EI-RJX Cityjet Avro RJ85 Ready for departure from RWY28 bound for Paris CDG. Delivered 05/2000 to Mesaba.
CU-T1250 Cubana IL-96 Coming in completely unexpected probably for a political charter. Landing on RWY35R inbound from Rome FCO. Delivered 12/2005.
EP-MDC Iran Air Tours MD-82 Speeding up on RWY35L for departure to Tabriz as B9 9709. Delivered 10/1991 to China Northern an still in basic colors of the previous owner Taban Air.
EC-MFB Plus Ultra A343 Lining up on RWY14R for departure to Lima LIM. Delivered 04/1998 to Singapore Airlines.
EC-MIH Air Europa B788 "Julio Iglesias" now with a sticker at the rear. On the way to RWY36L for departure to Miami MIA. Delivered 06/2016.
YL-RAC RAF Avia An-26 Lining up on RWY31L for departure to Belgrad BEG. Built in 1980, delivered to RAF Avia in 1992.
HB-JBA Swiss CS100 New aircraft type for me. Swiss' first CS100 on short final for RWY31L inbound from Zurich ZRH. Delivered 06/2016.
EP-FQK Qeshm Air A306 A rare catch as it usually operates into Istanbul during darkness. Lined up on RWY35R for the return flight QB2214 to Tehran IKA. Delivered 04/1991 to Compass Airlines.
B-2788 China Southern B788 Short final for RWY27L inbound from Gouanghzou CAN. Delivered 06/2014.
4R-ALN Pakistan Premier A333 New Pakistan Premier service from Lahore LHE to London LHR. Operated by Sri Lankan. Aircraft delivered 03/2015.
CC-BGB LATAM B789 New airline after merger of LAN and TAM airlines. Speeding up on RWY18 for departure to Santiago de Chile SCL via Madrid MAD at sunset. Delivered 03/2015.
OO-VLP Vizion Air (VLM) Fokker 50 On the way to RWY05L for departure to Rotterdam RTM. The Fokker 50 is a weird looking plane. Delivered 02/1991 to Aer Lingus. After the bancruptcy of VLM which operates this plane this might be the last picture of this aircraft.
JA790A ANA B773 Departing from RWY25C back home to Tokyo HND during sunset with a small rainbow behind. Delivered 03/2015
CS-TRY Azores Airlines A332 s4220 from Ponta Delgada PDL vacating RWY03 after landing. Delivered 12/2008 to Air Comet. Interesting new livery though.
PR-AIW Azul A332 Inaugral flight of Azul to Europe. Short final for RWY03 just at sunrise. AD8750 Inbound from Campinas VCP. Delivered 03/2002 to Emirates.
EC-LNC AlbaStar B734 Slowing down on RWY05L inbound from Reus REU. Delivered 03/1990 to Hapag Lloyd.
G-EZOX easyjet A320 Slowing down on RWY05L inbound from Berlin SXF wearing the 20years special scheme. Delivered 11/2015.
AP-BMI Shaheen A332 Touching down on RWY05L inbound from Islamabad ISB. The star of Manchester is running almost one hour late therefore bathing in golden evening light. Delivered 02/2007 to KLM.
5N-JID Arik Air A332 One of many highlights at Heathrow is this airline from Nigeria. Seen here on short final for RWY09L inbound from Lagos LOS. Arriving late in the evening the only chances to catch it are in mid-summer. Delivered 09/2008 to Kingfisher.
D-ABEK Lufthansa B733 On the way to the stand after landing on RWY25R inbound from Kattowice KTW. New in Fanhansa colors after it brought the german soccer team to CMF yesterday for the EURO2016. Everybody could have applied to get his name printed at the rear of the plane. Aircraft delivered 11/1991.
AP-BMI Shaheen A332 NL901 from Islamabad ISB flaring over RWY05R upon arrival. This is currently the sole route to Europe for this airline making its twice weekly apearance even more interesting. Aircraft delivered 02/2007 to KLM.
TF-AAK Air Atlanta Icelandic B744 Heavy metal on short final for RWY23L inbound from London Stansted STN. Iron Maiden coming to town for their concert in Gelsenkirchen the following day. Delivered 03/2003 to Air France.
9A-BTE Trade Air F100 Wet-leased to Croatia Airlines for the current summer season, this Trade Air Fokker now wears the Croatia Airlines titles. Short final for RWY07R inbound from Zagreb ZAG. Delivered 10/1992 to American Airlines.
