Air Nauru flies there once a week on the INU-HIR-BNE-MEL vv. flight. But ON351 is arriving on Friday around 21:30 at Melbourne and leaving again on Sunday night around 22:05 to Nauru. Why do they keep the aircraft more than 48hrs on ground. Is it cheaper to keep it on the ground because ON doesn't have other routes to fly on with reasonable loads or do they offer charter flights ex MEL during that time?
The same thing happens in Nauru as well. Flight ON342 arrives on Wednesday at 09:45 and only leaves INU the next day at 11:15, another stay which is more than 24 hrs! On the BNE run, they keep it around 8 hrs on the ground.