Today’s News

WEDNESDAY 22ND may

The Icelandair FI440/1 will once again be operated by an Air Iceland Connect Dash 8-400 today (currently scheduled to be TF-FXB). The latest customer for the Air Livery paint shop at Manchester - An Air Mauritius A330 - 200 (3B-NBM) is expected to arrive from Malta, where it has spent some time with Lufthansa Technique. Current ETA - 1330 HRS

The June issue of Winged Words will be available for collection from the TAS shops at the airport from today and will be posted today. The e copy was promulgated on Sunday 19th May. If you are a Member of TAS and you haven’t received your e magazine please contact Debbie at emember@tasmanchester.co.uk who will look into the non arrival for you.

The June magazine contains features on the latest developments and route news at Manchester,a comprehensive review of the Manchester Movements, Managing the Wildlife Hazard at Airports,Runway Excursions and an in depth look at Manchester Aviation Pioneers -Alcock and Brown as we celebrate the Centenary of the first Trans Atlantic crossing in June 1919. A reminder that anyone wishing to join TAS can do so via this web site, those already a member can also renew via the site.

Royal Air Maroc’s B737-700 CN-RNR made its debut to Manchester in it’s new livery on Monday 20th May. Photo:With thanks to Andy Davies.

Royal Air Maroc’s B737-700 CN-RNR made its debut to Manchester in it’s new livery on Monday 20th May. Photo:With thanks to Andy Davies.

Here they come!! …20th May saw the first DC3 Dakota touch down at Prestwick for the “Daks over Normandy” commemorations. Events will be taking place at Prestwick, Duxford and Caen (Normandy) over the next 3 weeks to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Full details of the DAK events can be found at:- https://www.daksovernormandy.com  We will be covering them in our Airshow and Events section of this website and in the TAS Magazine Winged Words (all photos and reports welcome). Current estimates suggest that as many as 37 DAKS may be participating…I can’t wait!!  Many thanks to Lewis Burns for sharing his superb shot of the beautiful “Pan American World Airways” DAK NC33611 majestically touching down at Prestwick…more to come!!   DAK’s OVER MANCHESTER….

Here they come!! …20th May saw the first DC3 Dakota touch down at Prestwick for the “Daks over Normandy” commemorations. Events will be taking place at Prestwick, Duxford and Caen (Normandy) over the next 3 weeks to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Full details of the DAK events can be found at:- https://www.daksovernormandy.com

We will be covering them in our Airshow and Events section of this website and in the TAS Magazine Winged Words (all photos and reports welcome). Current estimates suggest that as many as 37 DAKS may be participating…I can’t wait!!

Many thanks to Lewis Burns for sharing his superb shot of the beautiful “Pan American World Airways” DAK NC33611 majestically touching down at Prestwick…more to come!!

DAK’s OVER MANCHESTER….

“DAK’s over Manchester!”… Tuesday 21st May over the top of Manchester Airport she flew…seen and heard at 9000 feet on route from Prestwick to Duxford. What a great catch Mr Andy D!!. Let us hope the others take the same route …in blue sky of course!!

“DAK’s over Manchester!”… Tuesday 21st May over the top of Manchester Airport she flew…seen and heard at 9000 feet on route from Prestwick to Duxford. What a great catch Mr Andy D!!. Let us hope the others take the same route …in blue sky of course!!

WHAT’S DUE

Wednesday 22nd may

Runway 23 now in use

0624 CX219 B-LRP

0631 QR021 A7-ALG

0658 EW9340 D-AEWR

0711 EY015 A6-BME

0712 UA081 N654UA

0750 BA1382 G-TTNF

0805 LX390 HB-JVO E190 HELVETIC

0835 LH940 D-AIBD A319

0845 CS-LTI CITATION 680

0855 SQ052 9V-SMN

0905 SK2547 SE-DOY

0920 AY1361 OH-LZI A321

0935 SK539 OY-KBL A321

0939 TK1993 TC-LSD

0940 TP1316 CS-TTZ

0945 SQ051 9V-SMP

1030 LH942 D-AINO A320N

1038 AA734 N393AN

1125 FHY605 TC-FBR A320 FREEBIRD

1145 FI440 TF-FXB DASH 8 AIR ICELAND CONNECT

1150 OS463 OE-LWH

1155 EK017 A6-EEN

1245 SV123 HZ-ARA

1245 FR2665 SP-RSI

1305 KL1075 PH-EZR E190

1330 MK007 3B-NBM A330-200 AIR MAURITIUS FOR aIR lIVERY

1335 QR027 A7-ALP

1405 LH938 D-AIBI A319

1450 EW9342 D-ABGP

1500 FR8307 SP-RSM

1505 EY021 A6-EYN

1535 TK1995 TC-

1700 AY1365 OH-LKF

Thursday 23rd May

1320 N1FE Global Express D1330 24th

Saturday 25th May

0805 Bulgarian Air Charter MD83

1015 Belavia E195 D1115 (Start of weekly ops)

1140 Ernest A320 D1230 (Start of weekly ops)

Sunday 26th May

1155 ELAL B737-8 D1330 ( Start of 3 x per week Ops -Sun,Tues,Thurs)

Thursday 30th May


0730 HA-BES Hawker 800 D0830

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UEFA Champions League FINAL Flights - To / From Madrid

Liverpool FC v Tottenham Hotspur FC - Kick off 20.00hrs Saturday 1st June

By far the majority of flights will be operating from Liverpool on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June - we will publish a list soon. There are many applications for slots - all of which are awaiting confirmation

The following flights are operating from Manchester and are subject to change:-Please note …Inbound flights after the match are high risk of time changes due Extra Time / Penalties - Congestion at the airport / airspace.

Friday 31st May

0840 South African A340-600 D1040
D1100 MAN’s Ethiopian B787-8 A1740

Saturday 1st June

0445 Enter Air B737-800 D0540
0720 Enter Air B737-800 D0915
D0930 MANs Ethiopian B787-8 A1740

Sunday 2nd June

0335 Enter Air B737-800 D0410
0415 Enter Air B737-800 D0500
1340 South African A340-600 D1540

Plus extra Iberia Express flights over this period.

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Monday 3rd June

1045 Air Canada B767-300 D1215 (Start of daily ops)

2200 MK009 3B-NBM A330-200 Air Mauritius departs following work with Air Livery

Thursday 4th July

1440 Air X A340-300 9H-BIG D2100 5th

Friday 5th July

1710 KlasJet B737-500 LY-FLT D1000 10th

Saturday 6th July

2005 Crystal B777-200 P4-XTL from Toronto. D1400 to Perth 7th

Monday 8th July

0430 Air X A340-300 9H-BIG D0800 09th

Tuesday 16th July


0800 Atlas Air B747-400 D0800 17th

Sunday 21st July

1155 Type change ELAL to operate B737-900ER

Friday 26th July

0720 Atlas Air B747-400 D0720 27th

Manchester Summer 2019 Runway operating times

DUAL RUNWAY OPERATING HOURS (All times are local) 

Commencing 06:15 Monday 1st April 2019 for the summer season. 

Monday to Friday (inclusive) 
Runway 05L/23R and 05R/23L will be in operation between 06:15hrs - 20:00hrs. Runway 05L/23R will be in operation as a single runway at all other times.

Saturday 
Runway 05L/23R and 05R/23L will be in operation between 06:15hrs - 16:00hrs. Runway 05L/23R will be in operation as a single runway at all other times

Sunday 
Runway 05L/23R and 05R/23L will be in operation between 06:15hrs - 09:30hrs & 13:00hrs – 20:00hrs. 
Runway 05L/23R will be in operation as a single runway at all other times.