Saturday, 21 December 2013

MAN 20th December 2013 - Saudi "Medevac" Gulfstream HZ-MS4

Saudi "Medevac" Gulfstream G4 HZ-MS4 diverted in late evening, it was on its first visit to Manchester and ended up night stopping on the apron.

Friday, 20 December 2013

MAN 20th December 2013 - Turkish A321 TC-JSK with "Sharklets"

Arriving at dusk on the afternoon Istanbul flight, Turkish A321 TC-JSK is the first of the type in their fleet to have the "Sharklets".

Thursday, 19 December 2013

MAN 19th December 2013 - Cathay Pacific Cargo B.747-800F B-LJA

Cathay Pacific Cargo became the first operator to bring a B747-800 to Manchester today when B-LJA was used on their regular service, this aircraft wears the special "Hong Kong Trader" colours.

MAN 19th December 2013 - RAF Avia An.26 YL-RAC

After arriving very early morning on a freight charter, RAF Avia An26 YL-RAC remained parked up for the rest of the day.

MAN 18th December 2013 - A320 G-DHJZ arrives in Nas Air colours.

Having arrived from the paint shop Norwich during the afternoon, ex Thomas Cook A320 G-DHJZ is now wearing Nas Air colours ready for delivery to the Saudi Arabian carrier.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

MAN 17th December 2013 - G-OOBD "TCS & Starquest Expeditions"

This years "TCS & Starquest Expeditions" 757 is G-OOBD which wears the travel company's titles and logos on the new Thomson colour scheme. 

Monday, 16 December 2013

MAN 12th December 2013 - Lufthansa A340 D-AIGM.

Having emerged from Air Livery earlier in the evening, Lufthansa A340-300 D-AIGM departed for Frankfurt but turned back to MAN with a technical issue, the aircraft remained parked up over night and departed again the next day.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

MAN 12th December 2013 - Nas Air A320 G-DHRG arrives after painting.

Arriving from Shannon at dusk, ex Thomas Cook A320 G-DHRG has been repainted in the new Nas Air colours and will go to the Saudi Arabian carrier after end of lease checks.

MAN 11th December 2013 - Yan Air A320 UR-YAD departs.

Yan Air A320 UR-YAD departed late evening with its FC Shakhtar Donetsk supporters.

MAN 11th December 2013 - Enter Air B737-400 SP-ENB

Parked up for the night after arriving earlier in the day, Enter Air B737-400 SP-ENB carries extra titles for Transun, a tour operator who is chartering the aircraft for their Lapland flights this season.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

MAN 11th December 2013 - Kenya Airways B777-200 5Y-KQT

Arriving early morning on a diversion from Heathrow due to fog, Kenya Airways B777-200 5Y-KQT was making its second visit to MAN.

MAN 11th December 2013 - Lufthansa Cargo B777-200F D-ALFA

Making its first visit in the early hours of the morning, Lufthansa Cargo B777-200F D-ALFA was operating the delayed DFW-MAN-FRA flight. The Triple Seven Freighters now operate twice per week to Manchester in place of two of the MD11F flights.

MAN 11th December 2013 - Ukraine Intl B737-900 departs.

Ukraine International B737-900 UR-PSJ departed in the early hours with the FC Shakhtar Donetsk team after their Champions League game against Man United,.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

MAN 10th December 2013 - Yan Air A320 UR-YAD.

Arriving just before midday (and sadly just after the thick cloud rolled in), Yan Air A320 UR-YAD was making the airline's first visit to Manchester bringing in the FC Shakhtar Donetsk fans for tonight's game against Man United.

The aircraft remained parked up overnight and is due to depart early evening on the 11th.

MAN 9th December 2013 - Ukraine International 737-900 UR-PSJ

Having arrived the night before with the FC Shakhtar Donetsk team, Ukraine International B737-900 UR-PSJ (the first of their -900's to visit MAN) remained parked up awaiting departure after the game on Tuesday evening.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

MAN 8th December 2013 - Lufthansa Cargo's first B777-200 Freighter visit.

Arriving early afternoon (having been delayed almost fourteen hours), Lufthansa Cargo's B777-200 Freighter D-ALFB became the first of this 777 sub-type to visit Manchester.

