I am aware that Iberia flies the Madrid-Barajas to Johannesburg Jan Smuts route,
but I have heard rumours that they also use A340 equipment on routes to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea (eq.guinea being the sole spanish speaking nation in Africa).Could anyone verify this for me?
What configuration do they use?
Also, whilst we're on the subject of what I would call "long,thin routes",
I have also heard that TAP flies A340 equipment from Lisbon to Portugal's colonial outpost in Asia, Macau! Can someone please confirm that one aswell.
Another strange route is Malysian's from Kuala Lumpur's Sepang to Johannesburg Jan Smuts.The aircraft then flies on to Cape Town International.But wait!That's not enough.The MH flight then continues on to Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International.Apparently the equipment used varies from 747-400C's (combis) to MD-11's.And finally BA have now resumed flights to Lagos from Gatwick (747-400's) and have started new routes to Abidjan (Ivory Coast-DC10's) and Cancun (via Mexico City with 747-400's).I'll keep you posted on any other "odd" routes I discover.