LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13929 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2147 times:
It's very likely those are flights for the World Cup. I highly doubt regular service to FRA would ever demand for an IB widebody, so the only logical conclusion is that this has to do with the World Cup.
Airmaxfra From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
Well, the major reason is NOT the FIFA world cup; they ar using the A340 every sunday-morning now until the end of the summer schedule due to high cargo loads which were formerly transported with a Cygnus DC8 on an IB-cargo flight into FRA; one of formerly three weekly IB-cargo flights has been cancelled and the cargo now goes on this A340-sunday-rotation;
nonetheless there will be some additional A340-rotations during June that are related to the world cup, also 321´s and 757´s planned due to increased demand.