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Topic: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: dcajet
Posted 2013-02-04 12:42:22 and read 8609 times.

A spotter's blog from Buenos Aires (http://aerar.blogspot.com/) reports that D-AIFC visited EZE on 1/17/13 - where it can be seen being catered and refueled.

I asked the photographer and he tells me it was in addition to LH's daily 744 FRA-EZE-FRA rotation.

To add more mystery to the visit, this seems to be a MUC-based airframe; according to some online databases it flies mostly out of there but with the occasional rotation out of DUS, but with an AB call sign - the plot thickens or the DB are cocking up. Hardly unlikely!

Does anyone have any ideas what was D-AIFC doing in Argentina - as I don't think Lufty has ever sent the classic 340 to EZE in scheduled services - only the 744 and 346 in the last decade or so.

Curious in San Francisco,

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: pascal7z
Posted 2013-02-04 13:00:28 and read 8505 times.

Could be a charter for exchange of passenger on cruise ships.
There was one such a flight in 2010 to USH with a stop in EZE.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: yp6370
Posted 2013-02-04 13:11:51 and read 8411 times.

Yep, cruise ship charter:
MUC-EZE-USH-EZE-MUC

This month there will be charter flights to BOG and SJO from MUC.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: dcajet
Posted 2013-02-04 14:04:22 and read 8112 times.

Vielen Danke!      

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: 330lover
Posted 2013-02-05 08:47:53 and read 4691 times.

Quoting yp6370 (Reply 2):
Yep, cruise ship charter:

Flying for Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten?

They regularly do so, like FRA-HNL nonstop iirc.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: 777jaah
Posted 2013-02-05 12:06:51 and read 2395 times.

Quoting yp6370 (Reply 2):
This month there will be charter flights to BOG

When? Where are those tourists going? Cartagena?

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: 330lover
Posted 2013-02-05 12:55:36 and read 1834 times.

Quoting 777jaah (Reply 5):
When? Where are those tourists going? Cartagena?

Probably boarding a cruise in Cartagena indeed.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: 777jaah
Posted 2013-02-05 13:00:03 and read 1809 times.

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
Probably boarding a cruise in Cartagena indeed.

Can't the 340 fly into CTG instead? AV used to fly the 747 there.....

Topic: RE: Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?
Username: yp6370
Posted 2013-02-05 13:23:51 and read 1720 times.

Not sure which company they were flying for this time.
Apparently MS Dolphin of German company Passat Cruises is doing an Antarctic/South America tour.

In the last years LH operated for the famous MS Deutschland as well (a German TV series is shot on the ship). Routes from MUC were to airports like: BGI, MSY, PTY, HNL, PPT (via HNL), MBJ, SCL.

Air Berlin often operates charters to carribbean islands like CUR or to cities like MAO as well.


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