Following up on Part I, here are some more favorites from my days in Munich watching them come and go. The views are a mix between the Besucherpark Hill which covers the north runway and a spotting location that is along the southern runway.
More coming soon!
Inbound from Dublin…..
Going somewhere Italian
Air Europa 737
Dubai bound A380
Arriving from Kuwait City…..
Looks as though Lufthansa and Icelandair shop in the same paint store…..
A very clean A320 in sloppy conditions…..
‘Stuttgart’ comes to Munich….
Lisbon bound A319
Heading for Kyiv…..
A week ago I was in Munich for a week to participate in the Airbus A350 ‘Roll In’ event and in between gatherings and events, I had the chance to sit on a hill or 2 for a couple of days and catch aircraft coming and going from Munich. Some spotting was challenging due to bad weather so some photos may be a bit gray and wet, but I suffer for my art! 🙂
Being Germany’s 2nd largest airport, ‘MUC’ is home to a variety of traffic that most people will not see at their home base. Everything from local ‘LCC’ birds to exotic African and Mid-Eastern traffic can be spotted on the tarmac, not to mention nearly half the Lufthansa fleet as well!
Not much else to say other than enjoy the photos. More will be coming in the next few days as I sort through them.
Etihad’s A6-EHL departing for Abu Dhabi
Icelandair’s 757 heading for Reykjavik
Lufthansa’s workhorse, the A320. Saw just a ‘few’ of them…
Another of Etihad’s A346s arriving from Abu Dhabi
Freising sets the perfect background for an arriving Lufthansa A340
Lufthansa’s Special Bayern Munich tribute arriving in poor weather….
The biggest bird in Luxair’s fleet……
United aircraft ruined the shot at Terminal 2
Air Canada does the same at Satellite Terminal 2
First light over ‘EDDM’
Singapore’s 777 9V-SNC heads for Singapore
Thai’s 744 being pull to the gate a few hours before departure…..
After removing First Class from flights between Munich and Denver on December 2, 2016, Lufthansa is set to bring back their best cabin to the Rocky Mountain destination.
Beginning on May 1, Lufthansa brings back the A346 on the route which allows for First to be back on the timetable. Lufthansa currently flies the A333 on the route which does not offer First Class. Expect this to be in place through at least the Summer timetable.
It would be no surprise if the A350 begins to serve Denver later this year which would once again eliminate First Class since the A350 is not equipped with the ‘F’ cabin.
This change has no impact on the 744 service between Frankfurt and Denver.
While in Munich last week, I had the opportunity to finally see the A350 in action for myself during on of her training flights that was used to certify cockpit crew for the new Airbus.
After learning about her schedule, I took a chance that she would be be departing from the north runway at Munich so I made sure to be at the ‘Besucherpark’ observation hill well ahead of her departure time. My gamble paid off and I was offered a front row seat on a perfect day for departures. The sun was new, and a storm had just cleared the area leaving a perfect balance of light and background to capture the beautiful aircraft.
Not much else to say about it except enjoy the following pictures. She’ll become more and more common as she enters service next week to Delhi and over the coming months will be joined by 9 other sisters who’ll all be based in ‘MUC’.
The Lady In ‘Blau’
Lufthansa’s A350 debuts a new Economy Cabin
For you avgeeks near a few select German airports, Lufthansa has announced that the A350 will have a series of crew training flights tomorrow starting at 9:00a (departure from Munich), and returning to Munich at 5:00p
Here are the details per @LufthansaNews:
Related: ‘The Lady in ‘Blau’