Another chance to try and catch a shot of the Etihad B787-9 A6-BND in Manchester City colours, sadly the sun had different ideas ..... whilst it flew all the way down the approach in the sunshine the cloud blocked it out just as it got level with me!!
At least this shot will do until another opportunity arises!!
Making its first daylight visit to Manchester, Nile Air A320 SU-BQM was operating repatriation flights for failed Thomas Cook Airlines, the aircraft wears a special scheme showcasing Egyptian landmarks.
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!
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.
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.
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.