Sunday, 22 December 2013
Saturday, 21 December 2013
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Arriving early morning on a diversion from Heathrow due to fog, Kenya Airways B777-200 5Y-KQT was making its second visit to MAN.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
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.