Sunday, 30 September 2012

MAN 29th September 2012 - Germania A319 D-ASTC

Arriving very early morning, operating a flight for Thomas Cook, Germania A319 D-ASTC was making its first visit to MAN.

MAN 28th September 2012 - Etihad, Onur Air and Smartwings.

Departing late evening on the EY022,
A330-300 A6-AFF was a type change from the usual A330-200....

.........Onur Air operated a charter flight with A320 TC-OBN which was making its first visit here......

........and Smart Wings operated a return flight for Thomas Cook late evening using B737-700 OK-SWW, this aircraft also making its MAN debut.

Friday, 28 September 2012

MAN 27th September 2012 - BA's Firefly visits again.

British Airways once again sent in the "Firefly" Olympic special A319 this evening, unfortunately it once again managed to depart before it was fully dark !!

Friday, 21 September 2012

MAN 20th September 2012 - Air Malta & Emirates "specials"

Operating the evening Malta services, A320 9H-AEO wears the
"Valletta - Candidate City, European Capital of Culture 2018" special scheme.

While Emirates 777-300 A6-EGO wears special titles on the rear celebrating the 1000th Boeing 777

Thursday, 20 September 2012

MAN 20th September 2012 - Monarch Airlines "Munich" special

To celebrate their new routes to Munich, Monarch Airlines ran a competition for the children of their employees to draw a picture depicting "Munich", congratulations to 10 year old Lily O'Neill, her winning picture is now worn on the side of A321 G-OZBS ready for the inaugural service tomorrow.

MAN 19th September 2012 - Dalia Air E190 Lineage and Turkish A330-300

The largest aircraft in the Dalia Air fleet, E190 Lineage CN-SHS,
departing late evening after the Man United match,

Turkish Airlines A330-300 TC-JNK departed with the Galatasaray team after their match against ManU,

Meanwhile, Hong Kong Airlines A330 B-LNL remained parked up and a little more photographable !!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

MAN 19th September 2012 - Hong Kong Airlines A330 returns

Arriving at MAN in the early hours, Hong Kong Airlines A330 was carrying the Manchester City team back from their Champions League match in Madrid.

MAN 18th September 2012 - Antonov Airlines An124 UR-82072, Challenger TC-ASL and Virgin A340-600 G-VMEG

Arriving during the evening for a night stop,
An124 UR-82072 was parked up for the night on stand 80.

Challenger TC-ASL arrived late evening in connection with the Galatasaray match.

Also parked up for the night was Virgin Atlantic A340-600 G-VMEG which has been painted all white for lease return.

MAN 18th September 2012 - Garuda Hajj lease departures.

Two aircraft departed today on Hajj lease to Garuda Indonesia,

Monarch Airlines A330 G-EOMA.......

.......... and Thomas Cook A330 G-MLJL.

Monday, 17 September 2012

MAN 17th September 2012 - Hong Kong Airlines football charter.

Positioning in from London Gatwick early afternoon,
Hong Kong Airlines A330-200 B-LNL was arriving to carry Manchester City FC to Madrid for their Champions League match against Real Madrid tomorrow night.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

MAN 16th September 2012 - OLT Expresss makes its first visit to Manchester.

Arriving early afternoon operating the Swiss flight from Zurich,
Fokker 100 D-AFKA became the first aircraft to visit Manchester in the full OLT Express colours.

MAN 15th September 2012 - Wideroe Dash8-400 LN-WDH

Wideroe operated a charter with Dash8-400 LN-WDH which arrived on the 14th and remained parked up here until the 16th.

Also seen this evening was corporate E.145 F-HELA which departed at sunset.

Friday, 14 September 2012

MAN 9th September 2012 - Blue Islands G-ZEBS

Very little to photograph over the last week here in MAN,
only thing I managed was a shot of Blue Islands new ATR42 G-ZEBS,
 which overnighted here on the 9th for an unknown reason


Thursday, 6 September 2012

MAN 6th September 2012 (PM) - Hamburg & Hapag return !

Arriving back from their respective charter flights this evening, Sunwing 737-800 C-FTLK (in a Hapag Lloyd retro scheme) and  Hamburg Airways A319 D-AHHE.

MAN 6th September 2012 - Hamburg A319 and Hapag "Retro" 737-800.

Hamburg Airways operated a charter to Amsterdam this morning with A319 D-AHHE wearing a non standard scheme,

While Thomson used their summer leased Sunwing 737-800 C-FTLK (which is sub-leased from TUI Germany and wears a "retro" scheme from the Hapag Lloyd days) for a charter to Rome.

Providing a bit of interest on the Biz Side was Czech Pilatus PC12 OK-PCC which made its first visit,

Also of interest in the morning were SAS MD87 OY-KHU "Euro 2012".....

Finnair E190 OH-LKN in "Oneworld" colours and.....

Singapore "Star Alliance" 777-300 9V-SWI.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

MAN 3rd September 2012 - Onur Air TC-OBF

One of a handful of Onur Air flights during the day, A321 TC-OBF departed in the evening sun and like most of the fleet it carries extra titles celebrating the airlines 20th anniversary.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

MAN 1st September 2012 - Orbest A330 EC-LKE

Making its second visit to MAN,
arriving early evening after operating a charter to and from Palma.