Manchester Airport 23rd May 2018

A lovely day's spotting at Ringway - we even had to contend with heat haze again. My first Manchester sightings of Airbus A350s and an A320 neo, and a welcome to Cobalt - but a sad absence of Monarch Airlines - RIP.

Other significant changes are the appearance of easyJet Europe and the renaming of Thomson to TUI. Outstanding questions include when regular services wil start with Boeing 737 Max, Sukhoi Su-95 and A220s, and when Virgin will base any Dreamliners here.

The white cranes visible in some photos are involved in the building of the big new extension to Terminal 2.

Operator Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aer Lingus Regional ATR-72-600 EI-FCZ  
American Airlines Airbus A330-200 N291AY  
Austrian Airlines Embraer 195 OE-LWP  
British Airways Airbus A319 G-EUOI  
Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 OO-SSE  
Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350-900 B-LRD  
Cobalt Air Airbus A319 5B-DCV  
easyJet Airbus A320/W G-EZRJ  
easyJet Airbus A320/W G-EZRT  
easyJet Europe Airbus A319 OE-LKE  
easyJet Europe Airbus A319 OE-LQW  
easyJet Europe Airbus A320/W OE-IJU  
easyJet Europe Airbus A320/W OE-IJY  
easyJet Europe Airbus A320/W OE-IVR  
Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDV  
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-ECH  
Finnair Airbus A319 OH-LVC  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-ECOH  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-ECOI In basic Brussels Airlines livery where it's been on lease.
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-ECOR  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-JECN  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-JEDP  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-PRPA  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-PRPB  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-PRPE  
Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 G-PRPN  
Flybe Embraer 175 G-FBJC  
Flybe Embraer 175 G-FBJD  
Flybe Embraer 195 LR G-FBEL  
Icelandair Boeing 757-200/W TF-FII  
Jet2 Airbus A330-200 MRTT Voyager G-VYGL (ZZ341) Basic Jet2 markings - leased from AirTanker.
Jet2 Boeing 737-800/W G-DRTD Jet2 Holidays livery - delivered the day before, and went on an hour's test flight during my visit.
Jet2 Boeing 737-800/W G-JZBJ  
Jet2 Boeing 737-800/W G-JZHA Jet2 Holidays livery.
Jet2 Boeing 737-800/W G-JZHO  
Jet2 Boeing 757-200/W G-LSAB  
Jet2 Boeing 757-200 G-LSAD Jet2 Holidays livery.
Jet2 Boeing 757-200 G-LSAJ Jet2 Holidays livery.
Jet2 Boeing 757-200/W G-LSAK Jet2 Holidays livery.
KLM Boeing 737-900/W PH-BXT  
KLM Cityhopper Embraer 190 PH-EZE  
Lufthansa Airbus A319 D-AIBJ  
Lufthansa Airbus A320 D-AIPB  
Lufthansa Airbus A320 D-AIPZ  
NetJets Cessna 560XL Citation XLS CS-DXG  
Private Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 G-SONE  
Private Sky Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 EI-ZEU  
The Queen's Helicopter Flight Sikorsky S-76C G-XXEB On the other side of the airport. I think Princess Anne was on board.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-DAD  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-DPF  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-DPY  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-DWT  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-EKZ  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-EVX  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-FIS  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-FOR  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-FRY  
Ryanair Boeing 737-800/W EI-FTN  
SAS Airbus A319 OY-KBO Retro livery.
SAS Ireland Airbus A320neo EI-SIC  
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Boeing 787-9 HZ-ARC  
Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A350-900 9V-SMR  
Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A350-900 9V-SMS  
Stobart Air ATR-72-600 EI-FSK Has been unmarked since it was delivered new in June 2016.
TAP Airbus A319 CS-TTH  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321/W G-TCDB  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 G-TCDK  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 G-TCDY  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 LY-VEC Leased from Avion Express.
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 LY-VED Leased from Avion Express, in mainly Aeroflot colours - it was VP-BUP with them.
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330-200 G-CHTZ  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330-200 G-MDBD  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330-200 G-OMYT  
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330-200 MRTT Voyager G-VYGK (ZZ340) Leased from AirTanker.
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Airbus A330-200 OY-VKF  
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Airbus A330-300 OY-VKG  
TUI Airways Boeing 757-200/W G-BYAW  
TUI Airways Boeing 757-200/W G-OOBD  
TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 G-TUIA  
TUI Airways Boeing 787-9 G-TUIK  
Turkish Airlines Airbus A321/W TC-JTD  
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-200 G-VMIK  
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 G-VUFO  
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VGAL  
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VLIP  
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VROY  

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