Over the past 2-3 weeks I spent quite a bit of time in Frankfurt since I had two trips to Europe within that time frame.    One trip was dedicated to the Hamburg-DO and the other was a quick 72 hour trip which included the fantastic Lufthansa Caipirinha flight to Rio de Janeiro.

During my days and layovers in Frankfurt, I made it a point to spend as much time as possible on the Observation Deck in Terminal 2 so that I could add to my collection of Airliner photos (over 7,000 now).   The observation deck in Frankfurt is situated in such a way that you get up close to some interesting carriers and unique liveries.

For this post, I’ll focus on airlines that most of us do not normally see on a regular basis, along with carriers who are sporting unique liveries to commemorate a location or special event.

Coming up over the next few days I’ll add dedicated plane spotting posts for Lufthansa as well as for cities that I visited during my Hamburg-DO trip which included Zurich, Hamburg, Munich and Istanbul.   There may be a few shots from Rio and other places as well!  Lots of pictures to sort through and process.

For now, enjoy some one these unique and interesting Airlines that were photographed on May 25 in Frankfurt:

 

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