SQ6807 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2008, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
This is interesting. MLE certainly has a high yield dimension as a market. Does anyone know whether an all business configuration would require an intermediate stop on a FCO or MXP-MLE routing? It is circa 4000nm on a great circle routing. Otherwise I guess a stop in DXB wouldn't be the worst thing in the world - there is probably high yield MLE-DXB traffic also.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26397 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
Crossair, the former Swiss regional carrier on which the current LX was built after Swissair went bankrupt, used to operate their MD-83s on occasional longhaul upscale charter tour packages to points in Asia, Africa etc. They normally used a 4-abreast all-business class layout on those flights. The aircraft stayed with the group for the entire trip.