1st June 2002

Air Jamaica Airbus A340 6Y-JMM poses nicely outside of T2 on 1st June 2002….scroll down for further classic shots from the month of June..

Interesting flights due soon at Manchester EGCC / MAN:-

Sunday 22nd July

0515   B-1020   HU7903

0610   B-LRG    CX219

0655   A7-BCN   QR021

0655   N57111  UA081

0710   C-GTSZ   TS264

0720   A6-EDH   EK021

0815   PH-BCD   KL1071

0820   A6-ETB   EY015

0825   D-AIPM   LH940

0840   N290AY   AA734

0850   OH-LVA   AY1361

0855   S5-AAV   JP462

0900   9V-SMO   SQ052

0930   N807AA   AA054

0930   9V-SMP   SQ051

0935   TC-JTI   TK1993

1000   CS-TTN   TP322

1025   D-ABQB   EW9348

1050   D-AIZO   LH942

1220   A6-EUC   EK017

1230   HZ-AR12  SV123

1305   G-EZRW   EZY1964

1325   A7-BCY   QR027

1335   OE-IJS   EZY1918

1340   G-JZBM   LS930

1405   D-AECH   LH938

1425   OE-ICC   EZY1982

1600   G-DRTF   LS756

Manchester Route News

American Airlines

Have reduced their MAN – ORD (Chicago) service to  operate between 7th June and 3rd September. The route will be operated daily during this period by B787-8.

Bangladesh Biman

Have recently indicated  that they would like to relaunch scheduled services into MAN potentially in  November 2018  with a twice weekly B787 service to Dhaka.

Cathay Pacific

Will operate the A350-1000 XWB on their MAN scheduled service to Hong Kong from 1st December 2018 to 28th February 2019.

Easy Jet has  announced (9July) that it will be adding five new aircraft to its Manchester Base, carrying an extra 1.5m passengers annually and launching five new routes.The new destinations of Innsbruck, Lanzarote, Faro, Barcelona and Bordeaux – the 1000th for the airline are now on sale the new routes will commence from 2 November 2018.

Ethiopian Airlines have announced that they will commence services into Manchester to / from Addis Ababa  from 1st December 2018. A B787- 8 will operate the service 4 times per week and will initially route via Brussels. The aircraft is currently scheduled to arrive MAN at 06.55hrs and depart at 19.00hrs.Flight number  ET724 / 5.
Hainan Airlines announced that they had today (2nd Feb 2018) applied to the CAAC for a number of new routes including a 3 x weekly Guangzhou – Manchester from December 2018.
Icelandair are scheduled to operate a NEW B737 MAX into Manchester on Sunday 17th June, Monday 16th July and Monday 23rd July.
Jet Airways (India) have confirmed that they will commence a new Manchester – Mumbai scheduled service on Monday 5th November.The airline will fly on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, offering 254 seats on a two-class Airbus A330-200, including 18 in the airline’s Premiere cabin. Flights will depart Manchester at 09.35, arriving in Mumbai at 00.40. The inbound service will leave Mumbai at 02.30, arriving Manchester at 07.55. Economy fares will start at £400 return. Terminal 2 will be used by the airline. Flight numbers are:-9W130 inbound to Manchester and 9W129 outbound. It is hoped to become a daily operation from 26th March 2019.

QATAR Airways will change aircraft types on their morning and afternoon flights to Airbus A350-9 from 28th October.The evening flight remains B787-8.

From 18th Sept, the morning flight will operate daily (2 extra services per week) and from 22nd May 2019 the airline will operate 3 flights daily from MAN to Doha.

Primera Air is launching B737-800 flights from Manchester to Malaga from 24th October. The new route will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Fares start from €35 one way and are available to book now.

PF2731/2 Arr MAN 1630 Dep 1730 Saturdays Arr 1825 Dep 1925

Saudia are to use B777-300ER on the Jeddah – MAN route for one month from 18th December 2018.

Thai Airways are once again believed to be considering commencing services to Manchester. An A350 4 x per week from December 2018 is the current rumour. However, at this stage there has been no confirmation from the airline and as many of us know there has been speculation over this route quite a few times before!

HS-TGZ (15-02-1977) (2)

Thai Airways Dc8-63 HS-TGZ @ Manchester 15th February 1977 (PH)

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is increasing capacity from 4th June 2018 – 14th September with the introduction of the Airbus A330 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday TK1995 / TK1996 Istanbul -Manchester -Istanbul schedule service .

Virgin Atlantic

Have adjusted their planned long-haul services from Manchester, for winter 2018/19 season. The latest adjustment now sees the airline exclusively operating their B747-400 fleet between 28OCT18 and 30MAR19.

