It isn't due to enter service with First Choice Airways until the end of the summer, October or November 2004. As such it will be a fairly permanent fixture at Manchester until then, any repainting won't be done until all overhaul and refurbishment work is complete, normally that's a couple of weeks before entry-into-service... No point paying for an expensive paint job to have it getting dirty and fading while it sits in Manchester getting rained on for 6 months!
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Photo © Mike Moores
It's in the background on the above photo.