D-AEAA DHL (Air Cargo Mongolia) A306F Speeding up on RWY18 for departure to Madrid MAD. Still wearing basic Air Cargo Mongolia colors. Delivered 01/1995 to China Airlines.
EC-JFN Iberia A320 Lovely colors during sunset as IB3131 to Madrid MAD is speeding up on RWY18 for departure. Delivered 04/2005.
D-AINB Lufthansa A320 NEO Departing from RWY18 bound for Munich MUC. Those larger engines fit the A320 quiet well. Delivered 02/2016.
CC-BBI LAN B787 Departing from RWY18 bound for Santiago de Chile SCL via Madrid MAD under a dramatic sky just after a rainshower moved through. Delivered 09/2014.
CN-NMG Air Arabia Maroc A320 Speeding up on RWY18 for departure to Marrakesh RAK just after a rainshower moved through. For a shot like this it pays off the get soaked to the skin. Aircraft delivered 01/2011.
OE-LPC Austrian B772 Rocketing out of RWY18 bound for Vienna VIE during sunset. Austrian uses their widebodies on this route quiet often recently. Aircraft delivered 03/2002 to Lauda Air.
OM-GEX Med View /Air Explore B738 Departing from RWY18 to Budapest BUD during some light rain. Probably to be repainted. The aircraft operated for Iraqi Airways exactly one week. Delivered 08/1999 to Ryanair.
TC-JNC Turkish Airlines A332 The beautiful retro is speeding up on RWY25L for departure to Antalya AYT minutes after sunset. Delivered 05/2006.
TC-JNC Turkish A332 The beautiful retro is speeding up on RWY25L for departure to Antalya AYT minutes after sunset. Delivered 05/2006.
YR-LCA Tarom A310 Short final for RWY08R inbound from Amsterdam AMS. Delivered 12/1992. The A310 is getting more and more rare in europe these days.
TC_ETN Atlasglobal A321 Speeding up on RWY35L for departure to Antalya AYT. Brand new with a large sticker promoting EXPO2016 in Antalya. Aircraft delivered 10/1996 to BWIA.
EI-DTV Transaero B735 Interesting line-up of old and new planes on the tarmac of Lufthansa Technic. Transaero's EI-DTV is stored awating it's fate, the brand new A320NEO D-AINA is ready for the next flight and the old A340 D-AIGL is getting some maintenance. In the distance is D-ABIW, a B735 that will be scrapped soon.
CS-TFZ HiFly A332 Touching down on RWY25R inbound from Phuket HKT as DE2369 operating a sub-charter for Condor. Delivered 04/2009. Still in basic FlyNas colors after a lease two years ago.
HB-JNA SWISS B773 Second attempt for me to catch the new flagship of SWISS. This time it worked out great with perfect light conditions. Short final for RWY25L inbound from Zurich ZRH as LX1072 on another crew training flight. Aircraft delivered January 28th, 2016.
HB-JNA Swiss B777-300 Speeding up on RWY18 for departure back home to Zurich ZRH as LX1073 completing another crew training flight. Unfortunately once again without sunshine. Anyway a very impressive new machine. It is called "People's Plane" with the images of swiss employees on it. Delivered January 28th, 2016.
A6-EYZ Etihad (Air Seychelles) A332 EY02 to Abu Dhabi AUH is climbing out of RWY18. Still in Air Seychelles livery after a wet-lease last year. Delivered 01/2007 to Jet Airways.
HL7795 Asiana A333 Sunset departure from RWY35L bound for Seoul ICN. Delivered 03/2011.
ER-AXO Sky Prim Air (S Group Intl.) A320 New airline of Moldova that has taken over S Group Internationals (Kyrgyzistan) sole A320. Operating for Libyan Airlines. Inbound from Beida LAQ in the very last light of the day. Delivered04/1995 to Caledonian.
VN-A887 Vietnam Airlines A359 Speeding up on RWY18 for departure to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN). Vietnam currently uses a mix of B789, A350 and B772 on their service to Frankfurt. Aircraft delivered 08/2015.
D-AINA Lufthansa A320NEO Rocketing out of RWY18 for it's third passenger flight. Destination is Munich MUC. Aircraft delivered three days ago and it is the very first A320NEO. Really shiny and quiet plane!
