Could we PLEASE stay with the topic and stop those pointless arguments about countries and continents? Go to the Non-Av Forum in order to discuss that!
My assumption would be that OS
wants to fly the 777 also on shorter routes in order to keep them busy. There are three 777s for two routes (VIE
) so there is some space in the schedule. OS
777s also fly regularly to FNC
, as we all know. A few years ago there was a weekly charter flight VIE
operated by a 777.
Another reason could be crew issues, not only for training purposes but also in order to meet specific requirements (e.g. performing at least one Autoland approach in 28 days).
has two routes for the A345, SIN
, but there is also one flight SIN
(a very short hop for an A345)