 6 November 2011

5th November 2011 - A misty Bonfire night at MAN

Wideroe Dash8-400 LN-WDE had arrived earlier in the day operating a football charter,
it remained parked up for the night on the west apron.

Tunis Air operated an A319 (TS-IMQ) for the first time to MAN, seen here getting ready for departure.

And Bangladesh Biman's 777-300 S2-AFO paid it's second visit, departing very late evening in the murk.

Friday, 4 November 2011

MAN 4th November 2011 - Lufthansa's "100 Years Air Cargo" MD11F visits.

Making it's first visit in the special "100 Years Air Cargo" scheme,
Lufthansa's MD11F D-ALCC taxis for departure in the sun this morning.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

MAN 3rd November 2011 - C-GJZK the first Jazz winter lease to wear titles !!

Ready for departure to Canada on it's winter lease this morning,
C-GJZK is the first one to wear the Thomas Cook and Jazz titles......

MAN 2nd November 2011 - Bangladesh Biman new service to Dhaka !!

Late evening saw the arrival of Bangladesh Biman's new B777-300 S2-AFO on the inaugural service.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

MAN 1st November 2011 - The first Tarom 737-800 to visit !!

Mid morning saw Romanian football team Otelul Galati arrive on board Tarom 737-800 YR-BGS, expected to depart again on Thursday at 11.00

Whilst Skywings A320 SX-BTP arrived for attention with Thomas Cook engineering...

MAN 30th and 31st October 2011 (New Services)

The last days of October saw the start of new services by ..............

Iberia / Air Nostrum using CRJ1000's daily to Madrid, the inaugural operated by EC-LJR....

.....Norwegian Air Shuttle 3 x per week to Oslo (Mon / Wed / Fri) with 737-800's .......

............and Blue Islands (daily) to Jersey with ATR42's.

Also of interest during the morning was Arkefly 767-300 PH-OYJ making its first visit operating a sub charter for Thomson