Airports of the World Jul/Aug 21: UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial, but almost all are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport. If you see something out of the ordinary while on your travels, please send in your pictures. Photos can be sent by email to Please ensure you provide details with the images, especially the date, location, airline names and aircraft identity.


This former Virgin Australia ATR 72-600, VH-VPJ (c/n 1169), now reregistered as 2-KCBA, completed a mammoth ferry flight from Brisbane to Exeter, where it was returned to its lessor on May 12. The 68-seat turboprop had called at Darwin, Denpasar, Chennai, Medan, Muscat, Heraklion and Montpellier on the five-day journey
 Ian Simpson


A United States Air Force Boeing E-4B made a rare visit to the UK during April. One of only four examples of the advanced airborne command post to be built, 73-1677 (c/n 20683), visited Stansted with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on board
 Richard Vandervord


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