Monday, 22 April 2013

MAN 22nd April 2013 - G450 N111CQ

Arriving early morning, G450 N111CQ was making its first visit.

MAN 21st April 2013 - Air Blue A340 makes a daylight arrival.

After what seems like a very long winter, Air Blue's A340 AP-EDF finally makes a daylight arrival in to Manchester, landing 30 minutes early this evening.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

MAN 19th April 2013 - G-ZBAB and 9H-AEN

A pair of A320's on a sunny evening at MAN, the brand new Monarch Airlines G-ZBAB (delivered the day before from Toulouse)........

... and my first sighting in daylight of Air Malta's 9H-AEN in the new scheme.

Friday, 19 April 2013

MAN 18th April 2013 - Monarch's G-ZBAB arrives on delivery.

Arriving on delivery direct from Airbus (Toulouse) late afternoon, the latest brand new A320 for Monarch Airlines, G-ZBAB seen here about to land.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

MAN 16th April 2013 - Jet2's 737-800 G-GDFP

Another of Jet2's latest fleet additions, 737-800 G-GDFP is still wearing the basic colours of its previous operator, Austrian Airlines.

MAN 16th April 2013 - Virgin A320 EI-EZV in the sun.

My first chance at catching one of the new Virgin Atlantic A320's in the sun as EI-EZV taxies for departure on the last LHR service of the day.

Monday, 15 April 2013

MAN 15th April 2013 - Virgin A340-600 arrives for painting.

Having arrived during the afternoon, Virgin Atlantic A340-600 G-VGAS was parked up awaiting its slot in the paint shop.

MAN 13th April 2013 - Virgin "Little Red" EI-EZV

Parked up for the night after making its second visit, one of the two ex Meridiana A320's to join the fleet, A320 EI-EZV.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

MAN 13th April 2013 - ex Cyprus Airways A321 arrives for Monarch.

Arriving late afternoon from Larnaca, ex Cyprus Airways A321 5B-DCO is now wearing the full Monarch Airlines scheme (note the dropping of the .Co.Uk titles) and will become G-ZBAF when it enters service in a few days time.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

MAN 8th April 2013 - Challenger LV-BYG

The highlight in amongst several Business Jets visiting for the Manchester Derby match was LV-BYG, a Challenger 601 from Argentina making its first visit.

Another smart looking visitor was Gulfstream G550 N17JS,
also making its debut here.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

MAN 6th April 2013 - Transavia 737-800 operates for Monarch.

Having made its first visit operating a flight to and from Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt) for Monarch Airlines, Transavia 737-800 PH-HSB departed back to Amsterdam shortly before midnight.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

MAN 2nd April 2013 - The new Lufthansa "Retro Jet" makes its first visit.

Lufthansa A321 D-AIDV made its first visit on the evening Frankfurt service,
this aircraft wears their "Retro Jet" scheme (the same as fellow A321 D-AIRX).

Also seen on the short visit in the sun .....
UNICEF scheme Easyjet A319 (G-EZIO),

SAS A320 SE-RJE (also making its first visit to MAN)

And D-AKNO, one of the many Germanwings A319's now wearing the new colours.

MAN 2nd April 2013 - Lufthansa A340-600 arrives for painting.

Lufthansa A340-600 D-AIHV made its first visit today, arriving early afternoon for a repaint at Air Livery.