EP-MMD MahanAir A343 Slowing down on RWY23R wasting almost half the runway upon landing. Inbound from Theran IKA. Delivered 04/1997 to Virgin Atlantic.
OH-LWA Finnair A350-900 So hughe, so sleek, so quiet. On the way to the terminal after landing on RWY25R inbound from Helsinki HEL on a crew training flight. Delivered 10/2015.
B-6075 Air China A332 Vacating RWY07L after landing in the last light of the day. Inbound from Shanghai PVG. Delivered 11/2006.
A6-EYZ Air Seychelles A332 Climbing out of RWY18 bound for Abu Dhabi AUH. Still in Air Seychelles liverey even though operating on regular Etihad flights at this time. Delivered 01/2007 to Jet Airways.
OH-LWA Finnair A359 Early morning landing on RWY25R inbound from Helsinki HEL. Crew training flight. Delivered 10/2015.
OO-SNC Brussels Airlines A320 Speeding up on RWY32L for departure to Brussels BRU in golden autumn evening light. Delivered 06/2002 to LTU.
EI-ETJ Metrojet A321 Speeding up on RWY32L for departure to Hurghada HRG in golden autumn evening light. Delivered 05/1997 to MEA
EI-DBW Transaero B762 Departing from RWY32L bound for Khabarovsk KHV in nice evening light. Most likely one of the last picture of this plane as Transaero is abount to cease operations by the end of this month. Delivered 08/1987 to Piedmont.
RA-89021 Red Wings SSJ Speeding up on RWY32L for departure to Grozny GRV. Delivered 08/2013 to Moskovia Airlines.
RA-64020 Red Wings T204 Speeding up on RWY32L for departure to Simferopol SIP in golden autumn evening light. Delivered 08/2001 to Aviastar.
RA-64017 Red Wings T204 Speeding up on RWY32L for departure to Mineralnye Vody MRV in golden autumn evening light. Delivered 10/1996 to Perm Airlines.
OM-HEX Air Explore B738 Short final for RWY07L inbound from Baghdad BGW. Operating for Iraqi Airways after they have been banned to operate flights into the E.U. Delivered 11/2001 to Tombo Aviation.
TC-CPN Pegasus Airlines B738 Short final for RWY07L inbound from Istanbul SAW. Special Ada E livery, designed by a child. Delivered 02/2015.
D-ATUJ Tuifly B738 Some sweet candy on short final for RWY07L inbound from Dalaman DLM. Delivered 04/2012.
TC-LER ULS Cargo A310F Rocketing out of RWY26 after only few hunderd meters of acceleration distance. Must be a very empty flight to Istanbul IST. Delivered 06/1992 to Aeroflot.
ES-SAM SmartLynx Estonia A320 Taxiing down RWY08 for backtrack and departure to Varna VAR. Delivered 11/2002 to JetBlue.
VQ-BJM Utair B735 Landing on RWY19 during sunset. Inbound from Makhachkala MCX. Delivered 12/1997 to Continental.
A6-EYE Etihad A332 Dealing with some crosswind upon departure from RWY25R. Bound for Abu Dhabi AUH. Delivered 10/2005.
OO-SND Brussels Airlines A320 "Belgian Red Devils" special scheme climbing out of RWY25R. Delivered 08/2002 to LTU.
VQ-BQS UTair B738 Approaching RWY19 during sunet with a beautiful fluffy cloud behind. Inbound from Sochi AER. Delivered 08/2011.
RA-87494 Gazpromavia Yak-40 39 year old baby Yak on short final for RWY19 in the evening. Delivered back in 1976 being a pretty rare catch nowadays! New in Gazpromavia's fleet coming from Ak Bas Aero.
RA-42438 Gazpromavia Yak-42 Lovely russian smoker coming in for landing on RWY19 in gentle evening light. Inbound from Ukhta UCT. Delivered 1996.
VT-JWR Jet Airways A333 Climbing out of RWY25R bound for Tpronto YYZ. Delivered 12/2012.
D-ABVU Lufthansa B744 Short final for RWY07R inbound from Munich MUC after completion of the promotional China tournee of the FC Bayern Munich. Therefore wearing a special sticker "together we win". Delivered 12/1998.
TC-JSJ Turkish Airlines A321 TK1635 to Munich MUC speeding up on RWY35L. Delivered 07/2013. BVB - Borussia Dortmund livery.