Friday, 6 December 2013

MAN 4th December 2013 - G-TCDC and G-FCLF

Thomas Cook's brand new A321 G-TCDC was re-positioned to their hangar during the night allowing a shot of the port side,

while Royal Flight 757-200 G-FCLF was still parked up awaiting delivery.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

MAN 3rd December 2013 - Thomas Cook take delivery of their first A321 with "Sharklets"

Arriving late afternoon on delivery from Hamburg, Thomas Cook A321 G-TCDC is the first of their brand new "Sharklet" equipped fleet renewal order. The aircraft is also the first in their fleet to wear the band new corporate scheme, it remained parked up overnight before going in to their hangar for pre-service work.

Also parked up for the night was ex Thomas Cook B757-200 G-FCLF which is awaiting delivery to new Russian carrier "Royal Flight"

While the night stopping Brussels Airlines flight was "Star Alliance" coloured A319 OO-SSC.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

MAN 2nd December 2013 - Germania 737-700 D-AGEQ

Arriving late evening for a night stop, Germania 737-700 D-AGEQ now sports winglets but still wears the old version of their colour scheme.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hawarden 28th November 2013 - Airbus A350-900 UK debut

Making its first appearance over the UK, A350-900 F-WZGG (C/n 003) flew approaches at Cardiff, Filton and Hawarden. Sadly the weather was typical grey skies so the photos were rather poor!!

Airbus A300-600ST "Beluga" F-GSTA arrived just minutes before the A350.

MAN 26th November 2013 - Travel Service A320 OM-HCA and 737-800 OK-TVL

Visiting in connection with the Man City vs FC Viktoria Plzeƈ game, Travel Service B737-800 OK-TVL wears the special Moravian-Silesian Region scheme ....

......While A320 OM-HCA wears the special Prague You scheme.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

MAN 25th November 2013 - ex Thomas Cook A320 G-KKAZ off for a new life at Air Berlin.

Parked up following end of lease maintenance and repainting, A320 G-KKAZ has now finished with Thomas Cook and will join the Air Berlin fleet soon as D-ABNE

Monday, 25 November 2013

MAN 24th November 2013 - Volga Dnepr IL76 RA-76511

Making its first visit to Manchester, Volga Dnepr IL76 RA-76511 was taking an aircraft engine out to Oslo, it departed early evening.

Also visiting was Easyjet A319 G-EZIW which wears the special Milan-Rome scheme.

Monday, 18 November 2013

MAN 16th November 2013 - Air France "Skyteam" A321 F-GTAE

Operating the evening Paris CDG service, Air France's A321 F-GTAE wears the "Skyteam" colours.

MAN 15th November 2013 - Etihad use an A340-600 on EY021

Operating a "one off" type change on the afternoon / evening EY021/022 was Etihad A340-600 A6-EHK, it was making its first visit to Manchester. It is seen here departing late evening.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

MAN 12th November 2013 - Monarch's A320 G-MONX departs to the USA for parting out.

Having served twenty and a half years with the airline, Monarch A320 G-MONX departed Manchester for the last time today, its destination was Tupelo, Mississippi (USA) where it will be parted out.
It is seen here a couple of days earlier in the basic colours with the titles and logos removed.

MAN 10th November 2013 - PC12 OY-NBS and Cityjet EI-RJS

Both visiting in connection with the Manchester United home game, PC12 OY-NBS (a Manchester regular in the past as M-OPAL) was making its first visit as such,

while Cityjet RJ85 EI-RJS was operating a charter from Dublin with fans.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

MAN 10th November 2013 - Condor A321 D-AIAA departs after maintenance.

Following maintenance with Thomas Cook, Condor A321 D-AIAA departed early morning, now wearing the new style "Sunny Heart" tail logo.

Friday, 8 November 2013

MAN 7th November 2013 - Atlantic Airways A319 OY-RCI

After spending two days parked up, Atlantic Airways A319 OY-RCI departed late evening.

Also seen the same evening was Air Malta's A320 9H-AEO wearing the
"Valletta - European Capital of Culture 2018" livery.