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Lufthansa Airbus 380-800 "München" at München airport 18.3.2018. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

What is this site?

This FUNET pictures archive is one of the oldest online sources of free photos on the Internet. Its story began roughly at the same time as that of the www. In the meantime, several other good quality aviation picture sites have emerged, and for about a decade nothing happened here. Now since 2018 we are trying to make a revamp and start publishing here much more pictures than previously were available. The site got a new name,, but the old and existing URL address works nevertheless as well and leads you here.

We want to express our gratitude to the Finnish academic network FUNET and FUNET's parent organisation CSC, for kindly providing us with the necessary server space.

What is the difference between this site and most of the other plane pictures sites? Firstly, the pictures are published "as is", that is, we have not done much photoshopping. Probably you can improve many of the photos if you have time and good photoshop skills. Newer pictures are also provided in a large format, "full size", whereas most other sites limit the resolution of pictures to a very small size to conserve disk space. All the material you can find here, you are welcome to use in any way you like, (with the exception of company copyrighted pictures specifically marked), but obviously it would be nice if you would mention the original photographer's name if you republish the material. And if you print any of these pictures for example in a magazine, the photographers would be delighted if you could post them a paper copy or pdf copy of your publication where the picture appeared. For this purpose you'll find the address and contact details of the chief admin at the top left of this front page. It's always nice to see one's own photos being used in a meaningful and useful way.

Please have a look also at our railway pictures site, or for nice train pictures.

Picture categories

Please note that in all categories you can always get the full size picture by clicking on the thumbnail pictures !!

Commercial airline companies

Other aviation pictures

Old and not yet updated material - these are "under construction"

What is new? The latest additions

  • 11.06.2024 Added two pictures from Greece, Athens.
  • 25.5.2024 Added one picture of an ASL plane partly in DHL's colours.
  • 31.12.2023 Added El Al of Israel, Indonesian government's B777, TUIfly, Air Belgium and one machine of United Airlines.
  • 28.12.2023 Added some pictures taken in May in Z├╝rich, Switzerland and in June in Schiphol NL. Added Air Serbia, China Airlines, China Southern.
  • 11.11.2023 Added Aer Lingus of Ireland.
  • 12.10.2023 Added a picture of an ATR 72-600 of Air Serbia into the category small airlines based in Eastern Europe.
  • 17.3.2023 Added a picture of an Emirates A380 taken in Praha by Josef Horacek.
  • 30.12.2022 Added a picture of a B767 of Condor and an Airbus 340 of Lufthansa.
  • 29.12.2022 Added a section for small airlines based in Southwestern Europe and a picture of Wamos Air there.
  • 27.11.2022 Added one picture of an Air Dolomiti Embraer 195LR and a picture of an Egyptair B737-800 from Muenchen, Germany.
  • 13.6.2022 Added a lot of pictures from Frankfurt.
  • 24.3.2022 Added a lot of pictures taken at Schiphol, Amsterdam.
  • 1.3.2022 Added a former commercial jet Bombardier CRJ200 of the vocational school Varia into the category "special".
  • 9.12.2021 Added Ryanair and its subsidiaries.
  • 15.3.2020 Added some pictures to the categories Finnair and SAS.
  • 17.11.2019 Added Air New Zealand, US Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Air Tahiti Nui and one picture from Lufthansa and one from JAL.
  • 16.11.2019 Added pictures of a small BAe Jetstream flying on behalf of British Airways + a picture of an Avro RJ-100 of Brussels Airlines. Added more pictures of KLM, added a category for the now bankrupt Air Berlin. Added Onur Air and Mahan Air in the category Middle East. Added a picture of a flying eye clinic to "special purposes" category. Added a picture of Rossiya Russian Airlines. Added a picture of Saudi-Arabian and two pictures of United Airlines. Added Virgin Airlines group. Added Asiana.
  • 15.11.2019 Added a category "Small airlines based in the Indian and Pacific oceans area" and added Air Austral there. Moved Air Mauritius from the category Africa to this new category. Added Singapore Airlines. Added one picture of Atlantic Airways, one of DAT, one of Nordica and one of Novair to the category Nordic small companies. Added one picture of a Swiss businessjet of Alpliner AG. Added one picture of a Qatar Dreamliner. Added two pictures of small planes flying on behalf of British Airways but belonging to Sun Air.
  • 14.11.2019 Added Belavia, Volotea and and the category Small airlines from eastern Europe and pictures of Air Europa, Joon (Air France), Vueling airlines, one military plane from Russia and one plane to the category cargo companies.
  • 13.11.2019 Added Alitalia, Georgian Airways, a picture from easyJet and one from Croatian airlines.
  • 12.11.2019 Added Vueling Airlines.
  • 26.9.2019 Added a new picture of a W!zzAir A321.
  • 4.9.2019 Added new pictures of Air Baltic's planes.
  • 26.8.2019 Added a picture of the famous Airbus Beluga.
  • 24.8.2019 Added pictures from Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
  • 27.6.2019 Added SATA Air Açores / Azores Airlines.
  • 24.6.2019 Added British Airways, United Airlines and CSA Czech Airlines. Added also pictures of planes of easyJet, Air Baltic, Norwegian, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal and Jet Time.
  • 17.6.2019 Added Emirates and easyJet.
  • 16.6.2019 Added pictures of Finnair, SAS, BRA, Corendon, DHL Air and Widerøe. Added Thomas Cook Airways as a new category.
  • 15.6.2019 Added Iberia. Added pictures of Bristow helicopters and of JAL.
  • 14.6.2019 Updated the page about WOW Air. Added Ethiopian Airlines, Air Greenland, LUXAIR, Alsie Express, DAT, Jet Time, Atlantic Airways, Aegean Airways. Added pictures of SAS, TAP Air Portugal, Norwegian, KLM.
  • 7.5.2019 Added pictures taken by Markku Salo in Ukraine.
  • 3.4.2019 Added pictures taken in Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • 19.3.2019 Added Brussels Airlines
  • 17.3.2019 Added WOW Air, Primera Air, Norwegian, Croatia Airlines, KLM and pictures of private business jets, Icelandair, Air China, Germanwings, SAS and Air Iceland.
  • 16.3.2019 Added Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines.
  • 15.3.2019 Added pictures from Novosibirsk, Helsinki, München.
  • 5.12.2018 Added pictures from Thailand, taken by Markku Salo.
  • 30.11.2018 Added pictures of a Yak-42D jet of Izhavia, Udmurtia, by Markku Salo.
  • 17.11.2018 Added pictures of Air Botswana and Aerolineas Argentinas.
  • 12.11.2018 Added a category for African airlines and placed new pictures of Air Botswana there. Added a category for SAS.
  • 1.11.2018 Added a new category for WizzAir and some other random pictures.
  • 3.9.2018 Added some military aircraft pictures.
  • 16.5.2018 Added a number of directories and pictures, for example Air Europa, TAP, Air Baltic, Lufthansa and so on.
  • 30.4.2018 Redesigned the old front page like this, to look like the cover page of The subcategories are still "as was" with just lists of files and will be refined later.

This is the last picture added to the site

Air Canada's flight frame number 745 C-FNNQ is a Boeing B777-300ER which was taken in use in November 2013.
Picture from Athens, Greece 4.6.2024 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Latam Airways of Chile Airbus A350 version 900 A7-AMB at München airport in Germany 18.3.2018. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

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