TC-JJU Turkish Airlines B773 TK2109 on short final for RWY05 completing the short hop from Ankara ESB. This side of the plane shows the sights of Istanbul, the other on those of San Francisco. Delivered 12/2014.
I-SMET Meridiana MD-82 Short final for RWY12 inbound from Cagliari CAG. Probably we won't see the MD's in Meridiana's fleet much longer. Delivered 05/1987.
TC-JIM Turkish Airlines A332 Ready to go from RWY35L bound for Addis Ababa ADD with the Marmara sea behind. Delivered 02/2008 to Jet Airways.
SU-GDH Egyptair Express EMB170 Short final for RWY05 inbound from Cairo CAI. Delivered 03/2009
A7-AEO Qatar Airways A332 On the way to RWY35L for departure back home to Doha DOH. Leaving a crowded ramp behind. Delivered 04/2008.
4K-AZ05 Azerbaijan Airlines A319 Departing from RWY35L bound for Baku GYD as the shadows of the houses behind are about to touch the runway already.
9M-MUD MasKargo A332F Speeding up on RWY35L bound for Amman AMM. Wearing a Panda sticker since a special cargo mission last year. Delivered 04/2012.
TC-JSL Turkish Airlines A321 Speeding up on RWY35L for departure to Berlin TXL. Delivered 06/2013. New "Eid Mubarak" livery.
EP-MNH Mahan Air A300 Sunset arrival on RWY05 inbound from Tehran IKA. Delivered 04/1987 to Lufthansa.
OO-SNC Brussels Airlines A320 Short final for RWY25R inbound from Kos KGS. Delivered 06/2002.
OO-SNB Brussels Airlines A320 "Tin Tin" on short final for RWY25R inbound from Heraklion HER operating for Thomas Cook Belgium. Delivered 04/2001 to LTU.
SP-EQE LOT Dash8 Climbing out of RWY15 bound for Wroclaw WRO. Delivered 07/2012. Subcarpathian province livery.
SP-LRC LOT B787 Gently climbing out of RWY15 bound for Chicago ORD. Running more than one hour late, catching lovely evening light. Delivered 05/2013.
CC-BBH LAN B787 LA705 to Santiago de Chile via Madrid is lining up on RWY18 for departure in lovely evening light. Delivered 09/2014.
P4-KEB Air Astana B767 Landing on RWY07L inbound from Astana TSE. Running almost two hours late, therefore bathing in nice sunset light. New 767, delivered 10/2013.
B-2485 Air China B747-8 CA932 to Beijing PEK lining up on RWY07C during sunset. Second flight to Frankfurt, replacing B777. Delivered 09/2014.
SP-LIA LOT EMB175 "Mamma Mia". Short final for RWY35R inbound from Warsaw WAW. Delivered 04/2006.
N887EA Ravn Alaska Dash8 New "Alaska Nanooks" livery, the sports team of the university of Fairbanks. Departing from RWY33. Delivered 02/1993 to Tyrolean.
N768AS Alaska Airlines B734Q Rather rare combi 737 departs from RWY33 in nice evening light. Kalitta's N704CK adds a touch of color. Delivered 09/1992
N321DL Northern Air Cargo B732F Departing from RWY33 on another reginal cargo mission. Nice to see and hear a -200 nowadys. Delivered 09/1984 to Delta Airlines.
N706AS Alaska Airlines B734 AS70 to Juneau JNU departs from RWY33 in lovely clear evening light. Special "make a wish" scheme. Delivered 07/1998.
EI-DEO Aer Lingus A320 Aer Lingus' latest special scheme landing on RWY07L inbound from Dublin DUB. First visit in this nice livery. Delivered 07/2005.
B-6536 Air China A330 Slowing down on RWY16R inbound from Beijing PEK. Delivered 10/2011.
B-18356 China Airlines A330 Slowing down on RWY16R inbound from Taipeih via Dehli. Delivered 12/2011.
HL7402 Korean Air B744 KE931 from Seoul ICN slowing down on RWY16R in the evening. Delivered 12/1998.
LV-CSE Aerolinas Argentinas A343 AR1141 to Buenos Aires EZE is climbing out of RWY25 in golden sunset light. Delivered 04/1996 to Singapore Airlines.
