764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
Yesterday (June 10th), I was walking in the woods near Frankfurt and was stunned to see an Iberia A340 approcaching the aiport. I was sure it must have been an illusion until I checked the CRS later and sure enough, Iberia flew an A340 from MAD to FRA yesterday. Does anybody know why?
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3271 times:
For a while now Iberia has been operating an A340-300, and even an A340-600 on some occasions, on Sundays between MAD and FRA. The flight number is IB3500/IB3507. However up till now I was under the impression the A340 operated the flight on Saturdays but I guess it is Sunday actually.
Was discussed in another thread recently, according to GatoVolador it is because of "cargo commitments". A340s, especially the -600 can carry cargo that might be too big or heavy for A32X or other narrow-bodies that IB normally uses to FRA.