thaigold
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LH In Auckland?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:45 pm

G'Day

I am a frequent traveller from SYD to AKL but today I saw something I have never seen before at AKL.

Lufthansa cargo MD11

Do they have a regular service to AKL or is it a one off?

Thanks!
Dunbar Rovers forever
 
gardermoen
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RE: LH In Auckland?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:14 pm

Apparently they do regular trips through AKL, I am quite sure it one of those RTW cargo flights.
 
StarFlyer
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RE: LH In Auckland?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:55 pm

It is a regular service. They fly round the world, something like FRA-GOT-ORD-LAX-HNL-AKL-MEL-SIN/BKK-SHJ-FRA. I understand the crews quite like this trip because of the exotic locations...

I think it was launched in 2001 in co-operation with Air New Zealand.
Yours truly - StarFlyer
 
Mulder
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RE: LH In Auckland?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:59 pm

Yes Lufthansa cargo, one of the few all cargo jets you can see in AKL.
 
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TS-IOR
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RE: LH In Auckland?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:30 pm


How is the crew dispatch on such a RTW cargo flights ?
 
StarFlyer
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RE: LH In Auckland?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:43 pm

Here's some more trivia...
They flight actually routes FRA-ORD-HNL (tech stop) -AKL-MEL-KUL/BKK-FRA, and takes 68 hours. Here's the schedule: http://www.airnz.co.nz/aboutus/cargo/schedules.htm

The crews stay in New Zealand for 5 days!  Smile
Yours truly - StarFlyer

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