Sabena's DC-4 has arrived from Brussels via Ostend and its passengers walk unaccompanied across the apron towards immigration. KLM's DC-6B PH-TFO has replaced the usual Convair 240 on the Schiphol-Ringway-Dublin run because of heavy passenger bookings.
Leased new to Air Europe on March 18, 1980, this 737 went to Air Lingus in December 1988. Leased to several other airlines in later years, it ended up leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines in March 2007. The airliner was stored at Juanda airport in Surabaya, Indonesia during November 2008.
Fairey Aviations hangar complex in the NW corner of Ringway with its namesake small village at mid left. From the original 1937 hangar at upper right it grew to six large hangars where 4100 aircraft were assembled during WW2 including Battles, Fulmars, Barracudas, Beaufighters and Halifaxes. Another 300 aircraft were completed postwar.
Thomsonfly's Boeing 757-204 G-BYAS at Manchester's Terminal 2 was delivered new to Britannia Airways in 03.94. Merged into Thomsonfly 05.05. Sold to Federal Express in 06.09 as N925FD and converted to freighter.