After spending some time in FRA last week, which of course created ample opportunity to spend time taking a few photos, I finally have had a chance to begin sorting through my memory cards.

For the first installment, I’ll focus on non-Lufthansa liveries.   Frankfurt’s position as a truly global airport provides spotters the opportunity to see aircraft that they may not normally see otherwise.  In my case, I have no chance to see an Iran Air or an Air Europa aircraft in the US which makes spotting in FRA so enjoyable.

Here are a few shots that I thought provide a unique look at liveries that most people would never see unless they are able to be at a place like FRA on a regular basis.    The next installment will of course focus on some of my favorite LH shots, of which there are hundreds.

Iran Air's A300 departs for Tehran.

Iran Air’s A300 departs for Tehran.

Alitalia A320

Alitalia A320

Air Europa 737

Air Europa 737

Gulf Air A320 departing for Bahrain

Gulf Air A320 departing for Bahrain

British Airways A320 departing for LHR

British Airways A320 departing for LHR

Condor's special 'Ja FRA' 767

Condor’s special ‘Ja FRA’ 767

China Airlines 747-400

China Airlines 747-400

ANA's 787

ANA’s 787

Birds compete for tail space on this Kuwaiti A300

Birds compete for tail space on this Kuwaiti A300

Qatar's new A350

Qatar’s new A350

Thai A380

Thai A380

This Thai Cargo 747 is departing for the very last time.  The aircraft was retired after arriving in Bangkok.

This Thai Cargo 747 is departing for the very last time. The aircraft was retired after arriving in Bangkok.

Vietnam's 777

Vietnam’s 777


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