Af3876 From Spain, joined May 2000, 49 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2481 times:
I was checking the arrivals and departures at this airport and was impressed to see that they receive today at least 3 flights from Martinair from different routes: SYD, HKG.. why would a flight from AMS to HKG be routed through SHJ or Condor flight from Germany to Puket? As well i noticed at least 5 Cargo flights from FRA on LH. What on this area?
Avianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5949 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
Quoting Cornish (reply 1): I don't know if they still do, but LH used to feed all their cargo into Sharjah beofre moving it on to India using a local cargo carrier they had an interest in.
SHJ is the LH Cargo stop in the Middle East for many flights to Asia. Increasing the payload of the flights drasticly with the stops. And for cargo it is not necessary to fligh non stop... All these airports are used for this cargo stops. Also carriers like CX, MH etc. stops there.