Making the first visit of a Kuwait Airways B777-300 to Manchester, 9K-AOE arrived this afternoon on a diversion from Shannon due to the high winds of Hurricane Ophelia. The aircraft wears a special scheme to celebrate Kuwait's National & Liberation Day.
An incredibly sad day for the British airline scene,
Monarch Airlines ceased operations after 49 years of passenger service when the company went in to administration at 04.00 shortly after the arrival of its last ever flight, ZB3785 from Tel Aviv to Manchester, landing at 03.19.
RIP Monarch Airlines and good luck to all the amazing people that worked for the company!
After operating the Beijing service on selected days for nearly two months I finally got around to photographing the Boeing 787-9 of Hainan Airlines when a sunny morning and a late arrival coincided, B-1543 is seen here arriving on its first visit to Manchester.