Category Archives: Planes

Middle East airlines add more flights to Manchester

You know what it’s like: you’re stood waiting for a plane to the Middle East and then three turn up at once. Or so it would appear, with three airlines making announcements over the past fortnight relating to their plans … Continue reading

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Snow laughing matter in hill country of Greater Manchester

I freely admit: I don’t really “get” hills. The snow this week has been a bit of a nuisance to me, living in a flat place and commuting to a flat place, but generally I’ve been leaving on time and … Continue reading

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Manchester says goodbye to British Airways Boeing 757

Last weekend saw a special visitor to Manchester Airport in the shape of one of British Airways’ last remaining Boeing 757s, resplendent in a “retro” livery from the early 1980s. The plane flew in from London Heathrow on a special … Continue reading

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Super Jumbo delayed due to technical problems

We understand that only days after the first flight into Manchester Airport by the Airbus A380 double-deck airliner, today’s EK 018 flight has run into technical problems and is therefore stopping overnight. The aircraft had to perform a “go-around” (i.e. … Continue reading

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The first Airbus A380 Superjumbo at Manchester Airport: Video roundup

Manchester was abuzz yesterday when the first Airbus A380 to land at at Manchester Airport on a commercial flight, in what will now be a daily occurrence. Plenty of people caught the event on video and here are some of … Continue reading

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“Super Jumbo” flies to Manchester Airport from September

A quick item to note that the first flight of an Airbus A380 double-deck “Super Jumbo” plane into Manchester Airport is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1st September 2010. One of the largest airliners in the world, it will … Continue reading

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Manchester to Heathrow by train?

The news that East Coast might be helping themselves to one of the west coast’s new trains for a while doesn’t really fall into our sphere of interest. Suffice it to say that the extra standard class coaches planned for … Continue reading

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