LV-CSE Aerolinas Argentinas A343 Sunset departure from RWY25 for the long flight back home to Buenos Aires EZE. Delivered 04/1996 to Singapore Airlines.
RA-89044 Aeroflot SSJ Turning into the stand after landing coming from Moscow SVO. New "70 years victory of WW II" sticker. Delivered 12/2014.
G-EZBI easyjet A319 "Shakespeare" on short final for RWY04L inbound from Barcelona BCN. Delivered 02/2007.
9K-CAL Jazzera Airways A320 Speeding up on RWY35L for departure to Kuwait KWI leaving rainy Istanbul behind. Delivered 02/2012.
9H-AEI Air Malta A320 Short final for RWY07R inbound from Malta Luqa MLA as KM328. Delivered 04/2004. It has been a long chase for me to catch this beautiful retro.
A6-EYH Etihad A330-200 EY02 to Abu Dhabi AUH is climbing out of RWY18. EXPO 2015 special scheme. Delivered 04/2006.
D-ABYT Lufthansa B747-8 Retro Short final for RWY07R inbound from Buenos Aires EZE as LH511. Probably the best retro-livery around. Delivered 03/2015.
N476MC Etihad Cargo B744F Short final for RWY25L inbound from Abu Dhabi AUH. Delivered 05/1999 to British Airways.
CU-T1717 Cubana IL96 On the way to RWY36L for departure to Santiago de Cuba SCU as CU471, catching a rare spot of sunlight. Still in basic Aeroflot colors. Delivered 07/1993. As I missed Aeroflot's IL-96s during their last days in Istanbul this shot is kind of compensation.
PZ-TCP Surinam Airways A340-300 Lifting off from RWY36L for departure to Paramaribo PBM catching a rare spot of sunlight. Delivered 04/1994 to Air France.
RA-89027 Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet On the way to the stand after arrival from Moscow SVO. Delivered 06/2014. After Dresden, Berlin became the second Superjet destination in Germany recently.
PZ-TCP Surinam Airways A340 Speeding up on RWY36L for departure to Paramaribo PBM. Unfortunately the sun just startet to hide behind some clouds in this moment. Delivered 04/1994 to Air France.
D-ABFO Air Berlin A320 "Topbonus" special scheme on short final for RWY25L inbound from Palma de Mallorca PMI. Delivered 01/2011.
EX-32004 S Group Intl. A320 About to line up on RWY35L for departure. S Group International is an airline from Kyrgyzistan currently operating flights for the libyan airline Buraq Air. Flights are bound for Mitiga (MJI) airport in Tripoli since Tripoli International (TIP) airport was destroyed recently during the war. Aircraft was delivered 04/1995 to Caledonian Airways
9Y-LHR Caribbean Airlines B763 The star in Gatwick gets airborne from RWY26L on a flight to Port of Spain POS. Delivered 02/1996 to LAN Chile.
TF-FIU Iceland Air B757 The beautiful "Aurora Borealis" logojet making it's way to the gate after landing on RWY25R. First visit in Frankfurt FRA. Delivered 07/1994 to Iberia.
EZ-A778 Turkmenistan B777-200
RA-47362 Pskovavia AN-24 Taxiing to the stand after a flight from Apatity KVK. Impressive that this plane was delivered back 07/1977. Gotta love those russian smokers!
VQ-BNB Rusline CRJ-100 Speeding up on RWY10L for a flight to Voronezh VOZ. Note the old Mil-8 helicopter in the background. Lovely livery especially in this crisp clear winter light. Delivered 01/2000 to Comair
VQ-BVK S7 Airlines B737-800 Brand new plane, delivered four days before. Lifting off from RWY10L enroute to Moscow DME. Looking even greater in perfect winter light
VP-BRK Nordavia B737-500 Climbing out of RWY10L bound for Syktyvkar SCW. Delivered 06/1992 to Turkish Airlines
VQ-BAS Rossiya A319 Climbing out of RWY10L on a flight to Simferopol SIP. Looking great with the new "FC Zenit St Petersburg" livery in crispy cold winter light. Delivered 10/2002 to Frontier.
LN-TUD Braathens B737 28.1.06 FDH 3
F-GLXQ Axis Airways B737 24.5.07 BRE
4X-EKI EL AL B737 14.8.07 ZRH
HB-ISE Belair B767 14.8.07 ZRH
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