Manchester – Atlanta Planned reduction from 4 to 3 weekly remains unchanged. All service operated by 747-400, instead of 2 weekly A330-300 and 1 weekly 747-400
VS109 MAN1020 – 1445ATL 744 146
VS110 ATL1800 – 0700+1MAN 744 146

Manchester – New York JFK Planned reduction from 5 to 3 weekly remains unchanged. All service operated by 747-400, instead of 2 weekly A330-300 and 1 weekly 747-400
VS127 MAN1035 – 1315JFK 744 357
VS128 JFK1930 – 0700+1MAN 744 357

Manchester – San Francisco (A330) will terminate at the end of the Summer Schedule (Oct 18)

The airline’s other long-haul service, Manchester – Bridgetown (Barbados) and Manchester – Orlando, is also scheduled with 747-400 operation in winter season. Additional changes remain likely



Have officially announced (in conjunction with Manchester Airport) that they will commence F50 services on the Manchester-Antwerp and Manchester-Ostend/Bruges routes from 1st October 2018.  The airline will operate the Ostend-Bruges service once a day.  Antwerp will be served twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend. Tickets are now on sale from GBP 39* (one way, including airport taxes) via http://www.flyvlm.com.VLM to launch new routes from Manchester to Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges on 1st October 2018

 Vueling have increased their Barcelona  –  MAN operations to 8 weekly for August and 1st week of Sept:-VY8748/ 9 Arr MAN 1345 dep Man 1425 Daily and VY8758/9 Arr MAN 1820 Dep MAN 1955 on Mondays

Vueling 320

Runway 2 (05R/23L) Operating times – Summer 2018

26th March to 8th July

Monday- Friday 06:30-10:30 and 13:00-20:00

Saturday 06:30-10:30 and 13:00-16:00

Sunday 13:00-17:00

9th July to 28th October

Monday- Friday 06:15-20:00

Saturday 06:15-16:00

Sunday 06:15-09:30 and 13:00-20:00

All times are local

If you want to find out more about the R2 operating times and how they are agreed – come along to the TAS Social evening at the RVP on Monday 14th May.

Interesting flights due soon at Liverpool EGGP /LPL


FUTURE EVENTS – Dates for the diary

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th August

Blackpool Seafront Airshow
Saturday 18th August – Manchester Airport RVP – High Performance Car Day
If you have a passion for fast cars today is a day for you.Up to 200 Lamborghini’s, Aston Martins,Porhce,Audi and Ferrari’s will be gathering at the RVP for the annual XL Meet. The Concorde Hangar will become an exhibition hall of “special edition” cars,many of which are worth well over a million! Should be a great spectacle.
Thursday 23rd August – Sunday 26th August
The Creamfields Music Festival takes places at Daresbury (Warrington).This event usually results in a number of executive jets visiting both MAN and LPL

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th September  – RAF 100 National Aircraft Tour

As part of the RAF100 (Centenary) celebrations an exhibition will take place in central Manchester at the Cathedral Gardens this weekend

Manchester Memories..

Frequently changing photo’s from Manchester’s 80 year’s of operations will be published here ….June though the years…

A fine pair of Evergreen International Dc8-52’s (N800EV and N801EV) are parked on the West side of Pier B in June 1979

N800EV & N801EV (06.1979)

DC-10 N6150Z (June 1993) a

VASP Dc10 N6150Z receives attention from FLS Engineering at MAN June 1993

G-ALZN (June 1964)

Dan Air Ambassador G-ALZN parked on Pier B in June 1964.

Aer Lingus B737-200 EI-ASE Landing on Runway 06 June 1975

EI-ASE (06.1975)

Yak-42 LY-AAW (28.06.1992)

YAK 42 LY-AAW  gets ready for departure from the end of Pier B – 28th June 1992

Balkan TU-134 LZ-TUL lands on Runway 06 in June 1978

LZ-TUL (06.1978)

PI-C801 (22-06-1973) A

Philippine Airlines DC8-53 PI-C803 taxies out for a Runway 24 departure 22nd June 1973.

Wardair B747-100 C-FFUN lands on Runway 06 in June 1977.


c-ffun b747 june 77

OY-STT (09.06.1969)

Sterling Dc6B OT-STT in Manchester’s Southbay 9 June 1969.

DC-9 I-DIKC (June 1969) a

Alitalia Dc9-30 I-DIKC taxies onto Pier B at MAN June 1969.

G-ASGL (06.1978)

British Airways Super VC10 G-ASGL departs Runway 24 (as only it can!) in June 1968.


(June 1970)

June 1970 and the Tower Block extension starts to take shape.

Surinam Airways Dc8-63 PH-DEM pushes back from Pier B – 17th June 1977

PH-DEM (17.06.1977) - Copy

B.727 CF-FUN (06.06.1970)

6th June 1970 – Wardair’s B727 CF-FUN taxies onto stand at the end of Pier B

WL790 (11.06.1979)

RAF Shackleton AEW 2 –  WL790 at Manchester on 11th June 1979.

Please note: This page is usually updated several times each day. Whilst every effort is made to provide the correct information, on occasions aircraft changes are made due to tech / operational reasons. In such circumstances the aircraft which were originally scheduled for a flight are changed. Notification of these changes are not always promulgated to all of our information sources prior to the aircraft’s arrival.

The MAN LOGs section of this web site provides a good guide to what actually visits. However, the most comprehensive coverage of all Manchester movements can be found in the TAS monthly magazine “Winged Words”.  


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