Photo of the Day 22nd August 2023

Rear view of a 3 engined jet airliner parked facing away from the camera and slightly to the right in front of a wide, light-brown building. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly. There are large red "swissair" titles on the upper forward fuselage, just ahead of large grey "asia" titles. The tail and central engine are a scarlet red, with some white Chinese characters in the middle. There are vehicles, luggage containers, and freight pallets scattered around the plane. There is a grey airbridge coming out of the building behind the plane, which is attached to the left side of the plane, with a blue plaque with "A44" in light brown letters just above it.
HB-IWN, McDonnell Douglas MD11, Swissair Asia, parked on gate A44 at Zurich Kloten, 28th September 1996.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner facing to the right. The plane is mostly a pale blue, with a white belly. There are red and white "Jetairfly" titles on the forwar fuselage, covering the passenger cabin windows. The tail is a slightly paler blue than the fuselage, and has a red logo that is somewhere between a winking smiley face, and the letters "tui". The same logo is on the upturned wingtips. the engines are white, with red "" titles. There is a white pole attached to the planes nose wheel, the other end attached to a tug just out of frame on the lower left. In the background, white airbridges with blue signs that have "manchester airport" titles hang off the side of a grey building, one of which has a large white plane with green trim attached to it.
OO-JPT, Boeing 737-8K5, Jetairfly, being pushed back from it’s stand on Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport, 22nd August 2013.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and has dark blue "Lufthansa" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is dark blue, bearing a yellow circle with a stylised image of a blue flying bird in the middle. In the foreground, a random airbridgeis sticking out into space in the lower left of the frame. The background is dominated by fairly low, wide grey building stretching across the whole frame, with metal frames, luggage containers, and other airport furniture lined up in front, and a taller building with a "Premier Inn" logo at the topin the top right. Trees fill the rest of the image, with grey sky above.
D-AIKS, Airbus A330-343, Lufthansa, about to head out to the active runway after being pushed back from Pier B at Manchester Airport, 22nd August 2017.


A line-up of jet airliner tails, parked facing to the left. From front to rear, a white bodied plane with a white tail with a green and red diagonal stripe is in the bottom left corner, another white bodied plane with a dark blue tail with a red and white flame logo in the middle of the frame, another white plane with a dark blue tail with a yellow circle bearing a stylised blue flying bird in the middle just beyond that, and a white plane with a red and orange stripe running along the body at the back. A grey terminal building is on the left of the frame, with airbridges attached to some of these planes.
YU-ANV, Boeing 737-3H9, JAT Yugoslav Airways, at London Heathrow, some time in the late 1990s, with bonus D-ABHM, Boeing 737-230, Lufthansa, and unknown registration A320, Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, and McDonnell Douglas MD80, Iberia.


Close up of the rear fuselage and tail of a twin engined jet airliner parked facing to the right. The plane's body is white, while the tail is a light grey, with short red and greendiagonal bands in the middle, overlaid with a yellow circle. In the backgrouund, a white vehicle can be seen under the tail, while an airbridge stretches all the way across the middle of the frame. In the distance, a brown building stands in front of a load of trees, with a tree-clad hill climbing to the top of the frame.
CS-TP*, Fokker F100, Portugalia, at Geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.