Currently, BEY-CDG is served (all flights are code-shared ME/AF)
ME 209 BEY 02:05 05:45 CDG 321
ME 211 BEY 08:05 11:45 CDG 332
AF 565 BEY 15:35 19:20 CDG 772
and CDG-BEY is served
AF 566 CDG 08:30 13:40 BEY 772
ME 210 CDG 10:25 15:45 BEY 321
ME 212 CDG 13:40 19:00 BEY 332
Now, that brings up two questions for me:
1) there is a significant "hole" in the schedule. Both cities lack a departure in the late afternoon/early evening, especially Paris. Impossible to get out of Paris after 13h40!! Aren't ME and AF missing on all those pax that would like to travel out of Paris at the end of a working day, even if that means getting late into BEY? But the same is true for BEY. Basically, if you want to go for the weekend, you lose a lot of time due to these strange timetables.
2) The rotation of the ME/AF planes is even funnier: the ME 321 touches down in Paris at 05h45, but then stays there until 10h25. In the meantime (!), at 08h30, AF sends out its 772. Why don't they swap it?? If ME's 321 did the 08h30 service and AF's 772 the 10h25, that would be much better:
- The ME 321 would not have so much ground time in CDG
- ME would get its plane back quicker, and could use to fly somewhere else after (when I last checked, ME was not exactly having too many planes, ie they could use that plane)
- AF would arrive in BEY later, but would also leave back to CDG about 2hrs later (around 17h30), giving BEY the late afternoon departure it currently doesn't have.
Any explanations? Or are these the same people that in summer schedule a 744 to BEY within 50 mins of the 772?