Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
Jkw777, not quite - actually the other way around: it comes in daily, only on Thursdays it'll be an A332 - Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday it's an A345.
At least according to Amadeus, that schedule is set until 30 April 2004 (with one change: from 1 January 2004 the once-weekly A332 will also be replaced by an A345) - after that they're back to flying 772/773/332s into LGW.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
Kl911, I guess it's probably a scheduling issue - although I could be wrong: maybe they don't have enough A345s yet to open up another long route with them, so they're using one on this rather short route...
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2964 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
Forgive me if Im wrong...
But I am sure Emirates were advertising earlier this year. that they are operating the A340-500's from London Gatwick to Australia (Perth, Sydney or Melbourne) via Dubai without having to change aircraft.
If I am correct this should be a good move for Emirates as no other airline offers direct flights to Australia from Gatwick.
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 371 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
The first service by the A345 was on the 9th Dec and fog caused it to visit LHR too on a diversion. The A345's will operate to LGW until May 04 on the UAE15/16 then they will operate to Europe probably only to FRA.