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Iberia Recent Upgrades To FRA?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:11 pm

I have noticed that in the past weeks Iberia has been sending A340-300s and A340-600s on the MAD-FRA-MAD route. Does this upgrade have to do with the FIFA World Cup, or is just because of high loads?

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RE: Iberia Recent Upgrades To FRA?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:40 pm

It's very likely those are flights for the World Cup. I highly doubt regular service to FRA would ever demand for an IB widebody, so the only logical conclusion is that this has to do with the World Cup.
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RE: Iberia Recent Upgrades To FRA?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:53 pm

Maybe there were some important trade fairs in Frankfurt.
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RE: Iberia Recent Upgrades To FRA?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:59 am

Well, the major reason is NOT the FIFA world cup; they ar using the A340 every sunday-morning now until the end of the summer schedule due to high cargo loads which were formerly transported with a Cygnus DC8 on an IB-cargo flight into FRA; one of formerly three weekly IB-cargo flights has been cancelled and the cargo now goes on this A340-sunday-rotation;
nonetheless there will be some additional A340-rotations during June that are related to the world cup, also 321´s and 757´s planned due to increased demand.

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