Etihad Boeing 787 With Explicit Manchester Metropolis Livery Takes UCL Winners Home

After worthwhile the UEFA Champions League, Manchester Metropolis is now the second English workers, after Manchester United in 1999, to have gained the treble. Nonetheless sooner than Manchester Metropolis can assemble on its triumph, it’s time for the winners to go away Istanbul Airport and once more dwelling to Manchester Airport – and Etihad Airways will possible be ferrying them with style.

The ‘Man Metropolis’ Livery for Manchester Metropolis

In Might 2009, Manchester Metropolis launched a partnership with Etihad Airways, and the membership’s stadium was renamed Etihad Stadium, forming the centerpiece of the Etihad Campus, which encompasses a giant part of the Sport Metropolis web site in East Manchester. With this long-standing partnership, it’s evident that the Abu Dhabi-based supplier will fly the squad each time doable.


Nonetheless when talked about in style, it’s primarily on account of Etihad Airways has actually one in all its airplane painted in a specific livery to honor the celebrated cooperation, very like what it did with an older and retired Airbus A330-200 until 2011. The current airplane with the ‘Manchester Metropolis FC’ specific livery is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registered A6-BND, which sees the widebody painted throughout the membership’s distinctive sky blue shade scheme.

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Enroute to Manchester Airport

Whatever the specific livery, A6-BND has moreover been used for enterprise passenger flight suppliers – usually working from Abu Dhabi to long-haul places paying homage to Vienna, Zurich, Brussels, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. The widebody can be utilized to maneuver Manchester Metropolis each time required, paying homage to ferrying the membership dwelling after a historic win on the Champions League.

Working as flight EY 8041, the airplane departed from Istanbul Airport at roughly 14:35 as we converse. And proper now of writing, it’s cruising at 40,000 toes and fewer than 40 minutes from landing at Manchester Airport, with a scheduled arrival time of 16:40. Which suggests by the purpose of publication, EY 8041 would have landed, and Manchester Metropolis would have been safely launched once more dwelling.

Given the high-profile passengers onboard and the distinctive, eye-catching livery of the airplane, it’s no shock that flight EY 8041 is standing on the rostrum as a result of the most-tracked flight worldwide, with larger than 3,690 of us monitoring the flight’s keep actions. The amount will most certainly maintain rising as a result of the flight will rapidly begin its technique to Manchester Airport.


Once more to enterprise revenue flights

As quickly as flight EY 8041 is achieved, the job’s not accomplished for A6-BND. From Manchester Airport, the Boeing widebody will possible be welcoming commonplace revenue passengers onboard as a result of it prepares to operate as flight EY 30. Scheduled to depart at 21:00, the airplane will ship these passengers to Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport and is anticipated to land dwelling at roughly 07:00 the subsequent day.

Nonetheless after EY 30, there are presently no extra scheduled flight deployments for A6-BND, so perhaps Etihad Airways could also be giving its blue-painted airplane a small break sooner than persevering with widespread flight suppliers to the quite a few places it usually flies to.

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  • Etihad Boeing 787-9
    Etihad had been a giant investor in Alitalia throughout the years essential as a lot as the first spherical of loans from the Italian authorities. Image: Vincenzo Tempo | Straightforward Flying
    Etihad Airways
    IATA/ICAO Code:
    Airline Variety:
    Full Service Supplier
    Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport
    Yr Primarily based:
    Tony Douglas
    United Arab Emirates