CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6166 times:
I was looking into flights from Perth to Europe in the march area and was surprised to find that the EK 420 flight to Perth as well as the EK 421 from Perth were operated by the 77L. I then went to the Perth Airport website to check the winter schedule (which goes upto the middle of March), but it only mentioned the 77W in service on the route.
So my questions are:
1. Is this true?
2. From when does this start?
3. How long will this last, is it permanent?
4. Why use an ultra-long range aircraft (or why use two sets as the A345 is running EK 424/5)?
In any case, I hope this is going to last because I would love to travel on that plane one day!
Ben175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6137 times:
Let me tell you, never trust those schedules on the PER website. I remember they had SQ226 PER-SIN in the middle of december as an A330. Also, i've seen Qantas to NRT operated by a 73H earlier this year. :P
But Emirates tend to operate... unusual aircraft to PER. The A340-500's could be put on alot other routes, yet they end up doing a journey a 332 is capable of flying. Who knows what goes through the heads of EK management!
I have to say though, it's nice to see those giant engines fly in twice a day!