Manchester City Charters Atlas Air 747 For Pre-Season

Manchester City Charters Atlas Air 747 For Pre-Season
User:PlanespotterA320, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

It has emerged that Manchester City has chartered an Atlas Air Boeing 747 for its pre-season flights to the Far East from Manchester Airport for July.

The team is set to make visits to Tokyo, Japan, as well as to Seoul in South Korea.

They will be playing Yokohama F Marinos for the Tokyo trip on 23rd July, followed by Bayern Munich on July 26.

As for the Seoul trip, Manchester City will be taking part in the Coupang Play Series on July 30.

Executive Comments from Manchester City…

Manchester City Charters Atlas Air 747 For Pre-Season
Manchester City recently utilized the Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to bring the squad home following their Champions League victory. Photo Credit: James Field/AviationSource


Esteve Calzada, Chief Commercial Officer at City Football Group, said:

“We are delighted to announce further details of this year’s preseason tour to Asia, completing our full schedule for the trip with two fixtures against Yokohama F・Marinos and FC Bayern Munich in Tokyo.

“The Club has previously enjoyed trips to Japan, most recently in 2019, and our presence in the country has continued to grow in recent years.”

“Our Asia tour to Japan and Korea is exciting as we look to collaborate with our partners within the region to bring exciting activations to our fanbase in the countries.”

“We are excited to announce this preseason fixture in Seoul, South Korea, as part of our Asia tour this summer, as we return to the region for the first time since 2019.

“Manchester City has a strong relationship with South Korea, with a number of strategic and long-term partners from the country and a passionate, ever-growing fanbase.”

“It has been almost 50 years since we first played in Seoul as a club, and we can’t wait to bring today’s generation of players to fans in the country.”

The Atlas Air Boeing 747 Taking The Team to Asia…

André Du-pont (Mexico Air Spotters) (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

According to data from the UK CAA’s website, it is understood that N322SG will be the Boeing 747-400, taking the Manchester City team to Asia.

As per @SPD_Travels, it is understood that the flight will take place on the 18th of July, as stated by what the current slots say.

N322SG is a 23-year-old aircraft, having started out life with All Nippon Airways back in June 2000.

From there, it went to Oasis Hong Kong Airlines in October 2007 and only lasted with the carrier until July 2008, when it headed to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest.

By May 2010, Atlas Air took over the aircraft, where they have had it since, according to data from

What remains clear is that Manchester City’s preseason is going to be a busy one, and for equipment, staff and more, the Atlas Air 747 will be the perfect option for them here.

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